Whether you’re an athlete or simply have problems with sweaty feet or blisters, you may be surprised to learn that one pair of socks isn’t necessarily like the others these days. As in the wholesale footwear industry and other industries, times are changing. Technology seems to be pushing everything these days, including sock design and construction!
Here are a few examples of what we’re talking about.
Have sweaty feet? V-Channel socks made by companies such as Ellsworth are designed using vapor channels that keep the feet dry by carrying sweat vapors away from the foot. Channels run all the way from toes to heels, so you can enjoy drier, more comfortable (and likely less stinky) feet.
Interested in socks that can provide cadence, foot strike forces, step count, and even monitor your heart rate? Smart Socks like those from Sensoria Fitness are paired with a smartphone app and include textile sensors and electronic threads embedded in thin anklets at the tops of the socks. Pretty cool!
Another solution for carrying sweat or water (if your feet get wet) away from the feet is the Blackburg Water Sock from Farm to Feet. These socks use a combination of elastic yarns and nylons and are designed in a way that makes it possible for your socks to drain and dry fast.
Whether you get blisters when wearing new shoes or from jogging/running, anti-blister socks offered by ArmaSkin are tight fitting and thin, worn under regular socks to provide a layer of dermal protection. These socks are developed using a Si Fusion coating that pushes moisture away from the skin, and the socks also stick to skin to avoid the generation of friction, which leads to blisters. If you’re an extreme endurance athlete, you’ll want to give these a try.
It’s amazing what socks can do these days!
At The Jay Group Ltd., we specialize in wholesale footwear distribution both domestically and internationally. If you’re looking for quality wholesale shoes in the latest styles and brands your customers recognize, count on us to provide you with the best footwear at below-wholesale prices.