SOCK ENTHUSIASTS–WE ARE HERE WITH YOU!



Foot Traffic is open for business but certainly not business as usual! 

 During this very difficult time FOOT TRAFFIC team is monitoring COVAD19 on a daily basis. We are carefully following the local and national guidelines, from public health officials and government agencies, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO). 

Our Foot Traffic mantra has always been “WE TAKE FUN SERIOUSLY” and boy does that make sense now!

We are lucky. We work in a beautiful building in the Crossroads Art District in Kansas City. Our offices are in the building and our products are warehoused and shipped directly from this space so we have access to our crazy socks every day all day. 

Our dedicated staff is working offsite but we are in constant communication thanks to ZOOM and GOOGLE Hangouts. 

Our “work-at-home” attire may be a bit sketchy but you must know that we are wearing our fun socks to keep us focused!  It really does help.

Of course, we are here to help as there are still many of you that want to send a smile to someone to recognize a birthday or honor a frontline hero such as a doctor or nurse.  Although the staff is working from home we have the benefit of our President and CEO in the office filling orders every day. The rest of us are home designing socks, helping retailers, and having a conversation with you. 

We take this situation very seriously but also know that what we can offer a smile and a way to stay connected.  Our socks are a simple way to do just that. It is a fun surprise to get a package in the mail. RIght!?! 


We hope that as you hang out at home, (for those of you with kids at home, bless you!) you look for ways to reach out to family and friends to let them know you care. SHARE A PAIR!!

If we can help, great.  

Please stay healthy, stay safe and stay connected.

 


THANK YOU FOOT TRAFFIC CUSTOMERS!

In late 2019 and early 2020, the world watched as hundreds of devastating bush fires burnt an estimated 46 million acres of land (20% of Australian forests). Thousands of buildings and homes have been lost and an estimated one billion animals have been killed while some endangered species may be driven to extinction. 

During the month of February FOOT TRAFFIC decided to showcase our KOALA socks and KANGAROO socks on our website and social media, offering 100% of sales of these socks to WIRES in Australia. Because of your generous spirit, we raised $2,734! 

“WIRES (NSW Wildlife Information, Rescue and Education Service Inc.) has been rescuing and caring for wildlife for over 30 years and is the largest wildlife rescue organization in Australia. WIRES currently has 3,000 volunteers in 28 NSW branches involved in the rescue and care of wildlife and we have a dedicated Rescue Office that operates 365 days a year assisting the community to help native animals in distress.”

https://www.wires.org.au

Immediate wildlife rescue and rehabilitation is WIRES ongoing priority. Due to the challenges of lack of food, water and habitat for millions of animals, WIRES continues to implement the best solutions to assist surviving wildlife and ensure the survival of remaining species. 

Our koala novelty socks and kangaroo novelty socks are a great way to acknowledge the significance of these amazing animals as they fight for survival due to the fires. 

YOU came through with your FOOT TRAFFIC purchases and we thank you. We all share the planet and your act of kindness will help contribute to WIRES ongoing efforts to rehabilitate and preserve Australian wildlife.  

WOMEN CELEBRATE SPORTS

What an inspiring event! This past week FOOT TRAFFIC had the privilege of being one of the sponsors for WIN for KC WOMEN’S SPORTS AWARDS CELEBRATION .https://www.sportkc.org/win-for-kc/awards-celebration.  It is the largest luncheon in the country celebrating National Girls and Women in Sports Day.

The annual luncheon served over 1500 women and men in the community that support this amazing organization that recognizes girls and women of all ages that have contributed to sports and fitness. The event begins with an exuberant March of Champions that celebrates all Kansas and Missouri female high school state champions. Seeing these young women proudly being honored for their participation and success was exciting.  

Several other women were honored for their leadership contributions in the local community and their stories were riveting.  From those challenged with physical concerns to those still thriving in their 90’s, women were recognized for their courage and their contributions to others. 

The speaker at this year’s event was Natalie Coughlin, all-time record holder for most Olympic medals among American women (ties with Jenny Thompson and Dara Torres).  She was the most decorated female athlete of both the 2008 Beijing Games and the 2004 Athens Games. She continues today to  inspire all girls and women to participate in sports. She is the most decorated female swimmer in World Championships history.

