Nearly all humans wear socks at least part of the time. Most people do not give much thought to the socks that they put on their feet. Comfort and fashion tend to be the deciding factors in sock purchasing. There is more to socks than initially meets the eye. Read on to learn some of the history of sock wearing as well as some tips for picking out the right socks.
A Brief History
Humans have worn socks in some manner since the Stone Age when cave-dwellers wore animal pelts on their feet that were tied around their ankles. The earliest known knitted socks have been discovered in Coptic Egyptian tombs that date back to the third century A.D. By the Middle Ages, socks had become a status symbol for much of the European nobility class.
Once the first knitting machine was made in the 16th century, socks became more …