We’re not totally sure if these are a genuine Sock Horror or not. To be perfectly honest, we’re not really sure of anything any more when it comes to socks and tights. Fashion seems to have entered some strange Twilight Zone recently, in which absolutely anything goes leg-wise, and the more impractical it is, the better.
Personally, then, we can’t think of a single occasion we’d need these for. They’re a kind of halfway house between knee socks and stirrup leggings, and that really says it all as far as we’re concerned. If this is just the thing you need to make your wardrobe, and perhaps your life, complete, however, they’re $39 at Shopbop.