John’s Crazy Socks was co-founded and inspired by John Cronin, a young man with Down syndrome. John is a great example of how people with Down syndrome are attending school, working and contributing to society in many wonderful ways. John suggested that we create a sock to raise awareness of Down syndrome and benefit Down syndrome causes. John helped design the initial concept for these socks.
The sock has a multi-color icon of 3 ❤️ 21. The 3-21 represents both World Down Syndrome Day (March 21) and the extra chromosome that people with Down syndrome carry. Most of us are born with 23 pairs of chromosomes, but people with Down syndrome are born with a full or partial extra copy of chromosome 21, thus 3-21.
We created Down Syndrome Awareness Knee High Socks in two color combinations:
The blue sock with yellow trim has the blue and yellow that traditionally represent Down syndrome.
We also made the purple sock with lilac trim because so many of our customers like purple and John wanted to make a sock they could love.
There is one unisex knee high sock and it fits women, men and children (see sizing below) and were made in the U.S. A.