Ankle garb gets fun with Happy Socks
There were so many rules to wearing socks or stockings as a student at school. Socks had to be white and not folded or rolled down. Black socks were out of the question. Stockings, however, had to be black. Navy stockings weren’t acceptable, despite the uniform featuring navy. And if you were caught with coloured, lace-topped, striped or textured tootsie covers, it was detention for the day.
Who knew the everyday sock could cause so much trouble? We have a feeling Happy Socks designers Viktor Tell and Mikael Söderlindh must have been super rebellious, colourful-sock wearers as kids to produce a line of hosiery so bright and adventurous.
Designed in Sweden, Happy Socks has turned an everyday essential into an attention-grabbing design piece. Upon seeing a pop art-influenced, polka-dot-covered foot slipped into a Zanita for Funkis clog or Swedish Hasbeens sandal, a smile lights up the face of the beholder and the observer – creating a truly happy experience.
With the tights produced in Italy and socks in Turkey, these sprightly creations are sold in 50 countries across every continent – including Brisbane’s very own David Jones. With the high-top socks unisex, and the tights and short socks specifically for women, you can adorn your ankles with spots, stripes, golf check and animal print, unleashing the repressed colourful sock desires from your childhood.
Image via Backyard Bill.