The 'Socs' (Pronounced: so-shiz) is short for 'Socials' which are the rich group of The Outsiders. They were mainly around the West Side. They were described as having 'money, cars, and futures', according to Ponyboy Curtis. According to Cherry and Randy, Socs had their own challenges. They wanted boundaries, or limits. They wanted someone to tell them no, at least once. Cherry also said their values were different. They were "too cool" to feel anything.