While spring may seem within reaching distance, we still have a few more months of cold, snow, slush and bad weather until we reach those May flowers. So – I thought I’d remind everyone that if you’re suffering from cold feet and toes (or maybe even damp, stinky feet), think about switching your cotton and nylon socks out for wool socks. I know – wool sounds itchy and scratchy like the sweaters you got over the holiday season, but if you get the right kind of wool – Merino Wool – you’ll be surprised how soft and comfortable it can be. So, why is wool so great? Let me explain:
- Wool insulates: Wool fibers trap body heat against your skin to keep you toasty in cold weather.
- Wool wicks away moisture: Whether you have an issue with sweaty feet or a leaking boot, wool socks have got you covered. Wool can absorb up to 1/3 of its weight in moisture without feeling wet. Plus, they’ll continue to keep your feet warm.
- Wool is odor resistant: Who doesn’t want to prevent stinky feet? Right. Wool is naturally anti-bacterial, which means it can kill odor causing bacteria around your feet. This also means you can wear them a few times before washing (no judgement).
- Wool is durable: Wool fibers can bend back and forth 20,000 times without breaking – cotton breaks after 3,200 bends. Think less holes!
Why does this matter? Well, cottons socks can absorb moisture too, but they take a lot longer to dry and have no insulation properties at all, which means damp, cold, stinky feet all day long.
We’ve got some really great Merino Wool (i.e. soft) options for your consideration: