The Do's and Don'ts of No Show Socks

April 05, 2016 1 Comment

The Do's and Don'ts of No Show Socks

With the prevalence of no show socks popping up in the sock collections of many major brands this season, going sockless may no longer be the most advisable solution to achieving your summer look. Our sock of the month club subscribers don't currently get no-show socks but after doing some research into this growing trend we may soon offer this option. To gain a better understanding of this new no show sock trend and it's purpose in both personal hygene and summer fashion, we took to gathering the facts and asking the experts.

During these warmer months, stuffing your feet 'au-natural' into your favorite pair of close-toed shoes can quickly become a rather sticky situation. According to (your foot health network) there are roughly 250,000 sweat glands in a pair of feet, which can produce as much as half a pint of sweat each day. After a few hours of walking around commando, the amount of moisture you excrete and it's subsequent scent are enough to ruin your shoes and likely your reputation.  Lets be honest; no one likes to be the one to tell someone that they have rancid smelling feet that should be illegal to remove from their shoes.


According to style expert Anton Dvorakovsky of The Style Division, "I feel that no show socks serve a practical purpose as they don't sacrifice design for comfort. A good pair can be used with different types of footwear so you don't have to worry too much about getting the right ones. If you have sweaty or sensitive skin it can be impractical to wear shoes such as loafers and plimsolls without socks so during the hotter months a no-show sock can be essential."

I feel that no show socks serve a practical purpose as they don't sacrifice design for comfort

If you still need convincing for why it's better to wear no show socks over no socks, here's a little thought from the crew over at The Urban Gentleman."Our crew thinks they're fine - its a great way to be comfortable and discretely stylish (since onlookers may know the pattern/color of the no-shoes) while also keeping your shoes from getting sweaty and stinky. We still don't fully understand what the big deal is since no-show socks are smart and just one level below the beloved ankle socks that guys (especially athletes) have been sporting since forever. "

Our crew thinks they're fine - its a great way to be comfortable and discretely stylish

So for those of you who love the look of bare ankles with your summer loafers, driving shoes, and/or sneakers, no show socks should become something you seriously consider making a wardrobe staple. With a variety of colors and styles to choose from that fit your personal footwear aesthetic, no show socks help prevent stinky, sweaty feet and keep your summer shoes longer lasting. It's kind of a no brainer. *For the record, please note that in no way do we feel that no show socks should replace regular socks.

What do you think about no show socks? Let us know in the comments below.


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September 25, 2017

Sometimes you don’t want your socks to be visible. Many years ago now, back in 2008, I wore a number of shoes without socks. Brogues to sneakers without socks starting in the spring and then into the fall. I had done this up until 2012. I started wearing those horrible ped socks that always slipped down the heal. No show socks are much better designed now. I realized that my shoes were not lasting as long. The leather would look older, even from the outside of the shoe. I got tired of trying to control the issue of sweat in the summer months and the smell. I do agree with the drawing at the top of this blog post. A check for no show’s and X for not wearing any socks. I ended up finding a pair of leather brogue shoes that I wore and liked 7 years ago in the back of the closet that I did not get rid of. The leather insole around the toe area had curled up and became unglued from the shoe. I took them to a cobbler for repair. The lady working their pulled out the insole completely and replaced it with a new one while waited. She said, “You must not had worn any socks with these shoes.” She said she as repaired more shoes because of it.

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