Socks may only peak out from the bottom of a pair of pants or be hidden entirely in a pair of boots but they are an important part of our wardrobe. Socks keep our feet warm and dry and protect them from painful, and potentially serious, rubs and ulcers. Although you may not give much thought to your socks, you should take them seriously. One of your biggest considerations should be the material your socks are made from.
Cotton socks are by far the most popular because they are inexpensive and easy to find. However, cotton absorbs sweat, saturates quickly and dries slowly which means once your feet get wet they will stay wet. Also, cotton doesn’t have insulating properties so cotton socks won’t keep your feet warm and cold feet are uncomfortable, can lead to blisters and provide a great environment for fungus to grow. If you’re going to be wearing your socks for a prolonged period, or will be participating in a sport or active hobby, cotton socks are not the best choice for you.