How to Wear No Show Socks for Men - FITS®

April 08, 2022

Are you looking for a way to sport the modern sockless look? But are you unsure of how to rock this style without sacrificing comfort or fashion? If so, keep reading to learn when and how to wear no show socks for men.

When to Wear No Show Socks for Men

First things first, the sockless look is most appropriate when the weather is warm. It doesn’t necessarily have to be summertime because there are places that experience warm weather year-round. But it should be warm outside for the style to make the most sense.

You should also sport your no show socks when your outfit naturally shows your ankles, whether you’re wearing hemmed or cuffed pants, capris, or shorts. If your ankles aren’t visible when you’re walking or standing, stylistically, it makes more sense to wear a traditional crew or mid-rise sock. This is especially true in a professional business environment, where going for a sockless look that shows off your ankles might not be widely accepted.

How to Wear No Show Socks for Men

You can wear no show socks for men with a variety of shoes and pant styles. Whether you’re rocking chinos, jeans, or dress trousers, you can sport the sockless look, as long as your pants are hemmed or cuffed to intentionally show your ankles. Wearing no show socks also looks great with shorts. Lastly, you can wear your no show socks for men with nearly any type of footwear. The sockless look goes great with sneakers, loafers, and dress shoes for the right occasion.

Benefits of Wearing No Show Socks for Men vs. Going Sockless

Now, you may be wondering why you should even bother wearing no show socks when you’re going for the sockless look. Why not just go sockless? Here are three reasons. 

1. No Show Socks Keep Your Feet Dry 

Feet are prone to sweat. With 125,000 sweat glands in each foot–more than any other part of the body per square centimeter–your feet produce about half a pint of perspiration daily. Wearing shoes without socks is an ideal environment for your feet to sweat. Fortunately, wearing no show socks for men keeps your feet dry, preventing bacteria and infections from forming. 

2. No Show Socks Keep Your Feet From Stinking

If you wear shoes without socks, your feet will perspire more, which will lead to sweaty and stinky feet. While you may not smell them while you’re shoes are on, as soon as you take them off, the result of wearing shoes without socks will become extremely noticeable. Unless you’re in the comfort of your own home alone, this can be embarrassing. You can avoid stinky feet by wearing no show socks for men. 

3. No Show Socks Keep Your Feet Protected

Lastly, wearing no show socks protects your feet from your shoes. Socks help prevent blisters, callouses, and chafing caused by shoes rubbing your feet the wrong way. By wearing no show socks, even when you’re going for a sockless look, your feet will be more comfortable throughout the day.

Find the Best No Show Socks for Men at FITS

Are you ready to rock the sockless style and keep your feet dry and protected while doing it? FITS’ Invisible Socks are the best no show socks for men. Available in four colors, our Invisible Socks feature seamless, one-piece construction, keeping your socks locked in place, so you don’t experience them slipping off of your feet. Try FITS’ invisible socks today and experience unrivaled comfort that you can feel but nobody can see.

Be sure to use our FITS sock size chart to make sure your no-show socks fit like a glove.


Sock Sizing
women and men size chart

The Perfect Fit Starts With the Right Size.

Your sock size shouldn’t be a guessing game. Our socks range from small to double XL, but the best way to know the perfect fit for you is to match your shoe size to the chart on the left. That way, you’ll know the size you select will give you the fit and feel you expect.

Between sizes? Go with your gut, but rest assured that your socks will still fit great. If you receive your order and find yourself wishing you’d gone up or down a size, just let us know. We’ll happily send you replacements for your preferred size.

Concerned about laundry mix-ups? All FITS® socks are coordinated by color and size, based on the colors you see on the size chart. So, you won’t have to worry about mixing up your sizes with the other FITS® wearers in your home. (But stray socks mysteriously going missing in the dryer? Unfortunately, we can’t help with that.)


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How Do You Determine Sock Size?

Sock sizes are typically measured in inches, not by your shoe size. So, a sock size 6-8 will comfortably fit someone whose feet are between six and eight inches long. However, at FITS®, we make it easy for you to choose the ideal sock size without having to measure your foot. Simply use our sock size conversion chart based on your shoe size to select the right fit for you. 

How Do You Measure Your Foot for Socks?

To measure your foot for socks, measure the length from the heel of your foot to the tip of your longest toe. The measurement in inches correlates to your sock size. For example, if your foot is 10 inches long, a sock size 9-11 should fit you comfortably. At FITS®, you can skip this step and find your sock size based on your shoe size using our conversion chart. 

What Is the Sock Size Conversion?

The sock size conversion refers to sock size compared to shoe size. While all companies may vary slightly on which size socks to purchase based on your shoe size, you can always measure your foot to find the right fit for you. 

What is Sock Size to Shoe Size?

Because sock sizes are determined by the length of your foot in inches vs. your shoe size, shoe and sock sizes differ. The FITS® sock size to shoe size conversion is as follows:

Knowing this makes it easy to choose the ideal sock size based on your shoe size without measuring your foot. 

What Age is Sock Size 9-12?

Sock sizes typically don’t correlate with age. For kids, age can be a general indicator of what size sock they’ll need, but everyone is different. An adult sock size 9-12 fits anyone whose feet are approximately nine to twelve inches long. For kids’ sock sizing, check with the company to find exact details to ensure your little one gets the perfect fit. 

Got more questions about finding the perfect sock size for you? Let’s talk.



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