This summer Aly Raisman wowed the world with her prowess on the mat in Rio, scoring a gold medal in the team event along with the rest of “The Final Five” and a silver in the floor final, bringing her up to six Olympic medals total and making her the second most decorated gymnast in American history. But it turns out, Raisman doesn’t only excel at doing seemingly impossible back flips through the air, she also happens to be a pretty excellent sock designer.
For a long time now, the 22-year-old has been collaborating with sock brand Feat Socks on an eponymous collection of foot coverings largely centered around a red, white and blue patriotic color theme and designs to raise money for breast cancer awareness. On Tuesday, however, the Olympian broke out of her typical aesthetic mold, sharing a shot of her latest sock offering based on the now instantly recognizable image of her parents watching her compete in Rio.
The socks in question feature an illustrated version of that endlessly memed picture of her parents cringing and leaning to the left with 1/500 written across the toes and are currently available on Feat’s website for $19.99. Raisman captioned the picture, “For all the loving, crazy, embarrassing parents that can relate 😂😂😂 COMING SOON. #FeatByAly@featsocks Love you mom & dad ❤️and of course @brettraisman cheek.” So now, even though the majority of us will never come anywhere close to being a professional athlete of Aly’s ilk, at least we can still have a set of parents on our feet who will worry over us as if we were.
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