Non-slip socks have been suggested as a means of preventing accidental falls due to slips. This study compared the relative slip resistance of commercially available non-slip socks with other foot conditions, namely bare feet, compression stockings and conventional socks, in order to determine any traction benefit.
Chari, S. R., Haines, T. P., Varghese, P., & Economidis, A. (2009). Are non-slip socks really 'non-slip'? An analysis of slip resistance. BMC Geriatrics, 9(39), 1 - 6. https://doi.org/10.1186/1471-2318-9-39