Do You Wear Socks with Gumboots?

Gumboots & Socks

Do you wear socks with gumboots?

This is a question we hear all the time and the answer is - it's up to you!  Our wellies are lined with neoprene to make them soft and cushy inside so socks are not required for comfort; however, wearing socks makes it a bit easier to slip the rain boots on and off.  

But wearing socks with your gumboots is more than about practical needs - its also about fashion! While any old sock will work for comfort, we find that pairing up a cute sock with your Bobbi boot is a quick and easy way to add personality to your outfit. The right sock can tone down a printed dress and your Bobbi Beetroot boots, or act as a colour bridge to marry your Pear Green Bobbi gumboots with the rest of your outfit.  

To help inspire your gumboot and sock personal style, we have rounded up some of our favourite wellie and sock pairings! We’ve also included a list of some of our favourites spots to shop excellent socks to spruce up any outfit. 

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Lindner is an Australian family-owned sock company with heritage credibility.  They started in a small town in Germany in 1921, then re-established the brand in Australia in 1987.  You can read more about their history here.  Besides having a cool brand story, they also make very high-quality socks to wear with all your gumboots! Their merino wool socks are knitted using traditional techniques by 10th generation sock makers. The breathability of natural fibres make these the perfect everyday sock to wear year-round with your everyday Bobbi gumboots! 

beetroot boots and socks

If you prefer a bit of fun -- but not too much fun -- with your socks, we love the idea of adding a little detail at the top to peek out of your ankle boots.  Like these easy ones socks from Sportsgirl, worn with our classic Bobbi Black Ankle Gumboots, that allow you to celebrate Earth Day everyday!

black boots climbing the stairs
Read More: How to Style Your Bobbi Black Ankle Boots

These floral beauties are from French label Bonne Maison and with the mix of colours are great for connecting the colour of your Bobbi boots to the rest of the outfit. They are also a thin weave and great for wearing with your Bobbi ankle boots on warmer days.  Shop these ones with our stockist Morris et al in Healesville, Victoria.  (And find more of our stockists here.)

brown boots and socks


We love how shimmery Lurex socks pair with our Bobbi Mustard and Bobbi Alpine boots! In both cases, the Lurex helps elevate our gumboots into a dressier shoe, perfect for any festivity!

musard boots and socks




Men need good socks too!! These easy everyday socks are from AS Colour and come in a few different colourways. 

black boots in the garden

Read More: How to Style the Bobbi Rain Boot for Men


Posisocks is a new label from Richmond player Trent Cotchin and his wife Brooke. Posisocks is all about spreading positivity and good vibes - a message we can get behind!!  

green boots and grey socksOur Billie Clog, also available in Alpine Green, is perfect to pair with socks!

We love this twinning between socks and our Bobbi Mustard! 


Socks are perfect for bridging the gap between boot colour and outfit!


Did you know July is #igiveasock month?  Be a Wonder Woman (or man!) and look good and do good by posting a silly sock pic on your social media account using the #igiveasock and tag @underworksaustralia and you’ll be donating a pair of socks to an Aussie in need this winter. 

Bonus Sock Shopping List!

Otto & Spike, ethically and sustainably manufactured in East Brunswick, Melbourne. 

Julie White, Adelaide brand known for bold, original, and fun collections based on her hand-drawn prints

NICO - Luxurious high-quality Australian brand with recycled cotton socks.

Sydney Sock Project partners with charities to create a positive social impact to disadvantaged communities in the areas of homelessness, mental health, education and much more.

Lastly, for the avid sock fans, check out these great Australian subscriptions for regular sock supply:

Soxy Beast 

Fresh Sock Co  

Sock It Up Australia 


Stay Merry everyone! xx

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How to Style the Bobbi Mustard Ankle Boot - Merry People