One of my favorite articles of equestrian clothing is a good boot sock. I blame the NCSU Equestrian team for this. When I went to my first IHSA show in the first pair of legit leather field boots I ever owned, my calves were aching underneath from the thick ski socks I was wearing underneath. As I walked around before and after my class, I noticed most other girls were wearing really colorful socks with Sperrys. My teammate Rebecca had tie-dye ones, and I asked her where she got them because Rebecca was the coolest and I wanted to be like Rebecca.
Back in the early 2000’s she advised me to order them from an online fancy men’s clothing store, and they were actually advertised as trouser socks. Now equestrian and apparel companies have caught on, and you can find boot socks in a plethora of places. Today I’m going to talk about Sox Trot‘s equestrian boot socks.
Sox Trot’s socks are pretty standard as far as the thin, nylon boot socks go. They have tons of fun colors and patterns. Most are not equestrian themed, but there are some specifically horsey designs like this “Spur of the Moment.”
Even though they have some equestrian designs, my favorites are the super bright patterns of flowers and paisley and dots. There are tons to choose from, and you can also pick up solid colors for a bit of a cost savings.
As far as thin, colorful boot socks go, the ones from Sox Trot are pretty standard. Stretchy fit. Tons of height. Fun designs. I took a few weeks before reviewing these, so I have worn them several times and thrown them in the washer. I tend to abuse my clothes, so I don’t hang the socks up to line dry. After washing (in cold water) and throwing in the dryer, the colors are just as bright as they were out of the package. That doesn’t mean I don’t think they’ll eventually fade (all socks I’ve ever bought like this do), but there was no immediate fading.
They also haven’t fell victim to the velcro on my Tailored Sportsman’s yet. That’s how all my boot socks eventually die – they get shredded from velcro and snags. So far these are holding up great. They may be a tad bit thicker than Zocks I’ve gotten in tack stores?
All in all, I like these socks. They’re $8.99 a pair at Sox Trot‘s website. If I saw them in a tack shop compared to other brands of tall socks, I’d probably pick these up. What about y’all – are you pro or anti thin boot socks like this?