You wear them so often you forget about them completely, I think its one of these things that you can technically go without. But then your shoes get all smelly and gross. In any case who was like I need to separate my bare foot from this outer shoe thing, my guess is someone who was really cold.
In the 8th century BC ancient Greeks wore socks from matted animal hair for warmth.. By the 5th century AD socks were called “puttees” and were worn by holy people to symbolize purity. By 1000 AD socks became a sign of wealth and nobility. Also did you know that when a sock has designs on the side its called a clock..
And that’s pretty much it. In 1589 the knitting machine made making socks super fast and easy. The introduction of nylon in 1938 pretty much brings us t modern day socks, I mean its one of those that things that when you do it well you really don’t need to change it. Those Greeks were not messing around, and seriously how can you mess up a sock…so there you have it.