Ancient Romans Wore Socks with Sandals
2,000-Year-Old Sandal Shows Ancient Bad Fashion
The ancient Romans embarrassed their kids by wearing socks with sandals, according to newly-unearthed evidence. The good news: these are the earliest examples of socks ever found. The bad news: socks with sandals! What's worse: the sandal which bears the mark of the sock was found in North Yorkshire, England... which means the Romans wore them while abroad. Tourists rocking the socks and sandals? Perhaps.
The ancient Roman sandal, whose nails bear marks of fiber, was found during the course of an excavation to prepare for a highway. There is more to the find than just the socks with sandals, but come on.
It is the oldest evidence ever found of the existence of socks.
One researcher said: "They may have shaped the world as we know it, but this just goes to show the Romans didn't have much style.
The Romans invented socks, at least the word – soccus usually meant a sort of slipper. But archaeological evidence from Yorkshire reported today suggests that they also wore woolly socks with sandals.
Now, what's the earliest example of the Invicta backpack? Oh- the company was founded in 1906. In England. Then bought by an Italian firm. Another Anglo-Italian confluence of suspect fashion.