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These are often used in dreams to represent the personal quality, cleanness or untidiness of the person. They therefore depict some sort of judgement about what sort of person you are, or how you see someone.

Socks sometimes are shown as protective in some dreams, perhaps stopping creatures from getting on your skin, or stopping shoes rubbing, so depicting the way you deal with irritating events. In some such dreams they represent defensive attitudes or thoughts with which you repress or avoid ‘squirmy’ feelings about things like blood and inside your body. Socks can also be associated with warmth or protection from a difficult situation.

Socks can deal with issues about coldness or heat, and so represent having ‘cold feet’ about a relationship or situation, or getting ‘hot’.

Putting socks on might suggest getting ready to go somewhere, making a change or trying something on.

Socks also can represent particular roles, such as a footballers socks, or special quality socks for business or social ritual. The strange idioms surrounding socks also show other associations, like ‘pull your socks up’ – knocked my socks off (suggesting a powerful experience); rock socks; sock it to me.

Looking at someone’s socks is usually about the judgement or impression of them we have from what they are wearing – or it may link with a memory of someone we know who had similar socks.

Useful questions:

What surrounds the socks in the dream’s action – relationship, appearance, going out?

Do the socks connect with protection or warmth in any way – if so how?

What do these socks ‘say’ about appearance, role or status, and how does that apply to  me?

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-Jane 2011-08-15 12:03:10

Thanks a lot for maintaining such a beautiful site that is easy to navigate with very useful tools.
Helped me with analyzing a recurrent dream.
God bless!


    -Tony Crisp 2011-09-04 7:08:21

    Thank you Jane for your encouragement, and for your blessing.

    Amazing Grace.



-Maricela Quiroz 2013-11-09 20:17:05

How people can learn to interpret their dream?


-Pat 2014-02-26 19:04:12

Dreamt of arguing over a pair of white socks with my ex lover. He said they were his and they were not. This dream was so real and it has stuck with me all day. Any help with what it means would be greatly appreciated.


-Dbie 2014-03-08 15:07:04

I had two dreams about waking up with things in my socks last night. Once it was a giant wad of string. The other time it was crackers.

Based upon your description, I’m thinking it means that I need some protection from what’s irritating me in my life- I had a huge fight with my husband yesterday.


    -Tony Crisp 2014-03-09 10:49:05

    Dbie – That too, but also it is something that makes it difficult to walk and to carry on normally. The string could also suggest a mess you need to untangle, and also the ties or connections you have with another.

    Take it slowly. Perhaps read http://dreamhawk.com/inner-life/listening-skills/



-ady 2015-02-24 9:27:38

I had a dream in which I remembered that I forgot my black socks at this guy’s (friend and type of boyfriend) house. At the moment in which I remembered that I forgot my socks and of the specifics (black) I also remembered that they might be smelly and for some reasons I could smell the socks. I have to admit this guy I really really really like- but its kinda of a complicated situation so I am taking it slow.
I would really appreciate your reply- as I have woken up a little shocked from remembering this dream so vividly.
Thank you in advance!


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