You know what they say about socks…
No? Nice. Makes our job that much easier. Okay then, here’s what “they” say about socks, according to “us.”
Socks say more about you than you think. Especially when it comes to colorful socks.
Err too far on the novelty end and you risk falling into try-hard territory. Pair bold, solid colors with the wrong outfit and your socks will stand out in all the wrong ways. Here to help you navigate these troubled and colorful waters are our top 10 picks for the best colorful socks for men.
Our Top Picks
Best Colorful Socks for Men
Die-hard Disney fans and kids at heart will love this funky pair of Bombas starring the OG mouse himself, Mickey. You could don this lighthearted pair when you’re looking to add a wink to your wedding suit, break them out for rainy-day Disney marathons or everywhere in between.
The cushioned footbed, arch support system and seamless toe will keep your feet happy. And, as always, Bombas donates a pair of socks to the homeless community for every pair purchased.
Fancy yourself a jokester? Like to give gifts that make people smile? Comfortable enough in your own skin to wear novelty socks with names like “David Toewie?” Allow us to present to you these Ziggy Stardust-inspired socks from Chatty Feet.
Though this pair is gloriously specific, the company makes dozens of other novelty colorful socks for men. Thankfully (or perhaps upsettingly), “Ernestoe Hemingway” and “Eltoe John” are among them. Might want to bookmark these guys now for your next show-stealing stocking stuffer.
The happy-hour enthusiast will appreciate these colorful, martini-forward socks from basics brand MeUndies. They’re subtle enough to fly under the radar beneath a pair of suit pants but flashy enough to demand a double-take.
Aesthetics aside, MeUndies keeps things humming under the hood as well. These Supima cotton socks have a reinforced heel and toe and feature a stitch in the sole for extra springiness and comfort. Cheers.
Alright, let’s take things down a notch, shall we? The best colorful socks for men don’t always have to have a punchline. Sometimes all you need is a nice sturdy pair of socks in a variety of bold colors. Solid colors. Period.
Uniqlo has you covered x 50 with this lineup of, yes, 50 socks in 50 colors. You’re working with a rainbow of fine-ribbed foot blankets designed to minimize piling and maximize comfort. Bonus: Uniqlo’s level of style and comfort comes at a very reasonable price point compared to many other sock brands.
If sneakerheads are a thing and sockheads aren’t, we’re here to put an end to that madness once and for all. True sock aficionados (you know who you are) will appreciate Mr. Porters in-house brand’s attention to detail with this tie-dyed pair.
Sturdy construction and maximum cottony comfort are the focus here, second only to the handsome and versatile look of these colorful socks. No two pairs are the same thanks to the tie-dyeing process, so you can walk around knowing your feet are two-of-a-kind.
Wu-Tang socks. That’s probably enough for you. Okay, we’ll see ourselves out now.
Fine, we’ll go on. These neutral-while-being-anything-but-neutral pair of socks from Stance Enters the Wu-Tang with a combed cotton blend, well-thought-out arch support, and seamless toe closure. The black and yellow honeycomb pattern plays nicely with a suit or conservative outfit. That said, it’s also capable of standing out in all the right ways if you plan on showing them off while wearing shorts. But mostly… Wu-Tang socks.
Topo Designs markets these colorful socks for the athlete. This is all good, fine, and totally accurate — the breathable poly-blend and reinforced toe and heel do their part to help active people stay active comfortably.
But if you’re more the type who just wants to pamper your feet while simultaneously making a statement, one of these sport socks’ nine color options is sure to speak to you.
You: The frequent Maine-coastline visitor, but only in the Fall. The type who could spend the rest of your life next to a fire pit with more s’mores accouterment than you know what to do with.
These socks: Give you come-hither looks from afar.
Yes, these Fair Isle socks are almost mandatory for any self-respecting Autumn enthusiast. This two-pack from Madewell is constructed from mid-weight cotton that promises to keep you warm and cozy during the winter and stylish and breathable the rest of the year.
Merino wool is known for a lot of things, chiefly among them its ability to wick away sweat and mitigate odor. This is convenient if you’re training to summit a mountain or running a winter marathon. But turns out, it’s also pretty key for wedding season.
Enter these merino wool numbers from Lorenzo Uomo, which will stand up to everything you and the dance floor can throw at them. They come in six different patterns, each of which can add a pop of fun and function to your suit.
And you thought we’d come all this way without mentioning a colorful pair of cashmere socks. Yet here we are with these splurge-worthy beauties reserved for only the most discerning feet.
This pair from Brooks Brothers is, quite frankly, softer and more luxurious than it needs to be. The classic rib-knit comes in 11 bold, solid colors that can be worn as lavish dress socks or perched on the couch for the coziest of Netflix sessions. Choose wisely.
Successfully pulling off wearing men’s colorful dress socks depends entirely on how confident you feel when you’re wearing them. Depending on the pattern or how bold the color is, stick to fun, lighthearted occasions where dress protocol isn’t a factor. But at the end of the day, your style is 100% personal and others will feel and respect that.
Even if their offerings tend to skew gray and black, most sock brands carry colorful options. If our picks for colorful socks for men aren’t doing it for you, a quick search of most online and brick-and-mortar stores will have options for you to check out.
Colorful socks worn under a suit add the perfect wink of personality to an otherwise expected outfit. They’re hidden when you’re standing but show a bit of your spark when you’re seated.