Flip Flop Socks Are a Thing & They’re as Ugly as They Sound

What are flip flop socks? How are they actually a thing, yet no one has heard about them before?

Flip flop socks are a real thing and they are as popular as ever.

If you’re like me, you’ve only stumbled across this weird-looking product and wondered how long this has been around for.

Today I want to cut to the chase and tell you exactly what flip flop socks are.

How Flip Flop Socks Came About

There have been multiple creators over the years, but only a few have managed to pull it off.

Allan & Maria at flipflopsocks.com were tired of the uncomfortable feeling you get when “scrunching” normal socks into a pair of flip flops.

They wanted to create something more comfortable and better looking, so they came up with a genius idea called flip flop socks!

They soon realized that someone else also created these types of socks. That website was called V-Toe Socks.

They quickly merged with them and now they are named VToeFlipFlopSocks.com.

What Are Flip Flop Socks?

Well that are exactly as it sounds, they are a sock designed specifically for flip flops.

They allow the wearer to wear flip flops year-round while staying warm in the cold months.

There are 2 types of flip flop socks.

There are open-toes (with the front of the sock exposed) and there are closed socks (the entire foot is covered).

Flip Flop Socks

When people talk about flip flop socks, they often refer to the ones with the open toes.

However, this is not 100% correct as the creators of the covered sock (V-toe) say theirs is the original flip flop sock.

Think of a real flip flop sock as a V. It’s like a normal sock but with a slit next to the big toe to allow room for the strap.

The open-toe sock come in much later.

The Benefits of Flip Flop Socks

Stay warm in cold months

Some people just refuse to accept summer is over, so they usually wear flip flops by scrunching up their socks.

Well this eliminates that problem and allows people to wear their flip flops in the cold months too.


These are designed for literally EVERYONE in mind.

Boys, girls, men, and women can wear flip flops socks and feel warm year-round.

Easy cleaning

They are easy to clean as they are machine washable.

Just throw them in the washing machine like normal laundry.

Lots of colors and sizes

There are lots of different colors, patterns, designs and sizes.

Those looking to try out a pair of flip flop socks should have enough choices to match any outfit.

They have also just released ankle height socks for all you ankle sock lovers.

What I Personally Think of Flip Flop Socks

Each to their own if you ask me.

I personally think they’re ugly and should not have ever been made, but that’s just me.

Some people love them and swear by them, and those loyal fans will continue to purchase them.

Some even say they haven’t worn shoes for years because of this creation.

I have not worn them and do not plan on wearing them anytime soon, and maybe never in my lifetime 😛

Also I think that open-toed socks should stop being worn as flip flop socks as they are even uglier.

The Best Flip Flop Sock?

There are a lot of knock-offs and a lot of low quality socks out there.

I recommend purchasing from the original creator “V-Toe Socks” just to avoid getting ripped off with something low quality.

They are the original creators so they know what works, they are of high quality, they are padded for extra warmth and feature lots of colors and patterns.

If you purchase off of Amazon, just make sure the seller is called V-TOE SOCKS because they are the original creators.

In Conclusion

Well that’s my 2 cents on this crazy trend.

They do the job just fine and people love them, so they are a big success and I have no complaints other than the hideous appearance.

However, that doesn’t stop people from wearing things that look ugly.

You just need to look at how popular croc shoes are to realize that people care more about comfort than looks, and that is okay.

If you like flip flop socks, then you’ll probably like toe socks.

They are similar and can also be worn with flip flops, but every single toe have their own sock instead of just the big toe.

Well thanks for reading this article.

Please tell us your thoughts and opinions on these crazy socks in the comments below and I’ll get back to you asap!



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20 thoughts on “Flip Flop Socks Are a Thing & They’re as Ugly as They Sound”

  1. Flip flop socks? Seriously? I am laughing at this style right now, because 1. I live in the desert, so flip flops are a norm, and most people don’t resort to wearing socks when it gets down to 50 degrees. 2. It reminds me of when I lived on the East Coast and when I went to the beach, I would see men in speedos with socks and sandals. Flip Flop socks should not be “a thing” If you want to wear flip flops, just wear them as they were meant to be worn. Thank you for opening my eyes to this trend. I will be sure to dissuade any of my friends from this fashion.

    • Haha, that’s interesting you say that flip flops should be worn just the way they are designed to.

      It’s baffling I know, but people actually love these things.

      If you need to wear socks with flip flops, you shouldn’t be wearing them in the first place and you should just stick with regular shoes, especially if you’re worried about getting cold. But that’s just my opinion.

