Foot Traffic® is approaching a big birthday (our 25th). We began in 1986 as a specialty sock store under the name “d.b.a. SOCKS”. We learned early on that our customers wanted more selection of quality, fun socks and fashion forward hosiery than we could find. We bought every style in every color we could, but it just wasn’t enough to fill up our store, or satisfy our customers.
So we set out to create our own styles to fill what eventually became an eleven store specialty chain, with locations in New Orleans, Atlanta, Washington D.C., Boston, Baltimore, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. We started by focusing on design styles, materials and construction that would create a more unique, higher quality novelty sock offering. We then expanded to printed tights and “on trend” knit hosiery.
Soon, other retailers looking for unique, quality socks, tights and hosiery began asking if they could order from us. It was during this period that we changed our name to “Foot Traffic”. As it turns out, our retail store experience put us in a unique position to understand the needs of our catalog and web customers. Bottom line, our designs and styles were selling in a big way!
Over time, we phased out of our retail store business, so that we could focus on creating the kind of innovative products our customers have come to expect. Today we offer a complete line of distinctively different socks, tights and hosiery, from basic opaque tights in 26 fashion colors to our signature combed cotton tights & leggings, providing the highest quality available anywhere.
We are currently located in the Crossroads Arts District in Kansas City, Missouri in the historic Liquid Carbonic building that has recently been refurbished and renovated. We are a cornerstone in the district, supporting our local community, and are a natural fit within this inspiring culture of new and old businesses.
The Foot Traffic® brand has come to represent fun, fashion forward quality and value to its many customers and clients.