Sometimes a product comes along that, perhaps against the odds, transcends its humble intentions and cements a place for itself in the cultural landscape. The original red heel socks are that product. From its humble, Depression-era beginnings to virtually iconic status, the sock monkey is now a familiar image in the modern landscape. Originally made by Nelson Knitting, out of Rockford Illinois, these mid-weight socks are now produced by the esteemed Fox River Mills. Perfect for daily wear, they add a little flare when the shoes come off.