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Our Best Summer-Themed Novelty Socks for Women and Men

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You may not associate wearing socks with summertime, but there are occasions that call for complete footwear, even during the summer heat. If you have to wear socks, why not make them fun, summer-inspired ones that reflect your interests? Are you spending more time this summer mowing the lawn and taking care of the yard because you are sheltering at home? Our Men’s Mowing socks and Men’s Squirrel socks will keep the chiggers away from your tempting ankles.

Foot Traffic has you covered with a huge selection of novelty socks for men and fun socks for women. Take a look at some of our top picks for summer 2020.

Sports Novelty Socks for Men and Women
While we carefully social distance and keep our families corralled, there are some youth sports that are proceeding and we want to cheer on our kiddos! Attending their games outdoors is a great way to spend time with family while supporting your youngest family members. (The pro-sports attendance will just have to wait!) Join the Foot Traffic team with these unique sports-themed novelty socks! Celebrate your favorite soccer forward or goalie with our novelty soccer socks. While they’re not suitable for wearing with shin guards or playing competitively, they do make for a stylish way to show off your favorite sport to everyone around you, while protecting your legs and feet from the summer bugs in the grass on the sidelines of the soccer field. Best of all, mom and dad can wear matching socks while cheering on their kid’s team. Buy our men’s soccer goal socks and our women’s soccer socks to wear to your next weekend game.

Baseball is an iconic summer sport, and there’s no experience like attending a game in person. Whether you’re just behind the dugout or high up in the bleachers enjoying the cheap seats, our baseball novelty socks for men are a home run.

At Foot Traffic, fun socks for men and women are par for the course; we’re really good at designing them. So be-FORE you hit the links, don’t forget to pull on your golf socks. Skip the boring solid colors or classic argyle in favor of a modern pair of socks. Our men’s golf bag socks feature an illustration of a golf bag full of the best clubs and drivers available, as well as scattered golf balls along the foot. How about EAT SLEEP PLAY GOLF socks for men and women Our women’s novelty golf socks cover your feet in brightly colored golf tees and white golf balls on a green background, adding sass to your golf course fashion.

Take in the Great Outdoors in our Fun Socks!
Summer cookout snacks are some of our favorite treats because we don’t always get to enjoy them year-round. If you’re having a backyard gathering, light up the fire pit, and pull out of the s’mores supplies! Our men’s and women’s novelty socks featuring the saying, “Let’s Have S’More Fun!,” along with a lighted campfire and crossed roasting sticks. 

Speaking of campfires, summer is the perfect time to go on a camping trip. Whether you’re going on a backwoods hiking journey or pitching your tent in an amenity-rich state park, sleeping under the stars just feels different. Our woodsy camping men’s socks are perfect to wear for inspiration as you plan your next trip or load your gear into your backpack.

If you’re outdoorsy in the backyard kind of way, but not so much the forest and hiking trail way, we have socks for you, too. First up are our men’s Grill Boss novelty socks for dads and aspiring dads to wear as they cook meat for dinner. Grab your tongs and your charcoal and show everyone that your rightful place is in front of the grill or smoker. 

For a pair of men’s novelty socks with a bit more personality, and unparalleled brightness, you can’t miss our men’s smiley face socks! Have a nice day in our emoji-yellow socks featuring a classic smiley face and friendly eyebrows. Smiles are contagious, so show these off to brighten someone else’s day!

If vegetables sound more appetizing to you than grilled meat, can we offer you a pair of women’s novelty socksfeaturing images of all the gardening supplies you would ever need to grow your favorite flowers and veggies? Wear these adorable socks under your gardening clogs or rubber boots for inspiration as you sow seeds and care for bees.

Bright Novelty Socks for Men and Women, Too
Seeking out socks in summery colors, specifically? Don’t worry, we have those, too! Here are a few of our top picks.

For men seeking brightly-colored novelty socks without any sort of obvious theme, our bright dots novelty socks for men and bright stripes socks are two great options. Both pairs come in colors like orange, teal, and lime green, so they’ll match a variety of button-down shirts and slacks for your workwear, and will look equally as good with a polo shirt, jeans, and sneakers at your favorite brunch spot.

