How much do you really know about socks? For most people, the answer is not that much, which makes the Philosophy of Socks (also known as Philosockphy) an interesting topic for both sock experts and sock novices alike. Read these 7 fun facts about socks to learn more about these under-appreciated garments in your shoe closet.

1) Once upon a time they were worn on shoes

It wasn't until 1892 that they came onto their own as a separate garment. Men wore socks to cover their feet, to keep them warm. However, by 1733 people were starting to wear ankle-high socks with shoes. In the 20th century, brightly colored socks became popular for men, leading to brands such as Nike producing many different colors and designs.

Today there are lots of ways you can wear your socks - on their own or with shoes or boots - for leisure or for work and anywhere in between.

2) The word sock originates from the Latin soccus, which means sandal

Socks are a part of every man's wardrobe. There are many different styles, brands, colors, and lengths to choose from. What you wear on your feet is your personal preference, but one thing we all have in common is that socks are necessary for warmth in the winter time. Although socks may seem like a trivial item, they are actually more important than you may think. In fact, the word sock originates from the Latin soccus which means sandal.

3) Kangaroos have no use for socks because they don’t wear shoes

1. Kangaroos have no use for socks because they don’t wear shoes.

2. They are more likely to be found in Australia than at a sock convention (or out shopping for socks).

3. That being said, if you're looking for a mate, it's not a bad idea to show up with some cool socks!

4. And if you really want to impress them, try getting them this Philosockphy gift club sock of the month!

5. The first two months are free, so there's no risk in giving it a try!

6. You can find everything you need on their website - from ankle socks to crew socks and all sorts of colors in between!

4) In Italy, people believe kissing your right toe will make it longer

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7) Socks used to be worth their weight in gold!

5) Greek philosopher Thales was said to have predicted a solar eclipse by studying how his toeses curved while wearing boots