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    23 No-Show Socks That Ankles Will Adore

    PSA: No-show socks are superior to all other socks. And I should know, I've personally tested so many of these.

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    1. A pair of MeUndies no-show socks in 4 classic, 10 bold, and 60 "adventurous" colors and designs (think: avocados, corgi butts, chicken nuggets — you name it).

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    I *cannot* say enough good things about these socks. I mean, just LOOK at how cute these are! They also have heel grips and feel like actual hugs for your feet. My only suggestion would be to order one size up to avoid any tight-fitting elastic!

    Get it from MeUndies for $12 (available in sizes S–XL).

    2. A six-pack of men's Saucony mesh ventilating performance socks fully equipped with ultra-wicking fibers, arch compression, and a cushioned sole to help you get through even the toughest, sweatiest gym sessions.

    Promising review: "I've been wearing expensive socks for a long time — wool, toe socks, athletic socks. You name it, I've tried them. I've been happy with some, but never really blown away. I mean, they're socks. If they do what they're supposed to, you don't think about them. These Saucony have that 'wow' factor for me because I don't miss my expensive socks. They fit my size 10.5 wide feet, they vent well, stay in place, have comfy padding, no bunching or noticeable seams. If I had paid $13 for a pair of these, I wouldn't be dissatisfied, but the fact that I got six pairs for less than the price of one pair from those other brands, that to me is icing on the cake." —DONALD GILCRIST

    Get it from Amazon for $11.89+ (available in sizes 6–17 and 30 color combos).

    3. A pair of soft and breathable classic no-show socks from Ondo with a "no-slip guarantee" or they'll give you your money back.

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    If these socks slip down just ONE time, Ondo will refund you every cent you spend on, that's saying something. Honestly, these lightweight wonders are phenomenal. It might take you one second longer to take them off than other socks, but that's all part of their no-slip promise!

    Get it from Ondo for $12 (available in sizes XS–XL and five colors).

    4. A five-pack of breathable, moisture-wicking unisex socks with reinforced toes and heels so you won't need to worry about needing to toss out yet another pair of ripped socks.,

    (Psst, you should def also check out these fuzzy socks that will treat your feet like they deserve to be treated. Thank us later.)

    Promising review: "These are great, very comfortable, durable socks. It really feels like I don't have any socks on while wearing them, and they don't show when wearing low-top shoes. I recently went on a two-week trip to various countries in Europe and used these socks exclusively while walking 5+ miles a day. They kept my feet dry and comfortable and kept my shoes from getting smelly. After 18 months of use, every pair of these socks are still holding up fine. No holes, very few loose strings, and the colors haven't faded much. If you're on the fence about these, just buy them, you won't regret it." —VeeTeeF

    Get it from Amazon for $10.19+ (available in sizes 5–14 and eight color combos).

    5. A five-pack of women's Disney-themed socks to show off next time you visit that friend who always makes you take your shoes off at the door. (It's me. I'm that friend.),

    More of a Lilo and Stitch fan? We've got you covered with these cute no-shows.

    Promising review: "Finding cute socks or even just nice socks is a pain for me. I am a size 11.5 in women's. A lot of socks aren't made that big or if they are, they're expensive or of poor quality. However, these socks are perfect. They're soft and feel good on my feet. They aren't too big or too small; they fit perfectly. Plus, they are Nightmare Before Christmas themed — one of my favorite movies of all time. And the price is amazing." —JAZ

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in sizes 9–13 and eight designs).

    6. A three-pack of Maye-Williams FlexForce socks made of breathable mesh and designed to be *totally* discreet.

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    Another one of my faves! First of all, these are SO soft! They keep my feet cozy without getting too warm, courtesy of that super-breathable mesh. And the colors! So bright! So pretty! Plus, you'd be supporting an awesome small biz.

    Get it from Maye-Williams for $14.98 (available in women's sizes 5–10 and men's sizes 6–16).

    7. A pair of unisex taco cat socks because who could possibly resist owning a pair of those? (The answer is no one. No one can.)

    Sock It To Me

    I personally own the Beary Sweet and Sasquatch Crossing versions of these and am slightly obsessed. They're SO cute and comfy and I've definitely taken my shoes off and said, "Look at my socks!" to my friends on more than one occasion.

    Get it from Sock It To Me for $3.99 (available in sizes S–L).

    8. A four-pack of men's low-cut no-show socks from Bombas that'll stay in place, even when you're breaking in those new boat shoes.