For a pair of men’s novelty socks with a bit more personality, and unparalleled brightness, you can’t miss our men’s smiley face socks! Have a nice day in our emoji-yellow socks featuring a classic smiley face and friendly eyebrows. Smiles are contagious, so show these off to brighten someone else’s day!

Looking for more of a boho look for your footwear? You’ll never forget to wear these elephant socks! Silhouettes of adult and baby elephants roam across these socks and stand out from the teal and orange background. They’re a great choice for bright novelty socks for women!

For women, we’ve captured the rich colors of the Hawaiian islands on our women’s hula socks. Hula dancers stand out on a sea of blue background. You can almost hear the strum of the ukulele and the smells of a luau when you wear these women’s novelty socks.

Foot Traffic Specializes in Novelty Socks!
Although we sell lots of foot- and legwear, at the heart of our business is our passion for unique novelty socks. We’ve spent the last 30 or so years coming up with truly special sock designs to bring a smile to our customers’ faces and enhance their wardrobes. 

What’s more brightly-colored and inherently summer than a heaping ice cream cone, complete with chocolate syrup, sprinkles, and a cherry? Perhaps it’s our ice cream cone women’s novelty socks! Slide your foot into a golden-brown waffle cone, as strawberry and mint ice cream crawl up your ankle, and get topped off with a maraschino cherry on a stem. These socks are a sweet treat for summer!

Are you ready to turn the volume on your outfits up to 11? Shop our full selection of novelty socks, and buy a few pairs that speak to you.

Celebrate the Fourth of July with American Flag Socks for Men and Women

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On July 4, we celebrate the birth of our nation: Independence Day. Maybe you call it Fourth of July! Maybe you shorten it to the Fourth. No matter the name you choose, it’s a time to acknowledge our Founding Fathers creating the country we live in and declaring independence from England way back in 1776.

As we continue to quarantine and practice safe distancing, it does not stop us from celebrating this annual holiday with family and friends. We may not be in large groups but we can still enjoy the festivities! No matter how we celebrate, whether at home or in a park, we can celebrate in style!

What Independence Day outfit is complete without festive, patriotic socks? At Foot Traffic, we think these fun socks should be a requirement! You definitely need a pair of novelty socks — maybe even several pairs — to rock your all-American look this summer. Check out our incredible novelty socks, perfect for the much-anticipated summer holiday.

Anatomy of the American Flag
The American flag is seen globally as a symbol of freedom and democracy. Did you know that each element of today’s flag represents important parts of American history?

There are 13 red and white stripes, a nod to the 13 original colonies of the United States. This section of the flag is called the “Union.” The Canton, or the blue rectangle in the upper left-hand corner, includes 50 white stars, one representing each state. 

It is said that George Washington indicated the red stripes represented England, but were separated with white stripes to show our independence. Over the years, there have been many variations of the American flag, but they have always been red, white, and blue.

Novelty Socks for Women
Don red and white striped socks, speckled with white stars to set a festive tone for the Fourth of July. The crew height of these Women’s Patriotic socks will stand out above the tops of your shoes to show everyone your love of your country as you sit back and watch the fireworks. 

Ever find yourself enthusiastically chanting, “USA, USA, USA”? Maybe it’s during the Olympics, or World Cup Soccer. Maybe it’s just for fun! These heart-patterned crew socks practically chant along with you. With red hearts across a field of blue, our USA Hearts Women’s Socks reflect your patriotism.

Seeking a more subdued sock look? Consider our Americana No-Show Socks. This three-pack lets you mix-and-match your look with multiple designs of stars and stripes. The no-show height means they don’t rise above the top of your sneakers, if that’s the fashion look you’re going for

If you’re looking for something a little less literal, consider our Vote Women’s Socks. They’re still red, white, and blue, but they urge your friends to head to the polls to cast their votes in the next election — an important aspect of our democracy!

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Novelty Socks for Men
When you’re looking for fun socks for men, especially men’s American flag socks, look no further than Foot Traffic. Salute your feet in our crew-height American Flag Socks. They may not have the same number of stripes or number of stars as the official flag, but people will get your point when you wear them to celebrate our Independence.

No matter what political party you support, you’ll love our Men’s Trump Socks. Feel absolutely presidential while wearing these socks featuring President Donald Trump behind a podium, delivering a speech. The sole features red and white stripes, while the cuff looks like the field of blue stars from the American flag

American Flag Leggings and Trouser Socks
Pair our America Footless Tights with a patriotic tunic for a relaxed and comfortable look for the Fourth of July. You’ll get freedom of movement and epic patriotic style that will look great under bursts of fireworks lighting up the sky.

