Wicking socks are a type and brand of sock that is made and designed with a specific purpose. That purpose is to create a comfortable feeling for the wearer. The wicker sock is made from fibres that synthetic.
Synthetic fibres remove sweat and damp away from the skin preventing damp socks rubbing on heels or feet making them sore.
Wicking socks can be used all year round and are very popular in winter, they help to keep warm air insulated in-between the shoes or trainers.
In the summer months the socks can help the feet develop sores and blister that start with friction rubbing with sweat or damp.
They are great to be used for sports and for people who wear trainers or enclosed shoes for long hours during work or sport to avoid chaffing.
Wicking socks can be found and purchased at many shoe stores in the high street and online too. They are reasonably priced and when taken care of can last years. Wicking socks can also be found at athletic supply stores, even hunting and fishing stores.
Walking socks such as wicking socks are designed to provide cushion for your step. Wicking socks will maintain their softness and continue to be resilient throughout the life of the sock.
The great fabrics that make this condition also will wick the moisture away from your foot, which in turn prevents sweating and rubbing. The term sweat socks may still be appropriate but now the socks are pulling the moisture away from the foot rather than holding it in and creating a home for athlete’s foot or fungus.
There are many popular brands available currently on the market. Cool Max, Thorlo, New Balance and Wigwam are some of the most popular as they are reasonably priced. Wicking socks are more expensive than ordinary every day socks however the benefits compared are second to none.
Wicking socks are popular with runners and people who spend a lot of time on their feet outdoors in all weathers through all seasons. Wicking socks are proved to prevent the event of blistering.