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Hanes, Hanes Men's Big-Tall Crew Socks (Pack of 12)

Hanes Men's Big-Tall Crew Socks (Pack of 12)

Cotton/polyester/natural latex rubber/nylon

CAD $21.99
ALTRA Store, Altra Men's Lone Peak 4.0 Trail Shoe

Altra Men's Lone Peak 4.0 Trail Shoe

Rubber sole

CAD $159.99
Fasot, Men Cotton Low Cut Toe Socks 5 Finger No Show Mesh Wicking 6 Pack 9 Pack

Men Cotton Low Cut Toe Socks 5 Finger No Show Mesh Wicking 6 Pack 9 Pack

Made of Cotton,Comfortable and Soft for your toes and feet.

CAD $75.37
Nike, Nike Mens Dri-fit Cotton 2.0 Tee

Nike Mens Dri-fit Cotton 2.0 Tee

Dri-FIT Technology helps you stay dry and comfortable

CAD $70.85
Champion, Champion Men's 6-Pack Quarter Socks

Champion Men's 6-Pack Quarter Socks

Pr. Cotton/Poly/spandex/natural latex rubber/other

CAD $18.59
Hanes, Hanes Men's ComfortBlend Ankle Socks, 6-Pack,

Hanes Men's ComfortBlend Ankle Socks, 6-Pack,

White: 74% Cotton, 22% Polyester, 2% Natural latex Rubber, 1% Spandex, 1% Nylon ; Black: 44% Cotton, 44% Polyester, 8% Rayon, 2% Natural latex Rubber, 1% Spandex, 1% Nylon

CAD $14.99
Hanes, Hanes Men's FreshIQ ComfortBlend Low Cut Socks (Pack of 6)

Hanes Men's FreshIQ ComfortBlend Low Cut Socks (Pack of 6)

48% Polyester/41% Cotton/8% Rayon/1% Natural Latex Rubber/1% Spandex/1% Nylon

CAD $14.99
JOURNOW, JOURNOW 10 Pairs Men's Cotton Extra Heavy Cushion Low Cut Socks

JOURNOW 10 Pairs Men's Cotton Extra Heavy Cushion Low Cut Socks

80% Cotton, 15% Polyester , 3% Nylon, 2% Spandex

CAD $138.99
TeeHee Socks, TeeHee Viscose from Bamboo Diabetic Sports Cushion Crew Assorted Multi Pair Pack

TeeHee Viscose from Bamboo Diabetic Sports Cushion Crew Assorted Multi Pair Pack

53% Viscose From Bamboo, 32% Elastic,12% Nylon, 3% Spandex

CAD $17.99
Heat Holders, Heat Holders Men's Original 2.3 tog winter Thermal Socks 7-12 US

Heat Holders Men's Original 2.3 tog winter Thermal Socks 7-12 US

91% Acrylic, 5% Nylon, 3% Polyester, 1% Elastane

CAD $9.99
Rainbow Socks, Rainbow Socks - Men Women Funny Burger Socks Box - 2 Pairs

Rainbow Socks - Men Women Funny Burger Socks Box - 2 Pairs

ANYONE UP FOR A SOCK BURGER? – Medium rare, blue, or maybe well done? If you know what we mean, it’s a sign that burger socks are for you! Burger Socks Box is an exceptional combination of the most popular meal in the world and funny colourful socks. The set contains 2 pairs folded so that they resemble a delicious well-seasoned burger. The whole product is wrapped in paper and an original box - like a fresh burger straight out of a restaurant or a food truck. Surprise effect guaranteed! :D

CAD $24.99
 K. Bell Socks, K. Bell Socks mens Play on Words Novelty Crew Socks Casual Sock

K. Bell Socks mens Play on Words Novelty Crew Socks Casual Sock

70% Pima Cotton, 28% Nylon, 2% Spandex

CAD $4.58
Under Armour, Under Armour Men's Elevated Performance Crew Socks (3 Pack)

Under Armour Men's Elevated Performance Crew Socks (3 Pack)

Choose Your Color! - Available In Several Sizes!

CAD $17.54
ooohyeah, Oooh Yeah Socks Men's Luxury Combed Cotton Athletic Funny

Oooh Yeah Socks Men's Luxury Combed Cotton Athletic Funny

BOLD & BRIGHT - Welcome to the year of the pattern. Whether you prefer to wear them on shirts, pants, or blazers, bold patterns are taking the world by storm. Socks aren't immune from the pattern fever, and for good reason- colorful socks add a unique punch to any outfit, from dressy suits to casual jeans.

CAD $66.99

What's a Sock ?

sock is a piece of clothing worn on the feet and often covering the ankle or some part of the calf. Some type of shoe or boot is typically worn over socks. In ancient times, socks were made from leather or matted animal hair. In the late 16th century, machine-knit socks were first produced. Until 1800 both hand knitting and machine knitting were used to produce socks, but after 1800, machine knitting became the predominant method.

One of the roles of socks is absorbing perspiration. As the foot is among the heaviest producers of sweat in the body, it can produce over 0.25 US pints (0.12 l) of perspiration per day; socks help to absorb this sweat and draw it to areas where air can evaporate the perspiration. In cold environments, socks made from wool warms the foot which in turn, decrease the risk of getting frostbite. Light colored socks are typically worn with sneakers and dark colored socks with dress shoes (often black or navy blue dress socks). In addition to the numerous practical roles played by socks, they are also a fashion item, and they are available in myriad colours and patterns.

History of Socks

Socks have evolved over the centuries from the earliest models, which were made from animal skins gathered up and tied around the ankles. According to the Greek poet Hesiod, in the 8th century BC, the Ancient Greeks wore socks called "piloi", which were made from matted animal hair. The Romans also wrapped their feet with leather or woven fabrics. Around the 2nd century AD, the Romans started sewing the fabrics together making fitted socks called "udones". By the 5th century AD, socks called "puttees" were worn by holy people in Europe to symbolize purity.

During the Middle Ages, the length of trousers was extended and the sock became a tight, brightly colored cloth covering the lower part of the leg. Since socks did not have an elastic band, garters were placed over the top of the stockings to prevent them from falling down. When breeches became shorter, socks began to get longer (and more expensive). By 1000 AD, socks became a symbol of wealth among the nobility. From the 16th century onwards, an ornamental design on the ankle or side of a sock has been called a clock.

The invention of a knitting machine in 1589 meant that socks could be knitted six times faster than by hand. Nonetheless, knitting machines and hand knitters worked side by side until 1800.

The next revolution in sock production was the introduction of nylon in 1938. Until then socks were commonly made from silk, cotton and wool. Nylon was the start of blending two or more yarns in the production of socks, a process that still continues today.

Socks Fabrication

Socks can be created from a wide variety of materials, such as cotton, wool, nylon, acrylic, polyester, olefins (such as polypropylene), or spandex. To get an increased level of softness other materials that might be used during the process can be silk, bamboo, linen, cashmere, or mohair. The color variety of sock choices can be any color that the designers intend to make the sock upon its creation. Sock 'coloring' can come in a wide range of colors. Sometimes art is also put onto socks to increase their appearance. Colored socks may be a key part of the uniforms for sports, allowing players teams to be distinguished when only their legs are clearly visible.

Source : Sock Wikipedia