Who the hell wears toe socks?

First of all, why in the world would anyone buy and wear toe socks?

I was at a shoot last Friday. The wardrobe people gave me a pair of toe socks to wear with the canvas shoes they issued me (because I didn’t have my own socks).

Well, they were very sweet to give me brand new socks and all, but toe socks look damn hideous can?


It was my first time wearing toe socks, so maybe there’s a trick I’m not aware of, but both the socks were left-footed ones!! That’s why my right foot looks weird, big toe squeezed into little toe pocket and little toe dangling in big toe pocket.

No, I couldn’t flip it the other way because the bottom has that bulging segment for the heel. It’s like gloves, isn’t it? Each side is made for each hand/foot, and I had what looked like two left sides. They were still sealed when I got them.

But never mind the glitch. Even if I hadn’t gotten two left socks, I would still be of the fervent opinion that toe socks should be banned.

Let me list the reasons:

  1. They’re downright ugly.
  2. They’re unbearably uncomfortable. (Like got stuff stuck between your toes.)
  3. They make your feet bigger with all that extra material.
  4. They take too damn long to put on.
  5. They’re harder to flip over after washing cos you have to turn out each toe individually.
  6. They’re just plain stupid.
  7. Nobody wants to see your little toes nicely wrapped up in individual toe pockets!!

To make sure that I’m not weird, I asked a few people on my MSN this question: “What do you think of toe socks?”

And here are the responses:

“Yucks. Looks weird.” – Nanny Wen

“Stupid. Hahahahaha.” – The Goonfather

“Cute…. Seriously ugly but adorable.” – Anonymous

“Hygienic but uncomfortable if the toe size isn’t right.” – Chong

SEE?? No one likes them.

Even people who pretend to like them won’t wear them, as shown in this following conversation:

Qiaoyun says:
    What do you think of toe socks?
Swordplay says:
    cute lor
Qiaoyun says:
    it’s not cute. it’s ugly
Swordplay says:
    ok what
Swordplay says:
    but ppl wear it not to show off
Swordplay says:
    they wear it for protection one
Qiaoyun says:
    so you would wear them?
Swordplay says:
Qiaoyun says:
    why not?
Swordplay says:
    coz it is not me

See, nobody I know likes them or wears them. So why are toe socks still around? Every time I see them, the little hairs on my back stand. They’re so weird they’re beyond weird.

After my shoot, I threw the socks away. I kinda feel bad about it but what else could I have done? Given them away? Kept them as souvenirs? They weren’t even matching sides lor.

I hope I don’t ever have to wear them again.

I hope you don’t, too.

P.S. Apologies for the lack of updates over the weekend. I’ve been outrageously busy! But stay tuned because I’m back on schedule again!

23 thoughts on “Who the hell wears toe socks?

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    erm… actually i do wear toe socks… they’re good for ppl whose 1st and 2nd toes are very close together. If i jog wif a normal sock, i’ll get blisters on my 1st/2nd toe side, but toe socks will do the trick of protection and comfort :)

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    Heh… Toe socks are supposed to be more comfortable than normal socks cos they ‘individually wrap’ each toe in their own little compartments.

    It’s good for when you’re planning to run/walk/jog long distances to prevent blisters from toes being rubbed together too often.

    And no, guess you’ve probably happened to get 2 left feet. Hehe… Don’t know how often that occurs but well, try buying 4D!

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    All along I was under the impression that toe socks are used by those who needed to keep their feet more dry due to reasons like foot odour or other problems.

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    Yeap, they look funny but I for one used to wear them :(, got extra sweaty soles mah, so it was suppose to help with the hong kong feet syndrome.

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    You didn’t have to throw them away now, did you? Snip the ‘toes’ off, and use them as rags or something…anything :P

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    ehh! i wear toe socks! :P i like them actually. it makes my feet feel clean after i take them off, cos i have a tendency to perspire between my toes hahahaha! ok that is a random bit of info that no one really needs to know… lol.

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    Cloudywind: Mmm… ok, that’s valid, I suppose. Never heard of this problem before. :P

    sc: Toes can move but it feels uncomfortable to me because my toes are not used to being wrapped up individually.

    Alvin: Haha. I’m of the opinion that less cloth/material, more comfort. That’s why many people like to sleep naked or semi-naked mah. Less cloth to restrict. Toe socks got too much cloth! Um… I give up buying 4D… never kena before, hehe.

    Jaywalk: I have no idea… never really researched into it. Heh. But I guess you have a point.

    Starstruck: Thanks for the explanation. :) Then I would call toe socks a necessary evil! ;)

    Shell: Er… can you ask him why for me? O_o

    fish: Can’t be bothered lah. My house too many rags already anyway. :P

    xinyun: Your mom finds them comfortable to wear?

    vinyarb: lol… :P

    chak: Heh. I kinda thought of it 10 minutes after I wore it but by then I was too lazy to bother with it. Besides, I don’t like to wear socks inside out cos sometimes got that extra seam which is uncomfortable.

    Daphne: Haha. ok ok. I stand corrected. Many people like and wear toe socks.

    Laurie: :*(

    Swordplay: Aiyoh, very lame lah. O_o

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    Hmmm… how come I didn’t see this post before?

    Nyways, those socks are completely lame… But give me a million dollars, maybe I’ll wear them.. haha! :D

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    you could also(like me) wear toe socks because they socks just have an amazingly cool pattern that you cant get in normal socks so you’ll just suffer with your toes to have that cool pattern…

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