Toe socks

Toe socks

Toe socks are socks that have been knitted so that each toe is individually encasedcite web|url=|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 item worn by adolescents. These later socks are usually almost knee high, striped, and sometimes worn with flip-flops to make a fashion statement.

By 2004 they were available in plain colours and being adopted as normal footwear.

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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= |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.

ee also

* Tabi - a sock with a separate compartment for the big toe, the other toes being housed together


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