The Sock of the Month Club: Deciding Between Cotton, New Wool, and Cashmere

 

Using the right material can keep your feet dry, even if it’s raining outside, and warm during the cold winter months of fall and winter. But which material is best for socks? Cotton, new wool or cashmere? Some socks are made from just one material, while others use more than one. Other factors, like thickness and the sock’s weight, also come into play when choosing the right material to use when crafting your socks – but only you can decide what’s best for you.

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Considerations


- Often times in life we're faced with a choice that will have an impact on our lives. Should I buy a house or rent? What should I major in? Which material is best for socks? While this may seem like an easy decision, it can be quite difficult to choose between three different materials like cotton, wool, or cashmere. But with some consideration you'll be able to make the right choice for yourself. Cotton is by far one of the most popular materials because its breathable and durable. It's also often cheaper than wool or cashmere which makes it a top choice for many people looking for quality socks without breaking their budget.

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Cotton


Many people think that cotton is the best material for socks because they are affordable and easy to care for. However, cotton socks can get wet easily. Also, cotton socks can be itchy on feet when worn all day. Some people even complain that they develop skin allergies to their clothes made of cotton. These complaints make it hard to believe that cotton is one of the most popular sock materials!

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Cashmere


There are many benefits to wool socks. The first is that they are warm. Wool fiber traps body heat from escaping so you stay nice and toasty all day long. Second, wool has natural moisture-wicking abilities which means it will absorb any sweat or moisture before it can get into your shoe where it can cause blisters or smelly feet. It also has anti-microbial properties which makes them good for people with sweaty feet!
Wool socks come in a variety of thicknesses and styles (crew length, dress height) so there is sure to be a style for everyone. They are usually a little pricier than cotton but far more affordable than cashmere.

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New Wool


When it comes to socks, wool is without a doubt one of the most popular materials. Wool socks are durable and comfortable, making them perfect for all occasions. New wool socks are also environmentally friendly since they are biodegradable - which is becoming more important as time goes on. They have a soft texture and wick away moisture to keep your feet cool during those hot summer days. Like cotton or cashmere socks, new wool socks can be machine-washed in cold water so you don't have to worry about hand washing these delicate items. Best of all, these quality wool socks come at an affordable price point! Whether you're looking for fun sock subscription ideas or want to find a unique gift for that special guy in your life - check out our selection below!