Now more than ever, sneakerheads want to be comfortable. With advents like Nike Flyknit and adidas Primeknit, kicks are cozier than they've ever been, and brands are pushing the limits when it comes to new technology.

With the rise of knitted textiles in the sneaker industry, sock-like fits are in high demand, and silhouettes like the adidas NMD City Sock and Balenciaga Speed Trainer have paved the way for the futuristic silhouette to hit the big time. As the market for sock sneakers gets bigger and bigger, we've rounded up some of our favorites for you to see.

Ranging from sports-centric iterations from adidas and Gucci to unorthodox futuristic silhouettes from Givenchy and Rick Owens, these selections prove that the world of sock sneakers has never been healthier.

Here are our favorite sock sneakers to buy right now.

Givenchy Monumental Trainers

Monumental Trainers

Monumental Trainers

$850

Givenchy

Buy at Matchesfashion

If you ever wondered whether Matthew Williams was enjoying his time at the helm of Givenchy, just one look at the Monumental Trainers should give you your answer. This bulbous silhouette is a showstopper and likely one of the most original designs we've seen in a few seasons.

Y-3 Runner 4D IOW Trainers

Runner 4D IOW Trainers

Runner 4D IOW Trainers

$500

Y-3

Buy at Matchesfashion

Yohji Yamamoto's Y-3 project with adidas has long been manufacturing groundbreaking designs with modular features. This pair features adidas' famous 4D sole technology and a completely detachable sock liner.

Balenciaga Speed 2.0 Sneakers

Speed 2.0 Sneakers

Speed 2.0 Sneakers

$1050

Balenciaga

Buy at Matchesfashion

Love them or hate them, there's no denying the power of the Balenciaga Speed 2.0 Sneakers. When you think of sock sneakers, this is probably the pair that pops into your head and that's saying something.

Gucci Ultrapace R Mid-Top Sneaker

Ultrapace R Mid-Top Sneaker

Ultrapace R Mid-Top Sneaker

$850

Gucci

Buy at Gucci US

Alessandro Michele took a break from usual '70s-inspired programming for the Ultrapace-R Sneakers which take after football boots. Complete with an all-in-one fabric upper for the perfect fit, this pair deals in bold color to leave a visual impact, too.

Rick Owens Bumber Trainers

Bumber Trainers

Bumber Trainers

$670

Rick Owens

Buy at Matchesfashion

Rick Owens' signature jagged sole unit is basically the only recognizable part of the Bumber Sneakers. The slip-on upper presents a refreshing change from the usual high-end leather uppers and it's sure to give your fits a flash of personality.

adidas Terrex Sock Sneakers

Terrex Sock Sneakers

Terrex Sock Sneakers

$352

adidas

Buy at Farfetch

While you might think that the idea of sock sneakers doesn't really work during fall and winter, this adidas Terrex pair begs to disagree. Waterproof uppers and a rugged sole unit mean that this pair is ready to take on any terrain.

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