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The History of Socks

Views: 312     Author: Site Editor     Publish Time: 2021-07-07      Origin: Site

The old socks have existed in some form for hundreds or even thousands of years. Initially, socks were used to keep warm. It was also needed to protect early shoes, and it was a corrosion-resistant material. Today, it has evolved into a status symbol, a fashion statement and an expression.


However, today's various socks, they are not only used to keep warm and cover feet, so they will continue to exist for many years.


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Socks from A Long Time Ago

In ancient times, people often sewed animal skin and fur together, and tied it to the feet to keep warm. This should be the first appearance of soft fuzzy socks.It is said that as early as 1500 BC, knitted socks have been found in some parts of Europe. In parts of Europe in the 5th century, socks called "Puttees" symbolized purity.


According to some historical records, fluffy socks have become a symbol of wealth around the year 1000. Others argue that this trend actually began at the beginning of the first century. The working class covered their feet with animal skins and basic cloth, while the rich elite wore colored cloth around their legs with garters.


At that time, there were all kinds of socks. The biggest difference is that the working class and the rich have different materials for short fluffy socks.


In the 15th century, the earliest sock design was printed socks. Elizabeth I is said to be wearing custom knitted socks or knee high stockings in various colors. In addition to the usual black and white colors, the socks are blue, red, and even carnation pink. And, in this period, the introduction of different sock length, people wear different types of socks to match their own clothing. During this period, people have been very fond of wearing striped socks to express their personality.


And in the meantime, the invention of knitting machine, which can produce knitted socks faster. These fully show that people at that time were keen on socks.


In the 16th and 17th centuries, Spanish influence swept across Europe. At that time, the Spanish cloth was composed of fabrics decorated with embroidery and exquisite jewelry, so the socks at that time were also made into very exquisite socks for sale.


In the 19th and 20th centuries, knee length stockings became popular in the United States, as children became more and more interested in basketball, football, track and field and roller skating.



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Modern Socks

In the past decade, with the development of society and science and technology, the dress code in the workplace has become more and more relaxed, and a large number of bright, colorful and patterned socks have gradually become popular. Socks are not only more and more popular, but also derived from many types, including stockings, socks, silk stockings and so on. And many manufacturers have designed unique logos printed on socks. Many logos show not only a brand, but also the status of users.


Because people will always need coverings to keep their feet warm and protect their shoes from friction, socks will always exist. At the same time, in sports occasions, work occasions, Party occasions, socks are essential accessories. They may not even disappear after hundreds of years of development, material and function.