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Toe Socks – 5 Must Have Pairs

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Toe socks:  You either love them or hate them.

I happen to love them. I’ll say it loud and proud.  I often wear them with shoes, but I have no shame when it comes to pairing them with flip flops on a chilly day.  As long as my feet stay dry, I’ll wear this combo year round.  And, of course, toe socks are the yin to the toe shoe’s yang.

Overall, I like my toe socks warm, thick and donning creative designs.  Perhaps you prefer your toe socks to be thin with a solid color scheme.   Or, maybe you love toe shoes and want toe socks that are thin, breathable and keep your feet dry.  Or you might want a pair that separates your big toe from all of your other toes (perfect for flip flops). No matter your preferences, there’s a perfect pair of toe socks for you.

With all this in mind, I put together a list of some of the best toe socks out there.  They range from long to short, full to half toe, thin to thick.  They come in a variety of colors and patterns for both men and women.  Check them out and find your new favorite pair of toe socks!


angelina toe socks dozen pack unisexAngelina Dozen Pack Toe Socks – Unisex

Price: $28.00

These multi-designed toe socks come in an assorted pack of 12 pairs with either a feminine or masculine color scheme.  The tube sock design fits most teens and adults.  Depending on shoe and calf size, reviewers were pleased with the long length of the socks.  (Generally land about mid-calf.)  They are thicker than men’s dress socks, but not super thick, so they are comfortable to wear with toe shoes.  Some reviewers were disappointed because they received duplicate colors and designs, but they are still great for mixing and matching.  At around $2.50 per pair, they are a great deal, whether you are keeping them all or sharing them with another toe sock lover.


  • 12 assorted pairs of toe socks
  • Available in feminine and masculine color schemes
  • One size fits most (unisex)
  • Tube sock that stops mid-calf on most people
  • Thin enough to wear comfortably with toe shoes
  • Great for mixing and matching or gift giving

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Foot Traffic women's knee high toe socksFoot Traffic Knee High Toe Socks – Women’s

Price: $10.29 – $19.99

Foot Traffic’s knee high toe socks come in a variety of bright designs including harlequin (pictured left) and rainbow striped.  They are acrylic and are sold as “one size fits most”.  Many customer reviewers rave that they are cute, cozy and warm.  Though some warn that these aren’t as durable as some other socks, many customers thought they were of good quality.  Some reviewers said these toe socks are nostalgic of the 80’s, with their knee high, vibrant designs.  (Especially the rainbow pair.)  If you are looking for eye-catching, comfy toe socks, then Foot Traffic is right up your alley.



  • 1 pair – available in assorted striped designs and color schemes including harlequin and rainbow
  • One size fits most women
  • Acrylic
  • Knee high length (may be dependent on foot size)
  • Warm and comfortable
  • Medium thickness

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injinji toe socks unisex 2012Injinji – 2012 – Performance Original Weight Micro Toe Socks – Unisex

Price: $8.00 – $12.49

If you are looking for a toe sock with functionality, then look no further than the Injinji 2012 performance toe socks. They are 70% Coolmax, a material that manages moisture by wicking away sweat.  They are designed to separate and align your toes to promote stability, grip and balance. This design also prevents friction and blisters between toes, making them ideal for many runners and athletes.  Reviewers say they fit comfortably and are great with toe shoes.  Athletes, especially runners, love how dry and blister free these toe socks keep their feet.


  • 1 pair – available in pink, black or white
  • Unisex sizes running from S – XL
  • 70% Coolmax / 25% Nylon / 5% Lycra
  • Coolmax material helps to manage moisture
  • Prevents friction and blisters between toes
  • Anatomical Interface System (AIS) that separates and aligns toes for stabilizing, gripping and balance
  • Great for athletes and runners
  • Perfect for use with Vibram FiveFingers and other toe shoes 

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Nuwool toe socks injinji
If you are interested in a thick, cozy Injinji toe sock, check out their unisex outdoor nuwool toe socks.  They keep your feet warm, dry and blister free whether you are indoors or out.




toe sox half toe toe socksToeSox Half Toe Yoga/Pilates Toe Socks With Grips- Unisex

Price: $15.00 – $16.95

ToeSox half toe socks are made of organic cotton with an open toe design that aids in flexibility and strength.  Reviewers said they love wearing these half toe socks during activities like yoga, pilates, martial arts and dance.  They say that they help regulate the temperature of their feet and fit like a glove.  Some people say that they are a little tight to get on, but worth the effort.  Reviewers also rave about the non-slip soles that are perfect for use on yoga mats and gym floors.   These unisex half toe socks run in sizes XS – XL and are available in 3 colors.  If you are looking for a hygienic, non-slip, flexible toe sock for your favorite workout, these ToeSox are the right choice.


  • 1 pair – available in solid black, purple striped or undyed
  • Unisex sizings running from XS – XL
  • Organic cotton
  • Non-slip sole
  • 5 toe design promotes flexibility and strength
  • Hygienic alternative to bare feet at gym or yoga studio
  • Don’t overheat feet
  • Great for yoga, pilates, dancing, martial arts and other workouts

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flip flop socks toe socksFlip Flop Socks – Unisex

Price: $9.95

If you want to wear flip flops year round, then you probably need a pair of these Flip Flop Socks.  As the name suggests, these are socks meant to be worn with flip flops.  The v-toe design allows for the flip flop toe piece to be worn comfortably without separating all of your toes. They are made with a polyester, cotton and spandex blend that reviewers find really comfortable.  Reviewers also love the how thick and warm these socks are.  They are above ankle length and come in unisex sizes S – L. Whether you want to wear flip flops in the cold or find traditional toe socks uncomfortable, you should check out these Flip Flop Socks.


  • 1 pair – available gray, white, black and brown
  • Unisex sizing running from S – L
  • 63% polyester / 30% cotton / 7% spandex
  • Designed to wear with flip flops with split toe (V-toe)
  • Above ankle length
  • Also available in below ankle length

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Do you have a favorite pair of toe socks that I missed?  Please let me know in the comments!


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