Weigh In: Should Chairs Wear Socks?

Weigh In: Should Chairs Wear Socks?

Dabney Frake
Feb 11, 2013

I love the Japanese retail market. If someone can find a way to make a thing more ridiculously cute, they'll sell it. The latest thing I've seen? Little itty bitty chair socks. What the what?

Jolene, of Duck Egg Blue, found a set of blue striped ones for sale at her local Daiso (a chain of Japanese dollar stores, for the uninitiated) and gave them a whirl.

I think we can all agree that they are redorkulous.

But, I have to say, there is something kind of sweet about them, in the right context. Also, can you imagine them as a solid neon color, sort of like this trend? Does that change your mind? Plus, Jolene brings up a good point: the chairs now make a lot less noise when sliding across the floor, which is good for napping children. And they protect the floors from scrape marks. Hmmm, the plot thickens.

Would you stocking your chairs' feet, or is it a little like putting lipstick on a pig?

(Images: Duck Egg Blue)

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