Healthy Feet? Don’t Forget Your Socks!

Just when you thought you had it all figured out—socks have pulled a fast one! Long gone are the days when sock shopping was simple—they’ve gone high-tech. There are a lot of choices out there, making it difficult to know which type to purchase.

What do socks bring to the feet? You might be surprised to know that their duties go way beyond blister protection and warmth. Socks can actually provide extra cushion, which is much needed when the feet are pounded during play. With the innovation of new materials, they now have the added benefit of keeping the feet dry. This is great news for anyone who has ever suffered through athlete’s foot which thrives on dark, damp socks and shoes.

As with shoe gear, the right foot covering depends upon your activity. If you are a runner, you may experience fewer blisters with socks made from an acrylic fabric. Avid hikers will likely prefer a pair of well-fitted wool socks over their cotton counterparts. This is because wool holds its shape better which means less friction related foot issues such as corns and blisters. Are you a cyclist? Then you can worry less about support—biking is considered a low-impact activity. Instead, choose a pair that is thin and that will keep your feet as dry as possible.

Choose the right sock and shoes wisely, and your feet will thank you. At Absolute Foot Care Specialists, we understand that you deserve the best in foot care.  Dr. Levine looks forward to serving you at one of his Las Vegas locations. Call or schedule an appointment online today.

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