Sock Subscription of the Month: Fun and Useless Sock Facts


How many socks do you go through in a year? How about 5, 10, 20, or more? You might be surprised at how much money you could save by paying attention to the details. Whether you’re looking for socks as gifts or just want to have some fun with something new in your life, here are 13 random and useless facts about socks that will make you look at them with fresh eyes.


The English word sock comes from soccus.

The English word sock comes from soccus, a kind of Roman shoe. A sock is a tightly-fitting garment worn on the foot. It can be made from various materials including cotton, wool, nylon, acrylic, or silk. The term sock may also refer to a type of shoe that includes socks.


When it is cold outside your feet warm up quickly.

1. When it is cold outside your feet warm up quickly.
2. They need to be covered with socks or they will get cold. 3. Wearing shoes without socks can make your feet colder too, because your socks help insulate them from the shoe's leather or rubber sole which is a conductor of heat away from your body.
4. This means you should never wear sandals with no sock in cold weather!
5. If you are walking around in snow boots with no socks, wrap a pair of woolen socks around them before putting them on - this will keep your toes warmer for much longer! 6.


Did you know...?

#1. There is a sock museum in Vermont, USA
#2. There are over 1,000 different styles of socks on Amazon alone
#3. The best way to keep your feet warm is by wearing woolen socks
#4. You should always make sure that the heel is tight when you wear tights or pantyhose with dress shoes #5. colorful socks for men will help make your legs look longer #6. An ankle sock can also be called a ribbed sock because it's shorter than a crew sock but still covers the ankle bone