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Socks by Michel Huot

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Socks by Michel Huot

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Trick by Michel Huot ($39.95)

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Doing unusual things with unusual props is a guaranteed way to make memorable magic. That's why Michel Huot's "Socks" is the most arresting, commercial piece of mentalism we've released in years. This trick, destined to become a hit, is simple and strong in premise: you display two packets of cards with different sock designs on each one. You read that correctly: Sock designs on cards. How cool is that? You explain that the premise is that you will have two chosen, and you hope that the spectator can find the only perfect match. See where this is going? Well, keep reading because it goes somewhere very unexpected.

The spectator turns over the two chosen socks to reveal they do NOT match at all: yellow stars on one sock and purple stripes on the other. But you then lift up your pant cuffs to reveal that you are wearing the exact socks they chose. This hits people hard, and comes as a complete surprise. It's not a card or coin or rope trick, either. It's a mentalism piece with an article of clothing, and it gets both gasps and laughs. "Socks" comes with everything you need, including the socks and specially-printed cards. It's easy to do and takes up virtually no pocket space. It is an IDEAL opener for walk-around performers.

We have also included a bonus effect with "Socks". On the bottom of the special socks is a playing card reveal so that you can predict a chosen card.

Update (July 2020) - When you buy from Vanishing Inc. you will learn an exclusive new handling by Liam Montier. This handling is ideal for virtual shows and is 100% reliable. The cards can even be shuffled by the spectator!

Socks is a fun, interactive routine with a killer surprise ending they won’t forget!Richard Sanders

Michel Huot’s Socks Knocked mine right off my feet! So clever and simple with a fun and organically visual payoff, this piece will play just as strongly in a corporate strolling environment as it will in a casual private party. Michel’s performance and explanation made me smile from start to finish. Just great!Francis Menotti

Socks knocks my Sox off. It’s funny, mysterious, and not at all difficult. I will use it, so will you.Marc Salem

Socks is unique and super strong. It is so rare to have something that combines magic, comedy and surprise in such a powerful way for the close-up/parlor performer. This is going right into my repertoire!Marc Desouza

Play video interview Michel Huot creator interview
Watch our exclusive Vanishing Inc. interview to discuss Socks by Michel Huot right from the source!

As part of our Community Captions project, the explanation video for this download has optional English subtitles.


Community questions about Socks by Michel Huot

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  • 1.

    Rick asks: Can the cards be examined at the end?

    • 1. Michel answers: Absolutely. :)
    • 2. Richard answers: No answer just a question? I cannot play the interview? Can anyone hear it? Pls. Reply to me at. Stntgr68@gmail.com if you would pls! Thanks Richard
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  • 2.

    Jose L asks: Do they come in big size sock I’m a big guy with big calves

    • 1. Michel answers: Those are the latest socks we have made and I can tell you that these will fit anyone
    • 2. David answers: "They will fit anyone". I find that hard to believe - I am willing to bet £100 (if I lose to the Vanihsing Inc Charity!) that they would NOT fit me. I think I am included in "anyone".
    • 3. Gino answers: Hi. Was lucky to get my hands on this effect on pre-launch and I wear a comfortable size 14 shoe, comfortable meaning borderline size 15 and these socks fit very well, no worries!
    • 4. Darren answers: I wear a size 8 UK shoe, and I must confess that, as much as I love this trick, I did find the neck of the socks quite tight when I first put them on. I am hoping it's because they are new and will 'give' a bit with repeated use, otherwise I fear I am in danger of damaging them as I try to pull them on. Will definitely be looking to get hold of some spare pairs if/when they become available. Still absolutely love the effect though!
    • 5. S. Patrick answers: My size is 12.5 And they are tight on me. I would love a pair in a bigger size.
    • 6. Andrew answers: I did the trick the other day. It was great and had a good response...it did take a long time to put the socks on. My foot size is 12.5 but my high arch made putting on and off the socks difficult. Hoping that I can stretch out the socks. Andy
    • 7. robert answers: I wear 9.5 and the socks were really tight. It took me a long time to get them on, and a really long time to try and take them off. Not good for the circulation.
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  • 3.

