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Sock Center Vocabulary, From A to Z

Use this index to discover everything you need to know about SOCK. Find terms and definitions, from A-Z.

Sock Center Vocabulary, From A to Z


Ankle (sock height)

A sock that rises above the ankle but stays below the calf. Also called a quarter sock.

Athletic (sock)

A sock specifically designed for athletic activity that provides support, sweat absorption, and anti-microbial properties to reduce odor.


Casual (sock)

A crew style sock that typically falls at mid-calf. Made from a variety of fabrics, ranging from polyester to cotton, casual socks provide a level of coverage and cushioning that makes them great for everyday wear.

Crew (sock height)

A sock that rises up to the mid-calf area.


Dress (men's sock style)

Dress socks are usually made from a sleek material, such as mercerized cotton, that allows it to be comfortably slipped into a dress shoe, such as an oxford or wing tip.



That part of the sock lying over the top of your foot.


Low cut

A short length sock that falls below the anklebone, usually 3" to 4" in length.



A short crew sock, usually 3" to 4" in length.


No-show (sock height)

A sock that fits below the ankle and does not show when wearing shoes.


Over-the-calf (men's sock height)

Socks that rise up to just below the knee, usually 15” in length or longer.


Quarter(sock height)

The quarter-cut design shows off legs while wearing shorts. 


Reverso-toe closure

A method of closing the toe of a sock that is identical to the smooth looped toe seam, except that the seam lies on the outside of the sock leaving an extra-smooth "seamless" surface on the inside of the sock next to the foot.


Seamless toe (sock)

Toes made from a continuous piece of knit fabric, so as not to cause any bumps or bunching inside the toe area.