Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Striped tube socks

Spotted these at American Apparel and did a total double-take. Remember when these were THE only socks anyone wore in the 1970s? (Ha, I typed "1870s," it only SEEMS that long ago.)

We all had them, at least in my school, always with three bold primary colored stripes, and I remember for a whole being totally fascinated with rolling them down to make huge donuts around my ankles. Do not know why. Did not look or feel good.

Like so many things of our past, they were everywhere one day and nowhere the next. Do you remember these striped tube socks?


Sylko said...

I also did the donut thing!! My kids had knee high white socks for their school uniforms, & they also made donuts, so I guess it's a kid thing.

Everyone wore striped tube socks back when I was a kid. Then when I was a teen, it sort of stopped.

Anonymous said...

of course you had to wear them with gym shorts and cool Nikes with a silver swoosh.

Anonymous said...

My mom and I went to roller rinks in the 70s, and it was like the end of the world if my red striped socks were not available on skate day. Memories!

Brian said...

Long striped tube socks were dorky even back when they were popular... especially when worn with the shorts of the time, which (for guys) seem ridiculously short now.