Today, girls now have so many opportunities in school programs and organizations like WIN to participate in a variety of events that encourages teamwork, leadership and fun.  Every summer WIN sponsors a summer camp call Camp WIN which introduces girls in the community to approximately 14 sports and fitness activities over 4 days. The young athlets walk away with life skills such as ATTITUDE. PREPARATION, COURAGE and SPORTSMANSHIP.  https://www.sportkc.org/win-for-kc/camp-win

FOOT TRAFFIC is proud to be part of the WIN community that is so encouraging to women of all ages.  We love you WIN!!!! 

OTK FUN FOR WINTER!

Over-the-knee socks have always been fashionable, but it wasn’t until the past half-century that they have genuinely become the style icon that we know them to be today. Don’t think you’re trendy enough to wear them with your outfits?

A Brief History of the Knee-High Sock

Knee-highs and over-the-knee socks have been around since ancient times. In Roman and Greek cultures, people would wrap their feet, calves, and knees in leather and woolen fabric to protect their shins and calves and provide warmth. This practice wasn’t gender-specific until very recently in history. Even during the World Wars, men were required to wear these types of socks for warmth and protection (and even more to prevent foot rot and other foot-related severe ailments). 

Knee-high socks around this time also became a standard dress addition for school girls and fell out of mainstream fashion for many years. However, in the 1960s and 1970s, when miniskirts became fashionable, that knee-highs came back into mainstream fashion. This  time, their mark was made in women’s fashion and has become forever unforgettable.

Ditch the Schoolgirl Mindset

Unfortunately, over-the-knee socks can seem dull when it comes to the rest of your wardrobe. We are used to seeing them paired with cutesy skirts and not much else. Not everyone is a skirt person, but everyone can be a knee-high-sock person. Here are a few ways to mix up your knee-high look this winter.

Don’t Pack up Your Shorts Yet

If you’re a fall lover, you probably packed your shorts away long ago with big hopes for apple cider, fall foliage, and eventually snow. If you did, dig them back out — you’re going to want them.

Many people get caught up in the mindset that shorts are a summer item only. But if we can wear miniskirts during the winter, why can’t we wear shorts? Especially if we pair them with a slick pair of over-the-knee socks, we don’t have to sacrifice fashion for warmth. Save your cutest and thickest shorts for winter and pair them with a beautiful, thick pair of wool over-the-knee socks. Wear them with a boot or an oxford for a little extra edge.

Layer Them Over Stockings

Sometimes, socks are purely practical. When you’re just looking for a little extra warmth, wearing a pair of otk socks over your stockings can really give you the edge to get through the cold — like that last half hour of Christmas caroling with your church or through dinner at your millennial sister’s house who doesn’t keep the thermostat over 50 degrees. 

You can choose to layer them with a dress, pants, or anything else you might typically wear with stockings.

Wear Them With Sneakers

When we think of over-the-knee socks, we typically think of lacy, fancy stockings that pair well with dresses and skirts. However, there is a lot more versatility to these socks than one might expect. Wearing them with sneakers is a fun and engaging way to incorporate them into your everyday wardrobe. This harkens back to days of old when knee-high socks were not just women’s socks. Wear them to femme up a masculine outfit, or to give your outfit a bit of a kick.

With a Sweater Dress and Leggings

You might not be into schoolgirl-style dresses or skirts but still might like to wear feminine-styled outfits from time to time. If this is the case, consider wearing a sweater dress with leggings and otk socks for an extra cute and comfy look. Sweater dresses pair very well with sweater-textured knee-high socks. To embolden your outfit, use your socks to add a pop of color. Or, match the color of your sweater dress and over-the-knee stockings and wear a set of leggings that are differently colored. 

Thin and With Oxfords

Oxfords are back in fashion after a brief stint away from the fashion limelight. However, you don’t have to fall back into the same old routines with Oxford shoes and thick, wool otk stockings. Luckily, Oxfords have come a long way from their clunky origins, and there are ways to make them look sleek and sexy. Get a pair of thin over the knee socks and oxford heels, and pair them with a corduroy suit dress for a hip but professional winter look.

Under Knee-High Boots

Knee-high boots are also optimal winter wear. They provide warmth and style while also helping you tread across ice and snow. What’s better is that they look great with over-the-knee high socks. Wearing otk socks with a little bit of lace trim gives you an air of elegance, whereas thicker woolen socks paired with boots and layers look more wintry and hipster. 

Around the House With PJs

Women’s socks are not just about fashion. Over the knee socks exist in all types of materials, and aren’t only meant to be worn as part of a fashionable look. A less conventional way to use your knee-high socks is to wear them around the house with a set of pajama shorts. No need to give up your favorite pair of summer pajamas just because the weather has turned cold!

