For Bare Feet, Inc., branded and marketed as FBF Originals LLC, is a leading manufacturer, distributor, and retailer of licensed and novelty socks. FBF is the longest-tenured sock licensee of the National Football League and is also licensed with hundreds of colleges, the National Basketball Association, National Hockey League, NASCAR, and Fortune 500 companies and other businesses such as chocolate manufacturer Hershey, Wrangler, and Mossy Oak, among others. From 1997-2016 FBF Originals produced the official on-court sock of the NBA. The FBF corporate headquarters and factory in Martinsville, Indiana knits high-quality socks, headbands, wristbands, scarves and other items sold by retailers across North America. The company also operates retail shops across the U.S. and offers its products for purchase online at http://www.fbforiginals.com.
The FBF story is both entrepreneurial and heartwarming. A schoolteacher and single mother started the company in 1984 with a 19th-century sock-knitting machine and a quaint shop she named For Bare Feet in Nashville, Indiana. The shop is still in operation along with others across the United States. FBF’s present-day headquarters features state-of-the-art manufacturing equipment. Tours which include a visit to the expansive FBF Factory Store And Showroom are available to groups (minimum 15 – 20).