Which Sock is Right for You?

Which Sock is Right for You?

How many times have you gone to put on your favorite shoes and realized that the right sock is missing? It’s frustrating, but it doesn’t have to be! With so many different socks out there, it can be hard to choose which pair to wear with which outfit. If you’re looking for some new socks, we can help! Read on to learn how to get the most out of your sock wardrobe and find which ones are right for you.

Philosophy of socks

If you want to wear socks, but don’t always have time to buy and wash them, a sock subscription service might be perfect for you. Signing up with an automatic sock delivery service can help ensure that your socks are always in rotation. Take a look at our list of 8 sock subscription services to see which one will help keep your feet warm and stylish. (and click here to check out all of our sock articles)

How many pairs should you have?

The ideal number of socks that a man should own depends on many things, including his profession and hobbies. On average, men need about 6-10 pairs. The sock philosopher at Philosocksophy has developed a simple system to make sure you’re never without a pair when you need one. With our sock subscription service, you can easily replace your old favorites while keeping up with current trends in fashion (and your go-to black sock). We offer monthly subscriptions that give you 2 brand new pairs every month—in other words, enough socks to get through any month with ease. If a monthly subscription isn’t what you need, choose from our permanent collection and buy two or three at a time when you feel like it.

Ankle socks are your friend

While you may like to wear socks with your sandals, they aren’t always a good idea. If you have shin splints or other related issues, it’s best to avoid low-cut socks at all costs. For those of us who prefer ankle socks, take advantage of their comforting fit and go sockless in your favorite pair of dress shoes—it will save your toes from overheating! If you love knee-high socks but can’t seem to find a pair that doesn’t slide down around your ankles, try ankle socks as a substitute. They stay in place better than full socks and give you some cushioning without having too much fabric around your shinbones.

How about non-workout socks?

Our sock of the month service does not include socks for non-workout occasions. If you are looking to start a sock subscription with us and want to continue receiving socks beyond your initial order, be sure to send us a message from our website before your order ships so we can add on additional pairs!

Consider merino wool socks

Merino wool socks are a smart choice because they're naturally anti-bacterial and odor-resistant, so you can wear them over and over without having to worry about stinky feet. They're also naturally lightweight, making them a great choice for warmer temperatures. Wool socks aren't cheap, but if you have high sock needs (i.e., lots of socks at once), it might be worth your money to buy multiple pairs at once; when you subscribe to a service like Band of Outsiders or Sock it Forward, they'll send you as many pairs as you'd like each month—we recommend 3! Don't want your gift recipient to receive same pair twice in one year? We've got some tips on how to make sure that doesn't happen below.

Fashionable brands you should know about

When it comes to men’s socks, finding a pair that really fits your style and tastes can be a little overwhelming. If you’re not someone who follows fashion trends, or if you just don’t know where to look, we’ve compiled some helpful resources that will have you looking great in no time. These brands are known for their eye-catching designs and great customer service, so check them out: Philosockphy: Philosockphy is one of our favorite sock subscriptions because they know how to do socks right! With each package, subscribers receive 2 pairs of socks crafted from high-quality cotton blend material with non-slip heel treads and seam free zones at toes.