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Cons, Converse, Chuck Taylors, Chucks, All Stars… The shoe of many names is a timeless classic, available in a wide range of colours and styles, seen on the feet of everyone from mums at the school gate to rock stars on stage. 

Some choose to wear their Chucks without socks, and we don’t judge, but there are some downsides associated with going commando on the feet. 

Without a barrier between you and your shoe blisters will form. Friction creates discomfort, and if Converse weren’t comfortable they wouldn’t be so popular!   

Going barefoot can also turn your beloved All Stars into All Stink. Socks with moisture-wicking properties will help reduce the whiff factor throughout the day. 

Without a great pair of socks all that sweat and smell will be absorbed by your Cons, and on top of being stinky, can lead to an increased chance of breeding a fungal infection. Yuck. 

It’s not just because we love socks that we always recommend that you wear some form of socks with your footwear. Luckily, there are plenty of types of socks to wear with Converse.

For High Tops:  

Crew socks are slightly taller than ankle socks, usually extending a few inches above the ankle. They offer more coverage and can provide extra warmth during colder weather. With High Tops coming over the ankle the extra height of a crew sock will eliminate the possibility of the canvas rubbing against your leg. Going bright can add a pop of colour to your outfit and complement the shade of Converse you’re wearing. 

For Low Top: 

The iconic low top is best paired with a low profile tab sock. The tab padding will prevent any heel chafing, while the thinner construction keeps the overall appearance slimline and discreet.  

Ultimately, the best socks to wear with Converse All Stars depend on your personal preferences, the weather conditions, and the intended use of the shoes. Experiment with different sock styles and materials to find what works best for you in terms of comfort, support, and style.