You can never have too many pairs of cute socks (well…maybe my overstuffed sock drawer would disagree) and if you’re looking for some new ones, here’s some kawaii designs by independent artists. Some of these shops are often closed temporarily while the artists are at cons etc. so follow them on socials for reopening dates – and go see them in person if you can.
I can’t believe we haven’t featured this collab between Pals Socks (US) & Crowded Teeth yet as it’s so fun! There’s a whole range of mismatched foodie pairs like Strawberry & Banana, Pizza & Pasta, Milk & Cookies or Burger & Fries. They come in loads of sizes from babies to adults so everyone can wear their favourite food.
If you like things to be spooky cute all year round, Em & Sprout (US) has you covered with so many cute socks to choose from. The ghosts are my favourite but there’s cats, bats, moths, mushrooms and more.
For a really unique pair of socks, this whale shark design from Alchenart (US) is sure to cheer you up every time you put them on! Definitely one to save for days when you’ll have your shoes off so others can enjoy them too.
Myang Art (US) was a recent find for me and I love all the cats and bunnies. There’s 2 cute cat socks to choose from – this calico cat or a patchwork design.
Koyamori (CAN) is mainly a watercolour artist but I was happy to see they also have a few pairs of socks in their store, all with cats and flowers. The colour scheme here is just so pretty.
The Momokakkoii shop (UK) is crammed full of cute frogs so of course that includes multiple embroidered designs on socks, and in lots of bright colours too. If you’re not a frog fan, there’s also axolotls, bears and mushrooms.
Dog lovers can wear these cute socks from VioletJimArt (EU), embroidered with Mochi the corgi. The understated colour scheme is great for everyday too if you don’t like anything too loud on your socks.
You can also plenty of kawaii artists selling their designs on socks via Redbubble (worldwide). The kawaii tag can be a bit of a minefield to browse but you can check out my own Following list for some artists I love. I was happy to find BobaTeaMe recently, whose entire store is bubble tea themed! Redbubble have an ongoing bundle offer with 10% off any 2 pairs and 20% off any 3 pairs so that’s great for stocking up.
Marceline is the co-founder and editor of Super Cute Kawaii and the author of The Super Cute Book of Kawaii. She lives by the seaside in Scotland in a flat full of kawaii, creating cute character goods as Asking For Trouble, working on endless craft projects and playing Nintendo.