Our feet release an average of 20 to 30 gallons of sweat per year which is quite a lot of humidity for our feet to deal with. “Where does all that excess liquid go?” you ask? Well, five to eight gallons of that sweat is absorbed by your socks, and quite often your shoes will be drenched in it too. The natural fibers used in the fabrication of your socks can make a world of difference.
Avoid socks that are 100% cotton. Indeed, even though cotton absorbs humidity well, humidity remains in direct contact with your feet when wearing cotton socks. It softens the skin, increases friction and can eventually cause blisters.
Also avoid wool socks. As it is a rough fiber, as thick as a human hair and sometimes thicker yet (80 to 100 microns in diameter), it can cause pruritus and irritations. It can also absorb up to 30% of its own weight, and humidity retained by wool has a really specific smell. Moreover, wool contains lanolin, a well-known allergen a lot of people are allergic to.
What could you use to keep your feet dry and healthy then? Alpaca socks of course! Alpaca fiber is naturally hypoallergenic and lanolin-free.
Our therapeutic socks are designed to help stimulate blood circulation to and from your feet:, good blood circulation will help your feet produce warmth, and will therefore help keep them warm. They have a lot of stretch to them; they are soft and comfortable. They are recommended for diabetic people. Durable and easy-care, they can be machine washed in cold water and put in the dryer.
Composition : 64% alpaca wool, 27% acrylic, 5% nylon, 4% spandex.
This alpaca fiber accessory is available for wholesale, everywhere in Canada.