Socks 101: What to Know Before Making Custom Socks April 02 2021, 0 Comments
Many companies and teams have come to recognize the unique appeal of custom socks. Socks intended to be worn by team members, sold to fans or given out in a promotion can increase visibility. Find out how to make the perfect custom design and place a bulk order.
Custom Sock Styles
Base designs make customizing socks easier. Choose from a variety of patterns in any length. Quarter, crew or knee-high lengths are more visible than no-show or ankle socks. You should also factor in color and design choices for custom logo socks.
There are countless ways you can design a pair of socks, so it can be difficult to know where to start. If you don’t have a clear vision in mind, browsing our pre-made custom socks can help give you inspiration. Available in multiple lengths and sizes, we have several socks with stripes, plaid, stars, static, and other designs that can be substituted with the colors of your choice. Depending on the design, some socks already have a section where you can place text of your choice or a team logo.
If you already have a look you know you want that doesn’t fit one of the styles we’ve already put together, you create a custom sock completely from scratch by filling a contact form or contacting us directly. Simply include any graphics you want to appear on your sock and include any specific instructions.
Sizing for Custom Orders
Most custom sock styles are available in a choice of four sizes. Small socks correspond to youth sizes 12 to five and ladies sizes four to seven. Medium socks fit men’s sizes six to nine and ladies sizes seven to 10. Order large socks for mens sizes nine to 12 and ladies sizes 10 to 13. Extra-large socks are ideal for larger sizes.
Custom Sock Materials
Most high-performance socks are either made of 100% nylon stretch yarn or a blend of 77% polypropylene, 17% nylon, 3% elastic and 3% Spandex. Both are breathable, manage moisture and feature compression, cushioning and ProDri antimicrobial properties.
We offer several different yarns and fabrics that each have their own benefits. Our list of materials we use include:
- Coolmax® Polyester
- Lycra® Spandex
- Merino Wool
- There also several technologies that can help increase the performance of your sock:
- Blister Control
- Climate Control
The Purpose of Custom Socks
Customized socks can add a finishing touch to team uniforms or function as promotional accessories. You can choose socks that display a logo or text for practically any purpose. Socks that have custom knitted or printed designs are made for comfort and meant for showing off.
Custom Sock Order Quantities
Most custom sock designs are sold in sets of 12 pairs per size. Some styles have a total minimum order quantity of either one dozen or two dozen. If you order 24 socks, you can often specify two dozen of the same size or a dozen socks each in two sizes.
When To Place a Custom Sock Order
It may take one or more days to receive a mockup for approval. Most sock orders will ship in two to three weeks, but certain styles may take up to four weeks to create and ship.
A Budget for Sock Customization
The cost of buying custom performance socks can add up. Buying in bulk makes it possible to get low prices on high-quality materials and designs. Many knitted styles are priced under $10 per pair and printed socks may be priced at about $20 per pair.
Frequently Asked Questions
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Custom socks add a unique touch to any outfit or team uniform. Choose a style that displays significant colors or a logo.