Category Archives: History of Socks

5 Interesting Sock Facts

1. Why is a sock called a sock?  The word ‘sock’ comes from the Latin word ‘soccus’ – a loose-fitting slipper worn by Roman comic actors.            2. What country produces the most socks?  The township-level district of Datang in the city of Zhuji in Zhejiang Province, People's Republic of China, has become known as Sock City. The town…
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10 Moments When Socks Changed History

The lowly sock. We don’t often think of it as a pivotal part of our daily attire. But when socks matter, they really matter. Whether as mechanical prevention for debilitating injuries like blisters or frostbite or as an indicator of social and economic status, socks carry more importance than just the weight of our bodies…
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A Brief History of the One-Size-Fits-All Tube Sock

Originally marketed as sportswear, the tube sock became a stylish accessory thanks to Farrah Fawcett and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Milwaukee Bucks center Lew Alcindor (13), later known as Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and Los Angeles Lakers center Wilt Chamberlain, left, at the L.A. Forum on November 21, 1970. (Photo by the Associated Press)   If you’re an American down…
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