So this series is all about making custom socks. In this series we will publish several original posts about the idea of custom made socks and how to make your own custom socks with your company’s logo (or your brand name of course) knitted on it.

What are custom socks?

Custom socks are just like custom T-shirts or custom cups, they are mainly introduced for gifting purposes. You are allowed to put your logos or slogan (or your product, service) onto the socks to make it different and memorable. So when you hand out the gift your customers will love it! Everyday when they put the custom logo socks on they are likely to remember your product and service.

custom made socks with piggy logo and brand name knitted. You can also add a custom made tag with your contact info.
custom made athetic crew socks with piggy logo and brand name knitted. You can also add a custom made tag with your contact info.

Different types of custom socks (knitted vs. printed)

There are mainly 2 types of custom socks, i.e. custom knitted socks and custom printed socks.

In custom knitted socks your logo or pattern will be knitted with colorful original yarn directly, so the colors will not fade over washers. In custom printed socks however, the socks are pre-knitted with all blank white yarn, and in the next step workers print colorful paints onto the sock outside surface, which do make the sock colorful, but in turn the sock itself becomes not soft anymore.

What’s more, because of the direct printing of colorful chemicals, custom printed socks sometimes smells odd. Custom knitted socks however, smells fresh and is environment-friendly.

Logo Socks TypesMax no. of colorsQuality on handMinimumsPrice
Custom knitted socks5-6⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐50 pairs HereMedium
Custom printed socksUnlimited⭐⭐⭐1 pairsHigh
Custom knitted socks vs. custom printed socks

In terms of handling colors, custom printed sock does a better job. It can literally produce any number of colors you want, also it can produce gradient colors.

custom knitted socks handles 5-6 solid colors
custom knitted socks handles 5-6 solid colors
custom printed socks handle more colors and produce gradient colors
custom printed socks handle more colors and produce gradient colors

In SockCustomTM we are only offering custom knitted socks, for its best sock quality and premium feeling.

Why do you need custom socks?

But what can yo do with the custom branded socks? Basically you can use it as a nice business present, below you can find some usual scenarios based on our customers’ feedbacks.

Handing out custom socks when meeting customers

Hand out some pairs of custom made socks with your company’s logo when meeting a new customer, socks means warm and care, your custom sock is a good plus in business relationships. You can also send custom socks as annual presents for existing customers.

A perfect product for fundraising

Imagine your team is just starting out and plans to collect some funds by providing trustful products to your supporters. Custom socks must be a good fit! The margin is high: Let’s say you order 500 pairs of custom logo socks

Custom socks can serve as attendance gifts

Whether you are hosting a conference, a music show, or an sports club night, you can share the custom made socks with the attendance, it will sure to be memorable and your attendants will love it!

Giveaways in tradeshows

Don’t forget tradeshows! In tradeshows your brochure might be finally in the garbage bin but custom socks with your logo socks won’t be!

Explore more out of custom made socks…

There are much more scenarios that you can use custom socks for, name yours in the comment section :).

Custom socks vs. custom T-shirts vs. custom cups

In these days people are always looking after personalized items, but why would you need custom socks (compared to custom T-shits, etc)? You might get tired of custom T-shirts because they are everywhere and also costly. Most customized T-shirts will just rest in the corner of a customer’s wardrobe so your brand will not get remembered, this does no help on brand awareness. Most custom T-shirts are printed with sublimation which is basically a colored chemical layer which doesn’t feel comfortable.

Custom socks are different! Since custom socks are special and Your customers will most likely try them on, even take some shots and share the socks on Instagram.

Business gift ideasBrand Logo AwarenessCustomer AcceptancePrice
Custom Knitted SocksKnitted with good quality⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐Medium
Custom Printed socksPrinted (poor feeling)⭐⭐⭐(low quality)High
Custom T-shirtsPrinted (poor feeling)⭐⭐⭐(too common)Medium
Custom CupsPrinted (good looking)⭐⭐⭐(too fragile)High(logistic)
A comparison of custom logo socks, custom t-shirts and custom cups for business gifting ideas

Below you can see some custom socks with logos that SockCustomTM have done in the past.

Different styles of custom socks

Just like general socks there are different styles available for custom socks. In SockCustomTM we offer custom dress socks, athletic crew socks, quarter socks, ankle socks, knee-high socks, etc. Custom dress socks is usually nice for business presents, and custom athletic crew socks are perfect for sports team clubs. Schools or universities are more likely to make custom quarter socks which looks younger.

To start your custom logo sock project, you can simply choose your preferred sock style and send us your company’s logo, our experienced design team will send you a nice sock design mockup for your approval, and then we will produce the socks and send out to your office.


In short, custom socks is a good choice for business presents, tradeshow giveaways, fundraising product, and more, and we prefer custom knitted socks than printed socks. Also compared to other custom gifting ideas, custom socks stand out and your customers will love it too!

If you are interested in making your own custom socks with your brand logo, please do not hesitate to contact us by clicking the button below.

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  1. Hello SockCustom,
    Our team is working on an online conference and we need some custom logo socks to be made, how can I begin? Thanks

  2. Itís nearly impossible to find experienced people on this topic, but you sound like you know what youíre talking about! Thanks

  3. I need to to thank you for this good read!! I certainly loved every bit of it. I have you bookmarked to check out new stuff you postÖ

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