Knee-high socks show off your patriotism to the fullest — from your toes to your knee! If you can’t get enough of the red, white, and blue, these American Flag Knee High Socks should top your list for your Independence Day outfit.

You will love our Stars and Stripes Knee Highs. These socks show off white stars on blue on one socks and red and white stripes on the other sock!

Trouser socks are taller than our crew socks without covering the calf like a knee-high. Trouser socks are usually made of a thinner fabric and pair nicely with dress shoes. Our trouser socks are an excellent, lightweight choice during the summer heat. Choose your favorite American flag novelty socks from two options in this sock category: America Trouser Socks and Old Glory Trouser Socks. Both are also high quality enough for the workplace.

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American Flag Socks for Kids
Even your kids can join in on the fun with our Youth American Flag Socks. Get matching socks for your whole family to wear for the perfect photo opportunity on the Fourth of July! Order every pair you need for every set of feet in your brood from Foot Traffic and deck out everyone to show your love of your country. (And show us your photos via our Instagram, @foottraffic, so we can see your stylish look!)

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Foot Traffic is an all-American apparel company, founded more than 30 years ago and headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri, to provide the public with incredible novelty socks with unmatched high quality. Our socks are available in retail stores around the country, as well as online for individuals and wholesalers to purchase. 

When you’re looking for fun socks for men, women, or children, make Foot Traffic your choice.

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As Father’s Day quickly approaches, June 21, it’s time to start thinking about Dad and his role in your life.  There are all kinds of dads, just as there are all kinds of mothers. One thing is for sure–all of the dads that I know love their kids, from birth to adulthood, and there is nothing that stands in the way of a Dad’s love.  Whether your dad is the dad that raised you, your granddad or someone who is “like a dad”, Father’s Day is a great time to recognize him.  Sure, he may not be so great in the kitchen, but he is amazing at the grill. Or, perhaps he is amazing in the kitchen, but he is not so great at the grill. Dads come in all shapes and sizes and his attributes are unique only to him.  No matter how you choose to honor your dad this June, include a pair of these fun trophy socks to let him know he is the BEST DAD EVER!

Father’s Day is a great day to let Dad know that he is important in your life and that you want to make this day all about him.  One thing that unites most dads is a sense of humor.  No matter what gift you are giving your dad, include a pair of fun socks to make him smile.  Here are some fun ideas to help personalize your gift to make any gift special just for him.

Let’s start with a dad that just loves to tinker with his car.  He would rather hang out in the garage that about anywhere else.  He loves to watch car racing and he secretly would love to drive a race car at some point in his life.  Too bad he owns a family SUV. Give him a fun pair of VINTAGE CAR socks or a pair of socks with car parts for the mechanic and a gift card for gas or hand made gift certificate to clean and spit shine his car with him.

Does your dad love to grill? Is he happiest when he has a beer in one hand and a plate of meat ready for the grill in the other hand? Now that is what we are talking about. He is definitely the GRILL BOSS when he is in charge of cooking the meat—or vegetables—or whatever can be cooked on the grill. Let your dad know you appreciate his grilling skills. Share a pair of these fun GRILL BOSS socks or GRILLING socks with a bottle of his favorite BBQ sauce and he will be ready to take the lead behind the spatula and the heat.

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Does your dad love his lawn? Is he out there mowing the lawn every weekend, trimming the edges, grooming the boxwoods and power blowing the debris off of the sidewalk and the driveway? And, is he in a continuous battle with the local resident squirrels? He definitely will enjoy these fun lawn mowing socks or squirrel socks to proudly wear when he is in his element — in the yard. In the top cuff of the sock, tuck a gift card to a local nursery and 6 pack of his favorite beer, and he will love you even more!

Does your Dad love to tell jokes–and often the same one over and over? He thinks he is hilarious but the rest of the family smiles and dismisses yet another bad joke.  These crazy men’s chicken socks will make him smile. DON’T ASK begs the ever-asked question, “Why did the chicken cross the road?”. We all know the answer —- he is social distancing. HA! HA!

