Sock Horror! Gladiator socks by Mini Sock

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It’s been a while since we last had a Sock Horror to report  to you, but this one’s a doozy. They’re Mini Sock’s ‘Shanghai’ lycra tie front socks, and we suspect they have the power to make even the shapeliest of legs look… strange.

At first glance, we actually thought these were boots, and actually, we’re not sure whether that would’ve been better or worse. If you don’t like gladiator boots, though, we’re guessing you’re not going to like these much either, and we can’t help but imagine with horror:

a) all of the faffing around of a morning as we struggled to lace-up our socks. Yes, we’re lazy.

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b) the "attractive" lines that would be left on our legs when we wore these. Ever had a "sock elastic" imprint left on your ankle? This would be so much worse.

Of course, if you disagree, and think these are the best things since gladiator sandals themselves, you’ll find them at ASOS where they’re £35. Yes, £35. Oh, and there’s also an ankle sock version available, and a pair of the knee-highs which have lace at the back. Oh dear… 

5 Comments

  • July 30, 2008

    Am

    what about the tan lines? I’m having difficulty with the ones on my legs from wearing a knee length skirt for JUST ONE DAY – so imagine what these ‘little beauties’ would do for me…

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  • July 30, 2008

    Arielle

    Yuck.

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  • July 30, 2008

    Becca

    Those are awful. They look like they are digging in to that model’s legs. They could cut off the circulation =/

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  • July 30, 2008

    Danielle

    Cute shoes, but the socks are just trash-tastic. I DEFINITELY want to look like I tied bits of string around my shin for no good reason.

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  • July 31, 2008

    The Fashion Police

    The tan lines would indeed by horrendous, and yes, they really do look like little bits of string tied around the leg, don’t they? Scary.

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