Socks are worn on your feet and cover your ankles, although some are longer and can cover part of your lower calf. They provide added protection for your feet especially when shoes or boots are worn over the socks, especially for hard wearing areas on your feet such as the heel and toe areas where extra padding is required to avoid irritation of your skin. The extra thickness of material in these areas provide comfort, especially when wearing footwear within industrial environments for long periods.
Socks are made from various materials many of which are man-made fibres:
Calf length socks – added protection up to your mid-calf which is especially useful when wearing work boots and protective footwear.