10 Interesting Facts About Socks

10 Interesting Facts About Socks

How often do you wear socks? If the answer isn’t every day, then you might be missing out on some great benefits! Whether or not you’re already wearing the right kind of socks, you probably still have questions about what type of socks are good to wear and what you can do to improve your sock game. Whether you love socks or have no idea how they keep your feet warm, read on to learn more about socks. These ten fun facts may even help you decide that it’s time to take your sock game to the next level!

1) The most expensive socks in the world

The most expensive socks in history come from Corgi and they’re called $420 socks. They’re made with cashmere, silk, and alpaca wool. The average price of a pair of socks is around $5-$8 dollars depending on if they’re winter or summer weight and are sold at an average store that has multiple brands of sock for sale (Target, Walmart, etc.). A sock subscription is a great gift to give someone who loves their feet because even though it doesn’t seem like much you will be giving them a new pair of socks every month along with something to look forward to each month such as chocolate or another gift.

2) Weird ways to wear socks

How often do you actually put socks on your feet? You might think it’s just a simple process, but there are so many ways to wear socks. You can fold them over and tuck them into your shoe like a cowboy, or go for a no-show look and just stick them under your pants. Or you can try wearing socks as earmuffs, gloves or hatbands. No matter how you wear your socks, keep it weird by finding new ways to make them fit into your wardrobe.

3) Do you really need more than one pair?

Before you get socks, do a quick inventory of your sock drawer (if you’re lucky enough to have one). If you have more than ten pairs, it might be time to put your sock subscription on pause. Besides looking unsightly, too many pairs will make for bulky, awkward socks that slide off in an instant. Most people need less than two dozen pairs total and having a set goal can help you cut down on excessive shopping. Plus, most companies offer special discounts and promotions if you commit to buying multiple months at once!

4) Are socks overrated?

Like any other garment, socks are subject to trends. Though most people wear white athletic socks or black dress socks, some are taking their style cues from philosophers and choosing to go sockless. Others subscribe to a sock of the month service, which gives them new, exciting pairs of socks every month—and you can’t argue with new, exciting socks! What about you? Are you a sock-wearer or sock-free-er? Tell us all about it in your comment below!

5) $25/month sock subscriptions

Philosockphy is an emerging trend where men and women are paying for a sock subscription service. When you sign up for one of these services, you receive monthly deliveries of high-quality socks. Your initial purchase also comes with socks to keep and gifts that match your interests. For example, let’s say you’re a cat lover who likes hunting: your sock of the month may include hunting socks, cat socks, or both! Philosockphy is definitely worth considering if you want to add a little fun to your wardrobe without spending too much money on clothes or accessories.

6) Why do we love socks so much?

We may never know why some of us just can’t get enough socks. But if you’re that one person who would rather have a drawer full of socks than jewelry, here are 10 interesting facts about them to brighten up your day! There is a sock museum in Sheboygan, Wisconsin with over 11,000 pairs! In addition to your feet and shoes, socks serve other purposes. They can protect your toes when walking across hot surfaces like asphalt or concrete. They can also function as dust masks when worn over mouth and nose during sand storms. (Source: CDC) The average adult will wear between 6-8 pairs of socks per week! One U.S. company called Philosockphy donates one pair of socks for every pair they sell!

7) How far does a single pair go?

You’d be surprised, but it’s not uncommon for people to wear a single pair of socks for up to a year. The average person replaces his or her socks about once every six months, however—and it’s no wonder, considering how expensive even basic crew socks can be. That might explain why sock subscription services are growing in popularity among millennials. For just $12 a month (or less), you can get three pairs of smartly designed socks delivered directly to your door. Philosockphy is especially appealing for people who dislike shopping, and already spend way too much money on clothing and accessories as it is; plus, there are lots of fun sock-of-the-month options that make getting new kicks extra exciting. Need some gift ideas?

8) Cool socks for men and women

Why wear boring socks? Show off your personality with a sock of the month club. Subscription boxes are all over now, but do you know how to choose a good one? Well, we’ve got you covered. Here are 5 ways to make sure that you’re getting cool socks for men and women delivered every month. If you aren’t shopping around for them, take some time today to find your favorite brands and read about what makes them so special! You might be surprised at just how much variety there is out there.

9) Where do interesting socks come from?

Did you know that only 1 out of 10 people in America wear socks of their own choosing? The rest wear what someone else has chosen for them. That’s where an organization called sock of the month comes in. At sock of the month, we challenge you to experience a sock of your choice each month. If you make it through all 12 months, we will throw in a free pair of our socks for free! It doesn’t matter if it is a month that is not normally your style—with over 150 different sock designs available and a new pair shipped to your door every single month, there are bound to be some socks that appeal to even your wildest sensibilities. And once you are done with all 12 months, simply start from scratch again!

10) Other fun facts about sock companies and brands

In business since 1849, Wigwam is a name you can trust. Their quality products are made in USA, which we love because what’s more American than that? They also have a line called No show ankle socks, meaning they wear completely hidden by your shoes. Pretty neat, right? While some people avoid wearing socks with sandals or flip flops out of fear they’ll look weird, there’s no need to fear—after all, it makes sense. When you walk around barefoot your feet become dirty, so logically wearing something on them will help keep them clean.