There was a time when it took me a while to replace articles that have gone well beyond their usable life. To the point that some I didn’t throw away even if they had small holes in them.
But then, as I began hitting the gym (especially when I began running habitually on the treadmill), and took on longer and longer walks wandering around the city, the feeling of discomfort began to alarm me.
As a solution, I started buying higher-quality briefs (and later, also boxers and boxer briefs) and socks. My feet, soles, ankles, and nether regions thanked me for investing in better underwear and what I only used to regard as shoe-padding.
It took Swiss e-tailer (electronic retailer) Blacksocks to initiate me into the secret pleasure of crazily colorful hidden clothing. They sent me two pairs of the blue, orange, yellow, and pink polka dot socks above. Of course they are pleasing to the eye, but I surprised myself with being proud and every now and then giddy (especially when I wore them partially exposed and rolled up to the shins, with shorts). It helped a lot that the pair felt so good on my feet. So I looked up Blacksocks online and fell crazily in love with their Funky Socks line.
Here is the black version of the pairs they sent me. Below are geometric and striped socks that I have equally fell in love with (and plan to purchase online soon). Scroll down for more info on Blacksocks, their interesting “sockscription” service, and the artist behind these kooky pairs.