Go faster in Sonic Socks!
Yes, there are enough specifically Sonic socks to warrant entire pages of cataloging. Socks were fairly uncommon in the 90s classic era, but they have seemingly become more popular as time went on. Now, you can get little kids, regular kids and adults sizes of Sonic (and friends) themed socks. If the sock fits...wear it for Sonic style! If it is known where and what price it is, that information is usually posted along with the picture. Keep in mind that some 'kids/regular' socks will also fit some adults so be sure to investigate if you are shopping.
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Kohls 5 Pack Ankle Socks In 2021, Kohls adds this exclusive 5 pack of ankle socks /no-show socks. This type hides the Sonic style till you take off your shoes. These are a kids/teens item, which usually means they'll fit 'average' feet not just kids.
The first pair is all blue with outline-less modern Sonic face, the 2nd is white and has him running past/thru rings, the third is gray with arms-crossed Sonic...and it has a word in yellow there...but what's the word? This is the real size of the photo. The fourth pair has "Step it Up" written over a blue silouette of running Sonic (Same as 2nd pair pose) & the last is black with a scattering of faces.
Bio World Character 360 Socks Did Bio World finally get another modern license?
It sure seems possible with these Sonic Socks. They're a part of the "Bio World Character 360" line of socks. (They have other franchise characters set up on socks with this same format too) In this case, it's forward-facing modern Sonic with a yellow background for the legs/shoes area. It's the usual 'borderless' type of art for the head making the head be shaped by the leg when the sock is on. However...this seems to result in him looking a bit mean here? Like the eye area seems pushed down some when worn.
These are a mid-calf crew-type sock, so you'd still see some Sonic content/design even while wearing shoes, which is nice. These are adults sizes only (good for anyone) and are probably a spencers gifts or hot topic item. It may also be at Amazon in 2022
Target Socks 4 Pack Classics Target stays focused on Sonic in 2022 with another multi pack of Crew Socks. This time, it's a classic themed 4 pack. These will usually be found around the electronics/accessories area, instead of mens/women's socks, so be sure to know where to go if you want these.
The first pair is red with gray accents & scattered rings & Sonic faces. The second is light aqua blue with 'looking out' Sonic repeated fairly large all-over, and dark blue accents. For this one, only 3 colors are used, meaning his shoes, arms, face & belly dot are now aqua. The third pair is white/dark blue checkered with middle blue accents, and it has a large Sonic face part-way up the leg of the sock. The last pair is red with blue accents and has quite large running Sonic.
These ARE adults sizes, so they should fit anyone. The pack is about 20 dollars so that's 5 dollars per pair...which is an ok price for adult socks.
Animigos Bio World 3 Pack Socks
BioWorld did indeed get a modern Sonic license back in 2022.
And, they're combining it with their new socks line called "Animigos". A combination of probably either anime or animation and 'amigo' from Spanish/friend. This line features 'all over' designs of franchise characters on crew-style adult size socks.
As you can see here, they've added the Sonic pair (from above on this page) to a 3 Pack, to create a Sonic/Tails/Knuckles socks set. They've picked some slightly odd art though...the Sonic from this angle looks somewhat less 'scowley' than he does from the above, but the Tails is certainly frowning / shown as upset. It doesn't help that the blue for his eyes is sort of lost. Knuckles is looking devious, and his shoe angle is somewhat odd? It's quite difficult to wrap any art over the shape of a foot and have it still look natural when it is this big. (The red toe tip for Knuckles doesn't help his shoe toe color either) These are ok, but they do seem like a bit of a gimmick. This set can be found on Amazon for about 25 dollars.
Animigos Shadow Socks 360 Shadow Bio World continues their Animigos 360 Socks Designs right away (after the initial three above) with a pair for Shadow, too. This pair follows the same plan as the others with the all-over character design (that's still hard to photograph looking right) on adults size crew style socks. His expression, unlike the other characters is more neutral, which is sort of unexpected for him. (On most merch he looks annoyed) Like Sonic, the background for him is yellow.
