socks that end below the ankle

Alex   Sun Apr 02, 2006 6:38 pm GMT
How do you call those socks which end just below the ankle. Here's an image to make clear what I mean:

Thank you for your help
George   Sun Apr 02, 2006 7:11 pm GMT
If they're cut below the ankles, they're "low-cut" socks. If they're cut a little higher, covering the ankles, they're "quarter-cut" socks. The style you posted is a low-cut runner or running sock.

Some brands will market these as "ped" socks, but I think that's just to fool the consumer into thinking that they need one type of sock for running and another type for walking. I simply call them "bootie socks" or "booties" since they're reminiscent of the socks worn by toddlers and cheerleaders.
american nic   Sun Apr 02, 2006 7:25 pm GMT
It's the only type of sock I wear, so I just call them 'socks'...
lu   Mon Apr 03, 2006 12:05 am GMT
What about those end below the knee then??
George   Mon Apr 03, 2006 1:10 am GMT
Okay, if they end at or just below the knee, then they're "knee-high" socks or stockings. If they extend past the knee and up toward the thigh, then they're "thigh-high" socks/stockings. Socks that end midway between the ankle and the knee are called "mid-calf" socks. If they're ribbed above the ankle, they're called "crew" socks.

crew socks:

I anticipate that someone will now ask "what's the difference between socks and stockings?" Well, according to, a sock is "a short stocking reaching a point between the ankle and the knee."
Jim C, York   Mon Apr 03, 2006 1:52 am GMT
how about a sockette?
I ask, when are people going to post pictures of stockings!!!
Alex   Mon Apr 03, 2006 2:19 am GMT
I think I'll just be doing Jim - and me ;) - a favour by posting this. Here's your stocking pic:
Guest   Mon Apr 03, 2006 4:03 am GMT
Diyos ko. Gusto kong mag-aral ng inggles, pero masyadong maraming kalokohan dito. Grabe... Sayang talaga.
Benquasha   Mon Apr 03, 2006 3:48 pm GMT
I call the socks that end below the ankle 'trainer socks', above the ankle is 'ankle socks' and below the knee are 'knee-high socks'.
Jim C, York   Tue Apr 04, 2006 3:00 am GMT
< I think I'll just be doing Jim - and me ;) - a favour by posting this. Here's your stocking pic: >

BY 'ECK! She's more leg than woman! Nice frillies mind.