Warm and comfy, creative, colourful and crazy socks are a real joy for everyone from young kids to your great-grandpa! People have been wearing socks for thousands of years – and like with a lot of other things, socks have their own set of unique and somewhat strange superstitions that go along with them.

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Warm and comfy, creative, colourful and crazy socks are a real joy for everyone from young kids to your great-grandpa! People have been wearing socks for thousands of years – and like with a lot of other things, socks have their own set of unique and somewhat strange superstitions that go along with them.

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In the past, people wore stockings instead of socks, and the superstitions associated with stockings have translated to socks as well.

Here, in no particular order, are some of the funniest, strangest, and most unique superstitions held relating to socks from the past and today…

  • A hole in a sock (or stocking) was said to foretell the arrival of an important letter. So too was putting your toes into the heel of your sock.
  • Wear a brand new pair of plain white socks to break a streak of bad luck.
  • People left socks tucked in their shoes overnight for good luck.
  • During World War II, many pilots wore a lady’s nylon stocking around their neck for good luck while flying.
  • A sock accidentally put on inside-out should remain that way for the rest of the day, as it will bring good luck.
  • For good luck, put on your left sock before you put on your right sock.
  • Wear green socks to attract wealth.
  • Put your left sock into your right sock before going to sleep and you will dream of your future spouse.
  • Have you accidentally put on mismatched socks? Don’t change them! Leaving them as is for the day will bring you good fortune.
  • Both socks slipping down was said to mean a lover was thinking of you.
  • And if both your socks slip down, make a wish as you pull them up.
  • If your socks curl while hanging to dry, you can expect new love and future happiness.
  • If you put a coin in your sock before putting your sock on your foot, you’ll find money on the ground as you go about your day.
  • Wearing a stocking around your neck as you slept was said to cure a sore throat.
  • Wear wet woollen socks to bed to cure a fever.

Now we can’t attest to the veracity of any of these, and like all Old Wives’ Tales, they are amusing more than anything else, but what we can say for sure is that you can never have too many pairs of awesome socks! So check out our website and sign up to Sockgaim for the best sock subscription Australia-wide!

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