You might be wondering what led us to become socks addicts, or why we’ve come to love socks as much as we do. The benefits of wearing socks go beyond making your feet comfortable. In fact, socks are important no matter who you are or what you’re doing. Luckily, we stock high-quality socks that come in different shapes, sizes, colors, and patterns so you can make the most of your sock-wearing days.                     

First things first: if you’re wearing closed toe shoes, you should be wearing socks...NO excuses. By going barefoot in your shoes, you are inviting germs, blisters, and even possible blood and sweat stains into the soles. This typically results in a nasty smell that never seems to leave, and trust us, you don’t want to commit that crime. Passing up on socks also tends to cause various foot problems, including a rise in cases of athlete’s foot, so make sure you’re keeping your feet protected with socks!        

With 125,000 sweat glands on the bottom of each foot, it’s important to wear high-quality socks that can help manage all of that sweat, as it can soften the skin and make feet more vulnerable to blisters and injury. Our stock of well-designed, high-quality padded socks made of merino wool will help manage moisture to keep your feet dry, happy and healthy. Merino wool is a soft and breathable fabric that will not only help manage moisture but also keep your feet warm in the winter and cool in the summer so you can wear socks year round and still be comfortable!

When you’re searching for socks you also want to look for some with a bit of cushioning (not too much) to help keep your feet comfortable in your shoes. Of course, the amount of padding or cushioning on your sock depends on your attire and personal preference, however, padded socks help protect the feet’s skin and soft tissues and also reduces stress on the feet from pressure and impact.      

If you’re concerned about wearing socks with your Sperry’s, Converse, TOMS, or other summer shoes, don’t worry, there’s a sock for those too!  

Overview: Benefits of Wearing Socks

  • Keep feet warm
  • Protect feet from germs and blisters
  • Protect shoes from germs and stains
  • Reduce stress on feet
  • Manage moisture   

Socks, like underwear, should be a crucial part of your wardrobe. Check out some high-quality socks from our top brands like Smartwool, Darn Tough, Wigwam and more. Or try using our Sock Finder to narrow your search and find the perfect socks so you can experience these amazing benefits!