How Socks Were Invented?

We never leave our socks, but do we know enough about them?

Who gave this essential to us or when they became our staple, or how have they evolved? We have taken our breathable and soft socks for granted, for a long time now.

Keep reading to give your socks a little more attention than they deserve, because to get the colorful exposure they have had quite a ride.

Who Invented The Socks?

Numerous eras had their types of socks and history, but the first to use them were Greeks. They used socks made from matted animal hair called 'piloi'. Basically, they were wrapping and tying animal fur around their feet.

By the 8th century BC, socks were worn under sandals and had split toes in Ancient Greece. 

Thela Gaadi Greek Socks

Greek Socks!↑ Fashionable enough?

To find the socks that resemble the garments we wear today, we need to go ahead, to the 2nd Century AD. Romans were creating their kind of fitted socks by sewing pieces of fabric together, they called them ‘undones’.

The first knitted socks came up in the 4th and 5th centuries within the Egyptian Tombs. 

Socks kept marching forward, and in the middle ages they became a status symbol. The use of leggings and stockings increased amongst men. Our daily wear socks have surely been through a lot!

How did they become so easy for us, if they were a luxury?

Mass production began with the invention of the knitting loom by William Lee in 1589, this gave us drastic differences and changes where socks were in glorious limelight.

Mr Lee!

After the industrial revolution, huge woolen socks became cheap and easier to manufacture.

Finally, the end of the 20th century brought technology and transformed our socks.The essence of socks went up and down but the need kept increasing and so did the types of socks. 

In this era, extra attention to our health is the priority, and for that, socks are one essential that we all need more. Fashion comes as a perk when you dive into the divine variety, colors and best quality of socks at www.thelagaadi.com. Stay tuned for more informative blogs!