Scrunched Down For a Textured Look

And just like there’s no right outfit to wear your socks, there’s no wrong way to wear your socks. It’s trendy to wear them up above the knee, but it’s also cute to wear them scrunched down for texture, like a leg warmer. Especially if you are wearing them layered over a stocking, this look will complement brighter, less conventional styles. 

Over the knee socks are the perfect companion for a winter wardrobe. They allow you to mix and match year-round items of clothing to keep your wardrobe fresh. Additionally, they keep you warm and cozy during the coldest time of the year, and there’s definitely something to be said about that. 

Instead of falling into a rut with your traditional over the knee sock looks, try out some of our latest looks over at Foot Traffic. We have a variety of patterns, materials, and styles that will keep you creative and on your toes this winter. 

SANTA’S COMING TO TOWN!

The holidays are statistically the busiest time of the year. Five hundred seventy-two locations across the United States alone create toys for children. However, holiday purchases are not limited to gifts for children. The U.S. Census Bureau estimated department store sales reached as much as $22.7 billion in 2017. Jewelry stores also contribute to the statistics. December is responsible for almost 20% of the yearly revenue of jewelry stores across the United States. 

But what is the importance of these statistics? They point out one thing about the holiday season — people are busy right around the holidays. Whether in charge of preparing meals, getting the family shopping done, or traveling, the fun of the holidays can sometimes be overshadowed by how busy they are. You’re tired at the end of the day, and your feet are doubly so. To remind yourself that there’s more to the holidays than the hustle and bustle, check out these fun novelty socks that will help you keep up the spirit of the end of your year.

Santa Claus is Coming to Town

Kids rarely lose the holiday spirit. They can keep the mood even more elevated by wearing these 3D kids’ socks around the house on Christmas morning! These 3D Santa socks are complete with Santa’s smiling face. You will never have to worry about your feet getting cold, either. Each sock is thick and comfortable. Wear them inside as a slipper sock, or wear them outside accompanying your favorite outfit. Regardless of how you wear them, three-dimensional socks are a tangible reminder of the images attached to them. 

Life Happens, Coffee Helps

Coffee is an underappreciated part of holiday routines. You can get in the spirit of thanks for the gift of caffeine with these women’s novelty socks! The “Life Happens, Coffee Helps” Socks are bold blue speckled with dark brown coffee beans. At the top of the sock sits a steaming cup of coffee so picturesque all you have to do is look down at your ankles to get reminded of the aroma that will get you through the day. Turn to caffeine when the holidays get tough and pay homage to the most magnificent bean in the world with our fun coffee novelty socks.

Appreciate Your Best Friend This Christmas!

Dogs are always there for you when you need them. This sentiment is often forgotten among the intensity of the holidays. But with these fun novelty socks, you can be reminded of your commitment to your furry friend — and of their commitment to you. This time of year is especially important to remember to take time out and pay attention to our fur friends. They are always the best listeners when you need someone to talk to!

And Don’t Forget the Cat!

Unfortunately, not everyone is a dog fan. Cats are sometimes accused of being aloof and unloyal. However, for anyone with a feline companion, there’s nothing like coming home to your kitty at the end of a long day. If you’re feeling overwhelmed by the number of holiday chores you have, slip on a pair of these fun women’s novelty socks. Santa Claws is coming to town — and don’t you forget it. Fake scratches run down the side of the sock under an orange tabby cat decked out in a Santa hat. Classic green and red color combinations make this sock pop as a holiday sock, and there’s no need to worry about your feet getting cold. These socks fit great in just about any shoe and are perfect for keeping your toes cozy when your cat isn’t around to lay in bed with you.

He sees you when you’r drinking…

The holidays can be a fun way to let loose and live a little. Alcohol sales soar during the end of the year, with New Year’s, Thanksgiving, and Christmas being some of the top drinking holidays. But don’t forget — Santa is always watching. Remind yourself not to get too carried away with these fun men’s socks. Classy and retro-looking, each sock contains a different graphic and twist on the classic Christmas song. “He Knows When You Are Baked” is printed on one sock, complete with refreshing-looking cocktails. On the other, “He Knows When You Are Baked” is accompanied by a gingerbread man and his cookie friend. 