    Edward asks: Hi! This is right up my alley. Out of curiosity, are the Socks available in XL? I have really big feet! Please advise. Thanks! Larry M.

    • 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: I have big feet too, and these fit. They stretch a lot.
    • 2. Gino answers: As previously stated...Was lucky to get my hands on this effect on pre-launch and I wear a comfortable size 14 shoe, comfortable meaning borderline size 15 and these socks fit very well, no worries!
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  • 4.

    James asks: I want to do this on stage. Is there any chance the cards will be made available in jumbo size? Alternatively, if I purchase this, could I make up my own jumbo card version? (How difficult would the gimmick be to replicate on my own (after purchasing, of course) at a larger (jumbo card) scale?)

    • 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: No plans for a jumbo version right now. But you should have no trouble making jumbo cards for Socks.
    • 2. Jim answers: "No problem?" How would me go about getting doing it?
    • 3. Gary answers: Just go to your local print shop and ask them to make you a set of the cards up. They may simply enlarge them and then laminate them.
    • 4. Carl answers: HI Michael Huot.... I have a great printer, and laminate machine, If you have a problem getting them made up, contact me, and I will see what I can do for you, let me know what size you're looking for, I'm on facebook under CARL DE ROME, or you can Email me at cdrmagic@online.no. will only charge cost and postage fee.
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  • 5.

    Marshall asks: Can the trick be repeated like in a walk around style show?

    • 1. Michel answers: I repeat the trick over and over. The outcome is the same. At the outcome, i am actually standing on a chair or whatever and the audience naturally shields the finale.
    • 2. Michael answers: Can you order more than 1 pair of socks?
    • 3. Gary answers: Would be even better if the PSD files were included I am sure you could get them as a download?
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  • 6.

    Brian asks: Is this the same effect as Josh Jay does in his show?

    • 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: Yes!
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  • 7.

    Robert asks: Is this 100%, or does it require a certain, how shall we say, rhythm?

    • 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: You are taught several procedures, so there are options for everyone.
    • 2. Rick answers: So, was this video the best case scenario?
    • 3. S. Patrick answers: Yes.
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  • 8.

    Peter asks: Are there difficult slights or false counts?

    • 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: No. Socks is easy to perform.
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  • 9.

    Robert asks: Greetings. So am I correct to conclude that this is first a mentalism effect (the socks on the two cards randomly chosen by the spectator match those worn by the performer) and then becomes a magic trick (all the mismatched sock cards now match)?

    • 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: Correct.
    • 2. Gary answers: Make sure you put the right sock on the right foot!
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  • 10.

    Thom asks: This reminds me of the Kreskin routine that Josh lectured on at The Event. Based on, inspired by, credited etc?

    • 1. Michel answers: Kreskin, Paul Daniels and Patrik Kuffs were the influence for me. I was performing a stage version for 22 years and wanted the same reaction for close-up. That is why SOCKS was created. I think ALi Bongo also did something on stage.
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  • 11.

    Keith asks: Not sure the question was answered, but is this 100% sure or can you miss?

    • 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: If you follow Michel's instructions, it is 100%.
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  • 12.

    Kevin asks: Can you buy extra pairs of the socks? (Or even better, could we get a different pairing of odd socks for repeating on another occasion)?

    • 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: We will be selling extra socks down the line. At the moment, you can buy just a replacement pair (same design).
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  • 13.

    david asks: SOOOO you going to Sock It to Me ??? ( 70's Joke ! )

    • 1. Gary answers: no...
    • 2. Sean answers: Haha. I laughed
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  • 14.

    Marlin asks: So if I want to have these made up in jumbo card size, is it possible to get the art files to do so?

    • 1. Tony answers: The PDF art files are not available at this moment, but please try email to magic@vanishingincmagic they may have the art files for you
    • 2. Seth answers: You get a downloaded with the art included with the purchase.
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  • 15.

