Ankle Socks vs. Crew Socks

Ankle Socks vs. Crew Socks

Ankle Socks

Ankle socks cover your entire foot and end at your ankle. Most people wear crew socks for exercising, hiking, daily use, or sometimes working. Ankle socks sit right above or right below the shoe opening, which allows them to be less visible when wearing shorts, capris, etc. Ankle socks are perfect for those who don’t like wearing tall socks.


Crew Socks

Crew socks are less about style and more about functionality (although you may not want to tell Lil’ Wayne that). Crew socks are taller than ankle socks and are often worn around the mid-calf. These type of socks can be worn pulled all the way up or cuffed at the top. Crew socks come in various colors and have specific “ribs” or textures that work to help your socks stay up on your leg better.



Both crew socks and ankle socks come in any of the following materials (or a combination of), cotton, nylon, polyester, spandex, wool, microfiber, or other. Most crew and ankle socks are made out of a combination of nylon, spandex, and polyester. Coastal Boot carries premium quality CB crew socks made out of cotton, nylon, polyester, and spandex. CB boots are perfect for everyday use or wearing with work boots or work shoes.  Socks made out of these materials are ideal for working or for everyday use. Individuals who play sports often prefer wearing cotton socks. Athletic socks are specifically designed to help reduce sweat and helps keep your feet cool.



When most people think about socks the first color that comes to mind is white, but socks can actually come in any color. The most popular socks are often those with subtle color variations, such as accent colors on the toes, heels, and rim. Ankle socks and crew socks also come in dress colors, such as black or brown.


We at Coastal Boot take pride in selling high quality socks. You can choose from SnapOn Crew and Ankle socks or Coastal Boot’s very own CB Crew socks. Give us a call today at 1 (800) 972-7627 to place an order over the phone or go to our website, and place your order online.  

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