… boot socks.
Now, obviously any pair of socks worn with boots can be considered boot socks. And many of the socks marketed as “boot socks” are sized for men’s feet and designed for folks working tough, outdoor jobs. (You’ll see what I mean if you Google the phrase itself!) But the boot socks I’m swooning over are tall, thick socks meant to pad the insides of your knee-high boots. Boot socks with a pattern or personality, that you simply must allow to peek out just a bit. Boot socks that can slip on over your tights and protect them from any nefarious zippers or hardware that may lurk within your actual boots. Boot socks that add warmth and cush to any boot-based ensemble.
Ya know, like these:
Sing High Socks – $7.99
A Leg Up Socks – $15.99
Sock it to me Crafty – $9
I adore the look of over-the-knee socks, but most of them dig into my thighs in a most uncomfortable way. Some boot socks do the same, and I feel sure that several of you avoid them for that very reason … but if you can find a slouchy, comfy style that works with your legs and boots, they’re a fabulous addition to your fall and winter wardrobe. (The Free People and Smartwool options shown above seem designed for slouchy tops.)
What are your thoughts on boot socks? Love ‘em? Like the look, but not on yourself? Any other sources for great, tall, comfy boot socks?