Hop on over to these Edmonton sock shops

Up your fashion game by paying attention to everything you wear from head to toe – that means your socks need to be on point, too. Whether you cover them up with boots or flash a peek of your favourite pair of knee-high socks, you should never be caught in frumpy, holey socks from last decade. Replenish your sock collection at these fun, fashionable apparel stores.

Running Room

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8537 109 St, Edmonton, AB T6G 1E4

Running enthusiasts go nuts for the men’s and women’s socks here. The pairs stocked here favour function over fashion, but will never leave your feet feeling abused. They carry a variety of compression running socks, from companies such as CEP, RRX, 2XU and their own in-house brand. You’ll also find ultra-light, low-cut, cushioned and ThermaStat socks.

gravitypope Tailored Goods

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10414 82 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T6E 2A2

If you’re a fan of fancy socks wrapped around your feet, the collection at gravitypope tailored goods is sure to please. Their patterned socks from high-end brand Marni run $100 a pair. They also stock beautiful socks in bright colours and neutrals at more reasonable prices, such as socks from S.N.S. Herning ($65), Paul Smith ($35), Vans ($10-18) and Saturdays Surf NYC ($15).

Mountain Equipment Co-op

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11904 104 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T5K 0G6

Hardcore athletes and campers will appreciate the sock stock at Mountain Equipment Co-op. They sell men’s and women’s socks suitable for tons of sports, from hiking to skiing. A number of the socks are also unisex, such as the Polar Feet fleece socks and Rocky Stretch Gore-Tex oversocks. They also sell Lenz heat socks with lithium heat packs, ideal for brutal winter days.

Simons

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2401-8882 170 Street NW, Edmonton, AB T5T 4M2

This massive department store, located inside West Edmonton Mall, carries socks, tights, leg warmers and stockings for women. They stock everything from wool work socks and popcorn knit leg warmers to crocheted flower socks and fine-ribbed, cotton blend thigh-high stockings. In addition to some great neutrals, they also carry fun, patterned pairs (think kittens, pigs or koalas) from Hot Sox. The English argyle knee-highs from Hue are particularly gorgeous.

The Briefing Room

5
10151 82 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T6E 1Z5

This men’s store is known for its stellar selection of underwear. But, did you know they have one of the best collections of fashionable men’s socks in the city? They carry fun, funky socks from the local company Good Luck Sock, as well as patterned pairs from brands such as Sock It To Me, Friday Sock Co, Instance and Sock Guy.

Derks

6
8111 102 St NW, Edmonton, AB T6E 4A4

Derks outfits men in high-end fashion, so it makes sense that they carry everything men need from head to toe, including socks. They stock solid colour pima cotton socks and striped extra fine merino wool socks from Marcoliani. You won’t find anything too outlandish here, but their socks are still more exciting than basic black or white.

Keylime Athletic Wear

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100-2693 Broadmoor Blvd, Sherwood Park, AB T8H 0G1

Located in Sherwood Park, this workout gear store sells socks great for different workout classes. They stock Bella half-toe socks with grip (ideal for yoga or Pilates) and compression socks for serious athletes. Unlike most compression socks you’ll find, they come in colourful patterns and look like fun knee socks.

Henry Singer

8
10180 101 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5J 3S4

This high-fashion department store, located in Manulife Place, carries men’s socks from reputable brands, including Hugo Boss, HS (also known as Happy Socks), Robert Graham and John Smedley. They have socks in every pattern imaginable, from colourful cats and snakes to coral and sombrero hats. If you prefer solid colours or less flashy patterns, the Hugo Boss socks are sophisticated without being dull.

Red Ribbon Gifts Inc

9
12505 102 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T5N 0M4

This cute, locally owned underground store sells a veritable rainbow of socks, in every colour, pattern and fabric imaginable. It’s where I headed when I needed cool socks for a friend’s sock-themed wedding shower. They carry everything from fancy Free People socks to fuzzy, wear-around-the-house socks. You’ll also find fun, funky HS Legwear socks for men in crazy patterns and hues.

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