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Come ride the nostalgia wave with us in new socks featuring Bob Ross, painter and television icon! If you need a little touch of peaceful, positive energy added to your day, then look no further than these cheerful styles.

Who was Bob Ross? Image courtesy of Wikipedia.

In the 1980s, self-taught artist and retired Air Force sergeant Bob Ross started an instructional painting show on PBS. The show, The Joy of Painting, was merely intended to promote his line of art supplies and painting kits, but it became a surprise hit with viewers, who enjoyed his easy-to-follow instructions as much as his happy-go-lucky demeanor.

While painting lovely landscapes, Ross would add “happy little trees” and speak calmly and contentedly, providing words of encouragement such as: “We don’t make mistakes; we just have happy accidents.”

Although he died in 1995, Ross’ legacy lives on in the hearts of his fans and in popular culture. The Joy of Painting runs on Netflix, and Ross remains beloved for his iconic look, soothing voice, and most of all, his positive message of finding beauty and joy all around us.

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In the heat of summer, we’ve got a refreshing treat for your feet! We have lots of colorful, cute styles in stock right now featuring different kinds of tasty fruit. Our selection of food socks is always popular, but fruit socks seem to be particularly hot right now, and it’s easy to see why: These fun, bright styles just say summertime!

Browse through our orchard of sweet, healthful fruit socks and pick yourself out something ripe!

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Exciting news: Compression socks have come to The Sock Drawer! Maybe you’ve heard about this popular wellness trend and the ways compression socks can help sore, tired or swollen feet. Our socks — from top-quality brand Sockwell — do all that, and they look great at the same time. Read on to learn why we picked out these amazing products to join our ranks!

Benefits of Compression Socks

Put simply, compression socks apply pressure to your feet and legs to improve blood flow. They have been around for decades, usually recommended by medical pros for folks who were prone to circulation issues, but in recent years they have surged hugely in popularity as all kinds of people have realized their benefits.

They are a great choice for:

  • Exercise.
  • Travel.
  • Prolonged periods of sitting or standing.
  • Other circumstances that might lead to your feet being sore, swollen or excessively tired.

For instance, compression socks are extremely popular for nurses who spend long shifts on their feet, runners and other athletes who want some extra support, and people who fly frequently.

How do they work?

Compression socks apply firm but comfortable pressure in graduated panels to different areas of your lower legs and feet. This prevents blood from pooling in the feet, which can cause swelling, soreness and fatigue. Pretty simple, huh?

Many people who try out compression socks tend to be surprised how such a simple concept can make such a huge difference in their comfort. A little bit of moderate pressure can be enough to really boost your quality of life.

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The sock fairies are back again to answer all of your curious questions! One of the most common topics customers ask us about is sock sizes. Whether you’ve got especially large or small feet or another issue that makes figuring out the right size confusing, we’ve got the answers!

Quick tip: You can always check out our special Sock Size Guide or reach out to us directly if you’re unsure whether a certain style will suit your needs. Email the sock fairies at hello@sockdrawer.com.

Now, let’s dip our toes into your questions!

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Summer is in full swing, and we love seeing you folks out there showing off your fun novelty socks with all your shorts and sundresses! Sure, some people opt for sandals at this time of year, but we sock lovers know this is prime time for rocking cool patterns when we’re out and about in warm weather.

With that in mind, we’ve picked out some of our favorite women’s and men’s socks featuring outdoorsy patterns. These say summer fun to us, perfect for a picnic in the park, a camping trip in the woods or a day at the vineyard!

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Have you heard of seamless toe socks? We’ve been getting some questions from our beloved customers lately about these special socks, so we thought we ought to dive deep into what they are and why they are a great choice for folks who prioritize comfort. The language used around these socks can get a little inconsistent and confusing, but worry not! We’re here to clear things up!

What does the term “seamless toe” mean?

“Seamless toe” socks are designed without a seam inside the end of the sock that might irritate sensitive toes. In most cases, there is still a seam at the toes, but it is a “barely there” seam that is very flat and minimal, not noticeable to most people.

If you have friends or family who knit — or if you are an awesome knitter yourself — you may know that there is a way to weave a sock with no seam at the toe at all, but that is not easy to accomplish on standard sock manufacturing equipment on a broad scale. Therefore, the sock industry standard has been to call any style that makes an effort to close those toes up minimally a “seamless toe” sock.

Why is this important? For comfort, of course! We are all about rocking fun and funky patterns here at The Sock Drawer, but we know style doesn’t matter much if your feet don’t feel comfortable in the first place. We offer a selection of seamless toe socks that look as good as they feel. Depending on what we have in season at the time, these socks may have very minimal “handlinked seams” or “smooth seams” or they may be truly seamless.

We understand that for some people, a comfortable toe is especially important. Those who have certain conditions such as arthritis and diabetes and others with extreme sensitivities to irritation often search for seamless toe socks. Athletes such as long-distance runners and those who have to wear a certain style of snug shoes also prioritize toe comfort. Imagine working a long shift on your feet with an obtrusive seam rubbing your toes. That’s not just annoying — it’s painful!

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Let the fur fly! Our cat socks are taking on our dog socks in a battle of the beasts! OK, maybe “beasts” isn’t the right word. It’s more like “adorable, loveable fur babies.”

We sock fairies down at The Sock Drawer truly can’t decide who comes out on top in this one. We love all animals, and that’s especially true for the ones that live in our fairy houses and snuggle up with us.

Who could choose between these? They’re all so great! Here are some of our all-time favorite cat and dog socks, plus some of our newest feline and canine designs. These make a perfect gift idea for the cat or dog person in your life … or for yourself!

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Father’s Day is coming in hot on June 17, so it’s time to get shopping! And instead of getting your dad a bunch of boring socks as a gift, we have a different idea: FUN socks!

Yep, it’s a new twist on a classic gift idea. Whether you’re shopping for your own father, a spouse, brother or other awesome dad in your life, our cool socks make an excellent gift. Like all socks, they’re practical, but they also help that great guy you know bring out his great personality.

Take a look at our special hand-picked collection of Father’s Day socks to get started, then try searching for whatever your pops is into. We’ve probably got a sock that’s the perfect fit!

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If you’re in the market for fun and funky knee high socks, you’ve got to check out our special collection of extra stretchy styles. We happily carry two different brands of knee highs that are specifically designed to look great on all sizes of legs, and of course they’re packed with fantastic patterns, just like all of our socks.

All of these styles fit perfectly for women with slender legs, but they can also stretch for:

  • Women with wider calves
  • Women with very muscular legs
  • Women who prefer a stretchier fit that can often work over leggings or skinny pants
  • Some men who want to rock knee high socks, as long as their shoe size isn’t too large

Take a look at these two brands to learn more about how they might work for you.

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Memorial Day is on its way, and the Fourth of July will be here before you know it! There’s just something about summertime in the good ol’ U-S-of-A that makes you feel patriotic, and we’ve got the perfect red, white and blue footwear to help you rock your American pride.

Check out our selection of patriotic socks, perfect for the upcoming holidays or anytime. We suggest pairing these with shorts or a dress — the ideal summer attire anyway — for maximum impact!

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