Yeah, they have to be the same style/texture. As far as caring whether they match in color or not, I don't if they were going to not be seen--but since I pair them up when they come out of the dryer, I'd have to actually be TRYING to mismatch them.
I go the easy route of trying to keep all my socks the same. I'm somewhat surprised when people comment on socks or shoes since I notice someone else's socks maybe every other month or so. Never struck me as relevant.
Ne > Ti > Si >> Te > Se >> Fe > Fi > Ni
as long as they feel the same on my feet I don't really care if they match appearance-wise... I can frequently be caught wearing one blue sock with duckies on it and a bright red sock with turtles on it
it pleases me to annoy everyone else when they catch my glaringly mismatched socks- and if they dare mention it I accuse them of having a foot fetish for staring at people's feet
I won't go as far as matching normal socks with knee socks or toe socks though- that would feel weird
Human beings make life so interesting. Do you know that in a universe so full of wonders, they have managed to invent boredom? -Terry Pratchett
In good P fashion we have a big bin of socks rather than having them matched. My EP daughter started just grabbing random socks. I was horrified until I realized it was pretty funny. (I was raised by SJ's)
This is SO funny because after a weekend of laundry, I was looking at the lonely socks leftover without twins and thinking I should either throw them away or discard my need to match. I have not ever worn socks that don't match, on purpose, before. This weekend, however, I have firmly decided to embrace a devil-may-care attitude and wear mismatched socks to the gym. Baby steps, people, baby steps...