This is the third in a series of articles regarding the great laundry mystery – just what becomes of socks once they enter the waters of the washing machine? More importantly, where do those lonely mismatches go to find happiness?
Let’s examine the history of socks before delving into more ways to give those poor strays new purpose in life.
Socks have certainly evolved a great deal from the earliest model when they were made from animal skins gathered up and tied around the ankles. In the 8th century BC, the Ancient Greeks wore socks made from matted animal hair for warmth. The Romans also wrapped their feet with leather or woven fabrics.
By the 5th century AD, socks called “puttees” were worn by holy people in Europe to symbolize purity. By 1000 AD, socks had become a symbol of wealth among the nobility.
This list will provide examples of when wearing socks over shoes would be a really good idea even if it might look a little strange to others.