Summer’s here. Our shoulders relax, our eyes focus on the horizon, and we let out a collective sigh, “Ahhhhhhh….” It’s time to shift perspective from inward out onto the bright and beautiful world around us!
Sunlight brings new things to light: friendship, color, & humor. We captured all of that in our new new sock collection. Let’s take a look.
Step Into the Light
During the winter months, we can get a little too introverted. Sure, our cats and indoor plants enjoy the extra attention, but once the sun breaks through, our eyes begin to wander outside the confines of our homes.
Make the most of these longer days while they’re here! What better way to celebrate the sunshine than with friends? Women’s crew socks like Cat-ercise and Retro Rainbow remind us of our chilhoods—playing with Lite-Brite & making up silly dances in our living rooms (or was that last Saturday?). If you can’t get a little giggly in the sun with your friends, when can you?
Our connections make us stronger and happier, so find that silly self and do something absolutely childish! Pick up your phone, pick up some chalk, and have some frivolous fun.
Bright This Way
In the Northwest, the winter can get so dark we barely notice the colors around us. It’s not just that a tree will lose its leaves, we also just don’t see the green that’s there as vividly. Once the summer sun shows its face, BAM, green everywhere. Suddenly, we ask ourselves, “Was that building always purple?”
Colors just show more brightly in the summer and we wanted our new sock collection to POP in the sun. For example, STRETCH-IT Land of the Dino has dinosaurs and Paleo plants that are nearly neon & STRETCH-IT Reigning Confetti has a rainbow nearly bursting off it with confetti fit for any spontaneous dance party.
We picked the brightest crayons in the box—or chalk in the bin—to illuminate the fact that the most radiant season of the year is finally here.
It’s a Knee High…It’s a Crew…It’s a Pun!
Things aren’t always what they seem. On the surface, these colorful socks are just bright and have fun themes. This pink knee high sock is merely celebrating the aerial adventures of sloths—or so it would seem! Take a look at the sock to its right, just a nice crew sock passionate about pups. OR IS IT? Then there’s a knee high covered in birds carrying banners. Pretty straightforward. Think again!
We LOVE puns. It puts two of our favorite things together: words & play. With Man Cave and Mana-Tea, your friends might approach to say, “Neat outdoor scene on your crew socks” or “Cute tea cup knee highs”. But, as they approach, they’ll see the true genius of your wardrobe choice. And like that, another layer is brought to light.
Ready to live your brightest life? Our new socks are ready to light the way!
Road trips: the ultimate escape from modern life, rules, and routine. With no set times to be anywhere in particular, you can simply…go. Have you ever thought, on your way to work, if I don’t take my exit, I could be halfway to paradise by lunchtime? Us too, because it happens even if you love your job—the call of the open road is that strong.
Take a ride with us as we roll through the inspirations for our new styles for spring. Summer trips are so close that we can see them where the asphalt meets the horizon.
Find an Escape
We all get stuck in ruts—it happens to the best of us. Here in the Northwest, the rain drives us inside to maybe a little too much work, movie watching, and crafting. As the sun starts to peak out of the clouds (we call it Fool’s Spring) we plan and plot our dream travels for when the light truly emerges.
Jet Setter knee highs are based on dreams of far away warm places that might earn us a passport stamp. Crew-zin men’s crews were inspired by those lazy Sunday drives with the windows down for a warm breeze—you don’t really have a destination and that’s exactly the point. We put all our road trip hopes and dreams into men’s Day Tripper though. The vans, trailers, and hatchbacks pictured on these crew socks are everything we need to break us out of routine and drive us to adventure. Take only what can fit in the back and leave the rest behind!
You never know what you’ll find on the road…maybe yourself? Once you leave the sweet comfort of your routine, what parts of yourself will make themselves known? Will you take up playing poker with dogs? Flying old-timey airplanes? Will you find the confidence to experience things you never thought you would? You have a lot waiting inside you that traveling might bring to the surface.
We think of ourselves in a certain way in our day-to-day lives, but once on the road, we’re photographers of new landscapes (inspiring women’s Say Cheese!) and navigators of new lands (inspiring Co-Pilot crews). We love discovering what’s hidden inside of us when we remove ourselves from familiar surroundings! And once we’re done here, just take off in 3, 2, 1, Lift Off knee highs—there’s always more to explore.
Bringing things back down to Earth, when you’re on the road, the world is your backyard. It can feel like you are spending the whole road trip searching for your paradise. But when you wake up every day to the ocean, or the countryside, or a canopy of trees, what part doesn’t sound like paradise? We’re always on the lookout for magical creatures as well. Spotted: celestial whales and narwhals swimming in the night sky (women’s and kids’ Stellar Whale). Spotted: a jackalope in the field just off the driver’s side—I knew they were real (STRETCH-IT Jackalope).
The same will go for the people you meet: you share more than you don’t. As disparate as environments and communities may seem, you’ll find that we’re more alike than you imagined. Ultimately, you’ll return home feeling more connected, more yourself, and knowing that your paradise is where you make it. Our women’s socks, men’s styles, STRETCH-IT, & kids socks for spring were all inspired by the idea that exploration and discovery should be a part of your routine. Wear Tiki Toes crew socks and you’ll see that paradise follows you, not the other way around.