‘Tis the season of cold extremities and poor circulation. No need to change the thermostat when you’ve got socks to keep you warm! Get high-quality, moisture-wicking socks made of merino wool and other synthetic fibers to keep you warm and dry this winter so you can face the day, instead of hiding from it.
It’s important to keep your feet warm when the temperature drops because it helps regulate your body’s core temperature. When it’s cold outside, your body pulls heat from the extremities and gives it back to your core, therefore regulating your body temperature and keeping you warm. Your extremities (feet and hands) are where most of the heat exchange with our surroundings occurs, which is why those areas are the first to feel a pinch when it’s cold outside.
Tips to Keep Feet Warm:
- Avoid cotton. Socks made of cotton can only absorb up about 10-14% of their own weight in water and won't keep their warmth when wet, which is essentially just a recipe for cold feet.
- Stick with Merino wool. Merino wool can absorb up to 30% of its own weight in water and still not feet wet! Dry feet = warm feet.
- Thicker doesn’t always mean warmer. It's all about the material. If you're wearing boots, you shouldn't wear socks that are too thick. If a thick sock causes enough pressure on the foot, it could cut off circulation to your toes, and you definitely don't want that!
- Try liner socks. Liner socks add an extra layer that helps prevent blisters and irritation to keep your feet dry and comfortable.
We recommend heavier socks for your sneaker days, lightweight socks if you’re wearing boots, and replacing your dressy socks with a pair of thin hiking socks to keep warm in the winter. You also can’t go wrong with cushioned socks to add extra support, comfort, and warmth.
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