You Won't Believe What You Didn't Know About Socks

 

What’s the difference between knee-high and ankle socks? Does wearing the same pair all day every day affect their longevity? Can you wash them in your washing machine, or should you hand-wash them? These are just some of the questions I’m going to answer as we dig deeper into one of the most common items in our closets — socks! We don’t often think much about our socks, but maybe we should... if you've ever ended up with smelly feet because you didn't know how to wash your socks properly, this article will help!

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Caring For Leather Socks


Sock care is really easy and really important. The best way to care for leather socks is to avoid getting them wet. It's also a good idea to not wear them two days in a row, as this can lead to some uncomfortable rubbing. For more information on how to make your leather socks last, check out the tips below!

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How To Get Rid Of Odor In Socks


If you're embarrassed about your smelly socks and want to know how to get rid of odor in socks, you'll be relieved to know it's not hard. Add a cup of white vinegar and a tablespoon of baking soda into your load with detergent. After you wash them, put them in the dryer for an hour on high heat. They'll come out smelling fresh as new!

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Why Are There Red And Green Lines on My Tights?


If you're wearing tights and notice red or green lines on them, then your tights are probably not colorfast. Colorfast tights, sometimes also called color-safe or color-proof will not bleed onto other clothes and will stay true to the same color on both the inside and outside of the garment. As a result, most manufacturers will typically list whether their tights are colorfast in the product description. The good news is that this can be fixed by washing with a color-safe detergent like Woolite® Black LabelTM.

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What Is The Correct Way To Wash Woolen Clothing?


It is important to wash woolen clothing differently from cotton or synthetic clothing. Wool can attract dirt and oil, and it does not clean as easily as other fabrics. The best way to wash woolen clothing is by hand in cold water with a mild detergent and either vinegar or a wool-specific soap. Gentle agitation in the water will remove any dirt, sweat, and oils that have been absorbed by the fabric, while the vinegar or soap will help preserve the garment's natural lanolin. After washing in cold water, use cold water again for rinsing your garment if you are going to air dry it; this will help keep the fabric from shrinking too much when it dries.

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How Do I Stop My Feet From Sweating?


If you find that your feet sweat a lot, there are a few things you can do to stop it. 1. Change your socks often - this will help reduce the buildup of bacteria and fungus on your skin, which can cause an increase in sweating 2. Try reducing the amount of salt in your diet - this will also help with sweat 3. Apply an anti-perspirant to the bottoms of your feet - this will reduce the amount of sweating 4. Wear breathable shoes - it may sound counterintuitive, but wearing shoes that don't keep air from circulating around your feet can actually make them sweat more 5.

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Why Are Some Shoes Too Tight?


Shoes that are too tight will cause pain and discomfort. They can even lead to more serious injuries such as ruptured plantar fascia, Achilles tendonitis, and shin splints. Tight shoes can also cause you to be less mobile in your feet. It's important to wear the right size shoe for your foot type. Keep in mind that you should go up a half size in dress shoes if you want to feel comfortable but not slip out of them. If you have wide feet or a high instep, opt for wider styles of shoes like loafers or moccasins with a bit more width in the toe box.