Patiks are traditional handmade socks made by the women of Anatolia since the 7th century B.C. Long valued as essential and practical home apparel for all seasons, these are also a mark of Turkish hospitality. Not only is wearing exterior footwear indoors traditionally frowned upon but hosts pride themselves on keeping their guests comfortable and warm. Patiks are even offered as a gift to newlyweds by family, relatives and neighbors.
Patiks are worn year round, helping regulate body temperature in all seasons. In the winter, mid-rise and knee-high patiks are often worn to keep the feet warm. In the summer, the lightweight ankle patik keeps your feet comfy on cool floors even when it is hot outside.
Patiks are not just a home essential, they also have much broader use. They have become the traveler’s essential companion. They can keep you warm and comfortable at an outdoor concert, camping trip or a long plane ride. You can take patik with you anywhere because patik makes any journey better.