As a sold-separate (not part of a set yet) item for whatever reason, this is more costly at about 11.99 for 1 pair.
30th Anniversary & Chao Socks Here are 2 pairs of socks that are likely to be exclusive to the Sega Shop online. So, they're for adults/fits anyone, but somewhat costly. There's a chao theme pair which is an ankle fit, and has various expressions for neutral chao as an all-over pattern. The others are a crew sock, with a fun 30th Anniversary design for the leg part. It's the modern Sonic thru a ring with the "30th" logo/branding below it. The whole sock is navy blue with dark yellow for the toe, heel and cuff top. The short pair is 15, and the tall is 20...which is pretty costly for socks. Maybe they are mega quality?
Expressions 5 Socks Set No Shows Another set of 'no-sho' socks for kids and teens.
This is a set of 5, with a theme of classic character expressions. Each pair is a different color and has a scattered design of classic heads only, and 2 expressions per character. You get neutral and frightened Tails on navy blue background, normal and aggrivated Knuckles on gray-blue background, frightened and forward facing Sonic on gray background and aggrivated and...teeth...Eggman on black background. The last pair of socks has rings on a white background and no characters at all.
These are on Amazon in winter 2023, and are a bargain for 5 pairs at only about 10 dollars. They'll fit all the way up to womens' foot sizes so more people can fit into them. I guess the face expression variety is an all right idea to keep a classic style item/s fresh, but some of them don't work perfectly as the 'knitted in' design where the design is part of the fabric of the sock itself/can't have that much small detail to define it.
Classic Characters Bio World Sonic Tails Socks Here are 2 pairs of adults sizes (so, fits anyone) socks from Bio World in winter of 2023. They are called the "Classic Characters Sonic & Tails Socks". They seem about a bit less than 'crew' height, and are indeed very classic looking with sewn-in simple character designs. You get forward facing hands on hips Sonic on an aqua blue background with mid blue heel, cuff & toe areas and cheerful waving Tails on a yellow background, with red for the cuff, heel and toe area. The logo is sewn in under the foot arch part of the sock. Because the designs are big/all-over, there's no 'jagged' looking edges or distortion of the art or design. These look quite nice.
And they had better...because somehow this is 18 dollars for 2 pairs of socks? 9 dollars per pair? That's oddly expensive when there's 3 pairs for 25 or 5 pairs for 20 in some instances. (Various companies, of course)
Target Squad 3 Pack Cls Style Socks In summer 2023, Target gets another pack of Sonic Socks. These are adults sizes (fits anyone) but they are in the VIDEO GAMES section of the store, NOT the accessories or clothing section. Target starts including accessories like socks, hats, etc if it has a video game theme in with the electronics instead of where you'd expect, so be sure to shop.
This 3 pack has 1 pair that really stands out: the first black pair with "Squad Unstoppable" as the slogan. It has 3 strips of color for the leg part, with just the character eyes-section. The foot part of the sock has scattered letters S T K for who is on there. The other pairs are more ordinary- a white with all-over forward-facing Sonic and a gray with running twist neoclassic Sonic on the leg. This is in the SonicGear collection.
Bio World 5 Pack Crew Classic Socks Bio World releases a reasonably priced adult-size 5 pack of classic style Sonic socks in winter 2024.
These are 'classic crew' length, meaning they are somewhat tall. They use some unusual/seldom used classic Japan stock arts for their designs on light blue and black backgrounds. The first has laying Sonic with sideways peace-sign/legs crossed (highly uncommon), the next is him flying through the air after a jump (may be neoclassic) next is neoclassic thumbs up/across, the 4th pair has only rolling/curled sonic in 3/4 view, and the last has him in a red circle with slogan "Let's Go" beneath.
The thumbs up pair has "Sonic Speed" on it, and then obviously some Kanji character there but it's cut off so you can't tell what it is. If you can tell what it says, you can write in for credit.
This is a good value at 5 for 15 dollars pairs of socks. It is confirmed at Amazon, but where else?