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Have you found your dad with the remote in his hand, streaming his favorite shows and he just can’t keep away from Tiger King/ Tiger Joe and the crazy world of private tiger and exotic animal owners? (Tell me this isn’t real! ) Let your dad be part of that world with these fun men’s tiger and exotic zebra socks.  A pair of these socks and a big bag of popcorn will make him a happy Tiger King groupie and a happy dad! 

Many dads love to play golf. Golfing is one of the sports that we can play during the quarantine so let it happen. He disappears in the morning and when the day ends, he finally shows up either happy with his game or missing a couple clubs wrapped around a tree. No matter how well he plays the game, he is back on the greens at the drop of a hat. This Father’s Day, give him a pair of fun golf socks, either the golf bag cuties or the argyle and EAT, SLEEP, PLAY GOLF (repeat) socks to impress his friends on the golf course. Perhaps some fun tees, balls and an invitation to play some put-put with him will make his day.

Is your dad the guy who just loves to work out? He hits the gym either after work or before work but never misses the opportunity to pump and flex those hunky muscles. Perhaps he enjoys playing tennis, basketball, coaching a kid’s soccer game or running ( running errands, running the kids around town, running up and down the stairs….) He will love to get a pair of fun sport socks letting him know that you admire his effort and passion for sports. Include a pair of socks with a sporty Father’s Day gift ( shorts, gym gift certificate, new tennis balls, etc.) and he will know you are on TEAM DAD!

It is finally summer and we are able to get out—but not able to go very far with this virus lurking around. At least we can get outside and enjoy our neighborhoods and backyards. One of the favorite activities this summer is camping—in you own backyard! Pop up a tent and enjoy hanging out in a tent. Why not sleep out under the stars? (Mom loves this idea as she gets the night to herself!) That means Dad and the kids can sleep outside. Yeah! And don’t forget the best part–that is, the S’MORES! You can include mom is this activity. Get S’MORE socks for Dad (and the entire family) and give him some graham crackers, chocolate, and marshmallows and tell him you “Love him s’more and s’more every day!!!!”

Showing your Dad that you appreciate him this year is especially important. This quarantine has not been easy for anyone and your Dad may just need that extra hug and extra laugh or two. Having fun together is the best gift of all! (and of course a pair of socks! )


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Let’s face it, it’s been a disappointing year for college and high school seniors. The remainder of their final semester of classes moved online, and their commencement ceremonies were canceled in light of the coronavirus pandemic. They’ve lost all opportunities to attend end-of-school-year rites of passage, like prom and throwing their graduation caps in the air. So, at Foot Traffic, we think it’s only fair that you get your graduate a gift they’ll remember for a long time—and sport on their feet in remembrance of their success. In spite of the circumstances, each grad needs to walk proud and WALK OUT LOUD! Whether they graduated top of the class or performed “Good Enough” ( there were more fun things to do than study!), let’s celebrate our 2020 graduation class!

We might be a little biased in our thinking, but our novelty socks make great gifts. You may be thinking, “How is a pair of fun socks the perfect graduation gift?” Here’s how! The cuff of a sock makes a great place to tuck a gift card, check, or cash, to gift your scholar. Select a fun pair of socks that remind you of the grad and they will know that you put some effort into their gift, with of pair of socks and their favorite gift–money! They also make great components of an off-to-college gift basket, including dorm necessities and a collegiate-quality backpack. Socks are the ultimate self-expression, and that’s why they make memorable gifts.

Women’s Novelty Socks for Recent Graduates

Carpe Diem. If your grad is ready to seize the day, our Lemon Women’s Socks are the perfect pair. Featuring brightly colored yellow fruits and lush green leaves, these fun socks remind your graduate to make lemonade from the lemons life dealt them this year. A motivating catchphrase, “Squeeze the Day,” encourages positivity as they approach their next big thing! 

Let the music move you. Perhaps your high school grad was in the student orchestra. Or, if a college student, a BFA or MFA in music is a big accomplishment. Reward your musician for a job well done with our Symphony Women’s Socks. These cuties feature a maestro leading the orchestra that includes pianists, harpists, timpani drum players, violinists, and more. Ask Alexa or Siri to play “Pomp and Circumstance” as your grad dons these women’s novelty socks and marches around the house, to the beat of their own drummer.

