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Gen Z Has Officially Canceled Ankle Socks: "They're For Old People"

The way I went to the gym and noticed this theory is 100% accurate.

Gen Z is at it again.

Group of seven diverse young adults standing with arms crossed, expressing seriousness

First, they came for skinny jeans.

Says the millennial, “you’ll have to pry my skinny jeans from my cold, dead gams” pic.twitter.com/IHqrsOaszA

— Erica Fretwell (@upstaterica) March 19, 2021
Twitter: @upstaterica

Then they came for side parts.

Woman smiling outdoors wearing hoop earrings and a knit top

Now it's about socks.

Eight no-show socks in various shades displayed with and without packaging

A TikTok that says you can tell someone from Gen Z apart from a millennial based on the socks they are wearing at the gym is going viral.

Person exercising on a treadmill, focusing on their legs and sneakers

Gen Z wears crew socks, and millennials/everyone else wears ankle socks.

someone said they can tell millennials apart from gen z at the gym bc gen z wears crew socks and millennials wear ankle socks lmao

— MARLEY (@GirlNamedMarley) May 10, 2024
Twitter: @GirlNamedMarley

Yes, they're coming for ankle socks!

Person standing in no-show socks against a white backdrop

People on TikTok are asking "Am I uncool?" for their choice in  socks.

@lili.debois

Like, this person bregrudingly retired their ankle socks.

@yumihinnenk/ tiktok.com

Other people disagree with the ankle sock hate.

the biggest problem with Gen Z is that they made ankle socks unacceptable

— Tim Hogan (@timjhogan) May 9, 2024
Twitter: @timjhogan

"Gen Z will never scare me out of wearing a side part or ankle socks!" this millennial screamed.

Gen Z will never scare me out of wearing a side part or ankle socks! Go to hellllllll lol

— ravii dangerous 🦄💖 (@itsraviij) May 3, 2024
Twitter: @itsraviij

Not all millennials are doom and gloom about this new sock development.

retiring the ankle socks to keep up with gen z

— 𝖑𝖎𝖕𝖊 (@lipessauro) May 11, 2024
Twitter: @lipessauro

"I think one thing I am willing to take from Gen Z is to ditch ankle socks and wear crew socks instead," one person said.

I think one thing I am willing to take from Gen Z is to ditch ankle socks and wear half crew socks instead.

— Marco (@SumtingN) May 11, 2024
Twitter: @SumtingN

Another person said they always thought ankle socks were ugly: "I always had trouble getting them to stay on my feet."

good thing I've always thought ankle socks were ugly and always had trouble getting them to stay on my feet

— Cheyenne 💖 (@iLove_CC) May 9, 2024
Twitter: @iLove_CC

In all seriousness, next time you're at the gym, you'll notice that basically, only people over 30 wear ankle socks.

I got one crew sock on and one ankle sock on. I’m cool on one side and a millennial loser on the other. pic.twitter.com/V9mdPiVbIX

— Nick (@NickAndrade) April 28, 2024
Twitter: @NickAndrade

As this person said, they're a millennial giveaway.

ankle socks are now a millennial giveaway

— Harshal (@Alfonso73635) May 12, 2024
Twitter: @Alfonso73635

Bye <3