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There has never been a better time than now to be in the socks and legwear business. As you might suspect, our primary customers are women who have a plethora of accessories to change their wardrobe.  Men don’t have as many choices. However, beyond the basic tie, men have found that socks are a great way to showcase their personality without jeopardizing their jobs in the office.  Now, more than ever, men are gaining confidence and wearing fun socks.
Our guest blogger is Mr. Pepper, the husband and partner of Jessie Artigue, a New York blogger and favorite fashionista. Mr. Pepper, who has his blog, GUY STYLE featured on STYLE & PEPPER, has graciously agreed to help us learn more about this rapidly growing trend.
Gerard fullWe have seen an explosion of interest in men’s socks in fashion. Why now?

I’d say it’s due to a few factors, but the main reason has been the growing popularity of a more fitted pant. We’ve finally ditched our Dad’s “full break” in front of the ankle and so our pant hems are brushing the tops of our shoes instead of draping over them till they hit the floor.  As a result, our pants tend to show off our socks when we walk, and that makes them a much more visible part of the wardrobe.  It seems like men are really embracing the opportunity to give expression to what has normally been dull and boring, and as a result are demanding more from their socks.

Is there a certain kind of guy that wears creative socks?

I think every man can wear creative socks, even if it’s a conservative, monochromatic, herringbone pattern. It might not be super adventurous, but it’s an easy creative sock pattern that anyone can pull off, no matter the context.. From suits to jeans, there is almost always an opportunity to trade your boring socks for a creative pair. 

What do you think about other guys that wear fun fashion socks?

To me, when I see a guy wearing fashion forward socks, I instantly know I’m dealing with someone who has some confidence in himself.  It says, “I know who I am, and I’m not bothered by being different.”

How often do you wear fashion socks vs. conservative, solid socks?

I wear solid socks about twice a week.  It’s usually because my shoes are an stand out color (like my red suede wingtips) or I’ve run out of clean fashion socks, in which case I’ll often go down to no-shows before I don the solids.  

How many pairs of fun fashion socks do you own?

I have about 10 pairs right now, from polka dots to argyle. Once I eventually realized that I was always searching for a creative pair of socks in the morning, I stopped buying solids.

Where do you shop for your fun socks?

While it’s always easy to stop by J.Crew for a good pair of socks that have a unique color to them, I’ve really been loving my set I bought from  Those guys know how to make a quality, affordable sock. And, of course, I love Foot Traffic for their broad selection of fun designs and consistent great quality. These are some of my favorites…

FTmen's socksHow do you suggest men wear fun socks? Do they match your tie, shirt, etc? OR, do they just stand on their own?

It really depends.  If you match your socks TOO well, it comes off a little cheesy, and if they clash, you can end up looking like a clown. I usually like to match them to my tie or to a secondary color in my shirt.  That’s a great way to keep it in the same color family without looking like your mom picked out your outfit in the morning.  

Since most of our blog readers at FOOT TRAFFIC are women, what words of encouragement can you tell them about giving their guys fun socks?  

If your guy is new to wearing fashionable socks, I suggest keeping it more simple when giving them fun socks.  Stick to striped socks that are cooler colors (grey stripes on navy) that aren’t too light or bright.  It takes time to get used to making your ankles a point of attention, so be patient with your guy.  He’ll get there, just give him some time and the occasional new sock that will push him in the right direction.



winter white
After the beautiful flakes of snow gently glisten to the earth and cling softly on the trees, the grass, the sidewalks….snirt seems to appear a day or two later when the snow melts slightly, and slush on the streets get shoved to the curb. It’s the awful inevitable after-effect of snow that lingers around until the temperature finally warms up enough to melt it away.



The URBAN dictionary defines it as, “The stuff that piles up in parking lots and alongside the road in the midwest during the winter. Not quite snow, not quite dirt.”


