Choosing an outfit can take time and give you a bit of anxiety when you want to make sure you look perfect for your next move. Choosing your socks can be just as crucial.
If you work in an office-type of environment and walk around in your dress shoes all day, you understand wearing a cheap pair of socks can lead to foot aches after a while.
Preparing for a nice hike next week? Make sure you have a nice pair of running shoes or boots and a comfortable pair of socks to go along with it!
In the next few sentences, I’m going to dive into specific qualities and fabrics you should look for when you’re out shopping for socks in the future!
The next time you see a bundle of socks on sale and they look like a great deal, read the material it’s made out of. From experience, the more cotton I’ve gotten in socks, the more comfortable and soft they felt.
There is always a dilemma though when you have cotton as the majority or sole material in your socks.
They shrink when you dry them, and then after you put them on they lose their quality too!
The tip to keep your socks at close to full length and in prime condition, I recommend you air dry them.
I’ve been air drying all my pairs since I found this out, even the ones that have the formula’s half balanced with polyester or nylon, I was able to see and feel the difference.
Polyester is another keyword you should look for in your search for a comfortable pair, make sure you have the right amount though, overdoers who add too much in the formula can end up drenching your feet.
Beware too much polyester can cause your legs to become very moist and itchy, polyester is a fabric made from thermoplastic and it does not absorb sweat. If you bought fabric with this formula before, you know the clammy feeling it gives you.
Mixed into the right formula though, combining polyester and cotton can be a super comfortable wear. It provides enough cotton to absorb minimum sweat and not make your feet feel so clammy from the lower percentage of polyester balancing it out!