The midcalf is a broad muscle that runs from the femur and tibia to the Achilles tendon at the heel. There are two main muscles in the calf: the gastrocnemius and soleus.
The gastrocnemius muscle is the larger of the two and gives the calf its rounded, bulging appearance. The soleus is a bit thinner, and sits just below the knee.
Midcalf length is one of the traditional men’s dress sport socks with grip lengths. It provides a little more coverage than crews but still covers the gap between your shoe and cuff, making it the perfect height for wearing with a suit or slacks.
Mid-Calf Socks: The Fashionable and Versatile Footwear for All Seasons
It’s an all-purpose sock that feels great to wear, with enough graduated compression to relieve foot fatigue and a blister-free guarantee. These socks are also a great option for wearing with work boots or casual shoes and shorts, and they look great with most outfits!
If you are having pain or a swelling in your calf, you may have a calf strain. A calf strain usually happens when the gastrocnemius muscle tears or weakens. The symptoms include pain with walking or running, and a feeling of tightness around the affected area.
Soleus Strains are less common, and can also happen when the soleus or plantaris muscle tears or weakens. The symptoms of a soleus strain are similar to those of a gastrocnemius strain, with pain on the outside or behind the knee and a feeling of tightness in that area.