Wearing socks with sandals is a lot older than you think

Narjas Zatat@Narjas_Zatat
Monday 03 October 2016 15:30

Socks? Good. Sandals? Great. Socks and sandals together?

No, no, no.

There are some things which can destroy an otherwise calm person’s demeanour.

This is one of those things.

The fashion isn’t as novel as you might think - in fact, it is thousands of years old.

These are socks excavated from an archeological site in the city of Oxyrhynchus on the Nile in Egypt.

Picture: Wiki Commons(Picture: Wiki Commons)

The ancient socks date back to 300-500 BC, and were designed to be worn with sandals.

This means the unfortunate fashion faux pas has been around for over 2,000 years.

The Japanese ‘tabi’ – similar ankle-high socks that separate the big toe and other toes - were designed to be worn with footwear called ‘zori’ and date back to the 15th century.

And if the 2015 fashion week runway is anything to go by...

Picture: Tim P. Whitby/Getty(Picture: Tim P. Whitby/Getty)

Looks like they're making a comeback.

The socks are featured in an exhibition at the Victoria and Albert museum.

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