Sock Lengths

At ModSock, we categorize our socks based on how tall they are, so you can easily find the right sock height to match your shoes and activities. We sell every length of sock from the longest, tallest over-the-knee and thigh-high socks down to barely-there no-shows. We use the word “length” or "height" to describe how high a sock rises on the leg, while the sock's size is used to help you decide whether a sock will fit your foot size. Learn all about the different kinds of socks here:

Over-the-Knee Socks

For extra-tall socks, look no further than OTK or thigh-high socks. Sometimes these socks are called stockings, especially when they are held up by garters. These super-long socks look great with boots either pulled up or scrunched slightly around the knee. Get noticed by wearing over-the-knee socks with a skirt or dress. You can even wear these tall socks over a pair of tights or leggings to add warmth to your fall or winter look.

Knee Socks

A great length to wear with boots, tall socks that rise to just below your kneecaps are known as knee-high socks or over-the-calf socks. Cute knee socks are fun to wear with skirts, dresses and shorts, which will show off more of the funky sock design while keeping your legs from getting chilly.

Crew Socks

Crew is the most common sock length. Crew socks are mid-calf socks that almost everybody likes to wear. They are the best socks to wear with sneakers and jeans and come in so many fun sock designs! Some crew socks are made for performance since it's a great length for athletic socks or cushioned gym socks. Try a pair of wool hiking socks in mini crew or micro crew length (slightly shorter than regular crew) and you will find they make every step a little cozier.

Ankle Socks

Sometimes called quarter socks, low-rise socks or shorties, ankle socks show above your shoes, but only a little bit. Because they are low-cut and comfortable, ankle socks are a popular choice for athletes who wear these short socks as running socks, cycling socks or workout socks inside their tennis shoes. Ankle-length socks can be awesome athletic socks, but we also offer plenty of cute ankle socks that look great with flats and heels including funny Blue Q ankle socks.

No-Show Socks

Need some low-cut socks that no one can see inside your shoes? Also known as pedi socks or footies, a pair of no-show socks will be invisible when worn with most shoes. Rock a sockless look in boat shoes or loafers — no-show socks are a great way to keep cool and stink-free in the summer!