FITS Socks is a high-quality sock brand that offers everything from low to quarter to crew, boots and over-the-calf socks. You can find hiking, running, lifestyle, tactical, cycling, compression, and now—no shows in their collection. They’re made in the USA and can be found on Amazon or on their website.
FITS Socks has become a trusted name in the outdoor industry, known for its dedication to creating socks that help people enjoy their outdoor activities to the fullest.
Before we start, you can check out my guide on the best no-show socks for men which includes all of the no-show socks I’ve worn and tested over the years.
And now let’s get into this FITS Socks No-Show Socks Review.
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FITS Socks: A Quick Background
FITS Socks is a company known for producing high-quality, performance-oriented socks designed for various outdoor activities, including hiking, running, and skiing. The company was founded in 2002 and is based in Niwot, Colorado.
They gained a reputation for its dedication to crafting comfortable and functional socks tailored to the unique needs of outdoor enthusiasts. Here is some background information on the company
Focused on Performance
FITS Socks places a strong emphasis on performance and comfort. The company designs its socks with features like targeted cushioning, moisture-wicking materials, and specialized arch support to provide optimal performance for various outdoor pursuits.
FITS Socks has developed its proprietary technology known as the “FITS System.” This system includes unique design elements such as a deep heel pocket and dynamic toe box, which help to create a snug, ergonomic fit and reduce friction.
Range of Products
The brand offers a wide range of outdoor socks, including hiking socks, running socks, ski socks, and other performance-oriented options. These socks come in various thicknesses and styles to cater to different activities and preferences.
FITS Socks has made efforts to incorporate sustainability into its manufacturing processes, using eco-friendly materials and practices wherever possible.
66% super-fine merino wool, 27% nylon, 5% polyester, 2% lycra
1. Comfort & Fit: 5/5
Like the brand’s name suggests, the fit of FITS Socks are perfect. The ultra-light no shows wear like Falke’s socks. They’re the closest thing to loafer liners, but better looking and provides more structure.
The socks run small and so you may want to size up. I got the medium, but after a wash and dry cycle, size large probably would’ve been a better fit. I also imagine the alternate light no show socks would be even more comfortable because the slightly thicker sock would provide more cushion.
2. Design & Style Options: 5/5
Unlike most other socks that are cut and sewn, FITS invisible sock is fully knitted and features a seamless, one-piece construction. It’s a slick design with ribbing along the front of the sock. They come in a wide range of colorways and cool patterns.
3. Does it Slip?
No grip, no problem. FITS is the only brand in this entire round-up without a rubber gripper on the back. They have a proprietary knitting process that creates a Heel Lock® which prevents the sock from slipping.
And they have a patented Full Contact Fit® that hugs the contours of your foot for a snug fit and zero slip. You can order true to size or one size up depending on how you like your socks to fit.
4. No-Show Test: 3/4
FITS invisible socks are hidden in 3/4 shoes tested. The only one where a little bit of sock is visible is with the suede loafers.
5. The Bottom Line: 5/5 ★★★★★
FITS Socks was included in my holiday gift guide a few years back. I was already a big fan of their hiking and compression socks, and I had a feeling their no show socks would be pretty amazing. And they are.
Besides being the only no show socks (that I know of) without a silicone grip on the heel, it’s also the only sock in this round-up made primarily with super fine merino wool.
Don’t be fooled, merino wool actually has cooling properties. And since their primary function is to keep your shoes fresh and your feet cool, this makes FITS no-shows the perfect summer sock.
Major thanks to the FITS team for kindly offering to give GW readers 20% off with code GENTLEMAN.
Why Wear No-Shows?
No More Stink Feet
If you want to avoid the stank, no-show socks are the answer. Just say no to athlete’s foot and fungus feet. Ew.
In addition to rotating your shoes daily and making use of sneaker balls, rocking no show socks are a surefire way to keep your footwear smelling fresh all summer long.
There’s a reason that this stylish guy’s secret has become a summer staple. The sockless look has been on trend for a while now and isn’t going away anytime soon. Rock this look and you automatically get the style points.
