The Swiss Army Sock, darn ’em

May 10, 2010


Gadget lovers, technology buffs, footwear enthusiasts, get ready for the all-new Swiss Army Sock.

SWITZERLAND/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!

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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

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I like the foot massager option…. I could do with that…

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

If there’s one thing the Swiss know for certain – it’s how to make a fondue! Mmmmmm, warm, cheesy goodness.
Blog Guy, will the socks be convertible to have meat fondue as well. Though the hot oil might pose a problem!

Posted by Jibberish | Report as abusive

“Darn ’em indeed… darn ’em all to heck!! Join the Oddly Enough blog network!”

Upon joining the Swiss Army, a recruit has to go through weeks of rigorious training the likes of which is meant to break down their spirit and turn them into a hardened soldier.

Here we witness one of the most intense training regimes, soldiers have to endure two straight hours of “This Little Piggy”.

That is why the Swiss Army is one of the most lethal military force in the world!

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

This is old news. Sure and didn’t Mr. Bean have Swiss Army socks? Salt-n-pepper dispenser, salad spinner, jam spreader….



Posted by egeria | Report as abusive

Like we dont have enough army stuff going on.. 😐

Posted by fwd079 | Report as abusive

Stuff like this is why the troops that the Swiss provide for the Vatican still wear diapers!

Posted by AllThatJazz | Report as abusive

Mr. Bean!! Now there is a funny chap! :)

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

Hey wait up here! That can’t be the REAL Swiss army wearing those camo clothes. The REAL Swiss army wear those wacky felt suits as when they are on guard duty at the Vatican (they all come from the Swiss army).

Posted by zeitgeist | Report as abusive

Spinster.. that’s just…. disturbing. Funny indeed but disturbing nonetheless. :p

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

Swiss Army Knife is a bit of an oxymoron, don’t you think? After all, haven’t the Swiss made themselves known for NOT being any any war for the past hundred years? Swiss Army and Knife go together like … powder keg and steak.

Posted by LMR | Report as abusive