The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker is a classic holiday tradition for those who celebrate Christmas. Dress up for a live performance or snuggle in to watch the ballet from your house with these cozy slipper socks. Not everyone likes the commercial nature of Santa Claus, red and green print, and snowmen. Nutcracker slipper socks are a warm reminder of a tradition that’s been around since before the commercialization of the holiday season.

Let’s Get Away From it All

As many as one in three Americans travel during the holiday season. However, these travels aren’t always to see your Great Aunt Sue or the gaggle of cousins you rarely catch up with. Sometimes, traveling is fun and for yourself. If going to a tropical getaway is something you continuously dream about, be sure to consider grabbing a pair of these novelty socks before you hit the road. They’ll keep your feet warm (and your mind inspired) until you get to your tropical paradise.

Alpine Tights

The holidays sometimes ask that you get a little dressy. You don’t have to sacrifice the spirit of the holidays for function, however. Perfect for the office Christmas party or the annual trip to church, Foot Traffic’s Alpine Tights are a great reminder of the holidays in a slightly formal format. Stretchy and forgiving like nearly any tight you could get at a department store, you won’t find a tight with an alpine print like this everywhere you look. For an extra wintry look, pair them with some leg warmers and dressy boots. With a little extra attention to your wardrobe, there is no reason why you can’t look just as good in winter as you do any other time of the year.

Ready to add a hint of color to your ensemble and to get in the holiday spirit? Head over to our main site to check out even more inspiration for your wardrobe.

STYLIN’ in THIGH HIGHS

Spice Up Your Normal Sock Wear

Are you intrigued by thigh-high tights but don’t know how to work them into your normal wear? You’re not alone. Thigh-high tights were fashionable before elastic was invented, and were worn under dresses and secured with garter belts. As waist-high tights became more popular, thigh highs fell to the wayside as novelty items. However, the thigh-high remains one of the most versatile parts of any wardrobe — and here are ten different ways to prove it this fall.

Who said socks don’t matter? Show off your fondness of patterns with socks like these opaque striped and tie-dyed thigh highs! For a punk look, wear a pair with cutoff denim shorts and doc martens. That way, you don’t have to let short season end too soon, but you can start incorporating your fall footwear into your wardrobe incrementally.

Pair With Knee-High Boots

Is there anything cuter than a pair of knee-high boots? Maybe a pair of knee-high boots with thigh-high stockings under them! It can be hard to incorporate tall boots with dresses in a way that looks natural, but utilizing the length and texture of thigh highs is one of those ways. It contrasts the boot from your wardrobe while giving it that cozy look that is perfect for the fall. Try out one of these pairs with a brown boot.

Wear Over Tights

Layering is back in fashion, and it doesn’t have to stop with the layering of tops. Layering tights and thigh-highs can be an effective and unique way to showcase contrasting patterns in your outfit. Do you have a plain sweater you love to bits but can’t quite find anything to wear with? Use a pop of pattern to give your wardrobe a boost, simultaneously showcasing your sweater and the tights. Try these floral tights under a pair of thigh highs of your choice!

Get Spooky and Decadent With Black Lace

Black lace doesn’t just have to be for the boudoir! Think the Bride of Frankenstein, Vampira, and Elvira for this Halloween’s looks. A black lace thigh-high is great to kick up the sexiness of a costume or to inspire the spookiness within your usual wardrobe. Because black lace is a type of pattern, it is best to pair with more everyday clothing if you want the pattern to pop (really, think Morticia Adams! She wears all black but always has a statement piece). Worn with a cute fall color, you’ll be sure to turn heads.

Under a Pair of Rainboots

There’s no reason why you should have to compromise your fashion aspirations on a rainy day. Especially since they happen so often in the fall, there’s a way to make your rain attire look super cute without you even having to try hard. Pair your bright rain boots with a pair of knit, knee-high socks and leggings. It’ll look like you tried hard to look unique, but really it will feel like you just rolled out of bed and showed up to work in your pajamas. It’s a win-win.

Pair With A Shirt Dress and Sneakers For a Skater Look

Are you still living with suppressed nostalgia for the early-2000s when you wore your striped athletic socks and vans everywhere? It’s enough to make you want to break out your Blink-182 and Avril Lavigne CDs, stick them in your CD player, and head out to the skate park. Why not give in to the nostalgia a little? No need for the skinned knees or whiny teenage angst, you can accomplish the look with a modern take — pair thigh-high athletic socks like these with a set of cute vans and a tee-shirt dress. You’ll feel like you’re on your way to your first day of high school again!

To Keep The Spice In Your Cool-Weather Clubbing Attire

You still like to go to clubs, but if you live in a colder climate you are often left with a choice — compromise the cuteness of your outfit with warm clothes, or grin and bear the chilly weather to keep your look solid. With thigh-high socks, you don’t need to compromise! You’ll turn heads on the dance floor without having to worry about your teeth chattering on the way to hail a cab.

Go For The Modified Schoolgirl Look

You’ve always wanted to do it, but haven’t ever felt bold enough. Well, Foot Traffic is here to say it. Go bold! The Schoolgirl outfit can either look really good or really strange, and its success is mainly dependent upon the quality of the clothing you wear and your take on it. We suggest going easier. Find a nice, plain pair of knit knee-highs and some cute loafers to pair with a skirt that comes above the knee (but doesn’t go too high!). A frock with a bow tie and a nice cardigan can round out the outfit nicely all while keeping you warm and stylish for fall.

Don’t Wear Them Out!

Thigh-highs aren’t just for going out and getting glances. They pair great with a pair of sleep shorts. Great for keeping you warm in your favorite pair of pajamas and for giving a romantic kick to a mostly tame outfit. 

Go Big Or Go Home

When it comes down to it, thigh-high stockings are a statement piece. Not everyone is going to be comfortable with them, so if you think you want a pair for occasional use, don’t be afraid to really get out there. Opt for bold patterns, different textures, and different thicknesses as a way to add variation to your wardrobe for those times when you feel like you need it. Don’t feel as though you need only to have bland thigh-highs. Play around with styles, and find what works best with you this fall and year-round.

Foot Traffic is your source for quality, high-fashion socks, stockings, and thigh-highs. To take a peek at what we have to offer, visit us at our main website — foottraffic.com.

Think Fall….

When the weather starts getting frosty and the leaves start turning, there’s nothing quite like curling up under a blanket with a hot beverage and reading a book, listening to a podcast, or watching your favorite show. Or, maybe you like to stare out the window at the fall foliage while the wind shakes the trees, enjoying only the sounds nature is providing you. Perhaps you’re one of those people who want to bundle up and enjoy the crisp air out among that foliage, picking apples and smelling the fall smells.

Whatever your favorite fall activity is, nothing is better than a nice pair of warm and comfy socks around your feet to help you enjoy the change of seasons without feeling the cold. Fall doesn’t have to be all about ugly wool socks, however. Here are seven fun sock ideas to help you get ready for fall 2019. 

Spooky Skele Slippies!

Fall is more than the seasons changing and the nights getting longer. For some, fall holds the key to their hearts, as well as their favorite holiday. Get ready for Halloween with these bones socks suitable for the entire year (if you like being spooky year-round). Black socks feature the forefoot, midfoot, and hindfoot bones, as well as part of the tibia and fibula, in a shocking white. You’re sure to stir up some skeletons in the closet or rattle someone’s bones by wearing these at an office party. Plus, these are slipper socks, so you can be sure your bones are safe from slipping and sliding over the hardwood floor of an old haunted house. Cotton mix, these fun socks for women fits sizes 4-10. Smaller sizes can fit older children.

The Last of the Season

People who love the outdoors will camp right up until the snow flies (and some even camp after it flies!). The fall is a great time to go camping. The fishing is still very good, the bugs are few and far between, and you’re less likely to run into those pesky tourists that take away from the scenery. Honor the outdoorsman and fall camper in your household by gifting them with this three-pack of outdoor-themed socks. On one pair, bears traipse across a woodland scenery. On another, you’ll see an assortment of fishing lures. On the last one is all the quintessential camping gear that makes camping so much fun — s’mores, flashlights, campfires, and tents. One size fits all.

Jack O’ Lanterns

Nothing says fall like a pumpkin on the porch. Pumpkins are symbolic of the harvest time, at the end of the year, and it’s rare to see a porch step without one come October. These Jack O’Lantern socks are perfect for people who like Autumn and Halloween but who aren’t too keen on some of the creepier aspects of the season. Featuring a smiling Jack O’ Lantern face, charming green border on the upper part of the calf, and black toe and heel pieces, these are a festive addition to your fall holiday wardrobe. 

The Start of Basketball Season

Sports lovers, rejoice! Just because one sports season is ending doesn’t mean the fun has to stop. October marks the beginning of basketball season, and these fun socks for men and women are great opportunities to show your hometown (or national) team pride! A pleasant tan and orange sock fits well with the color theme of the season, and the sock itself features a ball being slam-dunked. This sock fits most women’s sizes. It is also available in men’s sizes. 