Color Faces Classic Bio World STK Socks Crew Bio World releases a 2nd set of socks, this time "Color Character Faces Classic Crew". This is a set of 3 for 15 dollars. You get a blue forward facing Sonic with checkers, forward facing Knuckles with emeralds outlines, and forward facing cheerful Tails with rings and stars.
Unlike most other 'character type' socks, these have the face on the foot top near the toes, instead of on the leg/ankle part. The design is then on the lower leg part of the crew-height. It is a cute look for when you are not wearing any shoes. It is confirmed at Amazon, and also Kohls stores (in person and on line)
Amy Socks 5 Pack No-Show Ankle Kids An Amy 5 Pack!
Yes this set of Socks is specifically labeled for Amy, when you find it on Amazon in Spring 2024. She gets 2 pairs out of the 5, there's a portrait pair with a neoclassic art on pale pink background, and a white pair with a winking portrait that has a ribbon that says "Have No Fear". The waving Tails pair also has her influence, as the background here is pink and light pink squares. The last 2 pairs are light blue, one with a bunch of Sonic faces and the other with him thumbs-up among rings.
These are no-show-ankle socks described as 'for kids', so it's debateable who's feet will fit into these. They're about 9 dollars for the set which is quite reasonable, though.
Speedy Style Ankle Socks Kids Pack This is the "Speedy Style Ankle Socks Kids Six Pack"...and the theme here is characters and checkers. Each pair has a different classic character, and a checkered background on a bright color. You get thumbs up neoclassic Sonic, Amy head, hand on hip Tails, forward facing Knuckles, Super Sonic fist out, and an Eggman head. Each character art is sewn in, and on the top of the foot area. It's a good set for kids, by Bio World. It's reasonably priced too, at 15 dollars. This should be an Amazon item in Spring 2024
Can't Stop Sonic Mens Crew Socks 2 Pack
5 Below gets Sonic Socks! This is the Can't Stop Sonic Men's Crew 2 Pack
And for a size that fits everyone, 5 bucks for 2 pairs isn't bad at all! So, the store lives up to having deals that people really do want. The first pair is gray with running forward classic Sonic on blue lines background. It has the slogan "Can't Stop Me" (The 'me' is hard to read in blue at the bottom) The other pair is charcoal gray, with colored bars on the leg part, for Sonic in blue, Knuckles in Red & Tails in yellow, where each bar only has the character's eyes in it. Gotta Go Fast, is written in between these stripes.
They're creative enough designs, sewn in (so no wearing off), and crew socks are taller so at least the designs are seen with or without shoes. 5 dollars is a good price, and these are a spring 2024 item. You CAN likely also order online at their website if you don't see it locally.
Boys 6 Pack No Show Socks Sonic Kohls Here's a 6 pack of socks found at Kohls. They're the Boys No-Show Classic Sonic Socks pack. But if you want them, too bad because these are little kids only sizes, and probably won't even fit anyone over about 7 years old or so.
They're cute and classic though, with ok variety in the set. The first pair has Sonic Est. 1991 with his face & ring, the blue pair has 'looking out' Japan style stock art, the charcoal pair has open-mouth (Japan style) face with blue stripes, the white pair has profile-running Sonic in simplified color with "Green Hill Cross Country" spelled across it, the middle pair with him in some...starburst shape? And the last pair doesn't have a graphic, but just "Sonic Speed" along the toe.
Being very small, they're also reasonably priced enough at 9 dollars for the whole set. This is a Summer 2024 item
Shadow Speckle Adult Crew Socks Pair
This is called the Shadow Speckle Crew Socks Pair.
The all black socks with various sizes of white speckles kind of gives it an 'outer space' look. They have Shadow running forward/pointing (a lesser used stock art of him) on the front of the leg part, and his name written in a tilted/3d-style font. The back ofthe leg has his name spelled out in Japanese and written vertically in white. You can spy the Sega copyright on the bottom of the foot.
This is found at Hot Topic in summer 2024, and should be about 7 dollars for the pair because it is adults sizes and should fit anyone. It may also appear elsewhere/not confirmed yet. A nice and stylish enough (not wacky) pair of socks for the Shadow fan.