My husband has large feet. and an affinity for crazy, wild, off the wall socks. Finding these types of socks for men, larged-feet men at that is often difficult. As my family attempts to indulge this hobby as it is, they have often found the funkiest socks being limited to women's. Year after year, he gets so excited to wear his new socks and inevitably, they have holes in them after one wear. We've learned that men's feet don't work so well in petite socks.
This year, my insanely creative mother discovered men's skateboarding socks and so my husband has yet to poke his toes out of those. However, we're left with all the holey ones which I usually just toss out. But now! I am up for trying this new project. No more wasted material -- a great reuse for stray socks that I found on a hen and two chicks who writes for Chicago Parent.