The purpose of the sock

So why do we wear socks? What exactly is the importance of the sock?

We actually wear socks to prevent our feet from sweating (then going home to your family and stinking the family home out) If only socks stopped this situation there would be many happy wives all over the world and husbands with unmuffled ear lobes. I’m sure you get my gist.

Socks prevents things like athletes foot, Blisters and sores and keeps our feet dry.

Did you know?

  • Our feet have 250,000 sweat gland between the pair of them
  • They produce about half a pint of sweat a day.

Wearing natural fibres on your feet helps to draw the moisture away from your foot rather then trapping it.

Socks were invented in the 8th century BC Greece and were made of leather or matted animal hair (sounds comfy, I almost wish I was alive during these times)

Its querky, I like it.

A thousand years later the Romans were the first people to put woven material together to make fitted socks called udones. Amazing it took a thousand years to relise that fabric would be more comfortable then a matted animal or cows hind under your toes, beats me.

Here is a pair of these beauties.
Who knew it, we only had two toes back then, evolution has improved I must say, either that or fashion has.

I think we can all agree we are grateful for the change and thankfully now in 2020 there is a beautiful array across a broad spectrum of different socks of every colour and fabric and for every occasion.

Everyone loves a sock.

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