Athletic socks are purchased in almost any department store as they are one of the most common types of socks that you can buy. They can come in a variety of colors, though you will likely find them in white or black more often as those are neutral colors and go with most outfits. These socks may be worn by athletes, but it is likely that the people that you will encounter wearing them do so throughout their daily routines regardless of it being athletic or not.
These athletic socks are very comfortable and many people choose to wear them simply for that reason even though they may not be athletic in any fashion. Of course athletes do wear them and there are a variety of different lengths depending on the sport or athletic event. Athletic socks can come all the way up to just below the knee or to just below the ankle.