Walking on paint in your stocking feet can be a good thing
One day I was painting a house in Iceland with the kind of girl you don’t want to be painting a house with. She was nice, and everything; but for the purposes of painting, she was kind of a nightmare.
But that’s not the point. The point is there was a lot of paint on the ground, and it got on my socks. They were pretty nice socks, and they were wool, and I really liked them. But walking on paint drips for a week or so more or less ruined them — or so you would think.
I figured, sweat seems to make everything go away, so after rinsing and putting it through the laundry, I wore them a lot, and sweat in them as much as I could. It wasn’t enough to cleanse the socks of the paint (perhaps Dr Hibbert was right, and it had to be ‘fear sweat’)1, but I did not throw those socks away, and I still have them. Because that layer of paint on the soles almost makes them like slippers. Or more.
Because there are holes in the bottoms of my shoes, these days, my socks (and feet) will generaly get soaked if its even damp on the ground But when I’m wearing these socks, the paint (acrylic, I believe) is impermeable to water — so the paint has essentially waterproofed the bottoms of them. Which means, when I wear those socks with my running shoes, I can walk upon damp ground without gettng my socks all soggy.
So, ya; those socks have shifted in their functionality, due to the paint
The point is: Paint your Socks. It could keep your feet dry (if there are holes in your shoes).