Hard-Boiled Fun

Everyone has that aunt who makes the Thanksgiving favorite — deviled eggs. Deviled eggs are not long for this world at family functions, and with Thanksgiving gracing our tables in the fall, deviled eggs are on the back of the mind of everyone who is just “meh” about the turkey but wild about the other tastes of this fall holiday. These fun socks for women feature some of the more famous players in the egg cuisine world. The deliciously meaty scotch eggs, eggs benedict, pickled eggs, runny eggs, and scrambled eggs are all depicted as kooky characters dancing around the sock. They’re a must-have for any Thanksgiving food fanatic or egg enthusiast. Available in women’s socks (with a blue background) and men’s socks (with a red background). 

Cigar Aficionados

For some, fall marks the time when it is officially acceptable to become someone who stays inside the majority of the time. Cigar aficionados flourish in the fall, when they can put on a nice sweater (or a smoking jacket, if they’re feeling fancy), pour themselves a glass of scotch, and enjoy a peaceful night in with a cigar. Maybe they invite their friends over for a movie, or maybe they just relish the quiet after a hard day’s work out of the cold. These fun men’s socks are great for the older man who enjoys some of the finer things in life. Ladies who enjoy cigars and scotch could also benefit from the toe-toasting warmth of these socks. One size fits most. 

So Warm I Can Hardly Bear It!

If you’re a parent, this scenario might sound familiar to you. You’re sleeping in one fall morning, and you feel your kid crawl into bed with you. Cute, right? 

Only until your child puts their ice-cold feet on your calves or back. Brrrr. Even coffee can’t wake you up quite like that.

Stave off that horrible feeling by keeping your kids’ feet warm with these cute 3D bear socks. Thick, brown socks feature a bear pattern on the calf, little ears that poke up above the rim of the sock, and small arms that poke out the sides. These socks are designed to be appealing to your children so they’ll actually keep them on, and so that you can enjoy a restful sleep without the fear of cold feet. Better yet, enjoy a pair of adult size for yourself and you can share the bear den with your kids!

So, whether you’re looking for a quality sock to keep you warm this fall, or whether you’re hoping to liven up your fall a little bit, Foot Traffic has the best fun socks to brighten your wardrobe. Are you not sold on these fall ideas? Check out our website to see other options for fanciful footwear in your household.

Father’s Day FUN SOCKS

Father’s day is coming up, and instead of getting him a tie, why not opt for something fun that he can use every day? Fun novelty socks for men are becoming more and more popular, now even being worn to work and formal occasions. In most instances, guys can find a way to wear a novelty sock with almost any item that they own. This Father’s Day, turn to the personality-filled delight of the common sock to put a smile on Dad’s face.

For the Outdoorsman

“Not all who wander are lost” are the words on these socks. A comforting shade of whites, grays, greens, and browns, these novelty socks show a mountain, a compass, and contain the famous phrase from the Lord of the Rings. Treat the dad who likes to wander with this pair of comfortable socks to be worn on the days he can’t get to the mountains for a hike.

Socks for the Nurse in Your Life

When the average person thinks of a nurse, they statistically imagine a woman. The stereotype of the exclusively female nurse seriously undervalues the scores of men in the nursing profession. If your dad is a nurse and took care of you and others growing up, honor him with this set of “badass nurse” socks. A stretchy and comfortable set of blue showing a syringe and soles that say “this won’t hurt a bit”, these men’s casual novelty socks are the perfect gift for dads who are nurses.

For the History Buff


Four score and seven years ago, your dad graced the earth with his presence. Honor the man that made you who you are today by gifting him with a sock that says a lot about another great man. These Honest Abe socks are perfect for the Illinois dad, the dad who likes history, or just someone who strives to be great every day. With a picture of Abraham Lincoln and one of his more famous quotes, these novelty socks will be sure to brighten anyone’s day. Or, check out Einstein, Mozart, Ben Franklin and Obama.

For The Dude With a Soft Spot

We’ve all heard of the crazy cat lady, but is your dad a crazy cat dude? Show him there’s no issue with having a soft spot for the cuddly felines in our lives. These blue striped socks fit most men’s feet and are perfect to pair with a set of blue jeans or even under a trouser. Complete with the picture of a cute kitty and the words “crazy cat dude”, help your father embrace the title with these socks. Disclaimer: they don’t repel the hair his fuzzy friends shed all over the house. Think about pairing with a lint roller.

