For those of you into novelty toe socks ($14, Out On A Limb , 1755 Avenue Road, 416-785-5592) - or dogs, clearly - these puppies pack in the lot, including paw-print rubber traction treads, embroidery and felt bone appliqués on the toes.
When coordinating your socks and your outfit proves too time-consuming, opt for a pair of these striped cotton-blend knee-highs ($7.90, H&M , 1 Dundas West, 416-593-0064), which pretty much have the whole rainbow covered.
So you sold your soul to the corporate world. At least you can keep you soles eco-friendly when you wear suit-standard black socks made from organic cotton and hemp ($12.99, Grassroots , 372 Danforth, 416-466-2841; 408 Bloor West, 416-944-1993).
If outdoor sports are on the agenda, don't get caught with cold, clammy toes. These Bergschrund socks by Wyoming Wear ($22.50, Mountain Equipment Co-op , 400 King West, 416-340-2667) are made from technically advanced Polartec to keep your feet warm, dry and blister-free.
Take a hint from the Victorian era: a glimpse of ankle - especially in a set of these groovy trouser socks by Celeste Stein ($24, Shoon ,763 Bathurst, 416-531-4211) - can really show your wild side.