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Quality socks, for skiing in the greatest comfort
Did you know that when it's cold, blood circulation slows down and the vital organs are the first to be irrigated? The heart, brain and lungs remain warm, to the detriment of hands and feet. It is therefore essential to put on warm socks when skiing, which combine comfort, support and thermal regulation.
HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR SKI SOCKS?
It is essential that the socks allow air to circulate, especially in the arch of the foot. Otherwise, you will have an unpleasant feeling of dampness during exercise, which will make your feet cold and wet once at rest.
Your pair of ski socks should ideally have reinforcements in the most exposed areas such as the tibia, heel, malleolus and toes. This is to prevent rubbing and other injuries on the slopes. There are even models with an integrated sole that corrects misalignments and optimises ankle support. Flat seams are also to be favoured in order to limit localised pressure points. Some brands add a removable silicone gel plate to prevent overheating and blistering.
Perfectly fitted socks
Whether you are looking for technical socks for children or adults, they must be perfectly adapted to your morphology to offer effective protection. So they should be adjusted from the top of the calf to the tips of the toes. They should not be too loose, as this can cause them to slip to the bottom of the shoes, creating creases and therefore pain. If they are too tight, they will cause blood circulation problems.
Socks adapted to the intensity of the sport
The harder you work, the more you will sweat. So opt for ski socks that are thermo-regulating and let the skin breathe. If you are not very active, your feet tend to get cold quickly. Instead, opt for the warmest ski socks.
WHICH ARE THE WARMEST SKI SOCKS?
Protecting you from the cold is the primary function of your ski socks. For this reason, they are available in several materials, each with its own advantages.
Women's mohair winter socks are a great success. This woolly fibre produced by the angora goat has an extraordinary insulating power in its ability to trap air. Very puffy, soft and light, it regulates temperature, evaporates moisture and does not warp, remaining perfectly in place even after repeated washes.
Technical socks made from a combination of sheep's wool and yak provide maximum protection against extreme cold. Warmer than cashmere and extremely soft, yak wool is indeed very fine and supple for optimal comfort. Thanks to its highly absorbent properties, it regulates body temperature and keeps feet perfectly dry.
A wool ski sock produces heat by trapping a large amount of air in its fibres. It absorbs moisture, which is evacuated into the air, and has the advantage of stretching easily. Merino wool retains its shape better than traditional wool and has exceptional thermoregulating and antibacterial properties. It thus prevents bad odours and perspiration. In addition, this natural insulator is light, soft and does not scratch on contact with the skin.
Most ski socks are made with a mix of materials to improve thermal performance. For example, elastane is characterised by its high elasticity and resistance. This stretchy fibre has the added advantage of absorbing moisture. Resembling wool, acrylic retains heat perfectly. It does not felt-up, dries quickly, and is soft and supple.
A small miracle of innovation, the heated ski sock is an ideal technological feat for the most frightened. It is designed for nomadic outdoor activities in winter, where phases of effort alternate with rest periods. Equipped with a good autonomy and heat source, these original ski socks provide long hours of heating thanks to their rechargeable batteries.
HOW TO WASH SKI SOCKS?
To prolong the life of your ski socks, a few precautions should be taken. It is therefore strongly recommended to wash them at a low temperature, especially for woollen models. Programme your machine at 30° and then leave your socks to dry in the open air. Indeed, it is better to avoid tumble drying, which tends to weaken the fibres. Use detergent containing as many natural ingredients as possible and reduce the spin speed to avoid damaging the fabric.