Saturday, November 06, 2010

Toe Shoes Deserve Some Toe Socks

I remember my first pair of toe socks like it was yesterday. They were rainbow striped to match the rainbow striped handle of my big-assed comb that fit neatly in the pocket of my painter's pants. Yeah, it was 1981 baby. That comb was sorely needed so I could feather my hair back and then flip my whole head down and then up so my hair looked just like Farrah Fawcett's for at least three seconds. Once I did that hair-flippie thingie in church and almost knocked myself unconscious on the pew in front of me.

But toe socks have come a long way since then. Then, it was all about the fashion. You needed cool socks to wear with your roller skates for Saturday night when they fired up the big disco ball at the Roll-A-Rena. But now, toe socks are for wintertime running if you happen to like running in shoes that resemble your bare feet. Plus (and this is a HUGE plus in my book). They STILL come in rainbow stripes. I got myself a pair of Injinji running toe socks to go with my Vibram Fivefingers, hoping to extend the range that I can wear them into the colder months. I was a bit worried about how they would fit, since the Fivefingers are fairly snug, but these socks are thin enough to be comfortable, and not even bunchy around the toes. As someone who spends at least 10 minutes getting the bunches and seams just right on my socks as it is (can you say "sensory issues" anyone?), I appreciate this fact.

Even better, I made my daughter extremely jealous and now she wants toe socks all her own. I did have to mention that then she would be wearing fashions straight out of 1981. "Oh, but mom... Retro is in!" she replies. Sigh. I'm so retro.


Jason said...

As Scooby would say....ruh-roh rhaggy....RETRO!!!!

When did this happen? I am fearful for when chico gets to be a teen (he's 4) and what I will be then....Ahhhh!!!!!

Endurance Dad said...

I have a few pairs too! I just like funky socks.