How to Stop Socks from Falling Down

March 26, 2019 3 min read

How to prevent socks from falling

Keeping your socks from falling down around your ankles is one of those small details that helps you look your best. Imagine this: You stride into the office sporting a crisp dress shirt with a coordinating tie that adds the ideal amount of contrast. Your slacks fit in all the right places, and your fine leather shoes are buffed to perfection. Unfortunately, your matching socks are inching their way down to your ankles. Fail!

Low-quality socks don’t reflect well on a professionally dressed man. The simple act of crossing your legs can expose sagging socks – or worse, your hairy leg! There’s nothing distinguished about bending down to pull up your falling socks! If you’ve been battling sagging socks, use these tips to help find the perfect solution to prevent your socks from falling.

Increase the Length of Your Socks

The shorter your socks, the more likely they will fall down. Besides, wearing ankle or mid-calf socks is a fashion faux pas among trendsetters. Look for socks that are high enough to fit comfortably over your calf to prevent them from sliding down. Many brands will designate “above the calf” length on their packaging or in the product description.

Find Socks with Quality Elastic

You can have socks up to your hips, but they’ll still fall down if the elastic doesn’t work. On the other hand, socks that are too tight can cut off your circulation. To avoid both of these scenarios, look for socks with quality elastic.

Quality elastic provides reinforced non-slip socks that stay perfectly in place all day and are comfortable. The elastic will also survive being washed week after week without losing that grip.

Elements of a High Quality Sock

Ill-fitting socks will definitely add to your sock-slipping troubles. Many socks claim to be one size fits all, though that’s not always the case. You need to make sure the sock fits your foot perfectly to keep your socks in place.

If your socks are too small, the heel won’t land in the right place on your foot… and down they go! If your socks are too big, they will be loose… and down they fall! Look for quality one-size-fits-all socks with arch support that keeps the sock in place on your foot. This prevents socks from slipping and sagging.

Look for socks that are high enough to fit comfortably over your calf to prevent them from sliding down.

Buy New Socks

If you have socks that refuse to stay in place, it’s time to revive your sock drawer. Throw away any socks that are droopy, old or ill-fitting. Replace them with new, high-quality socks that won’t let you down. Check out the Ejis brand over-the-calf socks (available in our shop or on Amazon.) Ejis dress socks are equipped with odor-fighting silver, quality elastic and a larger cuff to keep socks in place. They even come with three-month “sock insurance.”

Sock Garters & Shirt Stays

An alternative to shopping around for the perfect sock is to use a sock garter or shirt stay. Some men swear by them, especially those with a penchant for vintage clothing. Others find them impractical and uncomfortable, regardless of how well they hold up socks. These contraptions work much like a lady’s garter, using elastic straps and clips to hold you’re your socks. They either attach to your shirt, or grip your upper leg or calf, like sock “belt.” Laugh if you like: They’re proven to prevent socks from falling down inside your shoes or boots.

Take the extra step to find a solution in keeping your socks in place… so you can look your best from head to toe. 

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