Qualities of Best No-Show Socks
Of course comfort is king here. You want for the socks to fit well and hug your feet without feeling restricting. The best no show socks feel like you’re wearing nothing at all and offer multiple sizes to guarantee a proper fit. As with shirts and jeans, the fit of your socks should be tailor-made. Socks with simple design and a seamless toe are what to look for.
It’s summertime and the more lightweight and breathable your socks, the better off your feet will be. I prefer lightweight fabrics since more often than not I’ll be wearing my no-shows in the summertime and I want my feet to keep cool as possible.
There’s nothing more annoying than the feeling of a no-show sock that won’t stay put. All of the no show socks tested in this round-up have an elastic arch band and a rubber non-slip heel, which helps to keep the socks secured around your foot. But that doesn’t guarantee no-slip since factors such as the rubber gripper, fabric weight and sock size play a role. Just because a brand says ‘no-slip’ doesn’t mean it won’t slip.
Of course this is a primary purpose of this article. Does it show? The whole reason for wearing them is to keep our feet and shoes fresh, and just as importantly, remain invisible. The best no show sock brands have a variety of designs ranging from a low-cut, mid-cut and high-cut for different types of shoes and sneakers.
And finally, price always plays a role. It’s all about value here and if I can save some money, all the better. I don’t mind paying a bit more for higher quality. But some socks are a bit pricey and that can hurt their bottom line.
The Shoes I Tested
Sperry Boat Shoes
The ubiquitous Sperry Top-Sider boat shoe is one of the most iconic and popular summer shoes out there. And while most Sperrys would be okay to wear sockless because of their leather lining, some, like the canvas pair in this test have a fabric lining, thus suitable to pair with no show socks.
These canvas Vans sneakers have a low-profile making them the perfect test sneaker. If the socks aren’t visible here, then they’ll most likely remain invisible on any other low-top sneakers.
Cole Haan Bit Loafers
Loafers are some of the lowest profile shoes a man can wear. They’re one of my favorite shoe essentials for all stylish men, so naturally they’re a part of this no show sock test.
Jay Butler Penny Loafers
I had to include what are perhaps loafers with the lowest cut that I know of. The vamp of the shoe is much lower than your typical penny loafer, making these shoes the perfect test shoe. If a pair of no-shows don’t show in a pair of Jay Butler loafers, then they won’t show in any other shoe.
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The best no-show sock brands offer a range of cuts from low-cut to mid-cut and high-cut socks good for wear with everything from boat shoes, loafers and espadrilles to moccasins and sneakers.
How to Care For Your No-Show Socks
Before we conclude, I thought it was a good idea to quickly go over some no-show sock care tips.
- Machine wash with like colors
- Keep them out of the dryer (tumble dry low if necessary)
- Avoid bleaching or ironing
And finally, mind your fabric weights. A heavier weight fabric is more appropriate for chunkier sneakers whereas a lightweight fabric is better for canvas sneakers, boat shoes and loafers.
I have a couple of closing thoughts on no show socks that I wanted to share, not that this article isn’t already long enough.
1. One Size Fits All Is A Lie
When it comes to fit, there’s no such thing as one size fits all, especially when it comes to shoe sizes. Which is why I’m skeptical anytime I see a no-show sock brand with one size. Oftentimes they’re too big and bunches up around the heel and ankle when I try to slip my shoes on. And even worse, these one size no-show socks are prone to slip much easier than properly sized ones.
2. Fabric Weight Matters
I’ve found that the thicker the sock the higher probability for it to slip, whereas lighter the fabric the less prone to slipping.
3. The Best No Show Sock No-Slip Grip
For the most part every brand’s silicone grippers hold well, but the best hold come from Sheec’s extra thin hybrid solid/crosshatch grip. Boardroom Socks, Feetures and Pair of Thieves also offers a similarly strong grip. The next best are the brands with 3 band silicone grippers.
And finally, FITS Socks takes the cake with their fully knitted, one-piece construction. The seamless design eliminates the need for a silicone grip and the socks still stay up. Now that’s a win-win.
Before You Go
Check out these other top rated no-show sock reviews:
- Pair of Thieves No-Show Sock Review
- Stomper Joe No-Show Sock Review
- Feetures No-Show Sock Review
- Stance No-Show Sock Review
What are your favorite pairs of no-show socks?
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