I think that knee length socks are trying to weasel their way back into fashion. I keep seeing men jogging looking very serious sporting knee length socks. Some knee length socks are total throw backs to the 70’s with the white tube and the double colored rings around the top and some are totally modern with a single color all over. I have heard that the high and tight socks create better lymphatic drainage for runners and dieters alike. I can’t say they are all that attractive, though, drainage included. I would have to say that I actually prefer the shin compression socks to the actual knee length socks. Go figure.