Socks4Life sells socks and nothing but socks. It carries socks for men, women and children, sorted by type, style and color, and it has socks for just about any occasion.
In the men's category, choices include dress, athletic, work, and tube socks. Men's dress socks are usually made of silk, cashmere or thin cotton, and they are almost always dark in color, without noticeable patterns, in order to match suit pants. More casual socks may include a traditional pattern, such as stripes or the diamonds of an argyle sock. Work socks are thick and warm, designed to cushion feet that must spend the day in a pair of work boots.
Among women's socks are dress, athletic and tube socks, plus more fun types such as novelty, leg warmers, and slipper socks. For women, dress socks are often very thin and sheer to give the appearance of stockings. Women also have the option of liner socks, which are thin and short, designed to hide inside a pair of shoes without being seen. Slouch socks in an array of rainbow colors are another comfortable type for women.
In addition to these ordinary types of socks, Socks4Life offers diabetic and compression socks. Diabetic socks, designed to help prevent sores and ulcers on feet with poor circulation, are made of moisture-wicking yarns with smooth seams. They also fit well without being too tight or snug at the top so that blood circulates freely throughout the foot and leg. Compression socks also promote good circulation, but they do it by gently applying pressure to the leg to prevent blood from pooling in the feet. This type of sock is helpful for people who are on their feet for long hours, such as nurses, or for those who must sit for long periods, perhaps on a long plane flight.
Not only is the type of sock important, but the style or cut of it may contribute to the wearer's comfort. Socks4Life offers a full array of styles for both men and women. After a long work week, men and women both enjoy the relaxed fit of tube socks. For women who prefer to wear socks but don't like the look of them, there are low-cut styles, such as liners, that stay well below the top of most shoes. In colder weather, many sock wearers prefer ankle-, calf-, or knee-length socks to keep their lower legs snug and cozy. Women also have the choice of thigh-high socks that reach above the knee.
Novelty socks include styles in holiday themes and styles that show the wearer's support for a cause, such as breast cancer or eco-friendly products. Socks4Life also stocks slipper socks and even such amusing types as Mary Jane-styled socks. Children often enjoy novelty socks that feature pictures or animals, and they love the silliness of socks with toes on them.