Top 5 Best Practices When Buying Socks

March 06, 2017

Top 5 Best Practices When Buying Socks

Why do we wear socks? Chiropodists may be indispensable when it comes to helping us to keep ourselves on our feet; comfortably and without pain. No matter how important the need for good foot care, having the proper wearing components like the right shoes and socks is essential too.

Wearing socks keeps our feet separate from our shoes, protecting us from irritation and infection. Socks help us to discover if we happen to sweat a lot- a wet sock at the end of the day is proof of that! Too much sweat leads to fungal infections. Looking at wet socks will encourage us to have a good sock supply and change more often.

 Here are 5 sock buying practices to be considered:

  •  Choose the best of what is in your affordability range: Don’t opt for poor quality cheap socks. There’s no point paying for something that won’t last long, consists of man-made fibers and doesn’t absorb moisture properly. However, you should pay consideration to the prices of rival sellers. After buying a pair of socks, you might find the same type in another store with a price difference; causing you joy or anguish based on whether you paid a higher or lower price.

  • Always select socks made from natural fibers: Although a little synthetic fiber in your socks doesn’t hurt; if you have sweaty feet it is better not to buy synthetic socks as they don’t absorb moisture. Cotton is a preferable fiber but it’s not as good as merino wool in absorbing moisture.
  • Make sure the socks fit you: wearing large socks only leads to them creasing underfoot. Equally, socks that are too small can restrict your blood circulation and leave you feeling uncomfortable altogether.

  • Good elastic: the best elastics to buy are Lycra and Elastane. Non-elastic socks are perfect for people suffering from diabetes, obesity, irregular blood circulation and other possible ailments which prevent us from wearing socks comfortably.
  • Be selective: different socks have different purposes. Choose socks that have cushioned soles as they allow for more comfort and protection if you need extra shock protection for example if you are running. 

When buying socks you need to consider durability as well. See if the heal and toe are reinforced as this will protect your foot and increase durability.

Today, socks are making a fashion statement. There’s nothing more appealing than wearing a striking pair of socks! Have a look at the many socks purchasing offers available and try out the many different styles and colors. Socks can go a long way in making an impression!

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Sizing Chart

Kids Socks Size Chart

SIZE US Shoe Size EU Shoe Size  Age
Small 10 - 13 27 - 30 4 - 7
Medium 13.5 - 3 31 - 34 8 - 10
Large 3.5 - 6 35 - 38 11 - 14

Men's Socks Size Chart

SIZE US Shoe Size EU Shoe Size  Age
One Size 7 - 12 40 - 45 Adult

Men's Underwear Size Chart

SIZE Waist Inseam Length 
Small 30 - 32 5"
Medium 33 - 35 5"
Large 36 - 38 5"
X-Large 39 - 42 5"

Women's Socks Size Chart

SIZE US Shoe Size EU Shoe Size  Age
One Size 4 - 10 35 - 40 Adult

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