The only reason I bring this up is that one of the winter season’s hottest trend is the beautiful color of winter white. We have seen it coming for the past few months and it is here and looking good!  Creamy winter white always looks crisp and elegant against the darker colors of winter. Whether it’s a cashmere sweater, leather jacket, wool coat, or jeans, it will look wintery when accessorized correctly. Add a scarf, layers of pearls or contrast it with black.  At FOOT TRAFFIC, we have enjoyed the continued popularity of off white cotton tights and love the way they look with a short denim skirt or layered with winter white leg warmers. WE LOVE winter white! Add it to your winter wardrobe, stay away from snirt, and you will certainly be on-trend!

Will you be wearing winter white?

Large/Tall Cotton Tights Perfect Fit for Fall

monica cottonMy name is Monica and I am a student at the Kansas City Art Institute. I work part time at Foot Traffic and enjoy learning about tights, leggings, and socks. Somehow I’ve made it this far in my life without owning a pair of cotton tights, and today was the first time I have worn a pair.

It was a chilly and overcast morning…

so I figured it was a good time to try out a new pair of Signature Combed Cotton Tights  from Foot Traffic that I had been admiring from  my desk.

I selected the heather graphite in a large/tall and paired them with a purple variegated sweater dress. I was amazed at how comfortable and warm I stayed all day long! Plus, they fit perfectly! They hug my legs, something that is really important to me because I often have trouble finding tights that fit my thighs comfortably,  and the waistband lands in just the right spot for my taste.

These will definitely become a staple part of my fall and winter wardrobe for comfort and warmth so I can wear all the dresses I want, even when it’s snowing or raining outside. And, there are 14 colors to choose from! Which pair will I choose next?!


CHEERS to a Season of WINE!

wine accessories

I love wine-particularly a robust, full-bodied red variety. There are so many choices– Pinot Noir, Tempranillo, hearty Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah,  Burgundy, and on and on.  It is the time of year that enjoying a good glass of wine in front of the fire place on a chilly evening is a little slice of heaven.
I think you know what I am talking about…

wine cotton tights 4Aside from my wine indulgence, I also love the red wine fashion colors and this season, call it Syrah, Burgundy, or Merlot, this color has hit the fashion runway in a bold way.  Rich, deep shades of wine appear on the fashion pages and are showcased as a luxurious color story to wear through the holidays.   The robust wine colors blend well with colors such as chocolate brown, navy blue, orange, fuchsia and black. It is a classic color to include in your wardrobe, whether you are adding it as an accessory, such as a purse, lipstick, a pair of tights, leggings, or a full body burgundy ensemble. However you choose to wear the wine colors, you will show your discriminating good taste!

This season, there is no such thing as too much red wine!




Colorful Fall/Winter Legwear

Color your world this fall/ winter season!

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With the first blast of cold air, we quickly tuck away our summer brights and turn to our favorite dark colors such as grey, black, brown, burgundy and navy. It is a wonderful, welcome change.  But, don’t be so quick to go all dark. Pepper in some colorful tights, leggings, and socks  with your fall and winter wardrobe.
A touch of fresh color will brighten those dark cold days. As seen over and over on the fashion runway this fall, color creates a cheerful and surprising look. These photos are from Accessories Magazine, showcasing Fall/Winter 2013 London:Legwear and feature many looks that include great colorful legwear when combined with the darker colors.

So, don’t be afraid of the dark…just add a touch of color!


Rosie Tights


This fall is all about playful texture combinations, layering, and dressing to make you feel good.  There are so many fashion looks this fall, you can have a new look every day! Key trends include menswear, camouflage, lace, leather, plaid, fur (fake and real), and of course lots of color and texture.  You can mix and match all the above or streamline your choices to whatever the look is that you are trying to achieve. The point is, spend time having fun with your wardrobe, and add new accessories as an easy way to change it up.

Of course, at FOOT TRAFFIC, our favorite accessory for fall is fashion legwear. Thigh high boots, booties, flats and comfort shoes are everywhere, but you need legwear to pull off the looks, especially as the weather changes and you need to keep your legs warm.  Our good friends at J. Hathaway Shoe Boutique and E.J.’s Boutique shared many of their fall shoe and clothing collections to support our Fall/holiday  LOOK BOOK photo shoot.

