You'll Be Shocked To Know What These People Didn't Know About Socks

You'll Be Shocked To Know What These People Didn't Know About Socks



If you’re wearing the same socks two days in a row, you’re doing it wrong! That’s what my friend who was obsessed with socks used to say to me when I asked why he had so many pairs of socks and bought new ones even though his old socks were perfectly fine. I found this habit to be absurd and unnecessary, until I finally agreed to take part in his sock-of-the-month club and discovered the world of different types of socks out there—and my outlook on life changed forever!



The majority of socks aren’t made from cotton

The majority of socks are made from polyester, nylon or a synthetic material. They may be spun from wool, but it’s usually mixed with other materials to produce something that’s more cost-effective. Of course, cotton is still commonly used for socks, too. Even if you use cotton socks on a daily basis, it may surprise you to know that only about 20 percent of all socks sold in America are made from 100 percent cotton. This means that many people have been duped into thinking that all natural materials are superior to anything man-made—which isn’t always true.



There are so many different kinds of socks!

Have you ever taken a look at all of them? From heavy hiking socks to low-cut dress socks, there are just so many different kinds. While they’re an essential piece of clothing, most people don’t know much about socks beyond that fact that they keep your feet warm. And while it may not sound like much fun, have you ever looked into why? Or who invented socks? There’s a lot more to learn than what meets the eye! Take some time and do some research into these facts; you might be surprised by what you didn’t know about socks!



There are a lot of hidden costs involved in sock production

1. United States imports more than $6 billion worth of socks every year, and more than 1,400 sock mills in other countries ship their wares to U.S. ports—the Port of Los Angeles receives by far most of those socks. 2. The average pair of socks travels about 2,500 miles from its origin to get to you—making it a carbon intensive good (one that creates a lot of pollution). 3.



Every kind of sock has its own purpose

regular socks, no-show socks, dress socks and so on. But, if you’re like many people out there, you probably have a drawer full of different kinds of socks without having a clue about what type of sock is best for each situation. For example, if you're going to wear a pair of jeans or khakis with loafers and a button down shirt on an occasion like that night's dinner party or business meeting; you may want to put on no-show socks. On the other hand, maybe you're going to wear shorts and flip flops to work one day in hot weather: regular dress socks would be better than no-show socks because they won't show below your pants when sitting down.



Weird things you can do with your used socks

Use them as an emergency glove, hat, or shoe when you are caught without anything else to keep your body warm in cold weather. It will be most effective if you have a dry pair because damp socks won’t be as warm. If you don’t have a dry pair, use socks with holes or rips in them. This works best if you remove your shoes and put them on first and then pull on wet or damp socks over top of that. You can also use it under a swimming cap to protect your ears from water while swimming in colder temperatures. You can even fill up used socks with rice and heat it up to create an instant heating pad for sore muscles and joints throughout your body!