Why Are Bamboo Socks Good For You?
When you think of gifting people socks, you think of fun designs such as those found at Foto Socken, however more and more people are starting to choose substance as well as style with bamboo socks. People sometimes wonder why those who try bamboo socks often refuse to wear anything else but the great bamboo socks afterwards. There are many reasons why people fall in love with bamboo socks, not least because they are genuinely better for your feet. Here’s why:
Walk in greater comfort –
The superior comfort really treats your feet beautifully – wave goodbye to rubbing, chafing and discomfort. The high quality bamboo socks are gently cushioning, as if the wearer is walking on thick carpet. This helps maintain wonderful comfort levels for your feet throughout the day.
Enjoy the right temperature –
Unlike other fabrics, this comfort can be maintained in all kinds of temperatures, thanks to the thermo-regulating fabric. Feet need to ‘breathe’ to stay healthy and the bamboo fabric allows feet to stay cool in the heat and stay comfortably warm on colder days.
Avoid moisture –
Feet should stay dry to avoid fungal infections and other uncomfortable conditions. Bamboo fabric helps wearers keep pleasantly dry feet thanks to the hollow structure of the fibers which makes it super-absorbent. This means that the material effectively wicks moisture away from the skin. Bamboo is very breathable and far better in this respect than cotton or wool socks.
Eliminate odour –
Most people would like their feet to remain fresh and odour-free. The bamboo socks are composed of naturally anti-bacterial bamboo fibres which drastically reduce foot odour. In fact, tests by the Japanese textile industry have shown that this bamboo fabric eliminates over 70% of introduced odour-creating bacteria. Naturally, this is a very pleasant benefit in addition to the superior comfort of the socks.
Care for your skin –
Sensitive skins are well looked after by the bamboo fabric, which is hypo-allergenic. The eco-friendly bamboo fibres are more gentle than many manmade fibres and do not irritate the skin in the same way. Better still, the bamboo used is 100% organically grown, so there are no traces of pesticides or other chemicals close to your skin.
Why Are Bamboo Socks Good For You?
“ I must admit I was a little dubious about the claims. But I had the perfect guinea pig to try this on. I had a long time patient who had many issues with his socks and foot odour. This lovely guy was working 2 jobs to support his family. He usually did close to 15 hour days, and wore work boots. When he came in for his feet to be done, his skin would always be waterlogged, it was white and mushy, and the smell was incredible. Now I have treated patient for 25 years, and have smelt a lot of feet, but this poor guy won first prize! It even made me sick when he took his shoes off!” Narelle Sutherland Podiatry Centre
Now this guy was not dirty, was not really a sweaty type,
but because he had his feet encased for 15 hours a day in boots, they would sweat. He would change socks at least twice a day, and use every type of anti-perspirant known to man to deal with this, but to no avail! So I got him to change to the bamboo socks, there are a range of socks from business socks, to work socks, etc. We got him the workmen ones, and saw him in another 2 months.
2 months ticked along, when he arrived, he had a big smile on his face, took off his shoes, and NO ODOUR! I kid you not, there was no cloud of foot odour hanging around in my room, and his skin was perfect, no white, mushy pitted skin that I was always trying to debride, and it cut like rubber, so I could never get a nice smooth finish. His feet were perfect. Needless to say, this will not happen in every case, but we found out once this product was used by this patient, he actually didn’t have any foot conditions for us to deal with. So he has now drifted into the sunset, with beautiful, dry and odour free feet!
So, Are Antibacterial Socks The Answer?
Everybody hates smelly socks – as well as smelly feet of course
Is there any way to prevent them? Maybe just stop sweating? Unfortunately, that isn’t really possible and besides that, sweat itself doesn’t actually have odour. What cause the smell are bacteria on the skin breaking down sweat when it leaves the pores. Therefore, to reduce the amount of bacteria as well as smell, you can always just wear antibacterial socks!
Antibacterial socks made of bamboo
Some companies offer socks treated with silver nanoparticles (particles that are up to 0.0001 mm sized pieces of silver). Sounds fancy, but they do come with problems. Not only can the nanoparticles wash off and harm the environment but bacteria is also adapting to these particles.
With bamboo you don’t have to worry about that. Being the fastest growing plant in the world, bamboo yields the same volume as cotton from only 10% of the land area. Unlike cotton, bamboo is 100% biodegradable and only requires natural amounts of rain water to grow fast. Bamboo also grows natural and doesn’t need fertilizers and pesticides – much better for our planet!
Bamboo Socks suitable for allergy sufferers
But, fighting bad smell isn’t the only reason why you should consider antibacterial socks. There is surprisingly a lot of health risks linked with bacteria on your feet. If you have diabetes for example, it is absolutely essential to take good care of your feet and bamboo could be the answer. Due to their soft fabric, bamboo socks are less likely to irritate your skin. Bamboo socks are also are non-allergenic. Reducing the amount of bacteria also reduces the risk of fungal infections like athlete’s foot.
Tinea pedis, widely known as athlete’s foot, is a common skin infection which causes itching, burning and peeling of the foot’s skin. Could bamboo socks help preventing it? Of course.
Athlete´s foot feels most comfortable in damp conditions. Bamboo fiber absorbs moisture away from the skin and keeps your feet drier.
Bamboo Socks Good For You and have multiple benefits
So, if you want to fight unpleasant smells, reduce the risk of infections and cause less harm to the environment, bamboo socks are definitely the right choice for you. Plus, they are extremely comfortable and last longer than standard socks.