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May 8, 2013
Fun and Funky Socks for No Socks Day
Does your family have cold feet? Browse the Gimme Gimme roundup of seven splendid sock selections for kids – and parents, too.
Some people may brandish bare feet on No Socks Day, but wise southeast Michigan parents know: You can never tell when you might need a pair to defend digits against the elements. Well-heeled heels are a must, and these hip hosiery picks fit the bill. Read on for foot-friendly fashion finds.
Junior may not be ready for the pros yet, but start him off on the right foot with these football socks by Mud Pie. As an added bonus, each sock purchase supports the March of Dimes. Find them at Mud-Pie.com for about $7 per pair. Sizes 0-12 months.
The perfect solution to the missing sock mystery is here. Check out these mismatched honey bee socks by Solmate. They are sold in sets of three – for the sacrificial dryer offering – and purposely mismatched. Socks come in different colors, but the same design, so it doesn't matter if you lose one. Find them at AbsoluteSocks.com for about $19. Available in sizes small to large – for ages 3-12.
Do you have a future physician in the house? Buy her these bones "sox" for kids by Element Emporium. Anatomically correct with reflexology and organ legend printed on the back, these socks are a conversation starter for sure! Get them at SockDreams.com for around $13. Ages 7-plus.
Don't mess with mom when she's wearing her shark bite 3-D socks by Foot Traffic. Or at the very least, stay out of the bathtub. These funky socks feature 3-D fins and are made of a cotton, nylon and rubber blend. Find them at FootTraffic.com for about $8. Available in women's sizes 4-10.
Another clever solution to the dryer dilemma is snappy socks by Corla Fall Looseleaf. Kids will think the loose-leaf letter theme is cool for school. Moms will cheer for the snaps that hold them together in the wash. Buy a pack of six pairs from ShoeBuy.com for about $29. Sized for kids ages 2-8.
Indulge the baby diva with these Mary Jane party socks by Baby Emporio. Three pairs of brown and cream colored socks come in leopard, ruffle and princess styles. The keepsake box can be saved for her walk-in closet one day. Get them on BabyEmporio.com for around $13 in sizes 0-9 months.
Can't live without her BFF for more than a minute? Buy her these BFF knee socks by Cheer. She and her best bud can share by mixing and matching colors – and be sole mates forever! Find them online at JoyOfSocks.com for about $11.75. Available in sizes kid's sizes 13-6, along with women's shoe sizes 5-6.