We all know if we increase our physical activity, we will have hot sweaty feet. The feet are the second sweatiest part of our body next to our armpits. The 250,000 sweat glands found on each foot can create 1/2 to 1 cup of perspiration per day, depending on the activity level. Unless the moisture is wicked away, our feet will become soggy and the skin soft and damp. Mushy skin becomes damaged more quickly than dry skin.
Our socks are high on the list of everyday items we take for granted. They take extreme wear and tear from our feet. They protect our feet from blisters and all the abuse we can deal out. One of the jobs of our socks is to manage moisture and keep our feet dry. One of the products used for wicking as well as anti-fungal and antibacterial properties are the Juzo Silver Soft. Even in ancient times silver was used as an anti-fungal and antibacterial. Silver is woven into the garments and does not wash out. These socks have been found to help aleviate foot odor.
Their second job is to give enough padding to keep our feet warm or cool depending on conditions and our activity. The Sigvaris Athletic Recovery can be used for activity such as walking as well as recovery after a high intensity work-out.
All compression socks, stockings and hose have a built in wicking action to transport the dampness away from the feet to the outside of the garment where evaporation can occur. Garments with high contents of synthetic fibers such as nylon, and acrylic tend to wear longer and provide ample padding for your feet. The natural fiber wool gives plushness and padding to the sock as well as having great moisture wicking properties. The Jobst forMen Casual has just a touch of wool which along with Dri-Release manages moisture well. Fibers such as nylon have special finishes such as the Dri-Release applied to aid in the wicking action.
I know I fall below the recommendation for physical activity, but I am going to start walking more to get my body healthy as well as my feet and I hope you will put on your support socks and join me.
Here’s to Healthy Feet for a Healthy Life,