Which socks do you wear? – Al Jazeera’s Sarah Rainsford

In the United States, many of us have grown up with the notion that “socks are for boys” and “skins are for girls”.

But what do we really know about what makes these socks so special?

In this episode of the Al Jazeera Stylecast, we take a closer look at the history of these iconic designs.

In particular, we explore the origins of the term “sock”.

Why is it so hard to define a “saddle” when there are so many different versions?

And how do you choose between “sacks” and socks?