We’ve all been there: that moment when you’re walking around the house in your socks, getting ready to go out and those slightly-out-of-season sandals jump out at you just begging to be worn. You’ve heard the admonitions all your life, friendly advice like, “Don’t wear socks with sandals, you’ll look like a dork!” and, “Socks and sandals? Ew!” Yet the temptation remains in sharp defiance of these warnings. For those of us who are unable to overcome the allure, here’s a short guide to the art of strapping sandals over your socks, including the reasons it might pay to think twice before indulging in this much-bemoaned fashion choice.
The Dangers of Walking a Different Path
There are usually only two reasons you’d want to wear socks with sandals. Either your new socks are just too fancy to hide or else you don’t want to admit that the summer months have come and gone. If you’re the type of person who wants to display their new socks proudly for everyone to see, it’s unlikely that you’d be dissuaded by even the wisest advice. Yet inclement weather conditions can do a number on both your socks and your little piggies.
While this may not have occurred to you, closed-toed shoes actually protect your feet from the cold and wet, meaning that whether you’re making a fashion statement or just being weird, exposing your sock-clad feet to the brutal elements may not be the wisest choice for your comfort and health. Plus (and this goes without saying), if you’re leaving the house with the intent to impress those you may meet on the street, picking another footwear option might be prudent.
The Benefits of Bucking the Trend
That being said, there are certain conditions where wearing socks with sandals just makes sense. Going for a walk on dry and windy autumn days, for instance, especially if you follow a route where it’s unlikely that anyone will see you. And it can’t be denied that there are some socks out there that it would be a shame to hide. To learn about all the developments in the world of socks and picking a pair that perfectly complements your strut, Sock News is the place to be. And one thing is for certain: the folks at Sock News won’t care if you visit their website wearing socks and sandals – even though most people would.