Everyone’s as obsessed with Sock Dreams as I am, right? I mean, how can you resist a magical realm where people are so obsessed with their socks that they have special acronyms like OTK (Over The Knee), and review them with precise descriptions like exactly what size of deliciously meaty thigh any given stocking will perfectly fit?
Yeah, I said DELICIOUSLY MEATY THIGH. As a company, Sock Dreams is clearly super into body positivity. This is not a site that ever describes a product as “one size fits all.” For almost every item, they list maximum stretch cuff measurements, and I know from experience that they’re willing to give extra guidance to customers who aren’t sure if a given product will fit them. They have a plus size section dedicated to sweet-ass products like grumpy cat legging.
Sock Dreams is also diligent about not making gender assumptions about who’s going to like a given style — for instance, these socks are described as “a wonderful knee-high on curvier folks & guys!”
This goes the other way, too. Their more masculine-styled socks list women’s shoe sizes as well, and they show masculine socks with typically more feminine shoes. Basically, Sock Dreams wants your toes warm, no matter what your gender identity.
Even their teeny socks (which most would probably just call “children’s socks”) are described as “designed for kid-sized legs” — because they get that adult bodies come in a range of sizes, including very small. This kind of inclusive language is really difficult to nail (I’ve spent years trying to figure it out!), and it’s clear that Sock Dreams really truly gets it.
Another aspect of Sock Dreams utopia? They totally walk their talk minimizing their impact on the environment, from stockroom to shipping. They buy green power and recycle obsessively. My orders always come with uber-minimal packaging. They even try to get their cotton-blend yarn recycled from textile cuttings in a process that conserves and reuses its own water.
This is all great stuff, right? Body positivity! Gender neutrality! Sustainable ethos! Really, though. I just want the pictures of the socks. For that, my friends, we must all go to the Sock Dreams blog and bathe in the warm-footed u-TOE-pia.