Feet are one of the heaviest regions of perspiration in our body, producing over a pint of perspiration a day. That’s where socks help to absorb the sweat and drawing them to areas where the perspiration can evaporate quickly. During winters, socks are especially worn to provide warmth to the feet and also to prevent frostbite.
Since the 1800s, socks have evolved greatly. Once made out of animal skins and tied around the ankles, today socks are made of wool, nylon, cotton and even silk. Made by hand earlier, the invention of the knitting machine has made the manufacture of socks even easier.
For winters, nothing can beat woolen socks, and especially if its cashmere socks. Known for their tremendous warmth, they are also the softest and gentlest. These socks are simply perfect for your feet.
Also, socks are no longer serving a function of protecting feet come summers or winters, they are also becoming stylish and fashionable. For example, sock ‘coloring’ can come in various colors and shades, in case you intend to do a little colorful peek-a-boo from your shoes. What’s more, colorful and interesting patterns are added to socks to make them interesting and popular amongst children and teenagers who buy such socks because they plan to show them off.
Socks also come in a variety of lengths. Ankle socks for example come up till the ankle and are worn casually or in athletics. There are bare socks too, that when worn appear as if you’re not wearing any socks at all. These come in various skin color shades so you can pick one that resembles your skin tone. These are usually worn by women while wearing skirts or dresses to office or even casually. Then there are knee-high socks that cover the entire lower leg and rest at the knees. Such socks, you might have noticed, are usually a part of uniforms like in schools or sport teams, like football. And like gloves cover each finger, we have toe-socks that cover each toe individually. And like mittens, we have socks that have a separate cover for the big toe and a separate one for the remaining toes. These are suitable for those intending to wear flip-flops, or sandals that require grip in the toes.