We know you’ve all been wondering about the history of socks. It’s an important topic! And who would know sock history better than our friends at Sock It To Me? They’ve been in the business of making awesome socks since 2004! All of us are in love with their whimsical and colorful designs.
As you might imagine, the history of socks goes pretty far back, and it's pretty fascinating. We’re super proud to share this guest post with you! Read on and you'll be ready to throw down some cool sock knowledge at your next Zoom meeting!
A Brief Look Into Sock History
Other than choosing a pair and pulling them on in the morning, many of us don’t think much about our socks. Yet, their history can be traced all the way back to Ancient Egypt, where they’ve been found in graves to reveal that they’ve existed way back in 1500 B.C. Back then, socks were made of brightly colored wool and were designed to be worn with sandals. Today, this is considered to be a questionable fashion statement!
Moving into the medieval era, and we find that, due to the fact that manufacturing them was a guild secret, socks were a privilege only available to the super rich.
Now, socks are widely available and worn by nearly everyone. They come in all sorts of different styles, from glow in the dark to designs to others featuring pop culture icons like Harry Potter and Bob Ross!
If you’re interested in learning more about how socks evolved from 1500 B.C. into what they are today, check out the infographic below.
Fascinating, right? We love to learn new things and this guest post does not disappoint. And if you're a socks-and-sandals wearer, now you've got a fun historical defense!
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