How To Choose Hiking Socks

There is an adage that states one should buy quality items that separate you from the ground.  These are things such as tires, mattresses, and socks and shoes.  As an avid hiker having spent many years on hikes around the Appalachian and Rocky Mountains, this adage is even more important when you’re doing activities that keep you on your feet for hours at a time throughout the day, such as hiking.  Nothing can spoil even a short hike faster than blistered and injured feet.  That being said, there are a few things to consider when picking out socks for the trail.

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Are you planning for a leisurely two mile stroll around a lake in the summer in your sneakers, or are you going to be spending two weeks on a trail that is full of snow and ice?  The kind of hiking, and how active you will be, will determine what kind of socks you need.  Below are some lightweight and medium-weight socks that will serve you well on many trails to come.

  • Lightweight hiking and backpacking socks.  If you’re not spending a lot of time on the trail, say a day hike, or your feet are thoroughly used to hiking, modern sport socks can work as well as specialty “hiking” socks that are three or four times as expensive.  These socks are relatively thin and are usually made of synthetic materials to wick sweat away from your feet and stay light.  Here are some low cut sport socks great for ankle-high hiking shoes and sneakers.
  • Medium weight hiking and backpacking socks.  If you have taller hiking boots, or are going to be spending more time on the trail or in cooler conditions, a more substantial sock may be needed.  Merino Wool is a great fabric and one of the most popular natural sock materials around.  It is warm, cushioned, and unlike cotton it retains warmth if it gets wet.  Merino Wool is also itch-free, so these socks won’t be like those old wool sweaters you used to get at Christmas that drove you crazy.  Here are two merino wool socks blended with synthetic materials that will serve you well.

 

 

Show Your Breast Cancer Awareness Month Support in Style

Every October, we recognize Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It seems like everyone has a close relative, a friend, or a friend of a friend that has had breast cancer. In fact, about 1 out of every 8 women will develop a form of it in their life, and while the number is much lower in men, it is still a possibility.

For this reason, National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM) was created in 1985 in association with the American Cancer Society to raise awareness for and increase fundraising for breast cancer.

Because awareness is so crucial to increasing funds for breast cancer organizations and causes, you’ve no doubt seen the pink bumper stickers, shirts, ribbons, etc. Shortly after October was denoted as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the color pink was used as an identifier for ribbons to indicate awareness for breast cancer.

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At Socks4Life, we have a number of pink/pink ribbon socks so you can show your support for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. A portion of every purchase of a sock in our pink ribbon section is donated to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. The NBCF is one of the foremost recognized breast cancer foundations in the world, earning a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, as opposed to the Susan G. Komen Foundation’s 3-star rating.

Take a look a some of our pink ribbon socks and show your support in style.

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Pink Ribbon Women’s Patterned Crew Sock

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Pink Ribbon Popcorn Plush Slipper Sock

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Breast Cancer Awareness Women’s Terry Slipper Socks – 2 pairs

Diabetic Socks Offer Many Comfortable Advantages

 

 

 

For those suffering from Diabetes or other circulatory issues, Diabetic Socks can serve as a cost-effective remedy to everyday discomfort.

With high quality American Manufacturers (such as Dr. Scholl’s) now producing diabetic friendly socks, finding a product that meets your needs is easier than ever.

At Socks4Life.com, we offer low prices on many styles and brands of diabetic footwear. If we can be of any assistance to you, please contact us via our website!

 

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Go All Out with Spooky Halloween Socks!

With  Halloween creeping closer, Socks4Life.com provides you with the tools you need to stylishly accessorize your seasonal get-ups.

Here are a couple examples of our new line of Halloween Knee Length socks, which are now on sale:

 

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We’ve added over a dozen new products to our Halloween selection for this year, so be sure to check them all out!

As with all Socks4Life.com products, we stand by the quality of our offerings with a money-back guarantee. So, rest-easy, your spooky selections should last you several Halloween seasons! In the collection, we offer crew socks at $3.95/pair ($2.50 with a purchase of 12 pairs or more) and knee socks at $5.95/pair ($5.00 with a purchase of 6 pairs or more).

If we can assist you in anyway, feel free to reach out to us!

-The Socks4Life.com Team