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The creators of No Socks Day, celebrated on May 8 this year, have this to say: “If we give up wearing socks for one day, it will mean a little less laundry, thereby contributing to the betterment of the environment. Besides, we will all feel a bit freer, at least for one day.” Seems like a great idea to me—pedicures for everyone!—but Foot Cardigan disagrees: “No socks, no fun!”
If you decide not to wear socks, pamper your feet for a day: get a foot massage and pedicure (even homegrown!) and dry out your hefty hiking boots to avoid athlete’s foot—yuck. The shoe and boot dryer even comes with a car plug-in, so you can dry your soaked shoes on the go.
If you decide to boycott No Socks Day, wear the most colorful, outrageous pair of socks you have! I’m partial to toe socks, but of course you can wear whatever awesome socks you choose! (And don’t forget: Lost Sock Memorial Day is May 9, so if you want to wear mismatched socks on May 8 for one last hurrah, you can do that, too.)