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Sock Invaders! Quirky 80s Themed Socks for Retro Gamers

Collage of retro gaming socks with Pac-Man and Space Invaders themes

So you think socks are boring? Well, they really don't have to be, and by the time you've finished reading this post which features some very quirky 80s themed socks especially for retro gamers, I hope to have changed your mind!

As you can see in the collage I created above, these socks are colourful and fun, and some are deliberately odd!

So who exactly is a retro gamer? 

It could be someone in their 50s (like myself) who remembers almost breaking the joystick while trying to destroy endless rows of Space Invaders on Taito's arcade cabinet at the local pub (which was often covered in cigarette burns), while trying to avoid spilling half a pint of Harp lager on the already beer-soaked carpet.

Or it could be someone who is still wet behind the ears, and is discovering the sheer instant joy of playing simple but classic games from the 1970s and 80s, without having to have a degree in rocket science to try and work out the complex control system.

Sock Invaders box and three pairs of socks with Space Invaders theme.
Sock Invaders Gift Box

I want to start with these very quirky Sock Invaders. This gift pack includes three pairs of odd socks with a Space Invaders theme. These socks for men are very popular on Amazon right now, and customers are rating them highly.

2 pairs of Pac-Man themed socks
Unisex Pac-Man Socks
Next, I want to show you these Pac-Man themed unisex socks. They're made in the USA, but you can buy them from the UK Amazon. You receive 2 pairs  as shown above, one featuring the four ghosts and the other featuring the munching maniac himself!
Retro Gaming SocksThere are three classic video games that features on these socks; Space Invaders, Pong and Tetris. Perfect for anyone who grew-up playing these simple but classic video games. You can buy these from the Sock Snob store on They're funky, they're colourful and they're awesome!
Legend of Zelda, Donkey Kong and Invader Socks

Also from the same store you can buy these three pairs, this time featuring The Legend of Zelda, Donkey Kong and Space Invaders. I love these as they feature that mad, barrel-throwing monkey!

The original Zelda game from 1986 was hugely popular on the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES), and Donkey Kong appeared in the arcades in 1981, and was the first game to feature Mario. Of course, Space Invaders by Taito is the oldest of them all, being released in 1978, with the Atari 2600 version in 1980 boosting the popularity of the console.
These socks are a-maze-ing. Okay, so that's worse than a Christmas cracker joke, but fans of Pac-Man will love these socks which features the game screen from the classic 80 video game.

Well, I hope you have enjoyed this post and have found something suitable for the retro gamer in your life.


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