Spring is fading into summer and it’s the best time of year to show off your socks. We thought you might need some summer style inspo so we decided to play around with some of our newest socks alongside our most tried and true.
Let us know what we missed?! Maybe you've got something that you want to see with our socks. Or maybe you've got a combo yourself? Show us! Share your summer styles with us via @theathletic on Instagram.
TWO TWISTS ON A CLASSIC: SOCKS & SANDALS
Lightning Bolt All Over Gradient Sock - Deep Blue
(no size Large available)
First up, rocking everyday Adilette Slides via Adidas matched up with one of our softest comfort-meets-performance socks yet - the All-Over Gradient Lightning Bolt sock in our new hues, Deep Blue and Evergreen.
We got fancy in our second sandals, platform whites with braided embellishments. Comfortable enough for weekending, not going to be a nuisance while running errands and the perfect color scheme for brunch. This felt like a win when paired with our newest Mismatch sock, the Futurisms Diagonal sock, the first drop in a series of collaborations with Machines For Freedom and Bande De Filles this summer.
DRESS THEM DOWN
The same socks can, of course, be dressed way down…instead of van life we believe in #vanslife and opted for a classic combo, low black vans, every damn day, is a favorite summer combo with our sport sock.
You also never go wrong pairing the original sport sock in grey or in scarlet with vans.
Whether in your go-to vans or opting for Nike SB Stefan Janoskis, our Electric Lettuce collab, Cabin Socks and Triple Double collection are an update to the classic sport sock, engineered with extra padding in the form of terry cloth loops, you’re set for all-day wear.
Here’s an action shot from our pal Aaron Erbeck.
Our newest addition to the Triple Double collection is our thinnest wool sock yet. Fun Camp attendees fell in love during chill times and gravel rides a few weeks back. We love the neutral earthy colors and decided to pair these with our favorite Frye leather slippers (Faith swears by the Frye repair policy and wanted you to know that.)
Canary Yellow and Sea Green are the newest drops from the Three Bolt collection. We hit the dock with some fancy boat shoes, lightweight loafers from Cole Hahn with a color pop to accent the socks.
Our very first sock, the sock that started the whole journey is one of the only socks we bring back time and again. Otherwise, we do limited runs and when it’s gone it’s gone. (So to answer the popular question “When are these going to be restocked?” They aren’t, you have to scoop them up while you can! Don't sleep.)
The PDX carpet sock exists in a range of styles and colors, but we don’t think any sock has ever matched kicks as well as the OG PDX carpet synced with these Asics Tiger Gel Lyte MT.
Show us your socks! Thank you Dear Summer.