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By Dr. Mayer Salama and Dr. Daniel Salama
October 25, 2017
Category: Foot Care
Tags: Blisters   activities  

As technology and modern medicine grow and develop, so do the products on the market. Believe it or not, socks have come a long way over time due to technological advancement. There are many types of socks on the market and some boast new fiber blends to better tailor to the needs of athletes, workers, kids, and others. Here is the low down on the newest advancements in the sock field.

Wicking Fabrics

Athletes know that high intensity activities can make them sweat. This can lead to blisters on the feet due to the moisture and friction that is caused. Because of this, specially engineered polyester fibers have been created to help wick away moisture during sport activities. One such fiber is called Coolmax. It boasts fibers that have 20% more surface area than regular fibers. This allows the water to spread over a greater distance of fabric, which will in turn allow for quicker evaporation. Coolmax is just one brand. There are other brands that work similarly such as Dryfit, BiPolar, Stretch Supplex and many more.

Cold Weather Fabrics

This type of innovative fabric is for those who practice in cold weather activities. There are brands such as Thermolite. Fibers in the Thermolite brand have a hollow core and twisted surface. This makes it so that the fibers can hold in air which allows for extra insulation in the sock. This insulation traps body heat and prevents it from escaping.

Abrasion Reducing Socks

Lastly, there are also socks that help reduce the chance of getting blisters. Blisters occur due to friction and the rubbing of a sock and shoe against one another. Breeze brand socks make it so that the sock sticks better to your foot. The foot will then slide better in the shoe and cause less friction and abrasions resulting in less blisters.

As you can see, socks have come a long way from the basic cotton that we all know and use regularly. Sometimes it can be hard to decide which sock is the right fit for your needs. If you are having trouble picking out socks that are right for your specific activity, call Dr. Mayer Salama and Dr. Daniel Salama located in Dearborn, Farmington Hills, Clarkston, and Trenton, Michigan. Foot care specialists Dr. Mayer Salama and Dr. Daniel Salama will help you find the right socks for your situation. Make an appointment online today or call 313-274-0990. Not all socks are the same, so let us show you the way.



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