Hey we bet you didn't know that...
  • The earliest known socks date from 300AD and were found near the Nile in Egypt.
  • Barbarians in the 8th Century wore brightly colored socks as they pillaged their way across Europe.
  • Socks were a symbol of nobility in the Medieval times and even the pickiest kings appreciated socks as gifts.
  • It takes 400 yards of yarn to make a single pair of adult sized socks.
  • Women suffer from foot-related problems four times as often as men, mostly due to footwear.
  • The foot and ankle contain 28 bones, 33 joints and more than 100 muscles, tendons and ligaments.
  • The average person has 250,000 sweat glands in their feet and can perspire up to one pint of sweat per day.
  • During an average day of walking, the total forces on your feet can total hundreds of tons, equivalent to an average of a fully loaded cement truck.
  • Shoe sizes were devised in England by King Edward II who declared in 1324 that the diameter of one barley corn (a third of an inch) would represent one full shoe size. That’s still true today.
  • By 12, a child’s foot is about 90 percent of it’s adult length.
  • The largest known foot in the world today is a size 28.5.
  • Robert P. Wadlow, the tallest man in recorded history, wore a size 37AA!

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