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

Aspire - Cushioned Organic Cotton Crew Socks - Natural

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 U.S. Orders $100 or More
  • 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

    Great product. Premium priced.

    Hannah Ruth Brothers
    My dad loves them!

    I buy these socks for my dad every year for Christmas. Whenever I see him, he raves about how the cushioning helps his hammer toe and pressure points on the bottoms of his feet. He loves them!

    Sal Cal (Newark, US)
    Excellent Socks

    I've been a repeat customer for these, multiple times. None better for lounging, working out, working and walking. Love them in natural and high cotton content too!

    bruce hirte-Lititz,Pa (Lititz, US)
    Very Nice Basic

    Completely satisfied with the Aspire sox. Nice weight and feels sturdy and comfortable. Like the natural color.

    William Baker (Enid, US)
    Great socks

    Very well made and comfortable socks. I wear these socks everyday and they have been great.

    Janet McLaughlin (Nashville, US)
    Aspire socks

    Best sock ever!! I have many pairs in natural, white and black. They are my go to sock. Sooo comfortable!

    josie (North Hollywood, US)
    The absolute best

    I absolutely love these new athletic socks. I have always bought the knee highs for work, which are perfect. Now I'm mad it took me so long to venture into the athletic sock category. I've been wearing some cheap, albeit American-made socks, but they are nothing compared to these! These are so well made, and very high quality. The only thing they need are slipper socks!

    Carol Wallace (Atlanta, US)
    Aspire Crew Socks

    These wonderful socks are like hugs for your feet and ankles. I now have 6 pairs and can’t determine the older socks from the newer ones. Very well made!

    dick jurgensen (Atlanta, US)
    Happy feet!!!

    These thick, soft, comfy socks exceeded my expectations by a country mile... and my expectations for these work socks were very high to begin with, based on previous buys.

    Simply said, my feet are in love!

    Please... MORE VARIETY, MORE COLOR, MORE SEXY in the Aspire sock line!

    Jacques Taulard (San Bruno, US)
    Shoes best friend

    I generally order black and white crew socks. I am addicted to the gym, the links, the court, the trail. I have the bright colored versions, normally to excite notice and admiration. But sports socks should be plain, at least in my narrow world.
    Plus, the socks are nearly indestructible, surviving poor machine laundering, a single man's intense neglect, and even the elastic remains elastic through athletic and washing machine ordeals.
    One qualification on the durability matter : the crew socks are no match for sharp puppy teeth. But it may be assumed that time will overcome this misfortune.
    So, I purchase the three-packs. Two for me one for puppy. No, I don't choose which one...
    You will do well to follow my lead, dog or no dog. The value is indisputable. The choices many, and of course, this is a well run, quality and customer-first business which makes us both customers and partners.
    Jacques, San Francisco