In beauty school, I don't recall exactly the sequence of events, but for some reason I took off my shoes. On that particular day, I happened to be wearing mitten socks. A friend saw them and found them to be creepy, although she had no problem with toe socks. Apparently I was inspired by them, and she was kind enough to let me paint her nails.
The inspiring sock:
This was ages ago, so don't remember what polishes I used.