    Promising review: "My first day wearing my Bombas, I was thrilled the socks fit as they should and stayed on my feet. I purchased a different brand a few weeks prior and their fit and function don’t compare to my Bombas. Purchase a pair of Bombas — you won’t regret it!" —Kent G.

    Get it from Bombas for $45.60 (available in sizes M–XL).

    9. A three-pack of splurge-worthy no-show socks from Lululemon for anyone who's sick of their socks awkwardly bunching up in their shoes.


    I am obsessed with these. I've done rigorous workouts, jumped around, and ran actual test ~runs~ with these on and they didn't budge AT ALL. I was honestly worried the sticky grips in the back would pick up lint/dirt but they don't. These are phenomenal and totally worth spending a little extra on, IMO.

    Get it from Lululemon for $38 (available in women's sizes S–L and seven colors).

    10. A pair of black no-show women's bamboo socks to naturally repel odor so your feet will stay ~nice and fresh~ all day long.


    (And here are some stylish flat shoes from Amazon to give you an excuse to wear those cozy new socks.)

    Promising review: "SO SO comfortable!!! Stays put on heel even when wearing shoes that land right in that same area. Toes don't hurt either. Keeps feet from getting overheated. HIGHLY HIGHLY HIGHLY recommend!!! These just might overtake my entire sock drawer." —Kimberly

    Get it from Cariloha for $10 (available in sizes S–XL).

    11. A six-pack of women's no-show "five fingers" socks with little spots for each of your toes, so you'll never have to deal with blisters *ever* again.,

    Promising review: "I absolutely hate socks due to how they cramp and smother your feet, but I can say these socks are so comfortable. My toes are free to spread out and I don’t feel as if I am wearing socks. The best part is that there is a nonslip strip on the inside heel that helps your socks not slip off. I will be buying them again." —Lazo Nubien Princess

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99+ (available in sizes 4–10 and 10 color combos).

    12. A pair of Stance no-show socks designed with seamless toe closures so awkward toe seams will forever be a thing of the past.

    Brittany Gibson / BuzzFeed, Stance

    These are truly the perfect happy medium between ballet socks and ankle socks. The tops of the socks don't go down *too* far, but far enough to let your ankles breathe throughout the day. They've also passed the test of several rigorous workouts and tons of everyday use. 10/10!

    Get it from Stance for $9.99 (available in women's sizes 5–14 and men's 3–17 in three colors).

    13. A six-pack of women's novelty socks dotted with cute prints of donuts, wine bottles, cats, pizza, and more. Even if you have to dress professionally, you'll know you've got some pretty awesome socks full of personality hiding in those shoes!,

    (P.S. These 30 shoes prove it’s possible to be sensible and stylish. You're welcome.)

    Promising review: "These are my favorite socks of all time. They are SO adorable, and I cannot even count how many compliments I have received. Literally, every time I wear them multiple people tell me how cute they are and how much they love them. They have the perfect cut as well. They're not too low to the point your heel will be rubbed raw in a shoe and don't stick up far past the edge of your shoe. These cute socks are perfect in every way and are of amazing quality: just the right thickness and hold together well after washing without losing any of their color vibrance. Anyone who loves colorful socks will fall in love with these, making them an awesome gift. You can't go wrong buying this product." —Olivia B.

    Get it from Amazon for $8.50+ (available in sizes 4–10 and 33 prints/colors).

    14. A pair of Allbirds Trino Sprinters socks made from eucalyptus fibers and merino wool to minimize odor, wick away moisture, and provide you with a barely-there feel all day long.

    Brittany Gibson / BuzzFeed, Allbirds

    I have a few pairs of these and, let me tell you, I truly almost forget I'm wearing socks when I have them on. Even after washing them a million times, they keep their shape. Top-notch, quality socks here!

    Get it from Allbirds for $12 (available in women's sizes 5–11 and men's sizes 8–14).

    15. A pair of Swiftwick Aspire Zero no-show cycling socks complete with moisture-wicking fibers and firm compression to keep your feet nice and cool while also giving your arches *all* the support they need.


    I've actually gotten compliments on these socks before. Compliments on a pair of socks?! Honestly, a first for me, but the quality of these bad boys is so noticeable I wasn't *that* surprised. They contour to your feet perfectly and if you like firm compression, trust me when I say you need these in your sock drawer.

    Get it from Swiftwick for $11.99 (available in sizes S–L and 10 colors).

    16. A two-pack of no-show women's Pact socks that are sustainably made with organic cotton (which uses 91% less water than conventional cotton, BTW).

