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Do you know the history of socks?

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Almost all of us are accustomed to putting on a pair in the morning without thinking about it anymore. However, the history of socks can be traced back to ancient Egypt, where excavated tombs found evidence that revealed their existence as far back as 1500 BC. Do you marvel that the common thick house socks, toes home socks, and fluffy house socks have such a long history? Let us look at the development history of socks in detail.


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Ancient Egypt----Proponent of the socks-sandal combination

The Romans discovered that warm foot covers made of leather and fabric strips were essential in the cold climate that invaded Britain. Indeed, Roman soldiers apparently sent messages to Rome on a regular basis, asking for more socks to keep their feet warm in battle.


Socks have been popular with men and women throughout history, and fashion has changed and evolved into various forms. During the Middle Ages, the length of socks gradually increased to cover the entire leg, so they were called stockings. The garter belt or strap is placed on top of it to prevent it from falling. Older women especially like silk stockings. They are delicately crafted by hand using a variety of different colors of silk, and they wear them to show the owner's wealth and highlight their well-proportioned legs and ankles.



Health and first aid type socks

After the Romans pursued warm, dry footsteps, soldiers have known the benefits of warm cozy socks throughout history. In World War I, soldiers relied on socks to protect themselves from the unpleasant condition of so-called ditch feet. Thousands of people knitted men's socks and sent them to the front. In the end, the waterproof performance of soldiers' boots and shoes better prevented this particular threat.


Since then, socks have gradually evolved to be made of a variety of materials. From leather and fabric strips to heavy homespun wool to silk, to the invention of nylon in 1938, socks have shown their suitability for all kinds of textiles. Today, the design of socks has been extended to different styles that can meet different needs, such as sports socks that wick away sweat and help improve physical function, and warm socks that protect feet in colder conditions, such as ski slopes, ladies socks, etc. . Finally, medical aids such as compression stockings help stimulate blood flow in sedentary patients, thereby preventing thrombosis and DVT.



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Knowledge of sock knitting machine

In 1589, the British priest William Lee (William Lee) invented the first hosiery knitting machine. Its main principle is still used in modern knitting machines, and its creation enables mass production of knitted stockings and socks. Li gave a pair of knitted stockings to Queen Elizabeth I in order to ensure her patronage. However, the monarch was shocked by the rough design of the machine-made stockings and refused to grant her approval for the project. Instead, Lee received financial support from King Henry IV of France, which allowed him to open a stock factory in Rouen, France.


Over time, the Huguenot family spread the title of knitting machines throughout Europe, thus ensuring their appeal across the continent. With the advent of the industrial revolution, knitted stockings and cozy sock fluffy sock became more popular.



Nowadays, the development of socks has its own characteristics. Welcome to visit our official website to explore the world of socks.