Sock It To Me With FBF Originals Socks

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FBF Originals Socks

When Sharon Rivenbark’s son, Tim, was diagnosed with a brain tumor at age 16, she wanted to make sure he would always have a safe and secure place to work. From that thought, For Bare Feet Originals socks got its start in 1984 in Nashville, Indiana.

Sharon used an antique knitting machine to make the socks, and soon people were taking interest. After gaining popularity, the director of retail at Indiana University asked her and Tim to manufacture socks for the bookstore, which sparked the idea to sell to other colleges across the state and nation.

Soon, FBF Originals outgrew its small shop and moved to a larger facility in Brown County. It continued to grow, securing contracts with the NBA, NFL, MLB and other national organizations.

Today, the company operates out of a state-of-the-art facility in Martinsville and produces millions of team-branded and novelty socks every year. Though Tim passed away in 1987, FBF Originals continues to honor his legacy through its success.


  1. Linda Davis

    November 30, 2015 at 3:02 pm

    Fun socks, hope I win.

  2. Charity Eck

    December 1, 2015 at 5:22 am

    My grandson would love these

  3. Peggy Garver

    December 2, 2015 at 3:43 pm

    Sock it to me!

  4. Bob Wichlinski

    December 7, 2015 at 9:23 am

    What a fun way to win a Hoosier homegrown product that will keep my tosies warm and cozy!

  5. Cindy Bear

    January 14, 2016 at 10:48 am

    why must you enter thru facebook, tweets and such?

    • Rachel Bertone

      January 15, 2016 at 9:32 am

      Hi Cindy,

      We understand that not everyone has social media, which is why we offer the option of entering through comments as well. So you are officially entered! Good luck!

      Rachel Bertone
      editor, My Indiana Home

  6. Allison Hertges

    February 6, 2016 at 3:13 pm

    entering for sock giveaway

  7. Rita Wampler

    February 21, 2016 at 3:57 pm

    Love the socks. Is it too late to enter?? If not, please enter me. If it is too late, please send me info on where to order. Thanks

    • Rachel Bertone

      February 22, 2016 at 7:58 am

      Hi Rita,

      Unfortunately, the giveaway contest for FBF Originals is over. You can find retailers that sell the socks here: Hope this helps!

      Rachel Bertone
      editor, My Indiana Home

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