I'm not sure this is what Benjamin Franklin had in mind when he sacrificed the little mice on all those high-voltage kite rides. It is due to their unwilling sacrifice upon the flaming, combustive flying shuttle of death upon which the developed world stakes so much of their existence.
Regardless, if nothing else, the Sonic Technology Conductive Socks stand as an ignitable symbol of testimony to Franklin's larger-than-life legacy. A lightning-quick Wikipedia search quickly puts Benjamin Franklin's list of accomplishments into perspective when they are named back to back. They include: "Founding Father of the United States," polymath (?) "author, printer, political theorist, politician, postmaster, scientist, musician, inventor, satirist, civic activist, statesman, and diplomat," and more.
And now, thanks to those who deemed it good and wise to create clothing with a current, Mr. Franklin can add (by extension,) conductive socks, and other galvanized garments, to his list.
Sonic's conductive socks give their wearer relief from pain courtesy of electrical stimulation. Many swear by the effectiveness of electric stimulation for diabetic foot pain, fractures, sprains in the feet and ankles, and other podiatric ailments.
The electronic stimulation carried by the silver thread within Sonic's Conductive Sock are the source from whence the soothing and efficient therapy treatment for feet and ankles springs eternal. They help increase blood flow, which reduces swelling and pain.
The one-size-fits-all socks are made of cotton, nylon and special conductive fibers.