Zkano Basic & Sport Tempo - 1/2 cushion organic cotton anklet socks organic-socks-made-in-usa
Zkano Unisex Socks Tempo- 1/2 Cushion Anklet organic-socks-made-in-usa

Tempo - 1/2 cushion organic cotton anklet socks

Regular price$15
Single or 3 Pack


The lively Tempo keeps the rhythm and stays in shape wear after wear and wash after wash. This athletic 1/4 crew fits just above the ankle. Designed to provide support, comfort, and extra breathability, the 2" ribbed welt top, deep pocket heel, and mesh ventilation system along the top of the foot keep the fit cool, supportive and in place.

  • Made in Alabama, USA
  • Family owned & operated, since 1991 
  • Comprised of 2% spandex, 12% nylon and 86% certified organic cotton
  • Manufactured in small batches at our family mill in Fort Payne, Alabama from organic cotton grown on U.S. farms, spun and dyed with low-impact dyes in the Carolinas.


Quality Materials. Sustainable Process.

Choosy. Meticulous. Uncompromising. When it comes to our materials and manufacturing, these all apply. We start with the highest quality materials, like organic cotton that is dyed with low-impact dyes. Our certified organic cotton is grown on farms in the Southern U.S. by farmers we actually know. After harvest, our cotton travels to the Carolinas where it is spun and dyed before arriving at our mill in Alabama.
We knit socks in very small batches at our family owned and operated mill. Our team of ten (including Mom and Dad) run the manufacturing process from start to finish. And, because our entire operation is under one roof, we're able to constantly monitor quality through each step of the process, minimize waste and deliver a stellar product. We do it all because we know a better process makes a better sock. 
We like to keep it all close to home. Our packaging, labels and marketing materials are printed within a small radius of our mill in Alabama and Georgia. 

Giving and Recycling. Our irregular socks are donated to homelessness shelters and community organizations in Alabama.

We have some socks that are not fit for donations. These, along with any manufacturing waste, are repurposed or recycled. When recycled, these are transformed into fiber used for carpet padding in the automotive industry. 
We can recycle your old socks too! For more info, please see our zkano Recycles page.

Made in America since 2009
Knit with U.S. Grown Organic Cotton
Family sock makers

Size guide

Women’s U.S. Shoe Size Men’s U.S. Shoe Size
Medium 5.5 – 9.5 4 – 7.5
Large 10 - 12 8 – 13

Womens Sock Heights

Womens sock heights

For women’s sock sizing, we offer 6 options: knee-high, calf height, crew, anklet, micro-anklet and no-show.

Mens Sock Heights

Mens Sock Heights

For men’s sock sizing, we offer 4 options: over the calf, crew, ankle, and no-show.


We offer these convenient shipping options for you.

  • FREE Standard Shipping on Orders Over $75
  • USPS First Class and Priority Mail
  • UPS Ground and 2 Day Air

    Shipping rates are calculated by weight and the carrier & service selected at checkout.  

    All orders are processed on weekdays and ship in 1-2 business days. We strive to ship your order the same day it was placed or the next business day.

    Some order processing and delivery times may vary during the month of December.

    Shipping rates and specials apply to orders from the Continental United States only.

    If you have any questions, please reach out to us and we will be happy to assist you.


    We are happy to return any full price item that is unworn (not tried on the foot), unwashed and returned to us within 15 days from time of original receipt. Socks must be returned to us in the condition they were received, with labels fully intact.

    Socks are a base layer and due to the nature of feet, we cannot sell returned socks that have been tried on. If you have any concerns about sizing, please reach out to us before removing your socks from their original packaging, we would be happy to answer any questions you may have.

    Please email us within 15 days of receiving your order and we will issue a Return Authorization. Include the original packing slip or your full name and order number with your shipment so that we can process your refund quickly.

    Domestic orders- Should you wish to have a shipping label emailed to you, we are happy to do so. If our shipping label is used, we will deduct a $5.00 shipping charge from your refund amount.

    • The original shipping charge and return shipping fees are non refundable. 
    • Sale items are final and not returnable.
    • Exchanges are not available at this time. 

    If the return meets the above requirements, we will refund your account within seven days of receipt of the returned items; you will be notified by email once your refund is issued. Please note that it can take up to seven additional days for the refund to appear on your account. 

    We reserve the right to reject any returns that do not meet these requirements. If your return is not accepted, it will be sent back at the customer's expense and a refund will not be issued.

    We do not take responsibility for any items lost during the return shipping.

    Ship returns to: 

    Emi-G Knitting
    Attn: zkano Returns
    1715 Airport Road
    Fort Payne, AL 35968

    If you have any questions about returns, please contact us.

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    Customer service hours are Monday through Friday 8-4:30pm Central Standard Time. For questions, concerns or comments, please email us or call 256-845-9801 Ext. 4. We'd love to hear from you!

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    Customer Reviews

    Based on 74 reviews
    Doris Fanelli (Glenside, US)
    Excellent socks

    These socks are very, very comfortable. I waited to write this review until I'd put them through the washer on Hot and the dryer on regular. I don't have time to baby my clothes. I might be a medium but I bought the large size to allow for shrinkage. The socks came through perfectly! They're still so, so comfortable. This applies to all the varieties that I bought: the anklets, the low socks and the low black socks. ZKANO is now my go to sock place. I like the fact that the cotton is organic, there's enough but not too much elastic yarns, and the cotton and the socks are completely made in the USA.
    I recommend them highly and I'll probably buy more for gifts.

    James Glisson (Freeport, US)
    Great sox

    These are the best socks I’ve ever had. Comfortable and last a long time. Thanks for producing a great product that’s made in the USA by Americans.

    C Larry (Mobile, US)
    Just What I've Been Looking For

    I have been looking for well-made basic white socks and these fit the bill perfectly. They arrived quickly and are very comfortable. I will definitely be ordering more.

    Janise Cross (Middletown, US)
    Cushion Comfortable

    1 Year has gone by since purchasing a Medium size and these 1/2 anklets are still in great shape. Well made to last in washing machine. No holes or rips at seams. Made in the USA using USA organic cotton!!! The only problem I have is the top binding is very tight around my small ankle.

    Greg Smith (Huntsville, US)
    Nice Fit and Style

    These socks fit well and have a nice style.

    Ericka Traven (Buena Park, US)
    Great athletic socks

    I bought my daughter (15yo) these in size M over four years ago and she has finally worn through some of them. She was adamant I find the same brand sock for her because they are her favorite. For her women’s size 9 foot, I bought the large this time. I still love the reasons I bought them in the first place: organic and USA manufactured.

    Em B (Hyde Park, US)
    Favorite Socks

    These are hands down my favorite socks. They are comfortable, the perfect height for everyday, and made with organic cotton.

    Martha (Saint Clair Shores, US)
    cushioned ankle socks

    I like these for walking because they don't get dragged down into my shoes, but stay comfortably in place. Since I walk a few miles on my walk, I appreciate their construction.

    Kirsty Dixon (Marquette, US)
    Easy, Cozy Socks

    When I just want a cozy, simple sock for lounging or taking a walk around the block, these are my go to! Zkanos of any type are simply the best :)

    Sandra Rubey (Ocala, US)
    Cushioned anklet

    I walk every morning and these socks are well cushioned and so soft. Great product.