It is the summer/year/decade/lifetime of Cardi B and her proclamation that she likes "those Balenciagas, the ones that look like socks" on "I Like It." Post-"Invasion of Privacy" drop, I bought a pair of sock sneakers for myself and have had the lyric joyfully screamed at me from across city streets. It's the only version of catcalling I have ever not hated.
Even if you can't afford Balenciaga, there are plenty of stretch-knit sock sneakers on the market in a variety of hues and sock heights. While the prototypical black ankle-length version adds a cool, streetwear touch to any outfit, why not try a fire-engine red pair, or perhaps white with paint splatters? This trend will probably (definitely) be short-lived, so you might as well get weird with it while you can.
Shop 16 of our favorite pairs below, from $38 to $750.
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