It’s easy to ignore socks or forget about them entirely. To many, they seem to be little more than pieces of cloth we slip on our feet and wear in our shoes. But socks aren’t just a fashion accessory, although they can be that. Socks, as humble as they may appear, are a critical protective layer for the health of your foot, and at Pro-Tect we’ve spent years pushing those protective qualities further and further. Here are what socks do for you.
Socks aren’t just good for you, they’re good for your shoe! If you don’t wear socks in your shoes, this means that the moisture and sweat your feet generate is going directly into the material of your shoe. Sweat is essentially salty fluids, meaning that it can have a corrosive effect on materials given enough time. By not wearing socks in your shoes, especially during warmer weather, you hasten the day when you’ll have to spend more money to buy new shoes.
Fungus needs dark, moist, warm places in order to thrive. When you don’t wear socks in your shoes, you are turning your shoes into a perfect breeding ground. All it takes is for spores from the wrong kind of fungus to drift through the air and settle down on your shoe and once it takes hold, that fungus may eventually move from your shoe to your foot, resulting in the infamous athlete’s foot or other infections that irritate and harm your skin.
Socks, especially Pro-Tect socks that wick moisture, ensure that the clammy feel and smell of shoes that you use during runs or other work outs is dramatically reduced. Foot odor is a result of sweat building up inside the shoe as your skin, the shoe, and the sweat itself all interact with each other. A Pro-Tect sock absorbs the sweat and wicks it away, ensuring a tight, dependable and comfortable fit remains in the shoe at all times no matter what you’re doing.
If you think your sock is just worn out of tradition, think again. Socks really do an amazing job of protecting your feet, and Pro-Tect socks are among the best.