Until recently, I’ve always been a plain black socks girl. No stripes. No ribbing. No subtle trim of colour or polka dots. Just safe, easy and simple black. But that started to change after I went to the launch of a friend’s book Socks: The Rule Book. Although it’s aimed at sartorial man, it did get me wondering why I’ve never considered giving my wardrobe a bit of pizzazz where my socks were concerned.
I left the party with a goodie bag, and in it, a pair of woolley, argyle socks in bright orange. I’ve wore them once – and doubt I’ll wear them again. That’s just too much, too soon. But coincidentally, another sartorial friend (Fred Butler) just put me in touch with a PR who was putting on this fitness event I couldn’t attend. Turns out one of the PR’s other clients is the mighty Stance – official sock providers of the NBA and makers of all kinds of bold and beautiful stockings that look amazing on your feet. They’re the folks who designed those brilliant Biggie socks, so with a philosophy for cutting edge style, it’s no wonder trendies like Willow Smith and Rihanna are ambassadors.
They’ve also got a lovely performance range for sporty women and I’ve been sent a batch to try, which includes:
Night Run – a bold low-cut, breathable sock that offers arch support (yes!) and a reinforced heel and toe for durability. These will be my new running socks, for sure.
The Fitness Crew – I wore these under my leggings yesterday and wish I hadn’t. They need to be flaunted! I love the style of these mid-rise athletic socks (very arty); they’re also super breathable and provide arch support and extra padding on the feet.
The Pro Crew – These socks are HOT. I love the graffiti / 90s era design – and they’re also good for moisture control and cushioning.
Are you a fan of Stance socks? Or are you all about that trusty,plain black? Let me know in the comments!