The Converse Chuck Taylor All-Star is one of the most versatile sneaker styles on the market. They’re a hallmark of indie cool that has been adopted by rock royalty and Hollywood influencers alike. If you already own a pair (or, more likely, multiple pairs) you know that finding the right socks can be tricky given the shoe’s unique cut. The best socks for Converse either disappear completely or peek out on top for a style statement. Whether you love low-tops or you keep your high-tops in heavy rotation, every pair of socks here has been vetted by Converse fans for their Chuck Taylor compatibility.
It can be tough to find a good no-show sock for Converse low-tops because of how well they’re contoured through the ankle, and you don’t want to end up with discreet socks that ultimately roll halfway down your foot. Look for nonslip grip inside the heel or even a dedicated tab at the Achilles tendon for the most comfortable wear. If you’re prone to blisters, a low-cut ankle sock will be a better option to provide a buffer against chafing, although they’ll be more perceptible when styling.
Some ankle socks can also work for high-top Chucks, especially if they’re cut slightly higher in the back, while a mini crew sock provides even more comfort without riding too high on the calf the way a tube sock can. High-tops are also a great place to experiment with patterned socks — easier to find in taller cuts since they’re actually meant to be seen. If you’re into retro looks or have an artsy aesthetic, you might even try knee-high socks with your Converse.
From barely-there to bold as they come, these six pairs of high-quality socks are their own kinds of all-stars.