Do you often find your socks at the bottom of your shoes? Nothing is more uncomfortable than a sock bunched up on your feet…

Let's find out why your socks slide into your shoes!

This problem is often encountered with high-heeled shoes, regardless of the height… Your foot naturally slides forward. While walking, this will promote back-and-forth movements of the foot in the shoe.
If you wear socks, this friction will eventually make them slide like your foot, towards the front.

Invisible socks also rank high in the list of slipping into your shoes! Due to their size and the position of the elastic on your foot, they are even more prone to slipping.

But the problem can also occur with any other type of shoes or socks…

So, how can you prevent socks from slipping into your shoes?

We won't talk about miraculous solutions here, such as putting hairspray on your feet (yes, we've read that somewhere!), using anti-slip insoles, or choosing socks with silicone grip bands… These are just "workarounds" that won't solve the retention problems in the long term, and are rather weak in terms of comfort.

Regardless of the height of your socks and the type of your shoes, if you don't pay attention to the quality of your socks when you buy them, then the problem can arise at any time!

To make sure your socks don't fall, just make sure to prioritize these few criteria:

  1. Size-to-size point: the smaller the size range (2 by 2 for example 40-41, 42-43…), the more precise the sizing will be. Conversely, socks with large size ranges (3, 4 sizes or more) have an approximate fit and do not stay well on the foot.

    Avoid socks with size ranges like 40-44 for example. Or S, M, L…

  2. Hemispherical heel: the human heel is shaped like a half-sphere. To save on material, low-quality brands make flat heels, which do not allow the socks to conform to the shape of the heel. Consequently, these socks slip under the sole.
  3. Differentiated left foot / right foot: feet have an asymmetrical shape. That's why it's important to choose socks with the left foot and right foot differentiated.

    This way, they will be closer to your foot, less stretched, and less stressed.
  4. Composed with elastane: a high percentage of elastane ensures the retention of your socks. Otherwise, they lose their shape and fall down. Check the elastane percentage before buying!
  5. Quality raw materials: choosing quality materials ensures a product that will age well and provide more comfort.

Here, a pair of "invisible" organic cotton socks. You can count on them: they won't slip!

By respecting these few points, you give yourself excellent quality support, and your socks will stick to the shape of your feet, like a second skin. In general, quality socks (of French origin, for example) are generally not subject to this phenomenon.

Conversely, low-quality socks (like those found in large retail stores) are much more prone to this phenomenon, especially after a few months of wear.

Alright, here's an additional tip to prevent your socks from slipping into your high-heeled shoes: opt for high socks! The support band placed at calf height will offer better resistance to slipping.