First wearing, with sandals. The turquoise is more turquoise, and the blue more lavender.
The pair of toe stripes are the same purple, but don't show up that way.
Now on to a regular royal blue pair and a pair of shorties whose color scheme I haven't picked yet. I need three more pairs of the shorties for a good rotation, and wouldn't mind having more than that.
Anyone who's made socks before can easily make short socks for sandals or low shoes...I devised the formula for my version after seeing a picture of a quite different pair in a book (different yarn gauge, color, heel, toe, type of ribbing), just substituting what I wanted instead. Whatever makes your feet happy is a good sock!