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Socks for (a) 15 year old boy (b) 5 year old boy HELP needed with (a) style and (b) size

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CrepeDeChineWag Mon 31-Oct-16 08:05:35

I'm buying socks for a 15 year old boy I've never met (not as disturbing as it sounds, new blended family/Christmas etc) but no idea what style/colour to buy. What's a safe bet and what's a definite no no in the sock department?
Would also like to buy for 5 year old boy, style no problem but what size? Again what's a safe bet, think he is average height and average build.


burnishedsilver Mon 31-Oct-16 09:46:36

My 15 year old only wears sports socks and takes size 9-12, if that's any help.

My 6 year old loves socks with characters on them - lego ninjago, star wars, superheros. Size 8-12

CrepeDeChineWag Mon 31-Oct-16 14:56:47

Thank you that is a help. White or black sports socks and which might power house? Adidas or Nike? I get the feeling you're either one or the other in the teenage world?? Maybe not. Teenage fashion, it's a mine field.

CrepeDeChineWag Mon 31-Oct-16 14:57:30


abeandhalo Mon 31-Oct-16 15:01:24

Plain sports socks doesn't sound v festive!

Go to Next, New Look or H&M & find some with Star Wars characters on or something.

CrepeDeChineWag Mon 31-Oct-16 16:45:09

Yes but what 15 year old boy wears novelty socks?? I've seen some fab shark socks for the 5 year old on the John Lewis website but think a bit small (4-7 which I think is shoe size rather than age)

burnishedsilver Mon 31-Oct-16 18:39:09

Ds would wear them in any colour.
Maybe try a non sports brand like Superdry.

CrepeDeChineWag Mon 31-Oct-16 19:26:03

ahh Superdry, didn't think of that. Good idea.

SpitSpot Mon 31-Oct-16 19:34:14

My 15 year old only wears Nike sports socks in black or white, these they are pretty hardwearing, he has size 8-11

dementedpixie Mon 31-Oct-16 19:37:46

They will be done on shoe size so I'd find out what size they wear as it varies greatly between children. Ds likes his days of the week socks

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