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    If these socks aren't in the laundry, they're definitely one of the pairs I reach for first! I've *never* had them fall down (which is kind of a big deal), they're super breathable, and the fact they're made sustainably gives them a ton of extra bonus points! 

    Get it from Pact for $14 (available in one size fits most and 10 colors/patterns).

    17. A seven-pack of super-breathable men's no-show socks so you can show off those new loafers with zero distractions.,

    Promising review: "I am definitely impressed with this purchase. These socks at first glance and slip-on were such a comfortable snug fit hugging my feet appropriately. The no-show cut from this brand is perfect and does not slip when wearing. I have already tried it on with three other different shoes to test them throughout the day and definitely all positive feedback. Highly recommended!" —Andrew Florist

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99+ (available in sizes 6–14 and nine color combos).

    18. A pack of eight men's no-show socks with silicone heel grips because, let's be honest, some shoes just don't work with visible socks, but not wearing socks feels *so* wrong.,

    Promising review: "Really impressed with these socks. Especially for the price — these are a great value. They work like expected — they are no-show socks and have rubberlike strips in the heel to keep the sock from slipping down. Very happy with this purchase." —Gray L.

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99+ (available in sizes 6–13 and nine color combos).

    19. A lightweight women's conceal sock from Alo Yoga for anyone who hates bulky socks and would prefer to opt for the closest thing to *not* wearing any at all.

    Brittany Gibson / BuzzFeed, Alo Yoga

    These no-show socks are virtually invisible with every shoe I wear. Is she wearing socks? The world may never know. But really, they're super soft, lightweight, and won't slip down, so they get 5 stars from me!

    Get it from Alo Yoga for $12 (available in sizes S–L and two colors).

    20. A pair of durable unisex Feetures socks complete with *maximum* cushioning so you can ~painlessly~ slide across the floor (possibly reenacting Tom Cruise's Risky Business dancing scene, or not).,

    (Need another excuse to wear these babies? These 20 flat shoes perfect for weddings will do the job.)

    Promising review: "I mean, it feels silly to be so stoked about socks (because they’re...socks) but these are seriously the best socks I’ve used for athletic training by a LONG SHOT. I was initially wary about the price but all of the 'big brand name' socks were causing me issues and after having used these for a solid month now, I can confidently say that these socks blow those out of the water. Absolutely worth the price point! Love them so much I bought six pairs." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99 (available in sizes S–XL and three colors).

    21. A pack of four or eight pairs of nonslip women's socks with 26K+ 5-star ratings that you won't need to constantly pull up throughout the day.,

    Promising review: "I have tried just about every brand name no-show socks there is on the market. I happened to come across these on Amazon and saw great reviews and I am another individual that is 100% sold! I have never, ever had no-show socks that stayed in place all day. That means working a 14-hour shift at a hospital and still not having your socks go anywhere. They’re comfortable and they’re affordable and I will purchase these for as long as the company continues to make them." —Kimberly Rowell

    Get it from Amazon for $11.89+ (available in sizes 5–11 and five color combos).

    22. A pair of women's high-performance moisture-wicking Thorlos socks boasting plush cushioning on the toe and heel to make it feel like you're walking on clouds.

    Brittany Gibson / BuzzFeed, Thorlos

    These are super comfy and fit like a glove! They're lightweight but still have enough cushioning to provide you with a ~luxurious~ feel whether you're working out or relaxing at home. The thinner areas of the socks make them breathable. All in all, a genius design if you ask me.

    Get it from Thorlos for $14.99 (available in sizes XS–XL and five colors).

    23. A six-pack of no-show unisex socks featuring anti-slip heels and elastic threads to hug the arches of your feet for ultra-comfy athletic or everyday wear.,

    (And what better way to put your socks to the test than in a pair of brand new sneakers? Here are the best places to get a pair online.)

    Promising review: "I read so many Amazon reviews when buying new no-show socks, which sounds silly, but I get SO annoyed when they slip off inside my shoes. These ones had a lot of great reviews and were super affordable. This seemed too good to be true! However, I figured I'd give it a shot. I received my socks quickly, and I've worn them all. They are amazing. They work with boat shoes, tennis shoes, booties, loafers. They are super comfortable, my feet don't sweat in them, they don't slide off inside my shoe. They are AWESOME! Great value, and once I clean out my sock drawer I will be buying more!!! 10/10, 5 stars, 100% recommended by me! :)" —Mallory Gorder

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in sizes S–L and eight color combos).

    Your friends when they notice you finally ditched those old crew socks you've worn for years:

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