About Us

Based in Detroit, Michigan, 5 Water Socks crafts a unique line of water resistant socks.


The company name, 5 Water Socks, was inspired by Michigan's close proximity to the five Great Lakes. In addition, the name is also a nod to the founder's homeland of Punjab, India. Nestled amidst the foothills of the Himalayan Mountains, Punjab means 'the land of five waters (rivers).'


Both Detroit and Punjab are home to a working class society and both face a range of socio-economic struggles. In addition to providing a top quality brand of water resistant socks that will keep feet dry and comfortable in your travels, 5 Water Socks aims to raise awareness too. 5 Water Socks is committed to increasing awareness about the socio-economic challenges that people are facing, and opportunities available in the founder's adopted homeland of Detroit and his native homeland of Punjab, located in northwest India. See the our socks page for info about our socks!