Red Sox vs. White Sox

Until this global warming thing really kicks in, fall will undoubtedly arrive.

And with it the return of pants, sweaters, and — most unfortunately — the sock. Bringing a devastating end to your open-toe shoe run. (Nothing’s worse than a seam sticking out the front of your slingback.)

Unless of course it’s a Minisock, knee socks’ clever younger sister, with straps, ribbons, or ties that are designed to be seen.

Choose from three fabrics (Lycra, metallic, or lace) and a variety of styles — some crisscross up the leg; others have bows at the front of the ankle (you know, your foot décolletage).

They come in every color and are well worth the lengthy trek from Paris, their city of origin. (Seriously, think of a hue. They have it.) Pair your black ballet flats with the noir Lido for a subtle look or sport your red patent leather toe-crushers with the blue Ballerine for a more aggressive statement.

Either way, you’ll be sure to toe the line.

Available online at minisock.com.