For the Out of This World Dad

Combine the power of dad jokes with his astronomy hobby, and you have the perfect sock for any dad who likes to look up at the sky at night while still finding a way to make you laugh. These novelty socks show the phases of the moon on a dark blue background that pairs well with just about any piece of clothing he chooses to wear. The words “It’s just a phase” appear in the center of the sock’s picture, highlighting a joke so corny only a dad could tell it. One size fits most. Get your pair before this lunar phase completes!

For the Ladies’ Man In Your Life

Got a dad who’s over the moon for a lady he loves? Dads are often the first to show their wives, partners, and daughters that they are one of the greatest people in his life. For a humorous take on someone who is always thinking about a woman he loves, try these campy socks. Bordered with a greek design, it displays The Thinker thinking about Venus De Milo. Perfectly pairs with some khakis or blue jeans for a fun day out. These are a great alternative to a silly themed card for father’s day.

For the Horror Fan

Is there a dad in your life who is absolutely crazy about horror movies? One who can’t get enough of The Walking Dead or the kind who scared the pants off you when you were huddled in the dark with your friends as teenagers watching The Ring? This pair of socks will delight any fan of the spooky and macabre. With an all-black bottom, these socks blend easily into a pair of black slacks. But the higher up you get, that black turns into a classic zombie arm sticking up out of the grave. Get your zombie-loving dad the sock he wants for Father’s Day.

For Your Favorite Grillmaster

Most people have at least one person in their life that is so good at grilling you remember the things they make for years to come. For many, that is dad. Honor his love of grilling with these socks that feature different cuts of beef on a barbecue-red background. Pair with a bright white apron and the best barbecue sauce for the perfect father’s day gift combo. Then, maybe convince him to fire up the grill. After all, can’t we all be happy on Father’s Day?

For the Superhero We All Need

Dads are one of a kind, and many kids see them as their own, real-life superhero. Honor the superhero in your life with these action-packed comic book art socks. With classic action bubbles like “BAM!” and “POW!”, your dad will feel like the good guy he is.

For the Football Fanatic

As a kid, many of us likely groaned at the thought of having to put up with hours of football to please our football-loving parents. But if you’re a kid with a dad that loves football, these men’s casual novelty socks are sure to please. Give your dad a pigskin to wear over his little piggies while he watches the big game. These comfortable football-themed socks will be a hit at the Superbowl and any game in between.

For the Best Dad Ever

The obvious pair of socks that says it all is our trophy socks that say “BEST DAD” on them. What dad would not want to receive this well-deserved sock on his special day. After all, he is the Best Day, right?

Foot Traffic is committed to providing quality men’s novelty socks for all the men in our lives. With a selection of high quality cotton blend socks, we offer the widest variety of socks anywhere on the internet. To browse our selection and find the perfect gift for your father this father’s day, click here.

MEMORIAL DAY

Memorial Day weekend is upon us and because it is a national holiday, most of us will enjoy an extra day of vacation as we celebrate on Monday, May 27. Yeah! The holiday originated after the Civil War to honor those men and women in the military who died while serving our country, originally called Decoration Day when citizens were encouraged to decorate the graves of fallen soldiers. In 1971, the last Monday in May became the nationally recognized day that we continue to celebrate each year. We also continue to decorate the graves of soldiers with flags and flowers, honoring their memory.

We also think of Memorial Day weekend as the end of school and the beginning of summer and those reasons give us a great excuses to get together with friends and family to eat, drink, and party. So have a great time together but remember, at 3:00 local time across the country we are asked to give a minute of silence to honor those thousands of military members who have died for our country. Be safe and have a wonderful weekend.

“Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it.”
Mark Twain

FUN SOCKS FOR GROOMSMEN

Here are ten fun sock ideas for the groom-to-be to spice up his wedding party.

Planning a wedding is never easy, especially when it comes to managing all the little details. In fact, as many as 40% of peopleplanning a wedding spend between ten to fifteen hours per week on planning their wedding. The party favors, the flowers, catering, and more have to be a perfect combination of the bride and the groom’s tastes. Otherwise, disagreements may arise. Less often thought about are the accessories worn by the groomsmen and groom, but these little touches are one of the most perfect ways to foster creativity and a sense of companionship among groomsmen and the groom alike. You’d be surprised how far the creativity of something as simple as a sock in a wardrobe can go.

