Well, it’s fall, so open-toed shoes aren’t on our radar anymore. If you’ve forgone your socks and shoes for the entire summer, you’re probably lacing back up at this point and preparing those tootsies for colder weather ahead. Before slipping on your favorite sneakers, don’t forget to cover your feet in the best socks for men. Unless you’re one of those people that prefers to go sockless in your day-to-day life. If that’s the case, email us — we can help you find a decent therapist in your area.
The best socks for men come in so many different shapes, materials and styles depending on what exactly you have planned. From long socks to ankle socks to no-shows to wool socks, the sock possibilities the world has to offer are truly endless. Some work better to wear with sneaks in the summer, while others we’d never recommend you cover your feet in during the winter.
If you haven’t yet discovered a sock style that suits your vibe, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with the 14 best socks for men to snag now. Whether your sole intent is to keep those toes warm this winter or you’re simply looking to replenish your go-to pair, read on to check out our top picks.
1. Dickies Men’s Dri-Tech Moisture Control Crew Socks
Looking to replenish your go-to socks for colder weather? Look no further than these moisture-controlled crew socks from Dickies. These #1 bestsellers have almost 50,000 positive reviews on Amazon and come in a slew of different neutral colors, such as black, grey and white. The socks are beyond durable and are perfect for guys who work labor-intensive jobs for a living, hit the gym on the reg or for dudes that just want to purchase a quality set of socks that will last them a few years. The design channels airflow, so you won’t have to deal with sweaty feet the way you normally would with other socks and the pack comes with six pairs. At just $14? That’s a total bang for your buck.
2. Fruit of the Loom Men’s Dual Defense Crew Socks
For just $10, you can get a full 12-pack of Fruit of the Loom dual defense crew socks. That’s just 42 cents a sock. Can you say bargain? Fruit of the Loom has been a trusted undergarments brand since 1851, so you know damn well this multi-pack is an option you can trust. These socks are moisture-wicking to ensure your sweaty feet don’t drown and are built with odor protection to help your tootsies stink less. Keep in mind, these socks are on the thicker end, so we don’t suggest these for guys living in hotter climates. But, if you’re anticipating a chilly winter, these are a safe bet for you.
3. COOVAN 10 Pair Cushion Ankle Socks
BEST ANKLE SOCKS
We all need a little support right now, so the extra cushioning provided by these ankle socks from COOVAN is the perfect pack for 2020. These babies are built with a little extra padding to absorb impact and reduce friction that might occur during jumps and workouts. They’re built to be both moisture-wicking and odor-protecting, so your feet won’t sweat or smell as much as they might normally. Add these to your every day look for a little extra protection out in the streets. If black isn’t your style, these ankle socks are also available in a ton of different neutral colors.
4. wernies No Show Socks
BEST NO-SHOW SOCKS
While we don’t necessarily recommend these no show socks for colder weather, these are great to wear in the spring or summer when you have a shoe that looks better sockless, but you don’t necessarily want to go sockless. Because nobody likes the way their feet begin to feel when trapped inside a sweaty shoe without socks. These no shows will allow you to slip that loafer or sneaker on and pull a look that’ll never make you look like you have socks on. You’ll never have to ruin a look with your socks again!
5. UNIQLO Color Socks
UNIQLO has some top-notch clothing options that rain from handsome puffer jackets to cozy tees, so you shouldn’t be surprised that they have some A1 socks. These socks are some of the best in the game and come in a wide range of colors like yellow, blue, green and this light orange pictured below. These socks can really make or break your outfit, so pair them wisely with your look. Nonetheless, they could be an electric accessory to add to your outfit if you pull it off correctly. For just $12.90, you can mix and match four different colors to spice up your sock drawer a bit.
6. Under Armour Adult Resistor 3.0 Low Cut Socks
BEST ATHLETIC SOCKS
Under Armour has some of the best athletic clothing on the market, so it’s no surprise that these low cut socks are moisture-wicking and quick-drying to keep you on your feet and motivated throughout your entire workout. The socks are built with anti-odor technology so your feet won’t smell even during the most intense of workout sessions either. They’re constructed with half-cushion so you don’t wear out or hurt your feet during any falls or extra points of exertion.
7. H&M 5-Pack Socks
Head back in time and fulfill your Sandlot fantasy with these retro-inspired tube socks in a slew of fun colors. Though these are definitely more on the summer side of fashion, this old school look is a great way to incorporate a fun pop of color into your wardrobe. You know exactly what to pair these with, too — Converse hi-tops, light wash rolled jeans and your favorite jersey. Maybe even make it a cropped jersey. You do you.
8. Urban Outfitters Smile Face Sport Crew Sock
Tie-dye is another summer staple, but we couldn’t leave this warm-toned crew sock out this time around. Clad in yellow tie-dye, these are an excellent way to spice up any regular old outfit. The top part of the sock has an embroidered smiley face to add some good vibes to your everyday ‘fit. Though this pair doesn’t come in a variety pack of sorts, it’s worth the buy.
9. Physix Gear Sport Compression Socks
BEST COMPRESSION SOCKS
Whether you’re running, playing ball or flying in the air, a good pair of compression socks is a great way to compress your legs and get your blood flowing when you need it most. These socks are built with total durability without compromising comfort or quality. Unlike other compression socks, you can wash these again and again and never lose compression benefits. These babies are a great relief if you struggle with varicose veins or other swelling issues.
10. Smartwool PhD Hunting Heavy Over-The-Calf Socks
BEST WOOL SOCKS
These stench-free wool socks are made from a ZQ-certified Merino blend to perform well in cold temperatures. With these socks, your feet will stay warm all winter long. These are perfect for dudes who enjoy spending time in the outdoors and specifically for the kind of guy who spends his time in the winter months hunting. Although the socks are ventilated, the socks are heavily cushioned for impact and to keep warmth inside. Also, the socks are USA-made, which is always a plus.
11. Urban Outfitters Cow Print Sport Crew Sock
BEST ANIMAL PRINT
Mooooove, other socks, get out the way. These cow printed crew socks are a super fun way to show your love for your favorite farm animal no matter the occasion. Match this pattern with just about any article of clothing and take your look to the next level. We suggest you rock these with a pair of blue jeans, a classic flannel shirt and some straw in your mouth to fit the aesthetic.
12. I&S 6 Pairs Christmas Crew Socks
BEST HOLIDAY SOCKS
Christmas is right around the corner, so it’s time to sock up the whole fam in a slew of Christmas sock options from I&S. This variety pack comes with six unique pairs, which can act as a perfect gift for stocking stuffers or for spreading holiday cheer. Because, why deck the halls when you can deck your feet?
13. Meaiguo Toe Socks
BEST TOE SOCKS
Whether you hate ’em or love ’em, they exist. So, here they are. Toe socks are a controversial sock option in the sock community, but if you’re the type that needs each individual toe covered in fabric, don’t go looking anywhere else. These are the best toe socks money can buy. Unlike most toe socks, this pack ditches the funky color idea most typically associated with toe socks for a neutral change. The socks are made from superior cotton that has the ability to wick away moisture when wearing to keep feet dry all day long.
14. Custom Face Socks
These are the funniest socks we’ve ever seen and that’s a fact. Personalize these crew socks with any face you want to keep for yourself or gift a close friend or family member. Choose literally any face you want — yours, your mom’s, your best friend’s, your dog’s, your favorite celeb’s, anything. There are numerous colors to choose from to properly match the vibe you’re going for. All in all, this is a great gag gift anyone will love.