Once considered a fashion crime, pairing socks with sandals has made a full 180 recently, with stylish celebrities such as Tyler, the Creator rocking the look, plus sightings on the runways of Maison Kitsuné, Wood Wood, Opening Ceremony, and more. With so-called “ugly” sneakers and general style irony still very much a thing, it was only natural that this jarring pairing would eventually be shown some love.
If you’re ready to cover your toes while wearing your freshly copped spring/summer slides and sandals, you’re going to need an eye-catching pair of socks. Here, we’ve rounded up some of our favorites to bring your summer footwear to life, featuring streetwear labels such as Daily Paper and ADER Error, and even luxury fashion house Fendi.
Those looking to make a real statement needn’t look further than Suicoke‘s wavy tie-dye pair or Daily Paper‘s logo pastel option. That said, if you’re looking to embrace a flex-worthy aesthetic, we’re also fond of Fendi‘s monogram socks or Issey Miyake‘s green and blue jacquard offerings.