Why wear socks? The importance and benefits of wearing socks


You might be wondering why we need to wear socks. The benefits of wearing socks go beyond making your feet comfortable. Socks are important no matter who you are or what you’re doing.

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 athlete’s foot (tinea).

There are 125,000 sweat glands on the bottom of each foot, it’s important to wear a high-quality socks that can help manage all that moisture as it can soften the skin and make feet more vulnerable to blisters and injury.  Socks made from the likes of Marino wool are soft and breathable 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 purchasing 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.

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


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