George T. Adams can still put on his socks at age 85, but may not be able to do that in a year.
That’s why he invented the “Sox Butler,” a device that helps a person put on socks without having to bend down.
Adams first tried looking in medical supply stores for a similar device.
“And they didn’t have anything,” Adams said. “On the way home I said, ‘Hell, I’ll just make something.”
It took Adams a few days to come up with the design back in 2010. He’s made a few improvements since then.
Adams charges $9 for the Sox Butler. That’s about what it costs for the materials and labor.