    Clifton asks: Does the choosing procedure by the spectator always follow EXACTLY what we see in the video (which seems impossible), OR does the choosing procedure vary depending on what the spectator chooses? Thus, could the choosing portion of the trick take longer than the video presents if the the spectator's (initial) choice is different?

    • 1. Tony answers: It's exactly the same what you see in the video. I have do that force for around 5 - 6 years and I success most of the time. In the video you also learn a easy 100% success handling
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  • 16.

    Gino asks: Salut Michel C’est Gino anciennement de chez Spectram..je sais pas si tu te souviens de moi? J’aurais besoin de cette effet pour le 12 août max, y’a tu moyen de shipper ca de toi à moi de Montréal ou autre façon? Merci pour ton aide et super cool comme effet!

    • 1. Gary answers: Translated to:- Hi Michel This is Gino formerly from Spectram..I do not know if you remember me? I would need this effect for August 12 max, y'a you way to shipper that of you to me from Montreal or other way? Thank you for your help and super cool effect!
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  • 17.

    Dennis Lee asks: Hi, can I confirm that I can create the jumbo cards easily? Would love to perform this on stage. Anyway for us to get the art/picture file for us to do our own printing if we purchase this magic trick? Thanks for coming out with a great magic!

    • 1. Gary answers: see above posts.
    • 2. Gary answers: see above posts.
    • 3. Seth answers: The files are included in a download with purchase.
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  • 18.

    Gary asks: Please can you tell me if it is always as clean as in the trailer as to where the spectator says stop.

    • 1. Gary answers: There are different methods you can use.
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  • 19.

    irsan asks: Due too problem to open on line intruction via vimeo.com....so What kind of totorial/intruction that we get..cvd.or online..?

    • 1. Tony answers: Don't worry the instruction video was hosted on Vanishing server
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  • 20.

    werner asks: Can you order 2 additional pairs of socks with your order? For if one pair is in the wash you always have extra?

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  • 21.

    Gary asks: Are all the cards different?

    • 1. Tony answers: You will receive 15 pairs of socks cards and one pair with different socks printed
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  • 22.

    David asks: Serious question... I did ask it in another thread .... But it may have seemed like I was not really askin. 1) will refills of socks be available? 2) what guarantees of these fitting me do you provide? I have highly unusual feet and tend to go through socks VERY quivckly, I would also not be able to use the card reveal. Thanks for your time. David

    • 1. Michael answers: Well the socks will not work if you have feet like this: https://www.google.com/search?q=feet+of+the+creature+from+the+black+lagoon&client=firefox-b-1-d&tbm=isch&source=iu&ictx=1&fir=9N2YqE_JzWDv3M%253A%252CBl1Xj3eQrkSJBM%252C_&vet=1&usg=AI4_-kQvfmEEUH9cnjjJQMoi3NIJUg73eg&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwizx6-UruvjAhVsuVkKHaYlBEgQ9QEwAXoECAYQCQ&biw=1216&bih=503#imgrc=9N2YqE_JzWDv3M:
    • 2. David answers: so you're saying they will fit ok then?
    • 3. Gino answers: As previously mentioned.....Was lucky to get my hands on this effect on pre-launch and I wear a comfortable size 14 shoe, comfortable meaning borderline size 15 and these socks fit very well, no worries!
    • 4. Seth answers: There is also a plain red and a plain white sock card included. No reason you couldn’t use a store bought red sock on one foot and white on the other for an alternate reveal. This would also solve the problem for those who feel the provided socks won’t fit (but they will).
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  • 23.

    Joey asks: Bonjour, I have a series of shows at a fair in Vt. near Canada that I would use this effect to "Kick Off" my "Footloose" kids show. Does the force or prediction work well with kids and can you get it to me by 8/19/19?

