Among all the outdoor gears, sock is the one always be overlooked.Most of us spend a lot of time focusing on outdoor shoes but ignored the importance of socks.Assuming it will be alright as long as the socks are of good quality.This  is totally wrong. Every senior outdoor enthusiast will never ignore the role of a pair of socks.So what can socks do for outdoors? How do we choose the right pair of socks?

Why choose the right outdoor socks?

We regard socks as supporting part for a long time, because it's believed that shoes are the main protection for us when we exercise.But be aware that socks are the ones that come closest to your feet.Choosing sock improper can cause direct harm to the foot likewise.Badly fitting socks can also cause blisters.Although it doesn't need to be exactly the same size as shoes, we can start from the usual attention to find out the socks that fit our feet.If you wear socks that are too big or too small, they will either come loose or slip off your heels, and your feet will wear out in less than 30 minutes.

How to choose suitable outdoor socks?

Socks, in fact, can also be a strict sense of protection, it plays a very good role in protecting our feet.When choosing socks,we should we should choose from the following points:


Cotton: cotton is a traditional natural fiber as well as comfortable materials of higher textile .It is most commonly used materials to produce socks .But for outdoor sports, the performance of cotton itself has a lot of limitations.Cotton socks absorb sweat, dry slowly, do not keep warm after the damp and make the feet uncomfortable and easy to blister.But blended wool (made of wool and synthetic materials) is very popular because they solve these problems.The synthetic sweat material is used to make linings and is woven into thicker walking socks to improve sweat retention.

Nylon: also called nylon, application in sports socks, mainly to strengthen the firmness.Because of the addition of nylon, the socks will not be damaged.

Type of socks:

Hiking socks:

Comfort, warmth and air permeability are usually considered. The length is usually from the ankle to the bottom of the calf and the thickness is moderate.

Climbing socks:

Climbing socks are usually taller than most socks, from the bottom of the calf to the top of the calf (depending on your height).In order to cope with cold weather and difficult terrain, the thickness of the thickest, the best warmth.

Running socks:

The socks, which are usually ankle-length and thinner than hiking and hiking socks, are designed to allow for air permeability and comfort in the front and rear balls of the foot during the run.

Liner Socks:

These socks are very thin and are usually worn with thick socks such as hiking socks to prevent chafing and blisters from forming and taking moisture away from the surface of the skin, keeping the feet comfortable and dry.

When choosing outdoor socks, you can also choose suitable outdoor socks according to the length, comfort, thickness, location of outdoor activities, uses and natural environmental conditions.

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