How’s that for a confusing title, but it is amazing how quickly the photo makes it so clear. Yes, these are vintage socks that have metal eyelets that hold laces of some sort. A VFG friend found two pairs of these, and asked me what I thought of them. I’ll admit I’m pretty much stumped.
Gail says the socks are very stretchy, and she thinks they contain a synthetic, maybe nylon. To me, they look to be made from rayon. She was thinking late 1930s, and she could be right. I’ve seen lots of photos from the 1930s and 40s of women wearing colored ankle socks.
But I’ve never seen a pair with laces before. My thinking is that this was a short-lived fad, and I’m looking for proof of this or otherwise. Surely somewhere there is an old ad or a photo that will help Gail know the when and what of these odd socks.
They are, by the way, now for sale at ebay. You too can have lace-up socks.
So, what do you think?