How to choose socks. Part 2

Earlier we wrote about a small review of socks – their varieties, material of manufacture and purpose. We can easily find out where to go. So …

Guide – what are the socks, how to choose them

Can a garment be simpler than a sock? What is more complicated? Well, you can spend your time on the road.

In addition to field observations, you can imagine. If they were the same, it was not. Socks of skiing to tennis. With such a variety, how to choose the right?

Degree of activity

Start by determining your activity level. It is not the case that there is a need for it. Walking on snow, crossings, running, running and running. It is associated with low mobility, therefore it can be associated with low mobility.
There is no reason why it is possible to avoid

Variety of socks by weight / thickness:

  • inserts, liners – usually worn as a baseline immediately over the skin. Can add efficiency when combined with high-tech socks. It’s a way of getting rid of your skin.
  • lightweight For everyday use, it is more important to keep warm. The sole of the toe can be thickened to provide softness and support.
  • socks average thickness / weight Additional thickening on the sole. Can be worn with liners.
  • dense Socks – tighter design for better heat retention. It is a good choice to wear rubber boots or high boot covers. Usually taller to fit high shoes. Can also be worn with liners.

Socks height

Ankle-shin-up. The next step in choosing the right socks – to determine the desired height. Usually on the market there are socks of the following heights:

  • short – below the ankle. Usually 3 inches high – “stealth” (7.5 cm)
  • low – below the ankle. Usually 3-4 inches tall (7.5-10 cm)
  • medium – typical length 5-7 inches (12.5-17.5 cm)
  • quarter length – 5-9 inches (12.5-22.5 cm)
  • on the calf – 9-12 inches (22.5-30 cm)
  • on shin – covers most of the calf – 15 inches or more (37.5 cm)

Sock material

It is your choice to make your choice. For example, it is more important to avoid wear and tear. Below is a brief list of socks used in the manufacture of socks. Please note that they are rarely found in their pure form, they are often not mixed.

  • acrylic Lumiza ™ is an acrylic fiber and it is moisture absorbed by evaporation. One of the few moisture-absorbing acrylic fibers on the market. Light, insulating, soft, breathable, quick-drying.
  • polypropylene – water repellent fiber is not absorbing moisture. It is used by itself or with the body. Durable, and with the lowest specific gravity of synthetic fibers.
  • nylon – durable universal fiber. Nylon socks can be thin and silky or thick and elastic. It is often used together.
  • spandex – It is a fiberglass liner.
  • wool – natural fiber, easy to clean. It is a stretch of curl. He also has qualities such as crushing resistance, dyeability, shape retention and breathability. It can be connected to provide a layer of thickness, providing a range of insulation for different thickness. Wool yarn tied into a sock becomes bulky and soft. The air gets trapped between the fibers and becomes an ideal insulation. Woolen socks keep feet dry; it absorbs water up to 30% of its moisture.
  • wool Merino sheep. It is a soft drink. It doesn’t bite and keeps the size after shape.
  • polyester Breathing Absorbent Absorption Provides softness and dryness.
  • polyester Thermalight is a lightweight material that provides breathability and warmth, removes sweat from the legs. It combines a thermo-effective polymer and hollow fibers, which are heated and retain heat.
  • polyester Coolmax is a high-performance fiber inside of the sweat. Excellent material for drying.
  • elastic – The sponge is covered with rubber for stretchability and recovery.
  • cotton – the light, moisture absorbing fiber. It’s like no other (except that flax, probably approx. Lane.). Breathable and eco-friendly.

Tips for keeping your feet warm

  • To keep warm, feet should be dry. So, it is possible to take care of the skin by the body – Apply talcum powder on your feet, and on your shoes too – this is also good.
  • Wear too thick socks (or several, one on top of the other) – not always in favor of the legs. Often, it is more than a thinner sock. It was not a squeeze on the foot.
  • If the activity in the field alternates high activity with low mobility, there is no need for a spare pair. Changing socks during the transition. Keep it in stock.

As you can see, socks. It is quite possible to choose your skin.

Authors Mike Schoby and Matt Arndt (biased position possible)

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