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January 2016

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What are your socks made out of?

SocksSocks 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.

My feet hurt all the time – will custom shoes help me?

If your feet hurt continually you may be wondering if custom shoes will help.

Although persistent foot pain can be eased through pedorthic treatment, custom-made footwear is traditionally reserved for individuals who are physically unable to get their foot into a retail or orthopaedic shoe due to a structural (bony) deformity. These people would not be able to wear shoes if we did not build a shoe around their foot.