- Toe socks
Toe socks are
socks that have been knittedso that each toeis individually encasedcite web|url=http://www.sock-dreams.com/_shop/pages/socks_cat_CategoryID_91.php|title=Toe Socks|work=Sock Dreams|author=Yummy Wakame|year=2000-2007|accessdate=2007-07-05] the same way that fingers are individually encased in a glove.
All sock lengths are available as toe socks, from anklet and ankle socks through to knee-high and over-knee socks. They are also available with rubber soles.
Toe socks came into popularity in the 1970s and made a comeback in the 1990s as a
novelty itemworn by adolescents. These later socks are usually almost knee high, striped, and sometimes worn with flip-flopsto make a fashion statement.
By 2004 they were available in plain colours and being adopted as normal footwear.
The term "toe socks" is also used to describe "secret socks", or glove socks a form of sock which covers only the front of the foot,cite web|url=http://gb.espacenet.com/search97cgi/s97_cgi.exe?action=View&VdkVgwKey=GB2419802A&DocOffset=1&DocsFound=1&QueryZip=%28toe+AND+socks%29+%3CIN%3E+ti&Collection=dips&SearchUrl=http%3A%2F%2Fgb%2Eespacenet%2Ecom%2Fsearch97cgi%2Fs97%5Fcgi%2Eexe%3Faction%3DFilterSearch%26QueryZip%3D%2528toe%2BAND%2Bsocks%2529%2B%253CIN%253E%2Bti%26Filter%3Dgb%252Fen%252Fespacefilt%252Ehts%26ResultTemplate%3Dgb%252Fen%252Fresults%252Ehts%26Collection%3Ddips%26ResultStart%3D1%26ResultCount%3D10&ViewTemplate=gb/en/pdfdocnav.hts&ViewErrorTemplate=gb/en/incerror.hts&DocsFound1=1&BeginHighlight= |title=Toe socks (UK Patent Application GB2419802A)|work=esp@cenet (UK Intellectual Property Office)|author=Stephanie Woolley|year=2004|accessdate=2007-07-05] designed to be worn with mules or sling back shoes.
Tabi- a sock with a separate compartment for the big toe, the other toes being housed together
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