Socks have a penchant for getting holes and becoming useless. The clear solution of course is to make socks out of material used in bulletproof jackets, which are known for their ability to withstand getting holes in the face of brutal force. To that end, Socrates Sock Co. is busy manufacturing socks out of military grade Kevlar carbon matrix for reinforcement and Lycra as elastic.
Sound like real kickass socks. The project has successfully raised its required finance on Kickstarter, so it should be seeing daylight soon.