When it comes to working out, running, or casual wear there is one piece of apparel people usually overlook:
While buying a random pair of bulk socks are good financially, I would recommend looking into compression socks a bit and I’m going to go into a little detail to explain why.
I’m going to break down the 5 reasons and benefits of why wearing a compression sock will improve and impact your like in one way or another.
By wearing the right compression sock you have the ability to one or many areas of your life.
1. Compression Socks Regulate Moisture and Sweat
No one likes the feeling of a wet sock.
That’s why regulating the amount of sweat buildup and amount of moisture that happens in the feet is so important.
That is thanks to the common fabric and material of compression material which usually encompasses – polyester, nylon, spandex. It uses capillary action to wick away sweat and moisture. By doing this, it prevents the sock from absorbing sweat and just wicks away.
This is how compression material keeps you dry. And it becomes that much more important to have a dry sock rather than a wet one.
2. Compression Socks Combat Odors and Smells
This can be related to the previous benefit we mentioned. By preventing the amount of sweat and moisture that builds up in the sock, it also keeps away odors.
Since it regulates sweat, it protects against bacteria that would come along with the sweat.
I know for me, this is a pretty important feature to have because after a run or just working out in general, my feet tend to not smell the best after taking the socks off.
So to prevent myself from feeling self-conscious about my feet, it’s nice to have a pair of quality compression socks.
3. Compression Socks Provide Pain Relief
The ‘compression’ part of compression socks is amazing for helping alleviate some swelling or soreness you might have.
Depending on the graduated compression level, it can help relieve gentle to mild varicose veins, swelling, and general pain.
If you want a simple, easy way to help deal with minor soreness and pain, I would highly recommend a compression sock.
4. Compression Socks Help with Recovery
To go along with the previous benefit, these type of socks help with recovery after a workout or exercise.
The compression aspect helps relieve soreness which helps you bounce back faster. This is ideal for athletes and individuals with high intense leg and feet exercise/movement. If you’re a runner, weightlifter, basketball player, football player, etc, then a compression sock would be a great piece of apparel to bring with you.
Even if you’re wearing them for casual wear, they’re the perfect companion to put on and relax in.
5. Compression Socks are Comfortable
Last, but not least is that they are much more comfortable than regular socks (in my opinion).
This is thanks to a combination of things.
But the most important is the type of material that is infused into the construction of these type of socks. The polyester/nylon/spandex material feels great against the skin. Partner the material with the right level of compression, you get this perfect fit that only feels good, but provides numerous benefits.
Another thing to take note of is the actual construction of the socks. The weave design promotes breathability which is perfect to allow the air to circulate throughout the legs and socks.
If anything, I recommend at least trying out a few pairs of compression socks and see how you like them.
We have various compression sock guides to help you find the perfect fit.
They are a simple way to improve comfort and help you out in life. Whether that be the gym, court, field, office, work, etc. They will find a way to benefit a part of your life.