supermarket: the ultimate socks

a case for wearing socks with sandals

When the summer sun's out, then your legs are out—as dictates homeostasis. But that doesn't mean you have to pack away your sock collection. In fact, now is the time to show off your craziest pairs.

If you're looking to build up your collection, try different types of socks that you can either fold over, or ones you can scrunch down for an '80s Flashdance feel. They pair perfectly with a plain canvas sneaker and also look great with a sandal (contrary to popular belief). But be careful: Don't wear them with flip flops—your socks (and feet) will look extremely strange. Also, don't use a very chunky sock—the thinner the fabric, the more flattering it will look with a sandal. Check out the gallery for our favorites.

Vans, chill zone crew sock, $12, available at Vans.

Sock It To Me, hot dogs, $11, available at Sock It To Me.

BDG, marled + stripe crew sock multi-pack, $9, available at Urban Outfitters.

Danielle Guizio NY, what your fuckin' step socks, $22, available at Danielle Guizio NY.

Local Heroes, missing socks, $12, available at NYLON Shop.

Richer Poorer, munro, $12, available at Richer Poorer.

American Apparel, sheer patterned sock, $12, available at American Apparel.

Nike, dri-fit cushioned crew socks, $18, available at Kohl's.

Forever 21, reason palm tree emoji socks, $12, available at Forever 21.

Happy Socks, bark sock, $12, available at Happy Socks.