Who else here /puttee/pilled?
Wore them as a joke once, but realised the great ankle support they gave me. Also feels kike they take some strain off of your calves. Never go hiking without them now, but take them off as soon as I return to civilisation to avoid odd looks.
This thread is for odd equipment (whether niche, old fashioned, or made by you) that you love to wear and use when /out/