meet Ryan & AJ, the Design Contest winners!


Ryan Ravestein

When three-year-old Ryan was diagnosed with brain cancer and her family started their unknown journey into chemotherapy and hospital life in the middle of a global pandemic they were worried and scared, but Ryan wasn’t. She just wanted to smile and laugh and dance!

learn more about Ryan


socks with stories design contest

kids across America submitted their design ideas

This summer, patients (like Evelyn pictured here) and siblings from 9 children's hospitals across the US participated in a design contest to create America's favorite non-slip sock.

5,000 votes later...

With the American public weighing in, Ryan & AJ's Dancing Banana socks were chosen as the winning design!

now, Ryan & AJ's socks will spread smiles to other pediatric cancer warriors

Every pair of Dancing Banana Socks purchased is matched with a donated pair to a child in the hospital, just like our other styles!

learn more about the contest

materials & product care

Contents: 32% merino wool, 32% acrylic, 22% nylon, 11% polyester, 3% spandex


Product care

  • for a more snug fit, wash and dry before first wear 
  • turn socks inside out for washing and drying 
  • machine wash cold
  • dry on low or air dry to extend lifetime
  • avoid bleaching or ironing (not sure who irons their socks?!)

  • Ryan & AJ's Dancing Bananas has a rating of 5.0 stars based on 18 reviews.