Solid Opaque Thigh High
Measurements & Sizes
|US Women||5 – 7½||8½ – 10||10½ – 14|
|US Men||3½ – 6||7 – 8½||9 – 12|
|EUR||35 – 38||39 – 42||43-46|
|UK Women||2½ – 5||6 – 7½||8 – 11½|
|UK Men||3 – 5½||6½ – 8||8½ – 12|
|Sizes are approximate|
Most of the styles we offer are labeled “one size fits most”, as this is often the only option available to us from our suppliers.
Each style is listed with the label’s sizing, supplemented by our own experience in testing the socks, if we find that extra information to be useful or different from the label. We encourage you to drop us a line with your measurements if you’re having trouble figuring out what will work best for you. Check out this Sock Journal post for tips on which measurements we need!
Sock sizing is an odd thing, and after all these years, we still don’t have it fully figured out… When a label says “size 9-11”, it doesn’t necessarily mean shoe size. This range is typically intended to fit US women’s shoe sizes 4-11 or something close to that, but we all know that isn’t always true! Then there’s the labeling that covers your height and weight, but everybody’s weight is distributed differently, so this is not much help either. Unfortunately, we have found it very difficult to find socks or stockings that stretch over 23 inches, even when custom made (although many of our Dreamer Socks will now fit beyond that!). Cotton is easiest to stretch and can be further loosened by wetting the fabric and pulling the tops occasionally as they dry.
Kids Sizes: This is a newer area for us, and there is limited information about whom these smaller socks are meant to fit. Feel free to give us your feedback based on personal experience or working knowledge, and we’ll continue to upgrade this growing section!
Smaller Feet: Feet smaller than about a women’s size 7 can find the average sock to be too loose, but they often fit into kids sizes. We’ve had many of our house brand DreaM Stockings made in smaller versions to fit the petite-footed among us. (We also have options for Larger Feet, as well as a category for Tube-Style socks that will fit any size foot!)
Men’s Sizes: A size larger than the standard women’s range, these are usually labeled for men’s shoe size 10-13 and often fit men’s U.S. shoe sizes 8-12 best. (When converting women’s sizes to men’s, just subtract two, e.g. women’s 11 = men’s 9).
Plus Size: This is generally a larger version of the industry standard “one size”. Keep in mind that every person is shaped differently, and that will affect your results with fit more than any weight limit. Our best advice is to try things out, measure your legs, read the sizing tips on the product, and keep your expectations as realistic as possible. We strive to provide accurate sizing information for each and every style listed on our website– just scroll down to the “Sizing Tips” section of any product page to see information from our own in-house tests.
If you need to convert shoe sizes, we have a post in the Sock Journal all about Sock Math! And as always, if you have questions about a specific style, please feel free to contact us, and we’ll do our best to answer based on our own personal experience and the feedback we’ve received from other customers.
Hand wash cold, or machine wash on gentle cycle. Line dry.
Made in Taiwan, Foot Traffic has worked with the same mill for over 20 years and assures us they meet all benchmarks of positive and conscientious standards.
At least 24 inches from toes to top of cuff, unstretched (sometimes they are up to three inches longer than that, but it varies by batch and by color). The Black and Purple average out at about 29 inches long. These are tube style and should fit most feet.
The maximum stretch for these stockings varies from color to color and the cuff is about 3 inches tighter than the body of the sock. However, most of them will fit comfortably up to at least 22 inches in the thigh, except for the Black, which only stretches to 20 inches. Beyond that, the stretch does tend to change a bit from batch to batch, so if you are concerned as to whether a color will fit you please don't hesitate to email us and we'll happily test the stretch on any color for you.
As of our last test, the stretches for these socks are as follows:
Recommended up 10 25 inch thighs: Royal
Recommended up to 24 inch thighs: Navy, Purple.
Recommended up to 22 inch thighs: Brown, Burgundy, Fuchsia, Graphite, Olive, Red, White.
Recommended up to 18 inch thighs: Black
The cuffs do have a tendency to bite in and roll without garters or sock glue and lose some height as they stretch. These do make a nice raw-top stocking to use with garter belts if you cut the cuff off.
Foot Traffic calls these "semi opaque", which technically means 30-40 denier, but we think these are a bit more opaque than that. They hide leg hair and freckles, but darker tattoos may show, particularly on more stretched areas, like the thighs. See the image of the Black for a good example of a dark tattoo showing through.