Zkano Basic & Sport Venture - cushioned organic cotton mini crew socks - natural organic-socks-made-in-usa

Venture - Cushioned Organic Cotton Mini Crew Socks - Natural

Regular price$15
Single or 3 Pack


A shorter version of the Aspire, the Venture keeps you cooler when you’re on the go. This soft and durable mini crew fits snuggly just above the ankle with a reinforced top. From the deep contoured heel pocket, all the way down to the smooth seam across the toe, the extra plush full terry lined Venture stays comfy and always in shape, wash after wash and wear after wear.

  • Made in Alabama, USA
  • Family owned & operated, since 1991
  • Comprised of 2% spandex, 13% nylon and 85% 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 – 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 U.S. Orders Over $75 
  • USPS Ground Advantage & USPS Priority Mail
  • ups Ground & 2 Day Air 
  • All Orders placed after 12pm Central on Friday will ship on Monday. We do not ship orders over the weekend. 

    Orders that qualify for free shipping typically ship via USPS. If you do not want to use USPS, you can upgrade to another shipping option for additional cost at checkout. 

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

    All orders are processed Monday - Friday 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 10 reviews
    Leroy Shirah (Atlanta, US)
    Great socks

    The socks are high quality. Very comfortable. No comparison with socks bought at retail store. Wouldn't think of buying socks anywhere else. The order is always processed quickly and I receive them in a couple of days.

    Brendan Horne (Fall River, US)
    best socks ever.

    have a few pairs of socks from their collaboration with imogene + willie, and these basics are just has good. thank you!

    Bart Tanner (Winder, US)


    Leslie Wagner (Cornelius, US)
    Crew socks

    The men's crew socks are the only ones my adult son will now wear. He just loves the way they fit, don't slide down and wear very well.

    Anonymous (Justin, US)
    Great Socks!

    These socks are fantastic. Perfect fit, durable, and made in the USA!!!

    Gail (Shrewsbury, US)
    Great socks for walking

    This is my second time buying these socks. They have the perfect amount of cushioning for my long walks. They wash up well. And because Zkano offers sizing, I can get socks that actually fit me and don't wear through at the toes. Very high quality and very well made and made in America!

    Mikyla (Albuquerque, US)

    I was looking for some cotton socks for my boyfriend, as his current nylon ones were "stink bombs!" I found zkano and am so happy I did! I bought a set each of the venture & tempo for my boyfriend and a set of the tempo for myself. He absolutely loves them and I feel the same! These socks are so comfy, breathable, and have wonderful cushion to them. I love all cotton socks, there's no competition for me. We even wear them in the summer heat of the Albuquerque southwest comfortably. I really recommend them. For sizing reference, I bought the size medium and have petite feet, size 6. They fit great. I bought size large for my boyfriend who wears a 9.5 and he said they are a great fit. Thank you so much!

    William Baker (Enid, US)
    Great Socks

    Well made and very soft and comfortable. I really like the natural color.

    Thomas Wenzka
    Well designed and crafted

    What I would write would be a complimentary ditto to the review "anonymous" from Chattanooga wrote on August 1 st.

    But I wonder...if cotton grows so starkly white, how do "natural" Zkano sox get this off white color ?

    Anonymous (Chattanooga, US)
    Exceptional Quality, et al

    The Venture mini crew socks are awesome! Excellent fit and just enough cushioning to make them comfortable enough to walk around the house without shoes. The natural color beats the standard white in my opinion. If these are anything like my previous socks from Zkano, you will get years of daily wear out of them.