What Shoes to Wear With Thigh-High Socks

Thigh-high socks are a type of clothing that goes great with many items of clothing and that can allow you to wear a skirt or a dress even on a cold, autumn day.

They are socks that are long and go until your knee or above it. They come in many colors and designs, but the most popular and versatile are the black ones.

They are very chic and highlight your legs. However, you may have a hard time choosing the shoes to wear with these socks because you may think they don’t go with anything.

I’m sure you have a pair of thigh-high socks, but you don’t use them much because you don’t know what shoes to wear with them. Don’t worry, I can help you!

What Shoes to Wear With Thigh-High Socks

Here is a list of ten types of shoes that will go great with thigh-high socks!

  1. Chunky sneakers
  2. Knee boots
  3. Ankle boots
  4. Oxford shoes
  5. Canvas sneakers
  6. Boots
  7. Combat boots
  8. Flats
  9. Rain boots
  10. Mary Janes shoes

Chunky Sneakers

This type of sneakers is one of my favorites! They come in so many styles, designs, and colors that it is impossible not to find one that you like.

They have a retro style and the sole is bigger than the ones for regular shoes. If you choose a pair of black socks and you want to highlight your shoes.

I recommend you create contrast and choose a pair of white chunky sneakers. However, this combination may be too bold, so if you want to tone it down, you can choose a pair of black thigh-high socks with some black chunky sneakers.

But, the combinations don’t stop there. You can combine your black or white sneakers with a pair of more colorful socks so that you highlight your legs. Choose the style and colors you like!

Knee Boots

This might be the most popular combination with this type of socks! Knee boots are a type of boots that go until your knee and are a very elegant choice.

They go great with a pair of thigh-high socks that go over the knee. The combinations are infinite: you could have a pair of black boots and choose any type of color for the socks; the brighter the color, the better!

You could also choose a pattern at the end of the socks to make them stand out even more. This combination goes great with dresses and skirts.

If you still want to preserve the summer feeling on a cold day in autumn, choose a pair of brown socks, a pair of black knee boots, and a flower dress and you are ready to go.

Ankle boots

I don’t have or don’t find the right pair of knee boots, you could always choose ankle boots. As the name says, they are boots that go to your ankle.

They are made of different materials and come in many colors. You could also choose a pair that has heels or not. These types of boots make your legs stand out because the thigh-high socks will be the center of attention.

You can combine them with socks that have different designs and colors; just make sure not to clash with the colors.

A great combination for a cooler day in spring is a pair of black thigh-high socks, brown ankle boots, a brown skirt, and a wool sweater

Oxford shoes

Another type of footwear that will go great with thigh-high socks. A pair of black socks, black oxford shoes, a black skirt, and a white shirt create an outfit that is probably best known from the movie Lolita.

They give a college feel to your outfits, but they are also very chic and feminine. Oxford shoes are usually made of leather or materials that are similar to leather.

They are classic and timeless and help you highlight the rest of the outfit because of the simple look. Besides black skirts and shirts, they would go great with anything else: dresses, shorts, and so on.

If you want to make your legs stand out, I recommend you to combine a pair of thigh-high socks in a bright color with a pair of simple, black oxford shoes. You will definitely have all the eyes on you.

Canvas sneakers

The most versatile footwear. They go with any piece of clothing, so why wouldn’t they go with thigh-high socks?

Canvas shoes are a type of shoe that has the sole and the upper part from the toes made of rubber, and the rest of the shoe is made of cloth. The rubber part is usually white and the cloth comes in many colors and designs.

Pairing a black pair of canvas shoes with a pair of black thigh-high socks with 2 white straps at the beginning of the sock, a simple skirt, and a t-shirt will create a great outfit for a stroll around town, on a cool summer day.

But the options don’t stop there because the number of combinations is infinite. So let your imagination go wild!


Pumps are a type of footwear that looks like a stiletto, except for the fact that they have a much lower heel. That is why they are very comfortable, being able to wear them all day.

They are also a popular choice for ladies who want to wear thigh-high socks since they are a timeless style that may complement a plain sock or provide a neutral element to a vibrant or loud sock.

They give a more mature vibe to the outfit and are perfect for dancing or wearing to the office on a regular basis because of the lower heel.

There are a lot of designs and colors, so you can create an unlimited number of outfits. Just make sure not to have too many designs combined so that it doesn’t look kitsch.

Combat Boots

For a more casual look, I suggest you choose combat boots.

Also known as army boots, they are the types of boots that go until your mid-calf and have laces that go all the way up. They resemble the boots worn by soldiers in the army.

The most popular choices are black and brown, as far as color goes, but the options don’t stop there. These boots are usually very warm because they have wool or a substitute for wool inside, so together with the thigh-high socks, they make a great outfit for a cold day in the winter.

If the weather is chilly, wear your thigh-high socks over a pair of tights. This way, no matter how cold it gets outdoors, you’ll keep warm without compromising your style.


Flats are another easy and simple choice for your outfits. They come in many forms and sizes, from ballerina flats, to flat mules, to loafers.

However, even if a lot of options are out there, I believe that the ones that go great with thigh-high socks are the ballerina flats. They are simple and chic and you cannot go wrong here.

Combine a pair of ballerina flats in a noncolor (black or white) with any type of socks, in any color and pattern.

Match the dress with the socks and you have created a perfect outfit for a walk in the park, on a nice day in spring.

Rainy Boots

You hear rainy boots and you immediately think about autumn. Me too! These are a perfect type of footwear that I don’t think is worn enough. They go great with everything and they also keep your feet warm.

The rainy boots are made of rubber to prevent water from infiltrating. They usually reach mid-calf or go below the knee.

Some pairs of boots are not padded, so that is why they would go great with a pair of thigh-high socks. Besides the stylish aspect that they will give your outfit, they will also keep your feet warm and toasty.

The number of colors and patterns for rainy boots is limitless, so make sure to match them with your socks.

Mary Janes Shoes

A pair of shoes that will give your outfit a classy and formal look. They are very comfortable and look very elegant.

The sole is bigger than the one in oxford shoes, so it also gives you a little heel. They come in many designs, and most of them are black.

They are classic and timeless and help you highlight the rest of the outfit because of the simple look.

Combine them with any thigh-high socks that you have and you create a great combination. Throw on a simple dress and a wool sweater and you have a perfect outfit for a day in town.

Final Thoughts on what shoes to wear with thigh-high socks

No matter what shoes you wear with thigh-high socks, it is important that you have fun choosing your outfit.

This type of socks gives you the opportunity to go wild with your choice and to create a bold outfit that will make you feel confident and you will also look great wearing it.

Finally, thigh-highs are an extremely flexible piece to have in your wardrobe. If you like them, you can make a style and ensemble for almost every event!

Your thigh-high adventures will have no bounds as long as you pair them with the right shoes. The best advice I can provide is to get inspired by timeless looks and to trust your instincts!

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