Stance Socks 2011-2012

11 Feb, 2011

Snowboard socks are often ignored but what goes on your feet during a day on the slopes does matter. While the rest of snowboard gear breeds personality, socks are neglected from the creativity but that’s no longer the case.  In the disappearance of eesa, I was happy to see Stance Socks come out of woodwork and take the next steps in designing snowboard socks for snowboarders.

From the Stance catalog, “from collaborations with artists and team riders to technology that your feet will love, our snow collection provides a fresh approach to shred socks.  After all, Stance makes it clear no matter where your journey takes you, they’ve got your feet covered.”  They certainly provide that with a snow collection from the art collection to acrylic to merino wool to premium, giving riders options of socks they could ride in.  For features, Stance doesn’t go with the “they’re just socks” motto and incorporate ankle and arch elastic support, deep heel pocket and Y gore seam, smooth flat seamless toe closure, snowboard specific cushion placement, self adjusting welt cuff, instep flex panel, anatomically correct left right toe closure, compression technology, no slip heel grip, traction control, signature logo.

Team riders include a heavy hitting crew:  Mikey Leblanc, Jed Anderson, Todd Richards, Stevie Bell, Chris Grenier, LNP.

Stance Artist Series

Shredding is about creativity and that’s what the artist series sets out to embody with the works of Matt French, David Wein and Russ Pope.  Features 74% acrylic, 10% merino wool, 8% polyester, 4% nylon, 4% rubber.  S-M (6-8.5), L-XL (9-13)

L-R:  Russ Pope Stencil, Manina, Trippin, Wildlife

Stance Acrylic Series

These babies will keep you warm, dry and looking good – even with a dirtbag budget.  Features 74% acrylic, 13% polyester, 9% nylon, 4% rubber.  S-M (6-8.5), L-XL (9-13)

L-R: Uprising, Argyle, Portland

Stance Mid-weight Premium Black Sheep Merino Wool

Through the years, Mikey Leblanc has emerged as a living legend.  When he tears up the backcountry and slays rails with a toboggan strapped to his feet, he makes us laugh.  When he sessions concrete and steel with his shredstick, he makes our jaws drop.  He designed these things to be abused.  40% merino wool, 40% acrylic, 19% nylon, 1% elastine. S-M (6-8.5), L-XL (9-13)

Timber (left) Leblanc (right)

Stance Light-weight Premium Black Sheep Merino Wool

In addition to being super soft, merino wool does an excellent job wicking moisture and regulating temperatures.  Pretty much like having a sheep in your boots.  71% merino wool, 28% nylon, 1% elastic, Lexington has the no heel lift grip.  S-M (6-8.5), L-XL (9-13).

Mondrian (left) and Lexington (right two)

Stance Premium

If you can tell the difference of what an engineered sock feels like then this is the sock for you.

Stance Baldface

left right specific toe, 60% thermolite, 20% acrylic, 10% lycra, 1% carbon. S-M (6-8.5), L-XL (9-13)

Stance Retention

Water repellent treatment, no lift heel grip, traction control sole grip, 69% outlast, 30% nylon, 1% elastine.  S-M (6-8.5), L-XL (9-13)

Stance Baldface (left) Retention (right)

Stance BOA

Compression socks improve muscle efficiency and circulation to keep your feet warm and help eliminate cramps.  Left right specific toe, 74% acrylic, 13% polyester, 9% nylon, 4% rubber.  S-M (6-8.5), L-XL (9-13)

Stance Switch Goofy/Regular

Let’s face it: whether laying down pow turns or getting rad on rails, you use your front and rear foot differently.  Through their asymmetrical design, the switch stance specific provides your front and rear foot with the individual attention they deserve.  Each foot benefits from cushioning and no lift heel traction in target areas.  60% thermolite, 29% acrylic, 10% lycra, 1% carbon.  S-M (6-8.5), L-XL (9-13)

Stance BOA (left) and Goofy/Regular (Right)

A look at the Stance Switch Goofy socks and the difference

Heel Lift Sucks

Stance’s no lift heel grip consists of a silicone pad printed on the achilles tendon area of our socks.  This patent pending design provides the kung fu grip you need to keep those heels locked in place.

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From the beginning of time, I was Shannon. From the beginning of snowboarding, I was Shay. From the beginning of online communities, I was Shayboarder. In the end, I’m the writer, photographer, editor, publisher, guru of sorts, product tester, curvy girl, and most importantly the snowboarder behind it all. Follow me on this journey through snowboarding, mountain biking, traveling and fun experiences!

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  1. February 11, 2011

    Those things are ridiculously comfy! I mean comfy like they made breaking in a pair of new boots, not “THAT” bad. My feet love Stance.

  2. Shane
    February 11, 2011

    Oooh, can’t wait to try out that no slip grip. Great to see people thinking about how to engineer these often overlooked, but so crucial, bits of gear and the style is so sick.

  3. jon
    February 11, 2011

    Nice! I’ll be lookin for these for sure

  4. optionrider
    February 12, 2011

    Shay, did you by any chance catch Endeavor while at SIA? I would really appreciate some shots. Thanks.

  5. February 12, 2011

    Option, endeavor did not have a booth at SIA this year. I’ll see about getting some shots but probably not for a while.

  6. February 13, 2011

    Whats the price range on these socks that make my current socks cringe with envy?

  7. February 13, 2011


    Some of them are online already

    looks like $8-10. The stance/celtek snowboard socks I got from SIA have a msrp of $15