Zkano Basic & Sport Aspire - cushioned organic cotton crew socks - black organic-socks-made-in-usa

Aspire - Cushioned Organic Cotton Crew Socks - Black

Regular price$16
Single or 3 Pack


The Aspire is not your typical basic crew sock. This sock conforms to your foot and keeps its shape wear after wear.  The extra deep heel pocket and the plush terry lined foot work together to provide optimum fit, maximum support and over-the-top comfort.

  • Made in Alabama, USA
  • Foot Hugging Fit
  • Retains Shape & Elasticity Over Time
  • Family owned & operated, since 1991 
  • Comprised of 80% certified organic cotton, 15% nylon and 5% elastic
  • 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 – 13 8 – 12.5
XL 13+ 13 – 15

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.

Care instructions

   Organic Cotton Socks & Merino Wool Socks

  • Turn inside out before washing to help prevent pilling
  • Machine wash cold water with like colors
  • Tumble dry on low heat to preserve the life of your socks and keep them soft over time. *We highly recommend line drying our wool socks.
  • Do not bleach. Do not iron. Do not dry clean.


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. *Orders placed after 12pm CST on Friday will ship out on Monday.

    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. 1. We'd love to hear from you!

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    Customer Reviews

    Based on 145 reviews
    Eric Tucker (Flowery Branch, US)
    Nice sock!

    Bought for my wife and her comments told me she was happy with the purchase. Past textile manager and enjoy buying nice Made in USA products !!

    Marcia Moll (Parma Heights, US)
    Our favorite black socks!

    My husband and I have been fans of zkano socks for a number of years. We like the thickness and durability. Eventually they wear out, but all socks do. Then we'll be back for more! Made in USA - yay!

    Andrew (Oakland, US)
    Best. Socks. Period.

    A little context to start, I am VERY picky about the articles of clothing that I buy. Not only do I buy clothes to last, I also want them to be made responsibly. When I found a sock company (Zkano) that makes clothes in the USA, I was intrigued and bought my first 5 pairs of these socks, not knowing how long they would last. Imagine my delight when they lasted me four years of continuous wear. Not only that, but they remained incredibly soft and comfortable for that whole time! So I am back to purchase more. See you in another four years.

    Lisa K. (Barrington, US)
    Crew Socks

    Socks are well made and comfortable. Happy to support a great company. Will be buying more!

    Moises Mireles (Atlanta, US)
    best socks ever!

    best work-boot and athletic socks i've ever purchased! we need more companies like this in the u.s. keep up the great work, guys! soft, durable, organic fabric.

    Sara C. (Atlanta, US)
    Super soft

    My son loves these sock. Soft and durable, there’s nothing I’ve found that beats them. And there’s nothing like helping an Alabama company. Thank you for offering this product!

    Peter Tarasi (Pittsburgh, US)
    crew socks

    great fit and comfort! Have purchased similar socks that aren't even close to yours.
    ? Do you have similar dress socks that are thinner?

    As a side note- my vision is very limited and I have trouble reading your text, can you make it bolder,


    MrsL2 (Converse, US)
    Perfect socks for my son!

    These socks are absolutely perfect for my 11 year old son!! These are the first organic socks that I have found that are thick and cushioned to his liking. And they are made in the USA which is so important to me! Very high quality, and I’m super impressed! Will definitely be buying more soon!

    J Lee (Minneapolis, US)
    Returning customer

    I found Zkano when I was searching for socks made in the USA. I found out the brand I previously purchased was not made in the USA. It is a priority for me to buy "made in America" products. However, not only are the socks made in the USA but the quality is outstanding!! I will never purchase socks elsewhere again. They are more expensive but last longer. Other cheap socks made outside the US were getting holes in the heals in like 3 months which is unacceptable to me.

    Tina (Birmingham, US)
    Loving these in black

    These socks in white are my go-to work socks in summer, (they’re good for tucking your jeans into them to deter chiggers and ticks) I like their fit so much I want to wear them with my winter boots too. Since black matches my winter clothes better, I’m thrilled to have a comfortable black pair.