Ever since it was founded in 2009, STANCE has been a symbol of skate, surf, and street culture in Southern California. With its high-quality fabrics and creative designs, STANCE breathes life into the previously grey world of socks. In addition to the style factor, the workmanship and quality leave nothing to be desired. The socks from STANCE are designed for ideal performance during sports activities such as skating.
The Idea Behind the Stance Brand
The five founders of the San Clemente-based company had the idea to devote themselves to a neglected area of fashion. Co-founder Jeff Kearl recalls how he moved through the various departments in a clothing store and in the sock department, he realized how boring the selection was.
The monotonous black, white, grey, and brown socks he found gave him the urge to mix things up a bit and bring some colour to the sock departments of the world. Thanks to his experience with the headphone manufacturer Skullcandy, he already had the know-how necessary to bring individuality and creativity into a largely monotonous product category. That's why Stance's socks often feature eye-catching designs and collaborations from a wide variety of brands and artists.
Stance Socks in Skateboarding
There are some really big names who swear by Stance socks, especially in the skateboarding world. Pros such as Nyjah Huston, Andrew Reynolds and Daniel Lutheran, all skate with Stance socks. For the best possible comfort, the brand developed its own performance skate socks. These are specifically designed to meet the needs of skaters and have a different anatomy than the lifestyle socks the brand offers.
With the Primo Cushioning Area on the footbed, the socks can better absorb hard landings. The upper part of the Stance Skate socks is made of breathable mesh. To protect your shins and Achilles tendon, these socks also have a Shin Pad and Anti Snakebite Padding. In addition, the toe and heel areas are stitched slightly differently than on the other Stance models to provide optimal support.
Stance skate socks are a functional mix of style, comfort and durability, making them the perfect socks for skating.
The right socks for all your needs
Stance socks come in a wide range of different paddings, lengths, thicknesses and materials to suit every need.
The Invisible Model is a low-cut sneaker sock that features arch support, ultra-light padding, and a material that’s thin, yet three times more durable.
Stance's Classic Crew Models feature mid-rise socks that are athletically ribbed, feature medium padding and a reinforced heel and toe.
The special skate socks are the "The Pipe Bomb" Models. These have strong padding, a reinforced heel and toe area, ankle padding and impact protection over the shin.
A detailed list of features can be found in the product description of each sock model.
Stance Punks & Poets
Behind the label "Punks & Poets" are the ambassadors of Stance Socks. Not only do they represent the creativity and lifestyle of Stance, but they also demonstrate how well one can skate, snowboard or even play basketball with the socks. Through the unifying element of Stance socks, musicians like Rihanna and basketball players like James Harden find common ground with other artists, models, skateboarders, snowboarders and surfers.