Sock It To Me With 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.