John's Crazy Socks is Accepting Entries for the Second Annual Sock Deisgn Contest

Do You Have What It Takes to Create Crazy Socks?

John’s Crazy Socks, the world’s largest sock store, has announced their second Annual Sock Design Contest. We want to make you Sock Famous. We will produce the winning sock design and make it available in our online store so people around the world can wear your socks. 

Design a Sock Contest

Not only will the first-place winner have his or her socks produced and promoted by John’s Crazy Socks, but you will also receive a $1,000 cash prize and a dozen of the socks you design. In keeping with the mission at John’s Crazy Socks, we will donate 10 percent from the sale of the winning socks design to a charity partner and the winner will help us pick that charity partner. 

John as a sock design artist inviting you to be the artist

Second and third-place winners will receive a John’s Crazy Socks gift certificate and prizes. 

“I love socks because they are colorful, creative and always let me be me,” said John Cronin, co-founder and Chief Happiness Officer of John’s Crazy Socks. “I can’t wait to see all of the amazing designs from our fans.”

“We love our customers and know they are highly creative. We want to see their most creative ideas. The contest is open to everyone – you need not be a professional designer, let us see your ideas for socks you would love,” said Mark Cronin, co-founder of John’s Crazy Socks. 

Last year's winner, Sierra Sapack, designed a blue sock with hearts and a hand displaying the American Sign Language gesture for “I Love You.” Sierra’s socks have been a hit. The “I Love You” socks are available for purchase on the John’s Crazy Sock’s online store, with 10 percent of the sale going to The Lexington School for the Deaf. 

John’s Crazy Socks is a social enterprise with a mission to spread happiness, Co-founder John Cronin has Down syndrome and every day the Company strives to show what people with differing abilities can achieve. More than half their employees have a differing ability and they have raised over 45000,000 for their charity partners.

The deadline for submission for the Sock Design Contest is July 18, 2022. For all rules and to enter visit the sock design contest webpage ( and fill out the contact information.

John’s Crazy Socks will select a list of ten (10) semi-finalist designs from all submissions. We will then ask our customers to vote for their favorite designs and that will narrow the list to five (5) finalists. Finally, a selection committee, headed by John Cronin, will select the final winning designs.

About John’s Crazy Socks

John’s Crazy Socks was inspired by John Lee Cronin, a young man with Down syndrome, and his love of colorful and fun socks—what he calls his “crazy socks.” He and his father, Mark X. Cronin, started the company as a social enterprise with a mission of Spreading Happiness™. They do this by offering socks people can love that allows an expression of one’s true self. More than half their employees have a differing ability, their Giving Back program has raised over $500,000 for charity partners like the Special Olympics, the National Down Syndrome Society, and the Autism Society of America. Most of all, they are Spreading Happiness™.


John and Mark have been featured in national and international news and are sought after event speakers. For more information, visit the John’s Crazy Socks webpage, Facebook page, Instagram account or YouTube channel.