Helmsburg, Indiana: Sock Factory Tour (Closed)

The largest sock factory in the U.S. No sense touring a second-tier sock factory. The factory was destroyed in a 2011 fire; For Bare Feet owners hope to reopen elsewhere.

For Bare Feet

Dec. 2011: reported burned down.

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Sock Factory Tour - Fire

The warehouse of For Bare Feet suffered a tragic fire in 2011. The company is currently looking for a new location to rebuild, including relocating their offices and factory. The plan is to reopen a new facility, possibly in nearby Martinsville, in 2012.

[Eric Bolstridge, 12/23/2011]
Sock Factory Tour

Bare Feet Inc runs the largest sock factory in US -- makes all of the NBA, NFL and other sports teams socks as well as regular socks. The tour is only given on Tues at 1 pm. Very interesting story behind the beginning of this factory. Tour shows the beginning of the sock to the end, including tagging and bagging.

Well worth a detour and you get a free pair of socks after the tour.

[Erin, 11/13/2008]

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