Got Socks? Fashion Feet: Trends & Patterns for 2020

No longer is your only option for socks the long, white tube sock option of the past. As a professional, you do not have to settle for black dress socks or opt for no-shows because that is considered the most fashionable option. Today, crazy legwear is hot, allowing you to express who you are and show off all the best aspects of your personality.

It is an all-new decade, so why not go ahead and hop on the crazy and creative sock bandwagon and take advantage of the eclectic styles found from retailers like URU, Thought Co. or Elite Sports Socks and similar retailers? It does not matter if you want to show off your political beliefs, your rebellious spirit, or your love for someone special, socks are a smart way to go.

If you want to know some of the most recent and biggest trends in the world of socks today, keep reading. 

Socks with Famous Paintings

When it comes to fun and interesting socks, what is better than a pair that lets you express your artistic side? Today, a hot sock trend is to wear cozy knee-highs with printed images of the most famous artwork in the world.

It doesn’t matter if you choose Botticelli’s “Birth of Venus,” or Van Gough’s “Starry Night,” there is a pair for any masterpiece you like. With these socks, you will look cultured and your feet will be nice and cozy.

Avocados, Tacos, Pizza and Other Popular Food Items

Even though we are in a new decade, most people still agree on what the best of the best foods are. From avocados and tacos to pizza and candy, these tasty and delightful favorites have now been featured on socks.

Why not show off your favorite food on your socks? You can find an array of fun patterns or funny slogans, such as “if you can read this, bring me tacos” on the soles of the feet.

Sloth Socks

Believe it or not, sloths have beat out unicorns as being the “it” animal for 2020. This year there seem to be more people than ever before who are gravitating to the laid-back attitude of Mr. Sloth. The saying of “live slow, die whenever,” is considered the flagship of a carefree lifestyle that so many people are seeking in this new decade.

This specific chill mammal spends most of its day upside down, in a tree. Most people find the sloth’s relaxed disposition and connection with nature appealing.

Political Patterns

Justin Trudeau, the Canadian Prime Minister, has developed quite a reputation for his bold footwear. In fact, he has been seen at press conferences and global summits across the globe wearing all sorts of crazy socks. Since this started, the demand for novelty socks has been boosted too.

From conference halls to the street in your local neighborhood, politically inspired socks are becoming more and more popular. It doesn’t matter if you are trying to promote awareness or make a statement about a certain social issue, they are a fun way to do just that.


Do you have a certain sports team that you love? If so, why not show off your dedication to them on your feet? Today, you can find every type of sport highlighted on footwear.

These fun custom sports socks give to Cancer Research
Purchasing these fun custom sports socks from Elite Sports gives to Cancer Research

As you can see, fun, novelty socks have gained quite a bit of popularity in recent years. If you are ready to join this trend, there are more than a few options you can choose from, as seen here. Find your favorite and then wear them with pride. 

Or Just Fun Prints

URU's Solosocks mean that if you lose one you don't have to throw the other away! Genius.
URU’s Solosocks mean that if you lose one you don’t have to throw the other away! Genius.

The great selection of designs out there are endless and getting crazier all the time. Find some fun for your wardrobe and do good at the same time! There are so many options out there now for great eco and ethical socks options that you really can find just the right thing to fit your personality and show it off.


Peter Minkoff

Peter is a lifestyle writer living between Europe and Australia. Follow Peter on Twitter for more tips.

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