Which Material Is Best For Socks?

Which Material Is Best For Socks?

Philosockphy.com/collections/socks-club">sock of the month and Sock Subscription services are taking over the sock game, allowing consumers to receive new socks each month to keep their feet looking fresh. But when you subscribe to one of these services, you’re often getting cashmere socks or brand new wool socks or cotton socks – but never all three in one box! And if you want to switch up your sock rotation each month, how do you know which material is best for socks?

The Pros of Knit Woolen

Wool is a great natural insulator, so it's not surprising that wool socks have been popular for generations. It retains warmth when wet, doesn't get scratchy even with extended wear and breathes well enough to keep feet from overheating during exercise. The best part about wool socks, though, is how long they last: They may show a little wear after being worn for years but will probably still be comfortable to wear. Woolen socks are also easier to care for than other kinds: Simply wash them in cold water and hang them to dry or tumble dry on low heat.

The Pros of Cashmere

We love cashmere because it's luxurious and you can dress it up or down. And when you buy a high-quality cashmere sweater, like Philosockphy's cashmere products, it will last a lifetime and its warmth will still be comfortable years from now. It can also be a great investment because once you find that perfect cashmere item, there are plenty of sock subscription services where you can get socks for just $10/month. We think that's worth every penny.

The Pros of Cotton

Cotton socks are easy to care for, making them a great choice for busy people. All you need is warm water and soap—no expensive products or professional cleaning services required. They’re also available everywhere, from major online retailers to big-box stores like Target and Walmart. A cotton sock may not be as pretty as a cashmere or wool sock, but they look nice enough while being practical and cheap enough that no one will ever know what you’re wearing on your feet unless you want them to. Another pro: Cotton is lightweight, meaning it’s comfortable in most seasons and versatile in terms of outfit choices.