To be honest, I was relieved when I saw Crocs were cool again. Because not only they’re comfy to wear, but apparently they are also more than welcome in the fashion world today. This new realization got me thinking: What’s a fun and exciting way can I style them now? How to wear Crocs with socks?
Let me just say I never managed to style them properly. I’m not that cool, and I can never pull them off. For some reason, Crocs never look good on me. They only make me look like I’m not trying hard enough to look presentable.
This doesn’t mean I don’t love to see them on someone who can rock them so effortlessly. There’s nothing more satisfying for me than seeing a woman or a guy, in the middle of the day, casually strolling down the street, wearing their casual attire and Crocs.
Wow. That’s what I call a model-off-duty look!
Even though that could never be me, I still made it my mission to research and find all the ways one can style these two together, ensuring it actually looks good. Therefore, I bring you 7 amazing ideas on how to wear Crocs with socks and look both comfy and trendy. Let’s jump right in!
How To Wear Crocs With Socks?
1. Keep your pants long
You love to wear Crocs, but it can get cold to wear them alone? Do you love a clean look and prefer when your socks aren’t noticeable? I got you! The way for you to wear Crocs with socks is to opt for standard-length socks and cover them with long pants.
Your pants will cover the socks that will otherwise be fairly visible, and therefore they will only peak a little through the little holes on your Crocs. By doing so, your legs and ankles will be warm, and your fashion preferences satisfied. What more can you ask for, really?
This look is suitable for both men and women. Also, instead of pants, you can go for full-length joggers to achieve a similar effect.
2. Go for thick wool socks
When trying to determine how to wear Crocs with socks, I recommend you steer away from the classic dress socks. There’s nothing really wrong with these ones, and you can wear them if you want to, for sure. But, as their name suggests, these are more appropriate for dress shoes.
Knee-high, white socks are not that desirable, either. I can’t explain, but there’s just something not fashionable when you wear them with Crocs. They’re great for when you’re chilling around your home, but if you’re planning on going somewhere public, leave them in their drawer.
Instead, when choosing the right pair of socks for your Crocs, go for thick wool socks. You can roll them down a bit, so they’re not reaching too high up your leg. Ebmore offers many options and I’m sure you’ll find something you like.
Besides going great with Crocs, wool socks have some other benefits, too. These socks have amazing thermal regulation; they will keep your feet warm in winter, and cool in summer.
Wool, as a material, can soak up to one-third of the weight in water, so wool socks will protect your feet and keep them warm and dry even if some rain creeps through your Crocs. This material is also great at eliminating unpleasant odors, so you won’t have to worry about sweaty feet.
Wool is also easy to take care of. If you get wool socks, you can rest assured that they will last you a long time. Just make sure to buy pre-washed and pre-shrunk ones, so you don’t end up with tiny socks after their first wash.
Finally, wool is a material that’s naturally fire-resistant. Sure, it’s not like you’re going to walk over burning coals in your Crocs, but it’s good to know that if you do end up near a fire, your sock will protect your feet.
3. Match the color of your socks to your pants for a seamless look
Sometimes your pants won’t be long enough and your socks will be visible. If you’re anything like me, and you’re not the type of person who prefers colorful looks and socks that don’t match, you can always match the color of your socks with the color of your pants.
By doing so, you will ensure the color “flows” from your pants through your socks. Everything will be one seamless look without any wild colors or skin peeking through.
So, if you’re wearing black pants, go for black socks. The color of the Crocs doesn’t really matter here. What matters is that your socks match your pants.
4. Match the socks to the Crocs color or opt for socks in analogous colors
If, however, you want to add a little something-something to your outfit, you can match the color of your socks to the color of your Crocks. You’ll achieve a sort of monochromatic look (but only for the feet area) and appear more put together, for sure.
Or, imagine going on full monochromatic. Black hoodie, black pants, black socks, and black Crocs. Where do I sign?
Another thing you can try is to pick socks in analogous colors. Those colors are placed side by side on the color wheel and when put together, their combination evokes a sense of harmony and peace.
So, if your Crocs are red, you can go for orange socks, and even experiment with yellow details. Or, if your Crocs are green, your socks can be purple with blue details.
5. If you want to show off your legs, try wearing neutral-colored socks
Sometimes, you would want to pair your favorite Crocs with a cute skirt or shorts. In those cases, you might not want to have the socks do all the talking. Therefore, you can try pairing them with some neutral-colored quarter, ped, or liner socks.
Any of these three sock lengths will ensure your legs are visible and able to be properly touched by the sun. Additionally, the neutral color you go for will ensure your socks don’t interfere with the rest of the outfit’s color theme.
In this case (and with these types of socks), it’s okay to go with the color white, since it won’t be so in your face. However, any other neutral color will work just as fine.
6. Or, simply go for no-show socks or even toe covers
If you, however, want no socks to be visible, but still don’t want to go fully barefoot, go for invisible or no-show socks. These are great because they will provide you with the comfort of socks, but won’t ruin your outfit whatsoever. They might peek a little here and there, but nothing that can’t be ignored.
You can find a ton of options on Amazon, but our personal favorites are these ones from Saucony.
In case you want something even less-visible than the no-show socks, you can always opt for toe covers, otherwise called mutes. These might only be visible through the little holes of your Crocs if you do happen to own that model.
7. You’re going to the riverbank? Opt for 100% waterproof socks
Lastly, if you are going fishing, rafting, kayaking, or any activity that involves water and wet areas, but you want to wear your Crocs and keep your feet comfy, choose the 100% waterproof socks.
Randy Sun Waterproof Breathable Socks which are said to block 100% of external moisture are a great choice. They come in a variety of colors and designs and will keep your feet dry in case your Crocs get wet.
Can you wear Crocs with no socks?
No one can argue with the fact that Crocs are comfortable with or without socks. So, this question actually depends on a person’s personal preference.
Sure, you can wear your Crocs without socks, no one can stop you, just as how no one can stop you from wearing whatever kind of socks you want with your Crocs.
However, bear in mind one thing: sweat. Sometimes, a lot of sweat. And that moisture will damage any type of shoe, no matter how sturdy and durable. So, it’s inevitable your Crocs will get ruined in time.
That sweat also creates a perfectly fertile ground for bacteria. I’m sure you do not want to think about that now, but it’s true. Therefore, it’s good to have a layer of protection, a.k.a. socks, to absorb all that moisture your feet produce.
However, if you don’t like to wear socks or are tired of deciding how to wear Crocs with socks, you should know that there are Crocs with built-in socks.
Yup. You have heard that right (or should I say read?). They are a part of the Alfie x Crocs collection and fall under the category called Sport style. These Crocs are white with classic white tube socks attached to them. The socks have a red and blue stripe around the calf.
The only downside of these is that the sock part is pretty hard to clean. I guess hardly anybody wants to struggle with cleaning socks, right?
But, maybe that’s your cup of tea. If so, you should definitely try them.