Sockology

The scientific study of socks and their uses, especially those related to cycling. Whilst not yet an accredited degree from a recognised university, the breadth and depth of knowledge available from cycle stores and coffee shops is extensive. Popular areas of study and research include 

Emotional attachment

Withdrawal symptoms

Materials

Leg and cuff height

Colours and patterns

 

Sockologists often, but not always, develop and refine their knowledge to become sockmelliers.