For most people, socks are just socks - not much to think about, right? But what about sock materials? Are the socks you’re wearing made from the best stuff for your feet? Do you know what to look for in a good sock that will keep your toes happy and healthy all day long? The answer to all these questions and more can be found here at Philosockphy’s sock of the month Club. We offer the best in high quality, environmentally friendly socks that are sure to fit well into even the busiest of work and play days!
What’s wrong with cotton?
Cotton might be the most common sock material, but it's not always best. Cotton socks can stretch out and lose their shape over time, which means that they don't always stay on your feet. With cotton socks, you have to worry about them getting wet and taking forever to dry. Cotton socks also have a tendency to get stinky after just one use!
You're better off with other fabrics like wool or nylon when you want a sock that lasts longer and won't stretch out or shrink up in the wash. Wool is warm, breathable, and naturally anti-microbial so it won't hold odors like cotton can do.
What’s wrong with nylon, acrylic and polypropylene?
Nylon, acrylic and polypropylene are not as breathable as cotton or wool. Cotton and wool socks wick moisture away from your feet better than other materials, which can help prevent blisters. Nylon and acrylic socks have a sheen that can make them look cheap. Polypropylene doesn’t absorb sweat as well as cotton or wool, which means they can start to smell over time.
With Philosockphy's sock subscription service you will never be without socks again! With our sock club we guarantee quality goods delivered right to your door monthly. We carry cool mens socks, colorful ankle socks, fun dress socks and crazy color dress socks at affordable prices with a satisfaction guarantee!
How does nylon rank in terms of comfort, price, smell and performance?
Nylon offers a lot in terms of comfort, performance and price. It also has less smell than other materials and can be quite affordable, too. For these reasons, nylon is our top choice when it comes to socks.
Nylon socks are often on the pricier side because they last longer and are more durable than cotton or wool socks. They might not seem as comfortable or breathable at first but will wear in to your feet quickly enough. They're also great if you want something that resists odors (which cotton does not do well) and doesn't itch as much as wool can for people with sensitive skin!
Are there any socks made out of latex/rubber?
There are not many socks made out of latex, but one company that does offer a latex option is Philosockphy. They offer an awesome sock club that sends you a new pair of socks every month to make sure your feet always stay fresh and stylish. You can even choose the color you want!
How do I care for my new socks?
There are some basic steps you can follow when caring for your new socks. First, remove any excess lint by gently brushing the surface with a dryer sheet. Next, fold them neatly and put them in a drawer or on top of one another in a shoe box. This will ensure that they don't become misshapen over time. Third, separate light-colored socks from dark-colored ones to avoid having them blend together over time. Finally, wash them about once every two months using cold water and mild detergent to preserve their shape and color over time.