A sock refers to an item of clothing which is worn on the feet. Your socks help in absorbing sweat and drawing it to areas where air could evaporate the perspiration. In case of environment which is cold, socks reduces the chances of frostbite. The name socks have been derived from loose-fitting slipper referred to as soccus in Latin and was worn by Roman comic actors.
Over the years socks seem to have evolved from their earlier models which were created from animal skin gathered up and tied around their ankles. Socks are made from several materials such as wool, cotton, acrylic, nylon, olefins, polyester, and spandex.
The color variety of socks can vary and socks coloring are available in a range of colors. Art is even applied to socks for giving them a great appearance. At times color socks tend to be part of sports uniform and enables player teams to be distinguished in cases where only their leg is visible.
Socks are available in several lengths and are available in several designs.
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Bare socks tend to be extended to ankle and are worn in a casual manner.
Knee high socks tend to be associated with formal uniform.
This sock encases every toe individually in the same manner as finger is encased in a glove.
In case of UK, the size of the socks is very much similar to the shoe size of the person whereas in case of US, numerical sock size is referred to as the length of the foot in inches. The length of the socks tends to vary from ankle high to thigh level.