    • 1. Gary answers: There is a review here where he shows kids reactions it looks impressive. https://youtu.be/NAQrEDRDve8 I should get a job at Vanishing inc!
    • 2. S. Patrick answers: I have found that kids, as opposed to adults don't follow the natural pacing of the force that Michel shows. They tend to let you go deeper. For kids I'd recomend the other 100% method of arriving at the right pair that was taught on the video.
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  • 24.

    Irwin asks: does the sock deck have to be switched with the all in one??

    • 1. Tony answers: Nope! you don't need to switch the sock deck
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  • 25.

    Neal asks: I am a beginner. Are there any techniques necessary to perform the trick that I would need to learn?

    • 1. Tony answers: There are two versions, one very easy and you can do it immediately and another one you need to learn a cool force.
    • 2. Darren answers: Neal, I am also a beginner. I can confirm that the version you see in the performance video has a force which will require a little bit of practice, and requires a little confidence, too, in my opinion. BUT the tutorial also has some alternative handlings. Get to the 30 minute mark and you find a handling which I have performed three times now (and I only received the trick a day ago) to family and friends, and received awesome reactions. The handling taught at the 30 minute mark is breath-takingly easy, and very fooling. I have spent a small fortune on magic props and effects this year, far more than I should have done. And this, by a country mile, is my favourite effect of the year. Absolute awesome. Extremely easy.
    • 3. Gary answers: I agree when you get to the 30 min mark it is a great way to present the trick! Thanks for that one. Can't wait to perform this in Portugal next month!
    • 4. John answers: There is an additional handling which requires you to make up some special cards; not really gimmicked, but very obvious. once you buy the trick you get access to this alternate force. I do it all the time and it is awesome.....i can see why they sell replacement socks. Great Trick!
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  • 26.

    Pierre asks: I am french and I can read english -a little-: are explanations available in french, or easy to understand in english? Best regards. Pierre

    • 1. Tony answers: The explanation is not available in French but it's easy to understand
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  • 27.

    Gino asks: For those of you who were concerned about big feet...do not be! I Was lucky to get my hands on this effect on pre-launch and I wear a comfortable size 14 shoe, comfortable meaning borderline size 15 and these socks fit very well, no worries! Cheers and enjoy, so much fun to perform.

    • 1. Tony answers: Thanks so much for your feedback
    • 2. Gary answers: I'm a 10 1/2 and they felt a little tight.
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  • 28.

    Roy asks: £14 postage in uk ?????

    • 1. Roy answers: its ok was wrong didnt recognise postcode ordered £0 postage thanks
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  • 29.

    Jon asks: It doesn't look like the yellow socks match the card. Looks like the yellow sock is more green than yellow? Jon Lafayette IN

    • 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: This is a color correction issue with the video. Live, the colors do indeed match.
    • 2. Gary answers: Yes in the video that put me off at first until you see the cards for yourself.
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  • 30.

    Andreas asks: Is there extra pairs of the force cards provided?

    • 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: Yup
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  • 31.

    Catherine asks: I am a woman. Do they fit a size 9 foot?

    • 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: Yup
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  • 32.

    Tim asks: If you want to use cc force is there any alteration to the piles of cards to show them like you do so they look different?

    • 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: Several methods are taught on the video. Any technique will work, as long as it doesn't disturb the order of the cards.
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  • 33.

    Ben asks: I know that it has already been said that replacement socks might be available in the future, but is it planned to have a different set of odd socks and the matching cards created at any point? It would be nice to have some variation and some funkier looking odd socks!!

    • 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: Thank you for the feedback! There aren't any plans currently, but it is certainly possible. It will depend on sales and demand over time.
    • 2. Ben answers: Thank you for your reply! Would you say it's possible to have different cards made up to use with different socks then, in order for there to be a little variation when performing it a lot throughout a night (like strolling at a wedding reception) I'm thinking that I know a company that creates socks with your own designs and patterns on.
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  • 34.

    Leigh asks: This looks like it could be fun for kids shows too... am I right?

