Yohan Blake: Socks man

Published: 29th July 2013

Yohan Blake: Socks man

Olympic athlete Yohan Blake has said he is obsessed with "pretty socks".

Speaking to GQ magazine, the sprinter said that at home he is known as "socks man" because of his love of brightly-coloured and patterned footwear, which he picks up on his travels around the globe.

"I love to get them from different stores all over the world. The last pair I bought was in Canada, they were a mix of pink, orange, blue, grey," he told the publication.

Blake added that he has such a wide variety of socks as he likes to wear different ones on each foot.

Yohan's love of patterned socks is well documented, and in the past he has been spotted in pairs patterned with burgers and bright stripes. He often wears them pulled up his calf so they are more visible.

He has also said that he thinks his socks help him reach his medal-winning pace.

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