Different Types of Socks You Should Know October 04 2021, 0 Comments

Socks are truly having a moment in the spotlight. Right now, custom socks are trending once again, and for good reason.  From ankle socks to Over-the-Knee socks, the realm of athletic sock fashion offers a myriad of styles to suit every taste and activity. Whether you prefer the low-profile elegance of no-show socks, the classic versatility of crew socks, or the bold statement of knee-highs, there's an athletic sock style to complement every workout and sport. Join us on a journey through the diverse landscape of athletic sock fashion, where comfort meets creativity and performance knows no bounds. Discover the perfect pair for every step of your athletic journey and elevate your sock game to new heights

  • No Show Socks

No Show Socks offer the ideal balance of functionality and style for active individuals. Their low-profile design ensures a sleek look while providing essential support and cushioning during workouts and daily activities. By staying hidden beneath your footwear, these socks offer a seamless fit, reducing the risk of blisters and discomfort. With moisture-wicking properties and breathable fabrics, they keep your feet cool and dry, enhancing overall performance. Whether you're running, training, or simply on the move, No Show Athletic Socks are the perfect companion for those who demand both comfort and functionality in their active lifestyle

  • Ankle-length socks

Ankle socks are the go-to choice for athletes seeking unrestricted movement and optimal performance. Their low-profile design offers a perfect balance of coverage and freedom, allowing for a full range of motion without any distractions. Designed with moisture-wicking materials, ankle socks keep your feet dry and comfortable, reducing the risk of blisters and discomfort during intense workouts or competitions. Their snug yet breathable fit ensures stability and support, enhancing agility and confidence with every stride. Whether you're sprinting, jumping, or pivoting, ankle socks provide the versatility and reliability needed to excel in any athletic pursuit.  Our golf socks category offer several options of ankle socks.

  • Quarter-length socksZephyr Custom Sock - SocksRock.com

Quarter-length socks hit just above the ankle and are the perfect middle ground between crew and ankle-length socks. Quarter socks add stability at the ankles and can be helpful in sports practice and conditioning.  Plus they have a little more room for customization with logos and stripes.


  • Crew-length socks

Crew socks are the versatile workhorse of any sock collection. With a length that typically rises just above the ankle, they offer a perfect balance of coverage and comfort for everyday wear. Whether you're running errands, hitting the gym, or lounging at home, crew socks provide cushioning and support without sacrificing style. Their classic design makes them a staple for any wardrobe, seamlessly pairing with sneakers, boots, or even dress shoes.  Of course, our large selection of custom socks is made up of many crew length designs for the athlete in your life.

  • Calf-length socks

Calf-length socks are also referred to as knee-highs.  They can be socks that go with casual shoes (think Hey Dudes, Crocs, loafers or even sandals )  Our custom socks can be worn with all styles of casual shoes. It is not uncommon to see people of all ages rocking fun and colorful socks with their comfy everyday shoes. However, custom socks paired with business casual footwear can also feature company logos that make workwear fun.  They hit right at the knee but do not go over the cap. Calf-length socks are just as preferable as mid-calf socks when styling business formal or casual wear for a day look.

  • Knee-length socks

Knee-length socks are the ultimate fusion of fashion and functionality, seamlessly blending style with performance for both athletic pursuits and everyday wear. Offering extended coverage up to the knee, these socks provide additional support and protection during intense workouts, sports activities, or long days on your feet. Engineered with moisture-wicking materials and strategic cushioning, our knee high socks will keep you comfortable and dry, allowing you to push your limits with confidence. Beyond the gym or field, knee-length socks make a bold fashion statement, adding flair and personality to any outfit. Whether you're rocking them with sneakers, boots, or even heels, their versatility knows no bounds. Elevate your style and performance with the unbeatable combination of knee-length socks.

