Huh. This is a great question. I mean, what exactly IS a lifestyle sock? Well, according to Darn Tough’s very own Brand & Community Marketing Manager, Courtney Laggner, this is what she had to say about what a lifestyle sock is:
“So, a lifestyle sock to me is a sock that I know will provide me comfort all day AND that they’ll be a FABULOUS addition to my outfit.”
I don’t believe that there is a better way to describe what a lifestyle sock is. I’ll be honest, I never really knew what a “Lifestyle” sock was until I started wearing them. All I knew at the time was that they were fun and felt good on my feet. But they are so much more than that!
Lifestyle socks are great for the most casual of outfits, or you can jazz up a dressy outfit with a pair of Animal Haus Lemur socks, even if you’re the only one who knows what is going on under those boots/dress pants. They can bring a bit of happiness on a gloomy day.
The best part about Lifestyle socks is the wide variety of fun and simple designs that are offered by Darn Tough. I would implore you to check out the Animal Haus line, in both the women's and the men’s selections. I dare you to not find a bit of frivolity in the dog holding a beer while riding a bike in the men’s Animal Haus design. Or what about the Men’s Spey Fly design that pays its respect to a classic fly-fishing technique?
The women’s line offers some just as intriguing and impetuous designs. I would remiss if I didn’t mention right off the bat from the women’s Animal Haus collection, the flying pig. Yup! That’s what I said. There is a delightfully pink pig with wings, soaring with the clouds.
A Sock by Any Other Name
But I digress. Let’s get back to the original question. Trying to define “Lifestyle sock” is what I would call one of those deceptively hard questions to answer. Because let’s face it, “Lifestyle socks” may not be the most explanatory name in the world. But, look at our options…
- Casual socks
- Everyday socks
- Business socks
- Dress socks
- Formal socks
Do Darn Tough lifestyle socks make great casual socks? You bet! Do they go above-and-beyond for formal occasions? Yup! No matter your business or outfit, Lifestyle socks are always going to be a solid choice, so let’s not box them into a corner and keep them from their full potential.
- Casual dress socks
- All day socks
“Casual dress socks” … are those casual socks you wear with a dress or dress socks you wear when you’re feeling casual or socks that are for when you’re dressing semi-formal, semi-casual? Lifestyle socks work for all those scenarios, in case you’re wondering. And yes, they’re great to wear all day (once you try them on, you’ll probably want to), but if you’re spending all of that day out hiking… Well, let’s just say that that’s why there are Hiking socks.
And just “socks”… true, but honestly not that helpful. Less isn’t always more.
A Wise Woman Once Said...
So, to recap, I direct you back to the best explanation by Courtney Laggner, a very wise, very witty woman, of what on earth a lifestyle sock is:
“So, a lifestyle sock to me is a sock that I know will provide me comfort all day AND that they’ll be a FABULOUS addition to my outfit.” – Courtney Laggner
And if you need helping choosing your best lifestyle sock, we've got you covered with expert advice.
About the Author
Megan Cooley is an avid animal lover and would have a pack of 12 dogs if only her husband would let her. She loves hockey, (GO SHARKS!) and has a voracious appetite when it comes to reading. She’s fluent in humor, sarcasm, and wit, yet people continue to confuse and surprise her. She’s also part of the Darn Tough family.