Sock it to Me: 6 Sock Subscriptions to Spice Up Your Sock Drawer

Sock it to Me: 6 Sock Subscriptions to Spice Up Your Sock Drawer

You may think of socks as simple, but there’s a whole lot more to them than meets the eye. Socks are one of the most underrated clothing items out there, and you probably don’t realize just how much variety you can find in terms of style, material, and cost. Whether you want something classic or quirky, there’s a sock subscription box out there for you—and even if you don’t need any new socks now, you should still consider signing up for one before your next birthday or holiday!

1) Stance Socks

Founded in 2005, Stance is on a mission to provide new meaning and context to an item of clothing that has been historically overlooked. The brand’s creative designs are created in-house by graphic artists, illustrators, designers and photographers—the look of your socks can actually express something about you. From bold graphics and colors to edgy design elements such as stripes and argyle detailing, Stance puts its own stamp on what is usually a dull piece of attire. Its socks come in sizes small through extra large so there’s no excuse not to invest in a pair or two or twelve.

2) Bombas

Bombas socks are made from high-quality combed cotton, which is said to be better than regular cotton. It has a soft hand, but isn’t as thin as bamboo or linen (which some other brands use). These socks come in three sizes—small, medium and large—and they recommend ordering two pairs of each size in your subscription so you have one on while washing another. Bombas also offers a money-back guarantee if you aren’t satisfied with your purchase. To make returns easy, they give you an address label with each shipment that needs only be cut out and applied to your return package.

3) American Trench

Started by a former golf pro, American Trench offers high-quality, stylish socks with modern designs. Most pairs include a logo on top of both feet and high-end materials like wool and cotton make for comfy wear. To expand your sock drawer, sign up for 3-, 6-, or 12-month plans and look forward to receiving new pairs at your doorstep every few months. The brand also sells underwear and scarves.

4) Outlier

If you’re not into colorful socks, Outlier has plenty of more conservative options. However, I prefer their patterned and brightly colored socks. Outlier's socks have earned a cult following for a reason—they're simple, comfortable, and stylish. Socks are a great men's gift idea and one that he’ll use every day. Better yet, you can subscribe to get socks sent straight to your man's door so he always has fresh pairs! Right now, they're offering 15% off your first order with coupon code hello15. (Or check out all Outlier offers here.)

5) Antidote London

If you’re looking for a fun way to spice up your sock drawer, Antidote London has you covered. Instead of a subscription box featuring only one pair of socks, their service delivers two, three or four pairs based on what you want. With color combos like pina colada and skunk attack, who can resist? Not only are these socks colorful and quirky, but they also have clever designs. One pair even has pockets for storing small items so that you don’t have to worry about losing them in your shoe!

6) The Sock Lab

The Sock Lab is a sock subscription service that allows you to discover new brands and colors. Every month, The Sock Lab will send you five pairs of carefully curated socks, hand-picked for both your style and comfort preferences. You can also choose between three different pricing tiers—Classic ($12/month), Deluxe ($15/month) or Premium ($19/month)—so you can customize your own monthly experience. (See our review.)