The Swiss Army Sock, darn ’em
Gadget lovers, technology buffs, footwear enthusiasts, get ready for the all-new Swiss Army Sock.
That’s right, the country that gave us that iconic all-purpose pocketknife is now designing new socks for its army, as these genuine, unretouched photos show.
Exactly what will be included in the new sock technology remains top-secret, but I presume it’s a given that every pair will include:
- two folding blades
- industrial strength Odor Eaters
- enough high-strength miracle yarn to shinny down from a 20-story building
- a battery-operated foot massager
- a survival packet of cheese fondue.
That’s all I can report on this for now, but my people are hanging out at the techie bars in Switzerland, and it’s just a matter of time before one of the scientists working on this project gets drunk and leaves a pair of them for us to find. Move over, Gizmodo!
Physiologist Nils Bogerd of the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology uses a sensor to measure the feet of a Swiss soldier at the barracks of the Swiss Army in the town of Aarau west of Zurich, May 7, 2010. Some 57 soldiers took part in a 90-minute march to test a new model of socks for the Swiss armed forces. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann