Zkano Basic & Sport Large (mens shoe size 8 - 12.5) Ascent - Performance Organic Cotton No Show - Black organic-socks-made-in-usa

Ascent - Performance Organic Cotton No Show - Black

Regular price$20


Our Ascent performance crew socks are our most technical design yet. A shorter version of our Summit sock, the Ascent heel tab no show sock features a half-terry cushioned footbed, arch support and a ventilated mesh top for extra breathability. Its seamless toe closure prevents irritating toe seams and Y-gore heel construction provides a deep heel pocket that helps to reduce sock movement inside the shoe. Our Ascent performance no show sock is made in the USA with certified organic cotton that’s grown, spun, and dyed entirely in the southern united states.

  • Made in the USA
  • Seamless Toe Closure
  • Height sits just below the ankle
  • Arch Support & Ventilation
  • Light cushion in the sole and heel and toe
  • Deep Heel Pocket Helps Keep Sock in Place
  • Foot Hugging Fit
  • Retains Shape & Elasticity Over Time
  • 84% certified organic cotton, 15% nylon and 1% elastic


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 6 reviews
    Ola Thomas (Rainbow City, US)

    very confortable

    Lori Beth (Fort Myers, US)

    I purchased these for my husband but have already “borrowed” them. I wear a size 9, but on me, they are too big - as expected. My husband wears a 9 too and they fit him perfectly. These are lightly padded on the bottom, yet completely breathable. Super comfortable without a lot of bulk. I have a bone deformity in my foot. I need padding but not constricting. This sock is perfect! My foot will swell after working out and this sock allows for that swelling, while still keeping my feet cool. They stay in place, don’t fall down or get sucked into my shoe. Even with a lot of reverse lunges and movement. Zero shrinkage after washing. I follow the instructions and wash/dry on cool temps. When I tell you this is the perfect sock; it is not an exaggeration. I’m hoping they offer a similar style in a women’s size.

    Alex Johnson (Huntsville, US)
    Comfortable Socks

    Well made socks that are great for every day wear.

    Robin Motta
    Terrific gift

    I gave these socks to my SIL as a gift. He had received Zkano athletic socks from me before and was quite pleased with the product. These sport’s performance socks were new- so they made a perfect gift to a athletic Dad that is always on the go!

    B W D (Goodlettsville, US)
    Love them

    My husband likes these for golf, and I like supporting an American company using natural materials.

    Jonass Bateman (Seoul, KR)

    Soft and great. I know you can get a 6 pack for the same price of "name brand" socks, but what does that do for American Business? Nothing. Well worth the extra cash to get real quality products and support both Alabama and American industry.