Philosockphy: The Great Sock Debate - Cotton vs. New Wool vs. Cashmere


Is it best to wear cotton socks, new wool socks or cashmere socks? This has been the question of the year so far for many sock aficionados. If you’re not familiar with this debate, it all started when Philosockphy launched their sock of the month club, offering new cotton, wool and cashmere socks every month in different styles and patterns, making it easy to change up your look every day without having to think about matching your clothes and shoes perfectly.

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Material – cotton

Cotton is a natural fiber that's known for its durability, softness and breathability. It's also one of the cheapest materials to use when manufacturing socks. Some people prefer cotton because it can be worn all year round and it won't shrink in the wash. However, some people avoid cotton due to its lack of insulation which can lead to cold feet in the winter and sweaty feet in the summer. Other people dislike cotton because it has a tendency to pill and snag easily meaning you'll have to buy new socks more often than other materials like wool or cashmere would need replacing.

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Material – new wool

The first type of sock material we'll discuss is wool. There are many benefits to wearing new wool socks, the most notable being its ability to keep you warm in cooler weather. It can also absorb the sweat from your feet and keep your feet dry, which is another plus for those with sweaty feet. With a little care and attention, wool will last for years without any noticeable wear and tear—something that cotton socks cannot claim!
Wool socks are very comfortable to wear because they're breathable, soft and supportive of your arch.

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Material – cashmere

Cashmere is the best material for socks because it keeps your feet warm and comfortable all year long, is naturally itch-free, and doesn't pill or shrink when washed! You'll always know what you're getting with our cashmere socks because they come in a variety of colors, styles and designs so no matter what your style is, you'll find something that suits your needs.
With a sock subscription service like ours, you can finally say goodbye to mismatched socks cluttering up your drawer and hello to coziness all year long!

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Why should you wear socks?

Socks are not just for keeping your feet warm, they can be an accessory to any outfit. There are many different types of socks that are specifically designed for different occasions or needs and your wardrobe should include a few of each type to cover every occasion.
A pair of ankle socks is usually paired with dress pants, while a crew sock would be appropriate with jeans or chinos. Dress socks can be considered more formal and you will typically wear them with slacks or khakis in the office setting. crazy color dress socks make a bold statement and can easily turn any dull outfit into something fun!

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When should you take off your shoes?

One way to prevent sock blisters is to wear long pants and no-show socks. Although it might not be the most fashionable, it's a great option for those who are prone to getting blisters or just have sensitive skin that doesn't react well to tight socks.

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Hiding sock blisters with long pants and no-show socks

It's a dilemma many of us have faced before, you know it's time to change your socks but you can't because they're causing blisters and the only solution is a new pair but after last night's dinner and the walk to work this morning, they just don't seem worth it. But what if I told you that with just a couple of adjustments in your sock wardrobe, you could enjoy wearing them again?
-Hiding socked blisters with long pants and no-show socks Don't be afraid of ankle or dress socks! If you wear long pants with these types of socks, the foot part will not show and will keep the blister from rubbing on the inside of your shoe.