Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Fancy Running Socks

How is it that my favorite pair of running socks cost $11? Minimum wage in California is $8. First of all, I’m quite sure my socks were not made in CA. Actually; does anyone make socks in the US anymore? I highly doubt it. But let’s pretend my socks were made in California.

I’m quite sure some high-tech machine makes these socks. I’m only guessing this from my limited viewing of “How It’s Made” on the Discovery Channel. But I envision some factory where socks are mass-produced.

However, I will pretend my socks were hand made by one person. And this is a skilled person. Now, if my socks were made in half an hour that’s $4. It actually makes me feel better if I pretend someone made my socks by hand.

I have tried cheapo Target socks though and they get holes in them quickly and don’t stay in place as well.  (Oh dear, I hope I'm not turning into a “high-maintenance athletic apparel” girl!) I’m pretty sure I’m going to have to keep buying the expensive socks with the “R” and “L” on each one. Again – another nice feature but REALLY?! Do we need help with left and right? I can’t complain though – it really is nice when folding laundry and trying to match up all those socks!