Material science for socks - bamboo, cotton or new wool?
Cotton, bamboo viscose, new wool or maybe an entirely different material for socks? This question is more than justified. With our small, inspiring material science, you too will find the right socks for you.
You too will enjoy cotton for a long time. Aren't cotton stockings durable? Yes, absolutely. Nevertheless, high-quality organic cotton also absorbs the sweat on your feet. Pure cotton socks are therefore not suitable if you sweat in your shoes. If you do sports or have sweaty feet, you should avoid pure cotton socks.
Patterned cotton socks from our label Bale®
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Bamboo viscose is now also a very popular material for socks. In contrast to cotton, the special fiber has many advantages. Bamboo viscose is very light and breathable. In summer, the material cools and wicks moisture away from your feet. In winter, bamboo viscose warms and keeps your feet nice and warm. Another argument in favor of bamboo is the velvety-soft surface, which guarantees you a comfortable fit. Other positive properties of bamboo viscose : it is colorfast, hypoallergenic and antistatic.
Bamboo socks from our label Yoshino
Why is new wool just perfect to wear on your feet? This noble material warms the feet almost ingeniously. Virgin wool is particularly suitable for women's socks. Don't many girls and women have cold feet all the time? This is accurately when socks made of new wool are ideal in winter. Virgin wool regulates moisture. The wool is considered to be very robust. Ideal for long-lasting children's socks.
This thick wool makes for perfect hiking fun. Why? These wool socks are often used on mountain tours. Merino wool absorbs sweat during activity and thus ensures the best wearing comfort. The special wool is considered a little hero in the world of wool. You are safe and well padded in these high-quality socks.
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Doesn't it sound classy to wear cashmere socks on your feet? Good quality pays off. This high-quality material warms ideally and does not scratch. It's worth digging a little deeper into your pocket. After all, cashmere is a long companion for many years. Best quality has its price. Rightly so, as we see with cashmere socks.
Do you really want to wear chemistry on your bare feet? Polyester is great for making socks when the fiber is blended with cotton. The material mix of nature and chemistry ensures perfect wearing comfort. Why? Your feet can breathe well. The circulation of the liquid is supported by adding polyester to stockings. Polyester and nylon therefore have a legitimate place in the big world of socks.
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Viscose is ideal for trousers? This material can also be called thin cotton. Viscose is basically a natural fibre, which, however, makes for a low knitting density. The thin socks made of pure viscose are therefore often broken quickly. Viscose stores moisture and quickly causes sweaty feet. As always, we recommend a mix of materials where the natural fiber has its justification. Do you want to wear pure viscose socks? We do not recommend this at any time of the year. Even in hot weather, it is better to rely on the material mix of the sock.
This high-tech material mix ensures the best wearing comfort, especially if you do a lot of sport. Why do people who are active in sports in particular reach for this quality? As a true all-round talent, the functional fiber is perfectly suited to prevent slipping in shoes. Your feet stay dry and protected. Especially when you decide on thick functional fiber socks, you protect yourself from pressure points and blisters. Functional socks cushion when you do sports.
Do you know hosiery that doesn't wrinkle and doesn't absorb any liquid? We find exactly these properties in polyamide. Polyamide as a pure material for socks is therefore absolutely useless. How is the synthetic fiber used? The tear-resistant material is used to add organic cotton or other natural fibers. Choosing the right sock material is like your diet: the right mix is healthy. Which admixture of polyamide is ideal for socks? Usually, 30% is enough to give socks made of terrycloth with polyamide a good wearing comfort.
Socks with a shimmering, silky sheen? Of course - this noble material of silk is becoming more and more popular. As an elegant lady, do you want to be elegantly dressed for special occasions? Do you want to take care of yourself and your feet for that special moment? Then grab the sensitive silk socks. However, silk is a very sensitive material that you have to look after carefully. Stockings made of silk are suitable for presenting on a unique occasion.
In addition to these fibers, which all have their advantages and disadvantages, adding elastane makes sense. Why? Elastane ensures the right shape stability. Socks do not slip and are still stretchable. Elastane ensures that you feel comfortable in your hosiery all day long.
This selection of different materials shows that there is the appropriate socks for every occasion. Baby socks should warm and protect the little darling. If you do sports, you must not suffer from wet or aching feet. If you tend to sweaty feet, you have to do without pure cotton socks.
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