The Sock of the Month Club: 8 Fun and Useless Facts About Socks

 

My sock of the month club recently sent me my monthly subscription box of 10 different pairs of socks and I’ve finally gotten around to trying them all out! It was so much fun, and now I have a whole drawer full of colorful socks to wear all month long (and beyond)! Here are 8 fun and useless facts about socks that you can use to impress your friends... if you dare. ;)

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1) 2% of socks are made in America


Despite what you may think, socks are not just a pair of tubes to cover your feet. There are so many different types, patterns, colors, and styles that it can be overwhelming for the customer. That's why we want to help narrow things down for you!
One great way to start is with a sock subscription service like The sock of the month Club. With this service, you'll receive a monthly delivery with fun new socks every month. Not only will they help keep your feet warm but they'll also be an entertaining surprise every single month. How cool is that?
Plus since these socks come from all over the world (we're talking places like New Zealand, Korea, Brazil), you'll get an opportunity to explore cultures outside of your own country.

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2) Some say women should avoid wearing black socks as it might cause infertility


Black socks are often a favorite for women because they go with everything, but did you know that wearing black socks might cause infertility? One study found that women who wore dark colors such as black, brown, or navy blue had lower odds of getting pregnant than those who wore other colors. It's possible that this is because these dark-colored socks absorb heat and keep it close to the skin which can cause sperm to die. So ladies, if you're trying to get pregnant, be careful what color socks you wear!

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3) 27 million socks are sent to landfills each year


The average person throws out about 27 million socks per year. These socks are often made from synthetic materials that do not break down in landfills. In fact, a single sock can take up to 700 years to decompose! That's why it is important to choose sustainable clothing and items for your wardrobe.

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4) 70% of people wear their socks inside out


1. A survey by The Sock Guy, a company that sells socks, revealed that 70% of people wear their socks inside out. Even crazier than that is that 80% of people who wear their socks inside out were unaware they were doing it!
2. Men are more likely to wear their socks inside out than women are; approximately 82% of men do so, as opposed to about 58% for women.
3. People wearing their socks inside out tend to be younger and have lower incomes than those who don't – 57% in this category have an income under $20,000 per year.

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5) There are 23 million different combinations possible when matching your shoes with your socks


This week's blog post is all about socks! We love to match our shoes with our socks, and there are 23 million different combinations possible when matching your shoes with your socks. When you're matching your shoes with your socks, it's important to have some fun. Here are some fun facts about socks that will get you excited for a little color in your shoe game. 1) The more colorful the sock, the more likely it is to be worn on a regular basis. 2) People who wear ankle socks are 20% more likely to exercise than those who don't wear any at all.

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6) A sock can stretch up to 20% longer than its original length


Socks are an essential part of any wardrobe. They're comfortable, versatile, and a great way to show your personality. But did you know that a sock can stretch up to 20% longer than its original length? Well now you do! This is great for when your favorite dress socks get worn out or when your work socks start feeling too tight. Just add more time in between wearings to let them stretch out a bit.

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7) Wearing two pairs of socks prevents blisters (and is recommended by experts)


Blisters on your feet is a common problem, especially for athletes who are used to wearing shoes all day. Luckily, you can prevent these nasty blisters by wearing two pairs of socks--a thin pair on the bottom, with a thicker sock over it. You might be wondering why this works. The friction that happens when your foot rubs against your shoe creates heat--and an environment ripe for blister-causing bacteria to grow. But if you're wearing two pairs of socks, that friction is reduced because there's more padding between your skin and the shoe.

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8) Each foot has more sweat glands than there are people on earth


It is a well known fact that feet sweat. But did you know that our feet produce more sweat than there are people on earth? Each foot has more sweat glands than there are people, with an average of about 250 sweat glands per square inch. That's about 2 million sweat glands for each foot!