Last month we went to The Championships as they are called. It was quite an experience, as you’d expect. The one thing I noticed is that many of the players socks come up fairly high on their ankles. We were watching Lukas Rosol on a side-court in his first-round match. This was the one before he knocked out Nadal and the only reason we stoppe was that we saw that his socks came up exactly to a spot right below where his massive Maori-inspired tattoo on his left calf was.
Have you noticed that many of us amateurs are wearing their socks very very low? In golf, tennis, lawn-mowing? Even indoors, in squash, when no one is working on a tan, many guys have socks that barely get above their sneakers. Some are officially “no-show” socks. Twenty or thirty years ago, a low sock would have been a sight seen only on women’s ankles, and we had these high tube socks.
Wonder what turned the tide, as it were, on the socks?