Many people tend not to give too much thought to their choice of socks. But anyone who has ever experienced a blister from a long day spent wearing the wrong combination of shoes and socks can testify to the importance of choosing the right socks. The fabric of your sock can actually have a big effect on your chosen activity and comfort level. This is especially important during the colder months, when wearing the wrong pair of socks could mean you’ll be stuck with cold, wet feet all day long.
Luckily, Midland Shoe is your top choice for high quality socks from some of the top brand names. Read on to discover the pros and cons of the following fabrics so you’ll be prepared the next time you purchase new socks from local boot stores in Basalt, CO:
- Merino wool: A pair of wool socks tends to be associated with the cold winter months. But merino wool has recently emerged as a year-round favorite. Not only are they breathable enough to be worn regardless of the season, but they’re also incredibly durable. The yarn is made from the wool of merino sheep in New Zealand, which is why it’s so famous for being so soft, cushiony and odor resistant. This sock material is favored by hikers because of its moisture wicking abilities, but would also do well in any drawer considering its versatility. At Midland Shoe, we tend to recommend SmartWool as a high quality merino wool option.
- Acrylic: The one major downside of merino wool is that it tends to be high priced. Luckily for the budget-minded, that’s where acrylic comes in. Acrylic socks are just as versatile as merino wool, but are available at roughly half the price. This sock material provides a high level of comfort in addition to a significant amount of cushion, so your feet will stay comfortable in your new boots. If that’s not enough, remember that acrylic is well known for its quick drying abilities.
- Cotton: Are you tired of constantly feeling as though you have cold feet during the winter months? Then consider cotton socks. While cotton isn’t always great for running or other physical activities, it’s perfect for keeping your feet warm and cozy. Not to mention they’re incredibly cozy. Cotton on its own is not particularly moisture wicking, so it’s best to choose a cotton-acrylic blend option if you’re hoping to wear a pair with your new favorite boots.
Choose Midland Shoe for the top sock brands
Your favorite boot stores in Basalt, CO aren’t limited to carrying beautiful men’s and women’s shoes. In fact, we have an extended selection of premier sock brands, including Goodhew, Ozone, Solemate Socks, Hot Sox, point6, Hue and SmartWool. And don’t forget about our large selection of high quality shoes and handbags!
Midland Shoe has been providing the perfect fashion comfort footwear for the mountain lifestyle since 1992. Stop by our store today to select the perfect pair of boots and warm socks to get you through the colder months ahead.