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Unique Socks For Women

Updated on November 13, 2014

Fun And Fancy Socks For Women

Make a statement with these fashion socks for women Choose some fancy socks that rock. There are socks of all shapes and designs to suit everyone's tastes.

Most of us have more than a few pairs in our closet. They provide protection for our feet when we walk and also in our sporting activities.

You can also choose socks to support your favorite sports or just to spread the word about your favorite cause. There are socks for every sporting exercise to give you better support from Yoga to Pilates and many more.

So take a peek and have fun with my selection of socks for women.

soccus
soccus

Origin Of The Socks

Ancient loose slipper

The word "socks" is derived from the Latin word "soccus". This was a loose fitting slipper worn by Roman comic actors which could be taken off quickly. The earliest socks were made from animal skins and tied around the ankles. Ancient Greeks wore socks made from matted animal hair to keep their feet warm. The Romans used leather and also woven fabric. By 5the century AD, socks were worn by holy people in Europe as a sign of purity. By 1000 AD socks became a symbol of wealth among the nobles.

In 1589 the knitting machine was invented and this meant that socks could be knitted six times faster than by hand. Socks were commonly made of cotton, wool and silk until 1938 with the introduction of nylon. This began the blending of two or more yarns in the production of socks.

Courtesy of Wikipedia

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Over The Knee Socks

Floral Socks For Women

Walking On Roses Socks - Beautiful combination of colored roses

Ozone Women's Walking On Roses Socks,Bordeaux, One Size
Ozone Women's Walking On Roses Socks,Bordeaux, One Size

To ensure lasting stretching stretch and machine wash durability, Ozone blends the cotton with elastic and synthetic fibers.

 

Importance Of Wearing The Right Socks

Wear The Right Socks

Helps to avoid blisters

According to The American Academy Of Podiatric Medicine, socks is an important factor that can determine success or failure for the serious athlete. Friction blisters are one of the most common injuries suffered by the athlete and military personnel.

The ability of the sock to reduce damage caused by the forces used in specific movement of the sport depends on the fiber composition and construction technique of the sock. In comparisons made of cotton vs synthetic fibers, it was concluded that running athletes wearing acrylic socks tend to have less blisters and smaller blisters as compared to those wearing cotton fiber socks.

Fibers suitable for the different sporting activities are:

Acrylic: Tennis, golf, hiking

Acrylic/Wool: Outdoor-cold

Acrylic/Thermax: Outdoor-cool

Acrylic/Coolmax: Outdoor-warm

Coolmax: Running, cycling, liners

Microsafe: Therapeutic hosiery eg diabetes

Coolmax is the brand name of specially engineered polyester fibers to improve "breathability" compared to natural cotton fibers. Sweat can evaporate quickly so that the wearer of these fabrics is kept dry.

"One can never have enough socks"

Albus Dumbledore

Step out with these fun socks. Wearing them will surely give you a lighter step.

Watermelon Running /Cycling Socks - Fun and colorful socks for cycling and running

SockGuy Unisex-Adults Watermelon, Pink, S/M
SockGuy Unisex-Adults Watermelon, Pink, S/M

Warm weather socks. Mesh upper above your foot allows for maximum ventilation. Easy fit cuff for a perfect fit every time. A double stitched heel and toe gives added strength and durability.

 

Toe Socks

Wikipedia
Wikipedia

Toe Socks For Her

Keep warm this winter with toe socks

Toe socks are knitted in such a way that each toe is individually encased just like the fingers are individually encased in a glove. Toe socks were popular in 1970s and made a comeback in the 1990s as a novelty item. They were usually knee high, striped and sometimes worn with flip-flops. By 2004 they were adopted as normal footwear.

With toe socks, your toes can move more freely. During colder weather, toes socks tend to keep the toes much warmer than the traditional socks.

Yoga Socks

Wearing socks when doing yoga or Pilates will keep your feet warm, clean and free of blisters. Regular socks are like mitts for our feet while Yoga/Pilates toe socks are more like gloves because they allow the feet to separate. Yoga socks are typically designed with 100% cotton. Yoga socks also help reduce moisture and friction between the toes.

Socks For Pilates And Yoga - Non-slip sole for slip free security

ToeSox Full Toe with Grip Yoga/Pilates Toe Socks, Black, Medium
ToeSox Full Toe with Grip Yoga/Pilates Toe Socks, Black, Medium

These toe socks allow more flexibility, strengthening and stretching the foot muscles resulting in greater blood circulation and so reducing the chances of injury. Designed with non-slip sole, they provide a good grip on any surface for maximum control and balance.

 

Yoga Half-Toe Socks - Exposed Toes For Better Grip

Yoga Stick-E Socks with Bag LARGE Beige/Blue
Yoga Stick-E Socks with Bag LARGE Beige/Blue

Non-slip and sweat absorbing. The exposed toes allow for greater grip and yet maintain that barefoot feeling. Reduces risk of injury by providing a warm environment for muscles, tendons and ligaments.

 

Make a statement with these women's socks.

Cheer your favorite team.

Support your favorite cause.

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