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

Tempo - 1/2 Cushion Organic Cotton Anklet Socks - White

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.

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

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    Customer Reviews

    Based on 81 reviews
    Bart Tanner (Monroe, US)
    Socks for everyone

    These are very good everyday socks. They are very comfortable.

    Customer (Miami, US)

    We have found these are the best socks on the market. That’s why we keep purchasing these only.
    Thanks for making a quality product.

    Charles S. (Towson, US)
    Best daily socks, no regrets

    Buying socks is such a pain. Floppy toes, tight on the ankle, seams split, holes appear within a few months.

    Not these bad boys. Super comfortable from the first wear and clearly high-quality. Worth every damn penny. You almost forget they're even there, they're so comfy and secure.

    My day is a little better when I have a fresh pair of these things to wear instead of my janky old socks.

    Janet Sheets (Mt. Vernon, US)
    Athletic socks

    These socks are great. I walk a lot and they are cushy just as advertised. They do not slip down on my heel. And they wash up great.

    ponster2 (Naperville, US)
    Good for plantar fasciitis!

    Beautiful socks with extra thickness on heels - good for plantar fasciitis/sore heels. I wash these socks in hot water, with bleach, btw, and they still look and function great.

    Elizabeth Barnes (Rome, US)
    Great quality & made in USA

    Always buy american made products when i can. My grandchildren have grown up on zkano socks. Love their quality, fit and the fact that they are made right at home supporting our local economy, providing jobs!

    Ed Bierling, PhD. (Garnet Valley, US)

    I am so Glad I found your socks many years ago. They are the BEST socks I've ever put on my feet. BTW. the only socks I own. And Best of all it's a small U.S.A. company. I'm Proud to support YOU!

    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.