Our 2013 FALL/HOLIDAY LOOK BOOK  is full of simple ideas to layer different textures, showcase your legs or your shoes and most of all, to be comfortable in your clothes and with your personal style. Whether your choice is tights, leggings, knee high socks or legwear adds a pop of color, pattern, and texture to any fall and winter outfit.

With a little imagination, lots of sass and confidence, enjoy the fashion fun that this season offers.

Let us know what FOOT TRAFFIC legwear you will be wearing this fall!                      






















Get in the Halloween “spirit” with fun costume ideas.
Of course the favorites are always a safe bet–fairies, princesses, skeletons, zombies, etc.  But there are a lot of other ideas out there so be creative! Pulling a costume together requires a lot of imagination, a trip to thrift stores and Halloween pop-up stores.  It takes time and you need to plan ahead. Of course, legwear can be one of the key  items you will need to embellish your  costume and some items may be  difficult to find.  FOOT TRAFFIC is a great source for fashion tights and leggings as well as fun socks, knee highs,and thigh highs. You will most likely scare up the perfect solution on our website.

There are some great  costume ideas out there so pick one and get your Halloween started! Here are just a few…

Peter Pan- Green tights

Katniss Everdeen- Hunger Games- black cotton tights or black fleece tights

Honey Boo Boo- white lace socks

Pirates thigh highs/Over-the-Knee Socks or fishnet tights

Vampires and zombies- black tights

Duck Dynasty-camouflage anything

Bat Woman – large fishnet tights

Fifty Shades of Grey(Anastacia Steele)- grey tights

Raggedy Ann and Andy- red/white stripe tights or thigh highs 

Nurse- white tights or thigh highs

Ballerina- Ballerina knee high socks

Make your shopping easy and order today to get your legwear for Halloween!



fall catalog cover2It is early October and we are once again excited to offer the annual fall/winter FOOT TRAFFIC 2013 catalog. We have so many new items that we want to share with you! We have been creating a catalog for 20 years and although mailing prices have skyrocketed, we continue to send our catalogs to loyal customers and new customers as well.  We are aware that many manufacturers have eliminated the catalog and are only online and some of our customers are opting to shop only online.  However, we feel that there is nothing like having the entire product line in one easy-to-shop catalog that can be marked, dog-eared and highlighted. We have over 1000 fashion legwear items and novelty socks and our catalog helps to see the variety of quality legwear choices we have for both men and women.
Our products not only offer great fall and winter legwear solutions, but also are wonderful gift solutions for everyone on your holiday shopping list. By keeping the fall catalog on hand, you can peruse the catalog at your convenience, get ideas, make fun choices and either order online, send in your order, or call us directly. And yes, we answer the phone and will answer any questions you might have about our amazing products.

If you are not on our mailing list, please let us know where we can send you a fall/winter 2013 FOOT TRAFFIC  catalog. Call us at 800-785-3668 or email us at

We would love to hear from you!


Scare up some fun at the office with Halloween socks!
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Bummer Halloween is on a Thursday this year. It is a bit late in the week for a party and it’s a school/work night. However, that doesn’t mean that you can’t have some holiday fun at the office! At FOOT TRAFFIC, we have Halloween socks that are a perfect way to show that you are not an office dud.  For the ladies, we have witches socks, Trick or Treat socksfun pumpkin face socks, black cat faces and a large skull in black or hot pink.
For men, check out our large skull socks, the halloween men's socksflames socks for your terrifying “diablo” persona, and the skull and crossbones for your inner pirate.

Go ahead….get in the Halloween “spirit” and wear some fun socks to your workplace and scare up some fun!


Over-the-Knee Socks a RUNWAY favorite


Over -the-Knee socks are a favorite legwear accessory for fall and winter.  They are a runway favorite because they add color and texture to any outfit from daytime to evening, offering a creative alternative to tights and leggings. This year there are so many fun styles, textures and colors available.

A Little Lurex…please

One of our favorites is this little gem—black OTKs with a soft silver lurex top.  They are sassy and classy, making any little black dress look amazing.

xa-p-sDlPBi9gWu_RJBGmUyz0M-rY0lxG912XA1CmZ0So, whatever wardrobe accessories you are considering for fall, be sure to include some OTKs from FOOT TRAFFIC!

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