Cactus Print Socks

Put a spring—or a spike—in your step with these unique socks featuring a beavertail cactus (Opuntia basilaris) painted by A.R. Valentien more than a century ago. The artist was commissioned by Ellen Browning Scripps to paint all of California’s wildflowers, which took 10 years and resulted in nearly 1,100 gorgeous plant portraits, now housed in The Nat’s collection.

Although this cactus’ lack of spines give it a benign look, the beavertail cactus is well armored: thousands of hairlike spines—called glochids—are borne in circular patches on the pale blue-green pads. But you’re safe with these socks—they're extra comfy and have a cushioned bottom.

Socks are crew length and feature an allover print on ankle, with solid black foot. Made of 60% nylon, 22% cotton, 18% spandex.

Size guide

  M L XL
US men 6-8.5 9-11.5 12-14.5
US women 7-9.5 10-12.5 13-16
EU 38-41 42-45 46-49
UK 5-7.5 8-10.5 11-13.5