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50 Legwear Design Innovations

From Stylish Compression Hosiery to Padded Running Socks

— February 10, 2016 — Fashion
These legwear design innovations range from stylish compression hosiery to padded running socks that feature supportive and cushioned insoles. While these two examples work to support a runner's muscles and reduce strain during training sessions, other standouts include waterproof sock products that are specially designed for lovers of the great outdoors.

While Portland-based brand Showers Pass specializes in hiker-approved hosiery that will keep feet dry once they are submerged in water, Helly Hansen helps one avoid blisters and cuts with its double-layered and seamless sock range.

Other notable legwear design innovations include leg-slimming tights, injury-preventing athletic hosiery and even sustainable sock accessories that are made from unexpected materials. These include recycled paper, bamboo and even aged wool fibers that are repurposed from discarded clothing.
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Buttoned Bamboo Socks
Buttoned Bamboo Socks
The Friendly Socks Can Be Buttoned Together to Prevent Misplacing Them
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49
Paper Fiber Socks
Paper Fiber Socks
The C3fit Paper Fiber Socks Guarantee Dryness and Breathability
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48
Eclectically Colorful Performance Socks
Eclectically Colorful Performance Socks
These Burton Snowboard Socks Provide Comfort in Boots
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47
Blister-Proof Performance Socks
Blister-Proof Performance Socks
These Double Layer Running Socks Prevent Friction and Injuries
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46
Knitted Basketball Jumpers
Knitted Basketball Jumpers
These Sports Team Sweaters Honor the NBA with Colorful Crochet Designs
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45
Mountain-Hiking Socks
Mountain-Hiking Socks
The Damascus Hiking Socks Pay Tribute To the Appalachian Trail
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44
Circulation-Boosting Hosiery
Circulation-Boosting Hosiery
These Foot-Warming Bed Socks are Made from a Synthetic Textile Blend
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43
Anti-Slip Pilates Socks
Anti-Slip Pilates Socks
These Workout Accessories Offer Maximum Comfort and Grip
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42
Eco Ski Socks
Eco Ski Socks
Teco's Merino Wool Socks Feature Light Cushioning
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41
Stink-Proof Socks
Stink-Proof Socks
The GoodFoot Business Socks Keep Your Feet Fresh After a Long Day At the Office
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40
Cinematic Clique Socks
Cinematic Clique Socks
These Mean Girls Sock Styles are Ideal for Fans of the Film
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39
Blister-Banishing Socks
Blister-Banishing Socks
These Bamboo Socks Prevent Blisters and Nasty Odors
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38
Childlike Sock Accessories
Childlike Sock Accessories
This Printed Sock Collection Features Animal-Themed Motifs
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37
Lightweight Hiking Hosiery
Lightweight Hiking Hosiery
'Darn Tough' Hiking Socks Combine Style, Quality and Performance
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36
Street-Worthy Sport Socks
Street-Worthy Sport Socks
These Primeknit Socks Blend Sport and Street Aesthetics
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35
Recycled Wool Footwear
Recycled Wool Footwear
Sierra Club's Eco-Friendly Socks Are Made With Repurposed Materials
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34
Injury-Preventing Athletic Socks
Injury-Preventing Athletic Socks
These Sports Socks Feature a Silicone Pad That Protects the Foot
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33
Energizing Compression Hosiery
Energizing Compression Hosiery
Futuro Compression Travel Socks Help to Increase Circulation
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32
Athletic Sock Collections
Athletic Sock Collections
The NBA and Stance Hoops Joined Forces for a New Sock Collection
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31
Squiggly Sport Socks
Squiggly Sport Socks
The Will Bryant x Athletic Socks Feature a Black and White Squiggle Pattern
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30
Fashionable Sport Hosiery
Fashionable Sport Hosiery
The 1000 Mile Race Socks Inhibit Blisters, Injury and More
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29
Connected Heated Hosiery
Connected Heated Hosiery
Lenz Products Heated Socks Provide Up to 14-Hours of Continuous Heat
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28
Artist-Designed Basketball Socks
Artist-Designed Basketball Socks
Stance's 'NBA Legends Collection' Was Designed by Todd Francis
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27
Vibrant Glove-Like Socks
Vibrant Glove-Like Socks
Injinji Toe Socks Helps Enables Better Performance by Separating Toes
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26
Vibrant Fashion Socks
Vibrant Fashion Socks
These Brightly Colored Socks Add a Splash Of Happiness To Your Feet
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25
Customizable Basketball Socks
Customizable Basketball Socks
The Nike Fade Elite Crew Now Comes With Nike iD Customization
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24
Cheering Sport Team Socks
Cheering Sport Team Socks
The STANCE Stocking Collection Celebrates the NBA All-Star Game
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23
Graffiti-Inspired Socks
Graffiti-Inspired Socks
These Unique Socks Feature Graffiti Artist Andre's Street Art Characters
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22
Fashionable Bamboo Socks
Fashionable Bamboo Socks
Braintree's Eco-Friendly Socks are Chic and Sustainable
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21
Rapper-Branded Socks
Rapper-Branded Socks
These Action Bronson Art Socks are Colorful and Cartoonish
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20
Smiling Sock Sets
Smiling Sock Sets
The Smiley Face Socks by Poketo Come Together to Form a Cheerful Grin
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19
Moisture Control Socks
Moisture Control Socks
The Vitalsox Graduated Compression Socks Keep Runners' Feet Dryer
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18
Luxurious Golden Socks
Luxurious Golden Socks
These High-Quality Socks are Sewn with 24-Karat Gold
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17
East Coast Rap Socks
East Coast Rap Socks
The Latest Stance Collection Honors Killa Cam and The Diplomats
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16
Coconut Fiber Socks
Coconut Fiber Socks
These High-Tech Socks are Made from a Sustainable Blend of Yarn
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15
Premium Sock Subscription Services
Premium Sock Subscription Services
This Company Provides Consumers with Unique Socks Each Month
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14
Outdoor Waterproof Socks
Outdoor Waterproof Socks
These Sock Designs Keep Wearers Dry Through All Sorts of Weather
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13
Pure Silver Socks
Pure Silver Socks
Y Athletics Blends Merino Wool with Silver to Keep Fabric Fresh
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12
Padded Running Socks
Padded Running Socks
Lululemon's Padded Run Socks Ensure Premium Comfort
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11
Printed Pop Culture Socks
Printed Pop Culture Socks
De Pied Ferme Creates Hosiery Inspired by Video Games and Celebrities
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10
Fashionable Compression Socks
Fashionable Compression Socks
Run Mummy Run's Fitness Accessories Fuse Style With Function
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9
Graphic Sci-Fi Socks
Graphic Sci-Fi Socks
These Stance Star Wars Socks Keep Feet Warm and Geeky
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8
Reflective Cycling Socks
Reflective Cycling Socks
Showers Pass' New Torch Sock Line Features a 3M Scotchlight Strip
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7
Stylish Compression Socks
Stylish Compression Socks
Top & Derby's Product Features a Chic and Odor-Proof Design
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6
Men's Fashionable Socks
Men's Fashionable Socks
The N/A Boxers and Basics Collection Focuses on Monochromatic Designs
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5
Leg Slimming Socks
Leg Slimming Socks
The Slimwalk Overnight Socks are Designed to Shape a Wearer's Legs
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4
Smart Sensor Socks
Smart Sensor Socks
Sensoria's Textile Sensor Technology Monitors Performance and Accuracy
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3
Pee-Powered Socks
Pee-Powered Socks
These Pee-Powered Socks Can Convert Urine Into Electricity
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2
Toe-Stretching Socks
Toe-Stretching Socks
This Body Altering Footwear are Designed to Properly Align Feet
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1
Customizable Athletic Socks
Customizable Athletic Socks
Nike's Hyper Elite Socks Blend High Performance with Customization
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