    • 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: You're right! We have a lot of fun showing it to all ages!
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  • 35.

    Ellwood asks: What is the 8 of hearts about? Michel says in the video he will discuss that later. But unfortunately, he never gets back to it. Thank you.

    • 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: Basically, you can force the 8?? and then reveal it on your sock!
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  • 36.

    Wojciech asks: What is the durability of the socks? What material are they made of? How many tkmes can I wear/wash them?

    • 1. Tony answers: It's cotton and you can treat it like other cotton regular stocks
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  • 37.

    Marty asks: Can the routine be done using a smaller group of cards than the 15 pairs of socks (i.e. 30 total cards if I understand the description correctly)?

    • 1. Tony answers: Yes! you can do that
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  • 38.

    Dan asks: Is this similar to Jumbo Coincidence by Aldo Colombini?

    • 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: Please email magic@vanishingincmagic.com for this type of question.
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Customer reviews for Socks by Michel Huot



Quality props, cards are really nice and can be wiped should they get grubby, wallet holder is lovely quality, routine is funny and easy to do. Its a worker. Five stars from me.



Received my socks order in 7 days delivered to South Africa.

Absolutely delighted with the quility of card stock and design. Even the card wallet holder is ferm quality not cheap thin plastic.

Regards Adrian Smith Magician



I have spent a small fortune on magic props and effects this year, and I can put my hand on my heart and say that Socks is, by a million miles, my favourite piece of magic this year. Alternative handlings are taught, so there is something to suit every skill level/confidence level. You get everything you need, and everything that is supplied is of an excellent quality. This is a stunning routine which has a fantastic 'kicker' ending that spectators simply won't see coming. This is absolutely awesome, and extremely easy. It will knock their socks off!



I loooove this trick. It's very easy to do and gets the most amazing reactions. It's climax after climax. Love the cards, the socks, the instructions. Everything is 10 points. Thank you!



Excellent design and product. Maybe others saw what I immediately noticed..."You can do many other effects with the 15 different sock cards.". For instance...Do the "Pateo Force" with the 15 cards. At the end subject turns over last card on table and "Presto"... It's the yellow sock you have on your foot! Tom Williams



The effect is great. Gets a nice reaction. The card reveal on the bottom of the socks is also a kicker, they love it!



This is a fun trick that gets a great reaction. To maximize the effect, there are two things that I would suggest you change in the presentation, from what is recommended. First the "force" that is suggested on the video is, in my view, simply unreliable. but if you have the force cards split so that one is at the top and one is at the bottom of your socks cards, you can easily do the Bill Simon business card prophecy force.
Second, because the fact that you are wearing the socks on two of the selected cards is so strong, I would suggest that after forcing those two cards, you do some false cuts and maybe a false shuffle, and then match all of the cards....and then END with showing that the socks on your feet match the cards selected by the spectator. As having the socks on your feet is so strong, I think it is anticlimactic to follow it with matching the cards. my two cents.



I like the idea of wearing a prediction a lot. Also, any effect involving socks most likely becomes one I will like.

You can watch my in-depth review here: https://youtu.be/IFfCV4SJNUM

I hope this helps you out!



I purchased from a different shop than Vanishing Inc. First I have a 7.5 size foot and the socks are very tight getting on and off. My yellow sock has a yellow tip and the card for the yellow sock has a black tip. The purple sock has a red tip and the purple sock card has a black tip. The first time I did the effect I took my shoes off and someone pointed that out. I'm still pleased with the effect but, for $50.00 everything should match. And paraphrasing Dai Vernon "details make for perfection".



I'm sorry. I've read all the favorable reviews on this and I just don't get it. The force needed to perform this is way too convoluted and complex. If it doesn't work right the first time, you must resort to "Plan B". Frankly, I'm disappointed with this purchase and expected more from Vanishing Inc. If you can pull this effect off, then I congratulate you. But, I suspect, there will be many who have made this purchase and will never say a word about how it doesn't work for them.

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