If you like the sockless look, go for a pair of no-show socks. Socks absorb a lot of sweat, and they’re easy to change and throw in the wash after each wear. They also make it easier to get your trainers on and off as your feet won’t be sticky with sweat. So it’s usually a good idea to wear socks with your Vans, even if you can’t see them.
Why do skateboarders wear long socks?
Skateboarders have a style all of their own, and the long sock is a nod to the original skateboarders of the 70s and 80s. Long socks can also offer some protection against scrapes and chafing, but fashion is probably the main reason. Skateboarders are used to scrapes.
Of course, not all skateboarders wear long socks. Some wear ankle-length socks and some choose to go sockless. But if you’re going to wear socks, it’s vitally important that you do it style, perhaps with a pair of our classic crew socks. All skaters know that.