Keeping your body in good shape can be hard at times. Keeping your feet healthy while you work out doesn’t have to be. Lately there has been a large increase of emphasis on physical fitness. Many types of new socks have been developed to better help athletes get the most out of their workout or sport.
One recent development in athletic socks is the creation of spandex panels. These panels offer a ribbed construction in the arch, ankle, and foot areas that gives added support during exercise. They also hold socks in place so they do not slide down and bunch within the shoe.
Socks with extra cushioning such as terry pile lined socks help absorb shock and prevent blisters. Their reinforced toe and heel areas give extra durability. Seams are placed high for extra comfort.
Wicking socks are another popular choice for socks in the athletic world. These socks have fibers that have more surface area than the average fabric in a sock. This increased surface area allows moisture to be absorbed faster and be wicked away from the foot faster.
For those who enjoy winter sports, thermal socks may be the right choice. These socks provide a lot more warmth for the feet. Air pockets trap the heat and provide greater insulation. Some even have neoprene which allows feet to stay warm and dry.
All sport socks come in different sizes and styles. There are knee length, crew length, ankle socks, and no shows. They come in all colors of the rainbow and many different patterns. Fortunately for the fashionistas of the world, there are many different options to choose from.
Are you into sports? Are you unsure of which sock is best for your athletic expertise? Then you should consult with a podiatrist such as Alan J. Discont, DPM or Dr. Krahn of Family Foot & Ankle Care, PC located in Chandler, Arizona right away. In the office during a regular appointment, they will examine your feet, collect your medical history, and discuss the best option for you and your foot health. Call 480-732-0033 or make an appointment online today.