Choosing the Best Socks for Athlete’s Foot

checking foot #125650262Itch, Burn, Scratch. You have athlete’s foot. It’s annoying and painful, but doing something as simple as choosing the right socks may be all you need to get rid of it AND prevent athlete’s foot in the future.

First, it’s important to understand that athlete’s foot thrives in wet environments. Your feet sweat more than any other part of your body, and when you wear traditional socks or (worse!) shoes without socks, that sweat gets trapped and allows the infection to basically throw a huge, obnoxious house party on your feet. Time to call the cops on that party, right? In that case, you need to find socks that will immediately absorb the moisture your feet produce, and also eliminate the bacteria on your feet. BrightLife Direct has an entire line of compression socks for athlete’s foot. These socks are dedicated to getting rid of and preventing athlete’s foot in the future.

Compression socks are perfect for absorbing foot moisture and getting rid of athlete’s foot. Because they fit close against the skin, they can immediately wick away moisture from your feet. Additionally, many of our athletic compression socks are made with fabric that is embedded with metal ions. Socks with copper and silver ions can destroy 99.9% of the bacteria and fungus surrounding your foot, which is why most military socks are woven with these metals.

Make sure you take your measurements to determine the correct fit for you, because if they’re too tight, you won’t be able to get them on, and if they’re too lose, they won’t absorb all the moisture on your foot. Here’s a list we pulled together of our best socks for athlete’s foot:

Our Allegro Athletic Copper Support Socks have copper woven into the sole.  Copper is naturally antifungal, so it helps kill the cause of athlete’s foot.  These socks are also knit using CoolMax Polyester, so they do a great job of wicking moisture away from the skin.

The Aetrex Copper Sole Non-Binding Socks are designed to wick away moisture and compress your feet in order to encourage venous return, which is a big bonus if your job requires you to be on your feet all day. These socks are priced as low as $9.76 and are woven with copper fibers to fight bacteria.

Juzo manufactures a wide variety of compression stockings with silver woven into just the sole of the sock, and woven throughout the entire stocking.  Full silver stockings are often prescribed for patients with lymphedema or cellulitis, where keeping the skin as free from bacteria is very important.  Juzo Silver Sole stockings are available in a mild compression in crew, mini-crew and knee high styles.  These make great diabetic socks.  If more compression is required, their Silver Sole Ribbed socks come in 20-30 and 30-40mmHg compressions.  These styles also have a longer foot portion, so they’re great for individuals with large feet. Juzo brand stockings are all machine washer and dryer safe, with prices starting at $13.59.

Mediven’s line of Active socks feature a patented Clima Fresh technology that prevents colonization by micro-organisms and bacteria on the leg and foot.

Lastly, Vitalsox Athletic Sock are great for healthy recovery after long workouts and quick moisture absorption. These Vitalsox are woven with silver anti-microbial fibers to decrease the presence of bacteria.

These are just a few of the brands that we carry that can help with your athlete’s foot. Check out BrightLife Direct’s wide array of compression socks for athletes to find the best socks for your lifestyle.

If you need help choosing the right size or brand, give us a call at 1-877-545-8585 or use the live chat feature on our website. Nobody should have to suffer from athlete’s foot, so put a stop to the spread of that pesky infection and purchase your own compression socks today!

By Brita @ BrightLife Direct
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