Pair Your Sock Color with Bridesmaid Colors

Traditionally, groomsmen have matched the wedding party by using similarly-colored ties or shirts. Some even go as far as matching their entire tuxedo. However, another option is to wear socks. For a more casual wedding, rolling up pants to expose a flash of color is a trendy and unique way to include socks in your wardrobe planning.

Add Subtle Color & Design to a Modest Dress

Think your wedding party’s color theme and styles are too modest for novelty socks? Think again. Wearing a sock with a thin line pattern and a pop of color can liven up any wardrobe while still seeming conservative and tasteful. Stripes are an excellent option for wedding parties with no other print on their shoes or suits.

Plan Sock Designs Based on the Weather and Time of Year

Are you getting married in the spring? Include socks with a floral print for a more intriguing look that will almost assuredly go with the florals the bride-to-be will include in her getup. Winter designs are often even more fun to work with and provide a plethora of pattern and theme ideas for the groom and groomsmen. These will all involve working around weather restrictions, such as avoiding socks that are too cold in the winter and ones that are too warm in the summer, but will give you plenty to work with.

Stars and Stripes — Incorporating Patriotism

For military weddings where groomsmen are not in the army and therefore cannot be in dress uniform, a fun way to show patriotism and support for the groom is by wearing patriotic-themed socks. Alternate star socks with striped socks amongst your groomsmen or nab a uniform pair with flags on it. This theme can also be used for July weddings or just for a hint of color that shows pride for your country. Don’t forget the sparklers if you’re getting married on July 4th!

Match Personalities With Fun Print

Have a lot of bold personalities in your group, and you want their individuality to shine? Consider picking a printed sock with different color choices. That way, the print in your wedding party will match, but the colors will be up to the groomsmen. It will give you party a way to feel like they have a hand in the planning of your wedding while also still maintaining control over the outcome and execution of wedding styles.

Animal Themes for Animal Lovers

There are ways to use animal themes in your wedding party without it getting tacky or over-the-top. Opt for animal-themed socks with simple colors and prints, such as these plaid buffalo novelty socks. However, if you’re the type of people that like over-the-top animal enthusiasm, you might step it up with animal print or by letting your groomsmen pick a sock with their favorite animal on it.

Comic Book Themes

Comic book themed weddings are taking off in popularity, sometimes even at the behest of the bride. However, not all couples share a love of comic books, and therefore a great way to incorporate comic book themes into a wedding party that might not have mutual respect for comic books is by using socks. A simple Batman, Superman, or Spiderman print sock under a trouser maintains a uniformity while also showing the groom’s devotion to comic books. 

Print Your Face on Your Sock and Hand it Out As a Gag Gift

If you’re opting for a more traditional black or navy trouser sock but still are a sock aficionado, there are ways to incorporate socks into your groomsmen’s tradition. At your bachelor party, consider buying a pair of printed socks with the bride and groom’s face on them. Not only will this get you a laugh, but it will provide your groomsmen with something comfortable (and fashionable) to change into after the ceremony.

Get Personal With Your Groomsmen

Are you stuck on what to get the people in your party as a show of gratitude for their commitment to your relationship? Get them a personalized pair of socks. This can be as simple as monogramming the date of your wedding on it or as personal as getting a pair of socks that references an inside joke from your bachelor’s party or a past shared event. Either way, this souvenir will delight and be a constant reminder of one of the most important personal events they’ve been involved in.

Rainbow Up!

Rainbows are great for all types of weddings, and doing a gradient in the color of your groomsman’s socks is a fun look that doesn’t necessarily outshine the bridesmaids or the bride. Gradients can be rainbow, different shades of the same color, or a variety of colors ordered from lightest to darkest. This will also help groomsmen remember their place within the wedding party lineup, preventing any mishaps and maintaining order without the bride or groom to be putting in any extra effort.

Planning and buying fun socks for a wedding should be about highlighting the personality of the groom and everyone in the party, and it shouldn’t be harder than necessary. Stick with themes you both are comfortable with, and remember to consult with the bride before making any executive decisions, and this can be a fun and unique way to incorporate the personality of the groom into the event.

If you’re on the search for the perfect pair of adult socks for your groomsmen, check out the novelty sock collections at Foot Traffic. We have a wide selection of novelty socks for men and novelty socks for women, all at great prices with regularly updated prints and styles.

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