Adam@Home by Rob Harrell


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  1. Bruno Zeigerts

    Bruno Zeigerts said, over 3 years ago

    Most illogical .. but black does absorb sunlight … white reflects light.
    How that affects socks inside shoes is another matter.

  2. Alexikakos

    Alexikakos said, over 3 years ago

    I believe the strip writers actually have their physics correct this time. The energy waves we detect as heat are not in our visible spectrum.

    Dark clothing will absorb and retain more heat regardless of where it is on our bodies so dark socks will, in fact, keep your feet warmer.

    A further demonstration: put on a white jacket while outdoors, and then change it for a black jacket. The black jacket will warm you up faster.

  3. Odd Dog

    Odd Dog GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    I can say from personnel experience if dad whore dark socks not allowed to take shoe’s off in house with out washing feet and shoe’s left out side, white socks no problem

  4. fredd13

    fredd13 said, over 3 years ago

    Science “can’t explain how the moon got there”?!?! Boy, are some of you guys going to the wrong schools.

  5. firedome

    firedome said, over 3 years ago

    actually, adam, it’s the argyle pattern that makes your feet sweat…

  6. Allen Willey

    Allen Willey GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    I agree with the dye theory; it’s the most logical explaination.

  7. Macushlalondra

    Macushlalondra said, over 3 years ago

    In the summer when it’s hot you do feel cooler in light coloured clothing than dark.

  8. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, over 3 years ago

    when my uncle was in the navy in the early 1950s, the navy got the idea to have black socks rather than white socks. The docs had a fit when navy personnel started showing up with foot rot. Unlike today where failed ideas stay forever, the navy wasted no time in going back to the white socks.

  9. Logan Sackett

    Logan Sackett GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Explanation or not, it’s still true.

  10. Scyphi

    Scyphi said, over 3 years ago

    I make a comment about how black fabric absorbs, and retains, heat more than other colors of fabric, but I see I’ve already been beaten to that punch.

  11. Robert Allen

    Robert Allen said, over 3 years ago

    Old strip. 2011.

  12. Jiblet_VT

    Jiblet_VT said, over 3 years ago

    Check the fabric. It is very easy to find all-cotton (or mostly-cotton) white socks ( very sweat absorbent). Most dark socks are polyester blends that do not absorb perspiration as well.

    Thermodynamic reciprocity says good light absorbers = good radiators and poor light absorbers = poor radiators. That would imply black socks should cool feet better than white socks. White materials are white because they reflect all visible colors instead of absorbing them.

  13. Davepostmp

    Davepostmp said, over 3 years ago

    The more dye in the fabric, the less absorbent it is.

  14. Daeder

    Daeder GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Black socks, they never get dirty…

  15. pcolli

    pcolli said, over 3 years ago

    Sock fumes….Hallucinogenic? There’s a market to be exploited.

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