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How to style sneaker socks?

August 12, 2023 2:32 PM
How to style sneaker socks?

Perhaps something you don't immediately think of when styling your sneakers; socks. Yet socks can play a big role in shaping your outfit around your favorite sneaker. Would you rather go for high socks with a subtle logo, ankle socks with a cute edge, or go for the well-known Happy Socks?

Check out some inspiration tips on styling socks with sneakers here.

Different types of socks

It may sound excessive, but there are a lot of different socks you can style with various sneakers. In addition to high and low socks, you also have semi-high socks and sports socks. Some socks have reinforcing elements to promote comfort, and others just have an eye-catching pattern to add an extra touch to your outfit.

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At Nike, you will find the Cushion Crew socks, these are designed for sports activities and sit closely at the instep and ankle. In addition, these socks are designed with Dri-Fit technology to promote sweat-wicking. The socks come in different designs and can be worn either high or low.

You also have ankle socks, which are often just not to be in sneakers. The socks are well-suited for low-top sneakers. The socks from brands like Happy Socks, Stance, and Many Mornings have eye-catching prints and add an extra touch to your outfit.

Do's and don'ts

When choosing the right socks, there are a few do's and don'ts to consider. Here are some tips that can help you find your next pair of socks.

  • Avoid mixing logos. If you have Nike sneakers, choose Nike socks and not socks from adidas or PUMA, and vice versa.
  • Do you have ankle socks with logos? Make sure that the logo is not visible when wearing low-top sneakers. This way, the socks do not distract from wearing your sneaker.
  • Avoid wearing ankle socks in high top sneakers. You don't want to spend all day lifting your socks in your shoes.
  • Mix colors correctly. There is a wide range of colored and cheerful socks. So choose the colors that go well with the particular sneaker. Do the colors clash? Then choose a different pair of socks.
  • Avoid black socks in white sneakers, but that is just a matter of taste.

Below we show you some socks that we at Sneakerjagers would pair with different outfits. Choosing socks is a matter of taste. Therefore, the options below are only tips and definitely not a must!

Nike Everyday Plus Cushioned socks

Nike's Everyday Plus Cushioned socks are a favorite of many. The socks have a high fit and feature the Swoosh logo at the ankles. Reinforcing elements are put at the instep and ankle to provide extra comfort.

The pair is available in many colors and can be paired with both high and low sneakers. Think of the Nike Air Max 1, Air Force 1, or the Air Jordan 1 High.

adidas Originals Mid Cut socks

adidas Originals MID CUT SOKKEN
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adidas Originals MID CUT SOKKEN
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The Mid Cut socks from adidas have a slightly lower collar. The adidas logo is placed on the ankle, and it appears just above the collar of low-top sneakers. The sock styles well with sneakers such as the adidas Superstar, Rivalry Low 86, and Samba OG.

€39

Adidas Superstar

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Happy Socks

Happy Socks
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Happy Socks
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Happy Socks socks are one of a kind. Each one has its own design, some more artistic than others. Pair the Happy Socks with an all-white sneaker. Good options are the Reebok Club C, adidas Forum, or the Nike Air Force 1.

High socks logo

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Should you have an extensive shoe closet with different brands, socks from clothing brands such as Carhartt and TNO are a suitable option for you. The socks can be paired with any sneaker and have a comfortable, high fit.

Pair the socks with the Asics GEL-Kayano 14, Nike Dunk Low, Vans Slip-On or the PUMA Palermo OG.

Ancle socks

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To sum up, we have ankle socks. These socks are perfect for low sneakers such as the adidas Gazelle, Reebok Classic Leather, or the PUMA Future Rider.

€51

Adidas Gazelle

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These were a few tips for styling your socks with sneakers. If you want to read more items like this, take a look at our news page. Don't forget to follow Sneakerjagers on Instagram (@sneakerjagers) and stay up-to-date on the latest releases and drops.