Boot season is here, which means it’s time to break out those knee-high socks! Knee high socks are common in sports like running or skiing, but they can also be used in recovery, to treat various health or venous problems, or they can simply be used for style and warmth. Check out our favorites over at SocksAddict.com!
As mentioned above, knee-high socks can be worn for casual wear or in various sports, and some are even made with gradient compression for runners, athlete recovery, and as a treatment for various health concerns and venous problems. We’ve rounded up our favorite knee high socks and broke them down into categories to make it easier to find which ones might work best for you.
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Casual Knee High Socks
Knee high socks can also be used as a style statement. Have a pair of knee-high boots? Pair them with some cute, stylish socks and let the compliments start flooding in. You can also just simply wear knee-high socks to keep your legs warm and cozy. Always cold? Wear a pair of knee highs under your jeans and no one will be able to tell (except you and your cozy legs).
Shine bright in the Diamonds Knee High. Ultra-soft, fine gauge Merino Wool makes them a year-round, all-season favorite. Brilliant quality. Flawless craftsmanship.
You can never have too many Margaritas. They've taken the stripes of Smartwool's classic Margarita crew and brought them up to new heights in this knee-high version. Non-cushioned, they're ideal boot socks.
Knee High Socks in Sports
Knee high socks are worn in winter sports like skiing and snowboarding to keep your legs comfortable and warm in your boots, and they’re also worn in soccer to protect your legs and cover your shin guards. Knee high socks are also commonly worn in other various sports such as baseball, softball, volleyball and even basketball at times.
Hunters wear durable, padded knee high socks to help keep their feet and legs warm in their boots while they're out in the cold woods all day.
The PhD® Ski Light helps keep your feet warm and dry even on the longest days. Smartwool has placed cushioning where skiers need it most: on the shin to banish shin bang and on the bottom of the foot for warmth and impact protection. Patent-pending Indestructawool™ technology provides ultimate durability to make sure your socks are ready to go, run after run. Made with our 4 Degree® elite fit system for a sock that doesn't bunch, slip, or bind.
From searing heat to bitter cold and everything in between—the Westerner works every day. No complaints. This Light Cushioned sock delivers just the right amount of cushioning for all-day comfort. Fine gauge Merino wool keeps them cool in the summer and warm in the winter. True Seamless construction makes them irresistibly comfortable. Plus they're anti-microbial and breathable so you can wear them more than once to work and no one will be the wiser.
Knee High Compression Socks
Compression socks are typically knee-high in length. They are made up of gradient elastic and other materials that gently squeeze the subcutaneous tissue of the leg and ankle with 15-20 mmHg of pressure or higher for various reasons. This pressure decreases as the garment moves up towards the knee. A sock labeled 15-20 mmHg is 20 mmHg at the ankle and 15 at the calf.
Runners also often wear knee-high compression socks when they’re training to regulate their body temperature, protect their legs, and improve their performance and recovery.
Knee high compression socks are also made for recovery purposes to help your muscles recover faster from your workout by improving blood flow, as well as a precautionary treatment for various health concerns or venous problems such as diabetes, chronic venous insufficiency (CVI), or deep vein thrombosis (DVT or blood clots). Compression garments can also be worn on a day-to-day basis at work or while traveling to relieve tired, achy legs and more.
CEP Socks for Recovery are ideal for preparing your muscles before you train or compete and after for recovery. The special fabric features compression knitting that improves circulation and feels great on your legs for maximum comfort. You experience fewer sore muscles and your legs feel stronger before and after sports. They are also perfect for everyday use and traveling.
The all-arounder for work and play.
An everyday sock with ultra-stretchy corespun yarns that make Core-Spun socks easier to don & more comfortable to wear. Improve circulation, prevent mild swelling, and relieve tired, achy legs and feet!
Completely free of seams & patented SmartKnit socks fit like a second skin and are recommended for people with diabetes, arthritis, or any condition where protection from irritation is important.