What Are Sock Boots? Why They Remain Popular in Fashion

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A sock boot is exactly what it says on the tin. It’s a boot that slips on like a shoe, replicating the silhouette of socks at the shaft of the boots.

You can find sock boots at every height, with the most popular being mid-calf high, similar to the length of long socks.

Some of the streetwear options on the market play up the sock motif, while others are more subtle with minimal contrast between the sock and boot portion of the designs.

Keke Palmer, Chrissy Teigen, and Gigi Hadid wearing sock bootsKeke Palmer, Chrissy Teigen, and Gigi Hadid wearing sock boots (Credit: WENN / TNYF / star.press)

These boots give you comfortable without compromising on style. No more struggling to do up the zip on your favorite boots. Simply slip them on and head about your day.

The fashion industry takes inspiration from the world around us – with sock boots being no exception.

Crystal-embellished and sheer lace sock boots from Dolce & GabbanaCrystal-embellished and sheer lace sock boots from Dolce & Gabbana

These shoes give you the comfort of sports socks, with the style of the traditional ankle or knee-high boots.

The most popular sock boots are similar to ankle boots, with the top of the sock ending around the mid-calf.

Sergio Rossi Kit sock boots and Fendi Colibrì FF motif sock bootsSergio Rossi Kit sock boots and Fendi Colibrì FF motif sock boots

This silhouette is the easiest to style in your daily wardrobe and the one you’re most likely to spot on the runway or the feed of your streetwear muse.

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