CUSTOMIZABLE SOCKS FOR ANY SPORT.

Based in the US, Hype Socks is a hosiery manufacturer and distributor specializing in the design and development of Odor-Resistant, Moisture-Managing Performance Socks for athletic programs or other organizations and special occasions.

Turn Around Time

It's simple...we're the fastest. Because we're manufacturing the product in our own US facility, we boast the best turnaround time in the world for custom socks: only 1-4 weeks for customers in the US and Canada.

Manufacturing

In 2015, we announced the grand-opening of our very own hosiery manufacturing facility. Located in the Former Sock Capital of the World, Fort Payne, AL, we leverage an incredible 300+ years of combined experience. Our highly skilled team of designers and hosiery technicians allow us to offer the best product with unlimited customization.

Minimums

We offer a low minimum of only 10 pairs per size but 30 total pairs per design/order. This allows our customers to choose a wide variety of socks; home, away, alternate, you name it!

Josh M. Wintermantel

Josh M. Wintermantel

Founder/CEO

Josh started Hype Socks in 2011 with a vision to outfit athletic teams in custom socks. While a college basketball player at Emory University, Hype Socks continued to grow as Josh leveraged his relationships in the sports industry. In 2015, Josh reinvested his earnings into a hosiery mill in Fort Payne, Alabama, the Former Sock Capital of the World. An expert in the field of email-marketing, Josh continues to lead Hype Socks today, with his focus on outbound marketing and spreading the Hype about his company!

Luke A. Griffith

Luke A. Griffith

Senior Inside Sales Manager

Being an avid sports fan and Ohio State alumni, Luke is proud of his Ohio roots and motivation in the sports industry. He takes a lot of satisfaction in being a people person and working with the great customers in our market. Luke spends his time managing the school and team sock orders, as well as innovating cool custom designs to offer the most popular socks to match their uniforms. During his off-time, he enjoys watching Cleveland sports teams and being a Fantasy Football Guru, with a knack for finding the great plays each week!
Howie Chaney

Howie Chaney

Plant Manager/ Programming Director

Howie leads the manufacturing team in Fort Payne,  Alabama – the Former Sock Capital of the World – in the role of Plant Manager and Programming Director. An Atlanta Falcon season ticket holder, you can also find Howie rooting for the Crimson Tide during the weekends. As the Programming Director of Hype Socks, Howie is in charge of finalizing all designs and customization that passes through our manufacturing facility.

Riley Watkins

Riley Watkins

Director of Marketing

Riley was born and raised in Columbus, OH. She is a graduate of The University of Akron where she earned two bachelor’s degrees in public relations and media. After leaving the news industry, Riley found a new passion in marketing. She is a major OSU fan and enjoys the social aspect of all sporting events. Growing up, music and creativity was more her thing. If she’s not working she’s either singing or photographing weddings.

Zach Kettler

Zach Kettler

Inside Sales Rep.

Born and raised in Worthington, OH but Athens, OH will also always be considered home. Zach graduated from Ohio University in May of 2020 with a bachelor’s degree in sports management and a focus in marketing. Before that, he played soccer at Thomas Worthington High School. He has been an avid sports fan his entire life, especially when it comes to the Columbus Blue Jackets and Ohio State Football.

Jeremy Hart

Jeremy Hart

Inside Sales Rep.

Jeremy grew up in Pittsburgh and loves the Steelers and Pirates, but he’s become a diehard Buckeye since attending OSU. He enjoys watching and playing all kinds of sports, but especially football and baseball. His other hobbies include playing video games, listening to music, and becoming an aspiring cinephile by watching classic movies.

Casey Meddles

Casey Meddles

Inside Sales Rep.

Born and raised in Columbus, Ohio, Casey is a Buckeye and a graduate of The Ohio State University. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Sports Industry and carries a strong passion for sports in his everyday life. He is a die-hard Buckeye, Blue Jackets, Guardians, and Eagles fan. Most likely to be found on the golf course in the summertime with his friends or family his love for sports also extends to playing as well as watching. Before becoming a Buckeye, he attended Fairbanks High School where he played golf, basketball, and baseball. As one could guess, sports have shaped him into who he is today.
Joshua Kauffman

Joshua Kauffman

Inside Sales Rep.

Joshua was born and raised in Wauseon, OH and has spent the last 7 years in Columbus, OH. He enjoys riding his bike in the summer and snow skiing as much as possible in the winter! When Joshua is not working, he spends his free time playing music and hanging out with friends. As an avid sports fan, Joshua loves to watch Ohio State football, The Tribe, and the Columbus Blue Jackets.
Daniel Hatfield

Daniel Hatfield

Inside Sales Rep.

Daniel graduated this past winter from Ohio State with a degree in Sports Industry with a business minor. He’s an avid sports fan, mainly supporting the Buckeyes, Browns and Bucks. Daniel has a passion for basketball and football and coached at Northridge HS.
Tanner Wells

Tanner Wells

Executive Assistant

Tanner is a former NCAA DII athlete and recent graduate from Walsh University in North Canton where he played 4 years of college golf for the Cavilers. Naturally a huge Buckeyes fan and avid sports fan, Tanner has always longed to move to Columbus and call the city his home. Tanner spends most of his free-time golfing and spending time with family and friends. Majoring in management and minoring in psychology, Tanner strives to offer an unmatched level of customer service that meets every coach and organizations’ expectations. “A good salesperson sells a product whereas a great salesperson sells an experience.”

Adrian Sims

Outside Sales

Adrian spent 20 years in Hampton, VA before moving to Columbus in 2000. He’s a lead generating guru, closing hammer, with 30 years of sales, marketing, and business experience. To be the man – You must Beat the Man! (even within yourself). He loves reggae and traveling!