  • Thigh-high or Over-the-Knee (OTK) socks

Thigh-high socks, also known as over-the-knee socks, aren't just a fashion statement—they're a versatile companion for both style and sports. Stretching comfortably above the knee, these socks provide not only a bold aesthetic but also crucial support and coverage for athletic endeavors. Crafted from high-performance materials designed to wick away moisture and provide strategic cushioning, they keep you comfortable and focused during intense workouts or sports activities. Gaining popularity on the baseball diamond, these socks offer a perfect blend of fashion and functionality for players wearing knicker baseball or softball pants as well as the shorter and shorter football pants.

  • Football socks

Football socks are often worn under the knees for compression, support, and comfort. Football socks must be made from top wicking material since games are often played during inclement weather with no change breaks. 

Baseball socks are designed for rugged field play during hot seasons. These socks should be moisture-wicking and lightweight, with plenty of stretch but the ability to stay up over the course of a game. Baseball socks need to stay pulled up to the knee so that stirrups can be worn over top, if that is the team’s preference. 

  • Stirrup socks

Stirrup socks come in a few variations. They can come as a stirrup only and be fitted over a sanitary sock. Or, there are stirrup socks which have the stirrup knit right into the base sock - both which can be color customized to match your team uniform. Since there is much standing in baseball, both baseball socks and stirrups must offer ample compression for players. 

  • Hockey socks

Hockey socks offer the ultimate blend of style and performance for hockey players looking to stand out on the ice.  Engineered for durability and comfort, they provide excellent moisture management and ventilation to keep players cool and dry during intense gameplay. There are base skate socks that players wear directly on their feet and go inside the skates. Traditional hockey socks are worn over shin guards and can either be connected to the player's shorts or be taped in place.  As a result, hockey socks must be well-made to withstand these tough conditions.

  • Volleyball socks

Volleyball socks may be either over-the-knee (OTK) or over-the-calf (OTC) sock that offers compression and zoned cushioning for hard jumps.  Volleyball players need socks that offer compression and fit tightly without being too restrictive.  These socks are an ideal way to compliment a volleyball team uniform. 

  • Soccer socks

Often referred to as calf or just knee-length socks, soccer socks are high-performance socks. Soccer is an active sport that involves tense spurts of running and jogging in between. Soccer socks are made with compression zones with high wicking materials that ensure feet won’t slide while practicing fancy footwork to secure a goal.  Oftentimes, specialized soccer socks will offer an additional shin pocket to hold removable pads.

Frequently Asked Questions

I am looking for custom stirrups for my daughter’s softball team. Do you also offer different color sanitary socks?

Yes! When you customize your stirrups, you will see an option to include sanitary socks for an additional $2.99 per pair. You can choose the color of your choice to complement your stirrup selection. There are also in-stock stirrups available in white only.

A friend of mine told me that you made custom socks for hockey fans. Is that true?

Yes! That is very true. We make hockey socks in your favorite NHL team colors. You can choose your team colors and also select your pattern (home or away). Our pro weight knitted ice hockey socks are a 50/50 polyester and cotton yarn blend.

My office wants to all wear the same socks for a going away party, but I don’t want to waste company money on something no one will ever wear again. Any suggestions?

Of course! In fact, we have several suggestions. You can create a multitude of customized socks with your company logo on them. Or, you can find out the favorite color or the colors of the person’s favorite sports team and create custom fashion socks to match. Socks like these will get repeat use because they aren’t just a novelty, they‘re fashionable and one-of-a-kind!

My church league wants to support a cause for our away games. Do you offer any customizable sports socks that promote a cause?

Yes! We offer breast cancer awareness and animal cruelty awareness socks in stock and predesigned. However, we also make custom awareness socks that you can customize with your cause and corresponding colors. If that doesn’t suit you, you can also build your own custom socks.

What does it mean to build custom socks?

Great question! You can always contact SocksRock if you need more information or have any questions about the customization or ordering process. Fill out the information form to tell us what you’re looking for and include any relevant graphics, and we will get back to you on the next steps of your order.