Socks were made to keep our feet warm in the cold and absorb moisture when our feet are hot. They were made to wear with shoes. They were first made centuries ago, and have quite a colorful history. I Googled it.
There is, and has been over the years, a trend not to wear socks with certain types of shoes. I’m not one to keep up on fashion trends, so some days wonder if the “fashion police” will be chasing after me when I leave the house. Like yesterday, when I put on a new pair of tennis shoes. I had to stop and think… “socks or no socks?”
A few weeks ago, when I was taking care of Owen (my almost 5-year-old grandson), I asked him to put his shoes on. He put on his Toms. I asked if he wanted to put on a pair of socks, and he replied, “Grandma, you don’t wear socks with Toms.” Oh. I didn’t know.
How could I be trusted to make a good fashion choice myself? I wish Owen had been there. I could have asked him what to do.
I decided one of the good things about being my age is that I don’t “have” to follow fashion trends. Personally, the fashion trend I follow is “comfort.” I can’t tell you the last time I wore a pair of high heels or nylons. I’m more likely to wear a nice pair of slacks than a dress. And I have more jeans than I do skirts.
I prefer to wear socks with shoes, so yesterday I decided… socks.
I was in town all day, running errands. I didn’t notice anyone staring at me, or any little kids pointing at me with disapproval. So I guess I did okay. I’ll have to ask Owen the next time I see him.
What about you? Are you a Socks or a No-Socks person?