Head of the class. Teachers are such important people, so it only makes sense we have a pair of socks celebrating the fact that they change the world! With subtle notebook paper line-style stripes and stars in bright colors, these socks are ready to celebrate your education school grad’s influence on the next generation of students. 

Healthy choices. In a shout-out to eating fresh fruits and veggies, our Tossed Salad Women’s Socks feature superfoods like avocados, eggplant, mushrooms, and kale. College grads who studied health and nutrition will eat these up! 

Give them something to Tolk-ien about. For grads who travel off the beaten path and go their own way, these J. R. R. Tolkien-inspired fun socks for women feature the quote “Not all who wander are lost,” a reference to Tolkien’s famous poem “All That is Gold Does Not Glitter.” Graduation is all about closing one chapter to start another; your grad is ready to write one that is uniquely their own.

Men’s Novelty Socks for Recent Graduates

Go off-script. Pharmacy school is intense. Reward your grad with our Men’s Dancing Pill Socks. They’re just what the doctor ordered—and the pharmacist filled—for fun men’s socks to wear to work, post-graduation.

These socks add up. For your actuary, physicist, or math major, our Men’s Math Genius Socks feature every math equation we could think of. Can your grad think of more? Probably! And they’ll also love wearing these fun socks for men as a reminder of their passion for numbers and mathematics.

Presidential wisdom. The sixteenth President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln, was known for his honesty and many words of inspiration, including “Whatever you are, be a good one.” Whether your grad majored in political science, or is just going to be exceptionally good at whatever they plan to do next, our Men’s Abe Lincoln Socksmake a great gift.

Daily fuel. Caffeine gets us through our days and probably got your graduate through late nights of studying, too. Our Men’s Coffee Socks are just a small reminder of how a fresh cuppa can give your grad the motivation he needs to persevere in the workforce or graduate school. Perhaps, Life Happens, coffee helps is a good reminder of this unusual time.

Cs get degrees. Find humor in a “just OK” GPA. Your grad didn’t earn any academic distinctions and was never on the Dean’s List, but they passed and got their diploma, and that’s all that matters. Our Men’s Good Enough Socksacknowledge that doing decently is just fine, and embracing mediocrity is, too. A for effort!

Kids’ Novelty Socks for Elementary and Middle School Graduates

We’d be remiss if we left out all of the elementary and middle school graduates who worked so hard to get where they are today. Our kids’ novelty socks come in youth sizes, too, for all kinds of growing feet.

An education transformation. If your little caterpillar got her wings and is off to a new middle school in the fall, reward her work with our Butterflies Socks. Her metamorphosis from fifth-grader to teenager is a big deal, and these socks celebrate her growth

Curl up with a good book. If your little one spends their spare time diving into new worlds through books, our Kids I Love Reading Socks are for them. Featuring bespectacled giraffes holding books, these adorable socks will inspire your child’s next literary adventures and their love of their favorite school subject.

Priorities. Ask a group of schoolchildren about their favorite time of day during the school year, and you’re sure to get a few (probably most) that say they look forward to recess the most. If your kid lives for playing outside, our Youth Recess Socks make that clear to everyone.

Foot Traffic: Fun Socks HQ

Our 30-year career of providing you with the best novelty socks for women, men, and kids, is proof of Foot Traffic’s mission to make high-quality fun socks. 

Shop our full selection online, or find us in a specialty boutique store near you. We have socks for absolutely everyone on your graduation-gift list, and you might even find a few pairs to treat yourself with, too.


Many people take socks for granted, which we think is sad. After all, they do so much for us! They’re always there to soak up our sweat on hot days, keeping our feet from swimming in wet pools in our shoes. Then on cold days, they give back to us by keeping our feet cozy and warm. And it’s not just the boring, white crew socks from packages that do this for us. All socks, from the humble to the bold, play a part in keeping our feet comfortable in their environments. And especially now, when we are working from home, we need socks to not only keep our feet warm but also to give us a fun lift during a difficult time. Our novelty fun socks do just that.

 Foot Traffic is passionate about socks and their roles in our lives, which is why we’ve curated a list of the best men’s novelty socks to start 2020 spring out on the right foot. 

Spring is Here — Time to Mow Your Lawn!

Spring often comes as a warm welcome after a long and cold winter, but there’s one chore that no one misses when the snow flies, and that’s mowing the lawn. 

