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Fungus Among Us

Feet in brown mushroom novelty socks and matching shoes stand on a log covered in small mushrooms

Wherever you go, you are never far from a mushroom! Mushrooms aren't plants or animals, but are members of their very own kingdom, the Fungi. they have been used throughout history as food, medicine, natural dyes and even recreational drugs!

At Cute But Crazy Socks, we love mushrooms because they are beautiful, fascinating and fun. We designed our mushroom socks to resemble mossy forest floors and decaying trees covered in the diverse species of mushrooms we see here in the Pacific Northwest. Some are plain and some are colorful, some are edible and some are poisonous, but they all have a special niche in their habitat.

Mushroom socks for women with cute mushroom fabric behind them

Women's Mushroom Socks

These mushroom socks for women are shorter than the other versions, so we had to get creative in order to fit as many mushrooms as possible into the design. We made sure to include our favorites like amanitas, morel mushrooms and chanterelle mushrooms. Socks with colorful shrooms on them are a great choice to wear on a nature walk or to bring you luck on a foraging trip.

If you go out hunting mushrooms to eat, it is always important to go with someone who really knows their stuff! You should never eat a mushroom if you aren't 100% sure what it is. The Agaricale order of mushrooms contains both the death cap, which is the world's most poisonous mushroom, and the button mushrooms you'll find in both brown and white varieties at every grocery store in America!

Men's mushroom socks with green background stand on soil as though the mushrooms were growing from it.

Men's Mushroom Socks

We think these mushroom socks would make great gifts for outdoorsy guys. Experienced hikers, climbers and campers know the joys of finding some tasty edible mushrooms during their trips — and they make a great addition to dinner after a day of exertion! Wear a pair of these men's shroom socks on the trail or to the office to let everyone know you're a fungi.

When you walk through the forest and see a charming chanterelle or an amazing amanita, there are probably even more mushrooms somewhere nearby. When you are an experienced forager, you develop a sense for where there may be mushrooms lurking — sometimes you can even pick up a piece of bulging moss and find a mushroom that was just about to peek through!

Mushroom Knee Socks stand beside a log covered in mushrooms in a sunny forest clearing

Knee-High Mushroom Socks

When you put on these knee-high mushroom socks for women, we hope you feel like a brave hunter-gatherer ready to take on the wilderness, or at least get out there and snap some nice photographs! We think the brown background makes the mushrooms stand out beautifully, while the green background is perfect for blending to the vegetation like the cute little forest spirit you are.

Some fungi are single-celled organisms too small to see with the naked eye, some have lovely fruiting bodies we call mushrooms, and some have massive networks of underground fibers called mycelium. Each species connects underground on their own mycelium web, kind of like an internet just for mushrooms! Some scientists call this the "wood-wide-web."

Thanks for coming with us to learn about the wild world of mushrooms and mushroom socks. We hope that even if you don't have mush room in your sock drawer, you'll still buy a pair!

Andrea Farrell

Andrea Farrell is the lead buyer and content writer for Cute But Crazy Socks. She is a sock industry expert with over a decade of experience in socks retail, customer service, product selection, product development and customer behavior. Andrea leans on her degree in journalism from Western Washington University to write helpful articles on socks and hosiery, covering all topics from current fashion trends to sock jokes.

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