When I reach into my sock basket, I find myself always looking for toesocks. No matter what the activity or footwear, my subconscious just prefers them. I say my subconscious because I don't spend a lot of time thinking about socks - I guess I delegate that decision to a different plane of my brain. All I know is that when I reach in to get a pair of socks, a pair of toesocks is almost inevitably what comes out (and NOT because they are the only type I have!).