How to choose the best socks for you workday?

How to choose the best socks for you workday?

"Having the best work boots is the most important thing. But the socks? I take what's clean and... well, that does the job."

 

- All workers

 

 

Alas, dear workers, you are wrong. Did you know that socks are as essential as your famous work boots? That your wet feet may be due to bad socks, not a leak in your slippers?

 

Bad socks prevent your feet from breathing, and your toes get soggy. Worse, they can make you tired and cause blisters and other pain. Not to mention the smell (!) and that pesky little sock on the left that always goes down below your heel. Tiring, isn't it?

 

Still, investing in a good pair is worth it. So how do you find the right sock for you? It's a good thing we're teaching you by revealing...

 

  1. Characteristics of a good pair of stockings
  2. Advantages and disadvantages of different materials

 

I promise, the next time you're faced with a rack of socks that all look the same, you'll know what to choose!

 

Does this sound good to you? Let's go!

 

 

  1. Characteristics of a good pair of stockings

 

No less than 7 features are essential to pamper your precious feet. It goes like this...

 

Comfort

This one seems obvious, but impossible to avoid. All tastes (and feet!) are unique, so try a few pairs and see how you feel. Nothing is too good for your pedicure! No kidding, being comfortable makes a difference in productivity, so don't fool around with that.

 

Upholstery

A good pair of socks is always cushioned, for your comfort and protection. Make sure it is padded on the bands, sole, toes and heel. It is said that the workman is only as good as his best tools. Well, trust us, socks ARE tools.

 

Support

A good fit is important, because socks that are too loose (or too tight!) will make your feet sweat. Your pair of socks should have elastic support in the arch of the foot to ensure a good fit. Without being too tight or cutting off circulation, they should stay in place all day. This will prevent you from getting blisters and having to pull up your (damn) slippery socks all the time.

 

Absorption

A pair of socks that absorbs sweat and moisture is... non-negotiable. Otherwise, you could end up with feet so soggy you'll feel like there are cracks under your boots. You want wet feet in the bath or hot tub when you get home from work. Not before.  

 

Insulation

Good insulation allows your feet to breathe, without getting cold or overheating, rain or shine. Because believe us, it's better to take your boots off at night without having to put on a gas mask. Ideally, have different pairs for summer and winter.

 

Length

Your socks should be higher than the boots on your leg. Simply put, this prevents them from chafing on your skin. You'll agree with us: life is too short to be in pain.

 

Antibacterial properties

The name says it all! Antibacterial socks will prevent unwanted bacteria from proliferating. Nothing less than a must for your personal hygiene!

 

 

  1. Advantages and disadvantages of different materials

 

Whether they are made of natural or synthetic fibers, some material choices are preferable, but all have their drawbacks. It's up to you to decide what works for you, depending on your needs. Let's take a closer look.

 

Cotton socks: avoid unless paired

 

  • Benefits
    • Good price
    • Sweet
    • Absorb moisture

 

  • Disadvantages
    • Bad smell
    • Do not retain heat
    • Do not dry fast enough

 

Contrary to what many people believe, cotton socks are far from the ideal choice. They dry too slowly, so they stay wet for hours. Hello, discomfort and blisters!

 

The only time cotton could be interesting is when it is combined with wool or synthetic fibres. 

 

Wool socks: the luxury option

 

  • Benefits
    • Soft
    • Absorb moisture
    • Retain heat (even when wet)
    • Odour blocking (depending on the wool chosen)

 

  • Disadvantages
    • Higher price
    • Can become too warm (depending on the wool chosen)

 

Despite its higher cost, we recommend that you go with merino wool, which is ideal in every way. And moreover, it does not sting!

 

In the warm season, you can opt for a thin merino wool and in the winter, a thicker version. You can't go wrong with this.

 

Synthetic fibre stockings: the right price/quality ratio

 

  • Benefits
    • More or less the same advantages as wool (and sometimes dries faster!)
    • Perfect if you are allergic to wool
    • Less expensive than wool

 

  • Disadvantages
    • Not quite the same quality and comfort as wool, but almost!

 

This option is probably the best value you will find. In some respects, it may even be superior to merino wool.

 

Synthetic fibres include acrylic, polyester, nylon, lycra and spandex.

 

That's it, you're now much better equipped for your next shopping trip. And remember: a good pair of boots will always seem ordinary if you don't wear good socks. Scout's honor!

 

Because after all, if you want to invest in a great ROYER work boot, you'd better be fully equipped and enjoy your investment.

 

And... who knows, maybe one day ROYER will also offer you top quality socks. Wouldn't that be nice? Stay tuned!  

 

Here

 

See if you are comfortable :)