Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Happy Feet

According to the all powerful internet, unlike the ancient tabi socks, toe socks (also known as five-toed socks or five-fingered socks) didn't come into existence until 1970 (full time line of their life here). Separating your toes is supposed to do all sorts of wonderful things, like increase balance and stability, keep your feet warmer, and stimulate an important acupuncture point to aid digestion. And perhaps there is something to those claims, because they are popular with athletes, including both Japanese and American baseball players.

2 comments:

Mike said...

Supposed to help athletes, but I don't think it did much good for Gary Sheffield in Detroit!

LJ said...

Oh. Harsh.