Mowing the lawn might be the pits, but you can make the best of it with these cute men’s socks. These socks feature men of all shapes, sizes, makes, and models riding or pushing their mowers across their lawn. If there’s one thing that we all can commiserate with, it’s that no one likes getting their shoes and socks green with grass clippings. So, keep your socks from turning green by wearing green socks to begin with while you do your spring chores!

For the Firefighters in Our Live

Most people know a firefighter, whether they work for the forest service, volunteer for the town’s fire service, or whether they met the fire chief at a city planning meeting. They do a lot of work for our communities, so why not offer them these novelty socks featuring some of the most selfless heroes in the world? International Firefighters Day is May 4th. Honor those front line heroes who are out there everyday facing so many current challenges. 

Celebrate Cinco De Mayo in 2020

Skip forward a day to May 5th, and you’ll be wanting a pair of these socks to help you celebrate! Cinco de Mayo, contrary to popular belief, is not Mexico’s independence day. It marks the victory of the Mexican Army in the battle of Puebla. Regardless, it’s still a fun day to celebrate, and many do that by utilizing a traditional Mexican celebration — bashing open a piñata. Call it quarantine therapy!

If you’re too old to enjoy the candy that comes out of a piñata, you can still enjoy these fun men’s socks. Featuring a piñata that says, “I’d hit that,” these socks will help you celebrate May 5th in a whole new way. 

Not All Cat Lovers Are Crazy Cat Ladies

Women with more than one cat are often dubbed the crazy cat lady. But we know that it’s not just the ladies out there who enjoy our feline friends. These men’s novelty socks showcase our beloved cats in a way that highlights their sassy and sometimes over-the-top nature. The bottom of the socks has black and white stripes, much like an inmate’s garb, while the top features a bored-looking cat and a mouse. Pick these up for the cat lover in your life, especially if that cat lover is you!

…But Many Men Also Love Dogs. 

We can’t forget our dogs when it comes to the animals in our life that we enjoy. Dogs are always there for you when you need them, they don’t butt into your conversations, and they don’t get nosy about all the aspects of your life. 

Sound like we’re edging around a hot topic? That’s because we know that some people love their dogs more than they love other people. For those types of people in your life, these are the perfect novelty socks. They highlight your love of dogs while also pointing out that you might be so fond of the hairless primate so many others are fond of. And during social distancing, these socks say it all! 

Size Matters — Especially When Fishing!

Fishing isn’t just for men, but we sure do know a lot of men who enjoy this pastime! For people who regularly get caught in the crosshairs of a loved one’s fishing story, you run into a lot of stories talking about the massive fish that got away. Remind the beloved fishermen in your life, or remind yourself that size really does matter when it comes to fishing. These funny socks feature a hooked fish and the classic funny line we’ve all heard before.

… But Age Only Matters When It’s Wine Or Cheese!

Everyone gets old, but in the bigger scheme of things, it doesn’t matter that you’re an old fart. Everything gets better with age — as cheese and wine tell us. For those who need a reminder, these socks are the perfect thing. Blue socks with burgundy toes and heels feature the phrase “Age only matters if you’re wine, cheese, or a banana.” Father’s Day is right around the corner. Maybe you’re still looking for the best present for that day, or perhaps you’re looking for the right birthday gift for the funny guy in your life. Whatever reason you have for sock shopping, we bet that you can find the right men’s novelty sock on our site. Click here to browse more.


Never before has an international situation occurred that has created the need for everyone around the world to stay at home for an indefinite period of time. Extreme times, extreme measures. And Moms are called upon to suddenly begin “extreme mothering” because someone has to take charge and hold it all together. Dads are doing their part too but let’s face it, Mom’s have that natural instinct to take care of their family NO MATTER WHAT! They keep it together by planning and preparing meals, overseeing the schoolwork, entertaining bored kids and keeping the peace on the home front. It is not an easy job but someone has to do it and that someone is MOM!

All moms are working moms. Some go to an office or place of employment outside of the home. Many moms are healthcare workers or grocery clerks and are on the front line. Some moms work from a home office.  Some moms stay at home to raise their children.  These hard-working moms are “doing it all” right now. Even with kids and pets running amuck, she holds it together.

Whether you are a mom, have a mom or know a mom, this coming Mother’s Day is especially important to give a shout out to all of the moms who have helped their families “shelter in” through this unusual time.