      Thanks for your opinion Kelly 🙂

  2. Hello there once again, thanks for sharing your thoughts here with us. I must say i enjoyed going through your article as it has placed a smile on my face 😅, I really do agree with you regarding these flip flop open toes socks, they suck and i’ve never worn them and i don’t even plan on trying them on. They just look really weird

    • I would have to agree with you Philebur.

      I don’t know which ones uglier, the open toes or the closed socks.

      But one things for sure, none of them are going to win any fashion awards anytime soon 😛

  3. In my own view, I think the flip flop socks are great, in fact it’s importance can’t be over emphasized as you can see in the article it helps in several ways such as helps you stay warm,easy to wear,easy to clean and so much more….
    I really appreciate your review on the flip flop socks

    • That’s cool that you like them, evans.

      You are right, they do offer lots of benefits and I’m happy to put this article together for you.

  4. Hi Brandon,
    I share your opinion and I definitely think that flip flop socks are useless and ugly. In my personal opinion, I never understood why people need to wear socks with opened shoes. If I want to stay warm, I would just buy sneakers or any other types of shoes that keeps your feet warm. The open toes socks are hideous. Again, anyone can buy adapted shoes with “open toes” instead of just wearing ugly things like that!

    • You have the same mentality as me, lol.

      Simply just wear sneakers if you want to stay warm, it just doesn’t make sense.

  5. Filp Flop Socks? Well, it doesn’t sound crazy to me, because here in Korea, wearing socks even with slippers is a common thing. But I never heard of flip flop socks.

    As I read your article, It made me think that these flip flop socks (might) originated from Japan, They wear their kimonos with these wooden slippers and they do have white socks that goes with it.

    Anyway, this is an interesting read. A question though, have you personally saw people wearing these? Like in a mall or somewhere else?

    • Nope, I have never seen anyone where these socks. But they are actually very common.

      My guess is that people just wear them around the house to avoid ridicule, who knows.

      But they are definitely selling so lots of people still buy them.

      Yes, the Japanese do have these and they are called Tabi socks, but they are a lot thinner. I think that’s where the creators of V-socks got their inspiration from!

      Thanks for pointing that out.

  6. Hello Brandon! This is an awesome review you’ve got here. Before now, I was actually looking at my sister as a weird girl for wearing an open toe socks all around the street which I feel uncomfortable with it. 

    I guess she’s gonna justify her self with this review when I show it to her.

  7. They can definitely look good I think if combined with the right colors and clothes. If they look in place with the type of attire someone’s wearing and blend right in, no one would notice. I honestly never heard of flip-flop socks. I’ve seen people try to wear flip-flops with regular socks before and the results are disastrous, but never heard these were a thing.

    I have heard of toe socks but I rarely see them. Maybe once a year. 

    • You are on to something there Todd.

      They can blend in with the right event/occasion.

      They’ll probably blend in really good at a festival or something since everyone wears unique and colorful clothing anyway.

      And I agree, disastrous is probably the best way to describe people wearing regular socks with flip flops, lol.

  8. Holy, it never ceases to amaze me how people come up with some of these ideas.  I am with you, and don’t really get the flip flop.  I don’t wear them, ever.  But my sister, well she lives in them.

    I just find them uncomfortable to wear and they literally barely stay on.  Honestly maybe their is something wrong with me, that I can’t walk properly in them, but maybe I am just an idiot.

    This post made my day, I love to see how creative people can be.  Funny enough, I am sure tons of people will buy these.  I think if I had to choose, I would pick the open toe version.  Makes more sense. Great job.

    • Damn, open toe? You’re adventurous, lol.

      Tons of people actually do buy them and business is booming apparently 😛

      I guess at the end of the day it comes down to personal preference.

      Thanks for the comment and your opinion on these socks!

  9. Hi Brandon, this is a really interesting product. My wife wears flip flop at home and I am sure she will love this. Do they have anything that is anti-skid? 

    Personally, it looks trendy for me and I may try a pair for myself too. Thank you for sharing this. Marc Ho.

    • Sorry, I’m not sure if they have anti-skid toe socks Marc as I have not found any yet.

      But I’m glad you like them.

  10. Hi Brandon, I love the idea. I like the v-sock best. To me it would not be for a youngster, but someone who likes to protect their feet yet have the freedom of a flip-flop.

    That would not work well in the wintertime in a northern climate like mine, I doubt people would wear them outside in the snow. But you never know!


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