Loose socks (Japanese: ルーズソックス, Rûzu Sokksu) are a type of sock that is popular among young Japanese girls.
They are nearly always white and are very long. They are usually worn below the knee, and are held up with a special adhesive called “socks glue” or “sock touch.” They are similar in appearance to leg warmers.
Some lower secondary school (junior high school) girls and upper secondary school (senior high school) girls like wearing loose socks together with their school uniforms. Some schools don’t admit wearing loose socks, girls of these schools’ who likes loose socks often wear it at outside of the schools. In Japan, loose socks have been in fashion since the mid-1990s.