Ancient Roman Socks

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These magnificently preserved socks date back to Roman Egypt, c. 250-420 A.D. Are they designed for two-toed people? Not quite:

The big toe divided from the others suggest that the socks were probably meant to be worn with sandals. It is unclear whether the socks formed offerings to the dead or were used as foot coverings. Note that the holes have not laddered (though they have spread somewhat). 

Link -via Curious History | Photo: Victoria and Albert Museum


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C'mon! Japanese construction workers routinely wear socks like these! They provide grip when walking on bamboo scaffolding.

Ninjas adopted the same common-sense style.

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