Best Colorful Socks: Darn Tough, Paul Smith, Smartwool & Two More

Best Colorful Socks: Darn Tough, Paul Smith, Smartwool & Two More

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Maxwell Ryan
Mar 5, 2015

Want warm feet??? I LOVE colorful, striped socks, but it's been hard to find really good ones in the USA (I bought two dozen in Paris ten years ago and still have some). Lately, however, sock design has been kicking it up over here, and I've been impressed with some really comfortable and cool looking socks - especially for cold weather. Just passing it on.

Darn Tough is brand new company to me. Made in Vermont, their wide range of Merino wool and Coolmax blended socks are the brightest things on the market. I'm wearing them right now. :) What are your faves?

Top Colorful Socks

(Image credit: Smartwool)

Also from Vermont, Smartwool was started by two ski instructors in the 90's using a treated Merino wool that didn't itch and allowed it to be washed and dried without shrinkage. These have been my go to socks for awhile, and now they're introducing NEW COLORS and some fun STRIPES again.


(Image credit: Wigwam Socks)

A classic retro sock from Wisconsin based Wigwam, these are lovely, colorful everyday socks. Made of cotton and stretch nylon, they are light, breathable and stretch out to be the sort of sock you want to walk around the house in.


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(Image credit: Paul Smith)

I don't know how Paul Smith became famous for his stripes, but they have always been most fabulous in his socks. For men and women, his everyday socks are colorful, made of an Italian cotton blend and pricey.


(Image credit: Maggie's Organics)

LOVE LOVE LOVE! Organic cotton (70% cotton, 21% nylon, 2% spandex) and fair trade, this recommendation comes from Reliz down below in the comments. A lovely, brand new source for colorful socks!


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