A few intriguing images I've stumbled across recently, during my continued research for SOCK. The first one, found on Reddit, was accompanied by this: "You always feel more naked when you're naked but wearing socks. Rather than just naked."
Hans Bellmer, "la Poupee"
Vintage doll with painted on shoes and socks
If the internet were a house, and it were on fire, I'd grab this: Thomas Bernhard in shorts and black socks.