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Back in ancient times (and we’re not talking pre- Y2K) socks were made from leather or matted animal hair. It wasn’t until the late 16th century that the first machine knit socks were produced, but even then, up until post-WWI, a majority of socks were hand knit. So, what was the role of socks, after all? With the main goal of absorbing sweat, socks main goal was to add a layer of protection from the elements, while mitigating rubbing (i.e. sores, blisters, etc.) that came from direct contact with hard shoes. It’s a little known fact that feet are actually one...

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