We're Geeking Out Over These Nerd-tastic Socks!

We're Geeking Out Over These Nerd-tastic Socks!

Wear your nerdiness proudly in footwear from Foot Traffic.

According to Merriam-Webster, the first written use of the word nerd occurred in the book If I Ran the Zoo by Dr. Seuss, published in 1950:

"And then, just to show them, I'll sail to Ka-troo
And bring back an It-kutch, a Preep and a Proo,
A Nerkle, a Nerd, and a Seersucker, too!"

In this instance, a Nerd is some kind of imaginary creature worthy of capture for the narrator's imaginary zoo. But shortly after that book came out, Newsweek published an article on the latest slang, which included the word nerd. In this instance, the article noted that the term referred to "someone who once would be called a drip or a square..." How the word made that jump is unknown. But the word nerd has undergone many changes in meaning since then, and today we're happy to say that being a nerd is kind of cool. In fact, many who earn the moniker wear it proudly. Being a nerd now implies that you're super-smart in areas where others aren't -- like books, words, numbers, science, space, and technology.

Foot Traffic Celebrates Nerds Everywhere

At Foot Traffic, we geek out over nerdy things, and we have the socks to prove it. Just take a look at some of these cool socks with nerdy themes. Then head over to our website, and check out the rest of our fun socks. You'll find socks for every occasion and every member of the family. Whether you're looking for men's socks, women's socks, knee-high socks, or crazy socks, you'll find them at Foot Traffic!

Word Nerds Unite

If you love to read, then you'll love our book-themed socks for readers. According to Ernest Hemingway, "There is no friend as loyal as a book," and you'll find that sentiment on our Loyal Books women's socks. Of course, books are good for men, too, and you'll also find Loyal Books men's socks in our catalog. Reading a book before going to sleep at night is an excellent way to clear the mind of the day's activities and wind down. Slip on a pair of Bedtime Reading socks before hopping into bed.

Photo of man wearing jeans and grey socks with books and coffee cup design that say, 'There is no friend as loyal as a book. Hemingway.' while reading a book in a blue armchair, surrounded by piles of books. Photo of feet wearing light blue socks that say, 'There is no friend as loyal as a book. Hemingway.' in white tennis shoes, on a wooden staircase with a stack of books and cup of tea. Photo of dark navy blue socks with a starry night and book design on them, laying on an open paperback book with tael reading glasses and some chocolate candies.

We also have books that celebrate reading with others. Our Book Club socks are the perfect way to unite the members of any book club. Cat lovers appreciate our Reading Kitty socks. And if you're happy hiding out all alone with a good book, you can't go wrong with a pair of Reading Books socks.

Photo of person with a cat in their lap reading a book in a blue armchair while wearing rich blue socks with a cat design on them that says in capital letters, 'GO AWAY, I'M READING!' Photo of person curled up in the same blue armchair reading a green book and wearing dark grey socks with a pattern of books on them.

Remember the book filing system used in public and school libraries? Super-word nerds will love our Talk Dewey women's socks! And you can take notes in our Pencil knee-high socks!

Photo of person in tight jeans wearing ivory socks that say, 'Talk Dewey to me' while pushing a library cart full of books with reading glasses. Photo of young person wearing a navy, flared skirt wearing knee high socks that look like a number 2 pencil with the top of the socks being the pink eraser and the bottom of the socks as the tip of the lead, standing on grass in front of a blue background.

A Scientific Equation

With the focus on STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) education in today's schools, it's no wonder science-minded folks are so popular! It's always been a compliment to be called an Einstein, and now you can proudly show the world how smart you are by showing up in Einstein socks from Foot Traffic. These men's fun socks are going fast, so get yours now in our clearance section before they're gone!

A collage of two photos of a woman wearing black jeans, striped shirt, black hat, and grey and turquoise socks that show Benjamin Einstein's face with the words, 'INTELLECTUALS SOLVE PROBLEMS. GENIUSES PREVENT THEM.', sitting in a bright lime green outdoor bench.

We also have science-themed women's socks. Our Believe in Science socks are soft, comfortable, and stylish and go with nearly anything. They're perfect for a day in front of the classroom or at work in the science lab. You'll find this one in men's sizes, too. If chemistry is your specialty, check out our men's chemistry socks. They're full of bubbling beakers and floating molecules, so wear with care!

Photo of blue socks that have designs of science things like molecules and beakers and magnets that say, 'BELIEVE IN SCIENCE,' on a blue background with a notebook of chemistry notes, magnets, fake planet balls, and beakers filled with jello.Photo of man and woman in front of red wearing blue and grey socks with a design of beakers and molecules on them.

Math whizzes will love our pi women's socks and our women's, kids', and men's math genius socks.

Photo of man sitting in chair holding a calculator and pencil, wearing jeans and dark blue socks that show the value of pi. Photo of a man sitting in a red chair holding a calculator and green reading glasses with black socks that have random math equations scattered on them in white.

Spacing Out

There's nothing more captivating than outer space. At Foot Traffic, we have the "final frontier" covered. Kids love wearing our kids' constellation socks to school when the class is learning about the Big Dipper, Little Dipper, Pegasus, and Leo. These socks also come in a youth version for older kids. Learning about the planets? Then wear our planets socks instead. They come in sizes that fit everyone in the family, so you can all geek out together.

Two little boys wearing bright, fun clothes and matching kids planets socks, playing with miniature planet balls on a couch.

Sputnik 1 was the first artificial Earth satellite launched into space in 1957. The satellite was only about the size of a beach ball, but it marked the start of something big -- the Space Age. That's quite an achievement! We created our Sputnik women's socks to celebrate this event. Maybe wearing these socks will inspire you to start something big, too!

Are you into UFOs? If so, check out Foot Traffic's Alien Abduction socks. These funny socks show a cow being sucked up into an alien spaceship. They're perfect for the next nostalgic viewing of Close Encounters of the Third Kind.

A woman and man wearing socks that show a design of cows in a field at night with one cow being beamed up into a UFO.

Foot Traffic Geeks Out Over Nerdy Socks

At Foot Traffic, we love any excuse to come up with new designs for cool or crazy socks. Head over to our website to check out our full selection of footwear. You'll find knee-high socks, low liners, no-shows, toe socks, slipper socks, and even 3D socks in our lineup. All of our footwear is the highest quality and won't slip, fall, wrinkle, or bag on you like other socks do. And our fun colors and designs stay bright and clear wash after wash. Check out Foot Traffic today. And geek out on the socks that match your nerdy self!