Dig Proves Socks With Sandals Is A 2,000-Year-Old Trend
If we were to make a list of the biggest foot-related fashion faux pas, socks with sandals would definitely come in first place. (This is not to be mistaken with one of fall’s greatest trends — heels with socks — which we do love, when done right.) But flip flops, Tevas, any sort of flat sandal with socks are completely unacceptable.
But believe it or not, according to results from an archeological dig conducted in North Yorkshire, England, this awful fashion disaster has been around for over 2,000 years.
Rust found on a nail from a Roman sandal in the dig area apparently has fibers that signify that socks were being worn with the shoes.
Blaise Vyner, the archaeologist in charge of the site told the Telegraph of the discovery, “You don’t imagine Romans in socks but I am sure they would have been pretty keen to get hold of some as soon as autumn came along.”
Well, we can firmly guarantee that not even a blizzard could get us to pair socks with our gladiator sandals. No way.