Reconsider your sock game this summer with some Nike SB Oompa Loompa Dunk socks.
Near the scorching heat of asphalt, buried and concealed far beneath a rugged cotton-twill textile and shielded by leather and rubber for nearly 10-months out of the year lay your socks. Yes, socks.
Thankfully it is now officially summer, and there is no better time to show off those socks that you special ordered from half way around the world, spent countless dollars on and that, at the end of the day, are priceless. You see, socks are essential in the summer: They help you help your feet stay dry and comfortable in this heat, and they also help the inside of your shoes (and your feet) stay clean.
Socks today play an essential role in men’s fashion adding an accent to their outfits. These things on your feet that nobody used to care about have completely transformed from the basic grey-toed white sock to the 1991 Fab Five team wearing black socks on the basketball court. Today, socks are equally as important as the shirt you’re wearing – choose the wrong socks, and ruin your outfit.
I’ve done some research and found my two favorite socks to date. No, they aren’t Nike Elites and they aren’t HUF’s Plantlife socks, but yes, I hope you go get your own.
I’m sure you’ve seen everyone wearing Nike Elite basketball socks in every possible color known to man, but what you probably haven’t seen are Nike SB’s Dunk Socks. This is probably because 1) they’re pretty hard to come across, and 2) these are all ankle socks – which, unless you walk around barefoot, aren’t visible to the naked eye. Well, it’s summer, remember? That makes it OK for you to walk around in sandals and show off your cool ankle socks, which would otherwise be invisible.
The cool thing about Dunk socks is that they have Nike SB’s most desired Quickstrike sneaker designs printed on them. That’s right, it’s a shoe beneath a shoe (mind blowing, I know). From the “Oompa-loompa” sneaker to the Cali Dunk sneakers, these socks were made specifically for sneakerheads or those who just weren’t able to get their hands on these precious shoes.
ICNY is a clothing company based of out Brooklyn, N.Y. that has by far the coolest socks in the history of socks. They don’t have crazy patterns or a huge variety of styles, these are simple socks that are ultimately designed to draw attention to the kicks.
They put together a line of socks in two styles (polka dots or gradient lines) in your choice of six colors – black, heather, navy, neon green, red and yellow. ICNY has turned your basic black sock into a nighttime abstraction, adding 3M reflective patterns onto these 3/4-ankle or half-calf socks making you stand out on your night run or your night out.