what is the shapely sock?

The Shapely Sock

The Shapely Sock was developed by Irish entrepreneur, scientist, and lover of fashion, Gráinne Boylan following a conversation with her sister.

“Some years ago, my sister and I were lamenting how we would love to wear skinny jeans and certain types of knee length or over the knee length boots but felt we couldn’t because of the shape of our legs.  We both inherited skinny legs with poor muscle definition in the calf area and I also have a slight ‘bowed’ lower leg which creates a gap between my calves. I had tried out lots of different remedies to sort this problem over the years, including wearing several pairs of socks at the same time, which unsurprisingly didn’t work!

“As a scientist who seeks solutions, it got me thinking about whether I could somehow resolve the problem of skinny calves so that I and others like me could feel comfortable and confident in the boots and jeans that we longed to wear,”

Gráinne Boylan

Designer of the shapely sock

Finding a Solution

After years of research and looking for the right manufacturer, Gráinne created the Shapely Sock™, a simple, easy to use and non-invasive way to make calves look fuller, providing definition to fill boots or skinny jeans.

“The Shapely Sock does for your legs what the Wonderbra does for your boobs! Thanks to the Shapely Sock, I can now wear the boots I want, and my legs look beautifully ‘shapely’. I’m delighted to have found a solution  to the problem of skinny calves and I hope you are too.” says Gráinne.

now available to buy

We Care

Not only do we care about how you feel about yourself in boots and skinny jeans, but we also care about the environment. In designing the Shapely Sock™, we thought a lot about what materials we used. Our sock is made of over 70% bamboo viscose/combed cotton mix which is softer, stronger, and more absorbent than cotton alone. Bamboo is also antimicrobial as well as being more environmentally friendly than plain cotton. Our beautiful storage box is 100% recyclable with water soluble varnish.

We promise to continue looking at ways of bringing our Shapely Sock™ to you while protecting our precious planet at the same time.



we are an irish owned company

We don’t do ‘fast fashion’!

We are a proudly Irish company who benefit from the expertise of international partners. The Shapely Sock™ is made in Ontario, Canada on a custom-made machine, where the process to produce each sock takes about 5 and a half minutes. The foam Shapely Shaper is exclusively made for us in England, while our recyclable packaging is proudly sourced in Dublin and Kerry.