If your job requires you to be on your feet all the time, you should do everything you can to make yourself as comfortable as possible. This typically involves wearing comfortable footwear and socks. Comfortable footwear is relatively easy to come by, and most people tend to buy comfortable shoes. However, a lot of people neglect the importance of wearing proper socks. This especially holds true if you have a condition like diabetes, or if your feet tend to sweat profusely and you have other skin conditions.
Typically, people’s first choice when it comes to socks is either cotton or wool socks. Not because they’re the ideal option, but because they’re the only choice they think they have. However, much to everyone’s surprise, socks made of bamboo are actually superior in quality, comfort, and a plethora of other aspects. Almost everyone I know and whom I’ve recommended socks made of bamboo to, never go back to wearing conventional cotton and wool socks once they experience the benefits of bamboo, which include the characteristics mentioned below.
Bamboo fabric is much softer and more comfortable than wool and cotton fabric. It’s ideal for people who spend most of their work day on their feet, and want to avoid chafting, rubbing and discomfort. They provide gentle cushioning as if you’re walking on a thick carpet. They won’t irritate your skin, and with the breathability properties bamboo fabric features, your feet will breathe and will never get too cold or too hot.
Help You Maintain The Right Temperature
Speaking of breathability, as aforementioned, bamboo socks will keep your feet cool in the summer, and warm in the winter. Other fabrics can’t maintain this comfort, as they don’t have the thermo-regulating properties bamboo has.
Superior Skin Care
Bamboo made socks have antibacterial and antifungal properties thanks to Bamboo Kum – a substance the fabric contains. This substance repels pests and insects, and helps fight off germs and foot odour. Not only will this mean that your feet feel and stay fresh after taking your shoes off after a long day at work, but they will help prevent skin disorders, like athlete’s foot. Moreover, bamboo has anti-allergenic properties and are ideal for people with sensitive skin, skin allergies and dermatitis.
Lastly, bamboo production typically leaves very little to no carbon footprint. Bamboo as a tree is extremely sustainable, high yielding and soil stabilising. Moreover, it doesn’t require much watering, which means it can be grown practically anywhere. Furthermore, it doesn’t require pesticide and fertilisers which makes bamboo products chemical-free.