Mother’s Day is May 10 and it is hard to know what the situation will be like at that point.  The situation is uncertain. But, one thing IS for certain, Mother’s Day is a time to let her know what a wonderful job she is doing holding the family together, no matter how frustrating, challenging, fun, satisfying, exhausting or all of the above. 

Yes, she may stay in the bathroom 1-2 hours crying and drinking wine, but that is normal. Or, she may try some new recipes that even the dog finds questionable. Or she may start laughing uncontrollably at absolutely nothing. Or she may be in her closet eating chocolate she is hoarding in a shoe. All normal.

It is a day that she needs to be recognized for BEING THERE FOR YOU! So what does Mom want?  Every mom is different but I bet every mom just wants to be appreciated and loved. And of course, at this time humor is important.  It is said that laughter is the best medicine so why not use Mother’s Day to give mom a smile. 

Here are some gift ideas that might just let her know how much you appreciate her at this difficult time and hopefully the socks help to add the smile!  

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SQUEEZE LEMONS – When life gives you lemons…. Mom squeezes the day! Who knew this virus would cause us to stay home ? But Mom-to-the-rescue can always make a bad situation better. Give her some lemon treats and fun socks to let her know she is appreciated! ( Citrus got real!!!)

RELAX WINE – Mom needs something to help her relax. She is on the go all day trying to keep the house in order, food on order, and kids and/or pets in order. Help her relax with a wonderful bottle of her favorite wine, a new wine glass (e.g. STAY FANCY!) and some treats for her personal happy hour. Encourage her to relax, breathe, and drink wine. (Repeat…)

BEST MOM EVER – Wow, this is the time to let her know she is just that. Give her the socks to wear to remind her that even though you drive her crazy, you love her and she is THE BEST! She has earned the BEST MOM EVER trophy socks because she is all that, and more. She has kept the household going on all fronts. If there were Grammie Award and Mommy Award shows this year, she would be the winner.

GARDENER SOCKS – Digging in the dirt can be very therapeutic. Nature has never been so important as now and giving her time to be outside, planting something is important. And wearing garden socks. Those help. Give her some gloves, socks, and a few plants and she will be a happy planter. Outside. By herself.

TOSSED SALAD and VEGGIE GARDEN – If she is into salads and healthy eating then she would love a new salad bowl, new cookbook, and of course a beautiful pair of tossed salad socks with a pattern of all of her favorite healthy ingredients. She will love that you appreciate how hard she tries to stay healthy. You might throw in some dark chocolate… Just sayin’…

BIG DILL – You know it and she needs to know it – She is a Big Dill. When the world is in a pickle, Mom is there to make things better. Give her a jar of fun pickles, hopefully locally made, and a pair of our Big Dill socks. Oh, and include a gift card to her favorite restaurant so when the quarantine is over, she doesn’t have to cook!!!! Let her know she is kind of a Big Dill to you and your family!

TREAT YO’SELF – Yes, Mom tries hard to make sure everyone eats healthy during these stressful times. She sets the example by making good food to keep the family well. But sometimes she just needs to indulge in something as sweet as she is. Serve her a plate of her favorite sweet treats with a pair of fun socks to let her now she deserves a treat, not only because it is Mother’s Day, but because she earns it every day!

LIFE HAPPENS and COFFEE – Life happens. Coffee Helps. Pandemics Happen. Coffee Helps. Mother’s Day Happens. Coffee Helps. Give Mom a new mug, some of her favorite joe to brew and some warm socks to help her get her day started on the right foot… And the left foot.

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HARD BEING MESo you never knew your mom had grey hair until now. Her nail polish is chipping and her yoga class is cancelled. It is easy to understand how hard it is being her at this time. Social distancing is not a problem. Even though she is getting by, she is going to need some extra TLC when all is said and done. Give her these socks to let her know you understand and for sure, include a gift card to her favorite salon so she can pull herself together once pampering is essential.

Maybe you can’t be with your mom this year. Maybe your Mom is in your space every day while being quarantined. Every situation is different but every Mom is trying, so send her some lovin’ and fun pair of socks to lift her day.

Let her know that she is the BEST MOM EVER! Send her a smile!


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.



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.”

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.  


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 .  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.

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


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. 

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