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The Benefits of Wool Blend Socks

A good pair of high tech socks, in a quality wool blend, is the first line of defense for dry, comfortable and, most importantly, blister free feet. High tech wool blend socks can be a big improvement over cotton socks.

As each foot is covered with nearly 250,000 sweat glands, your feet can be one of the sweatiest parts of the body and can produce up to 7 oz of perspiration per day with exertion. A good sock will wick away excess perspiration, keeping your feet dryer. And if your feet are drier, they stay warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer and also stay blister free.

HAIX® multifunction socks have a combination of Merino Wool, Polypropylene, Polyamide and Elasthan.

Merino wool is made up of soft, itch-free fibers whose biggest advantage is temperature regulation, making your feet more comfortable in a wide range of temperatures. Contrary to what we might normally think about wool, it is comfortable in both cool or warm conditions. Wool can also absorb up to 30% of its weight in water, keeping your feet drier over time. Merino wool absorbs and wicks moisture, does not itch, and dries much more quickly than cotton or other synthetics. Wool, by nature, also has natural anti-bacterial properties which helps to make the sock odor resistant. Wool is inherently more durable too.

Cotton is generally not recommended for active use. Cotton absorbs perspiration, saturates quickly, and dries very slowly. Which can be a perfect recipe for blisters. Cotton just does not provide good moisture management in your footwear, especially if you are an active first responder.

The merino wool blend in the HAIX® socks allows it to easily stretch and then return to its original shape. That way you get the ideal fit for your feet. HAIX® wool blend socks offer a reinforced metatarsus area to protect against blistering and pressure points. A rubber-free cuff edge prevents the sock from slipping down your leg or tightening up on the leg. Added cushioning in the heel and forefoot of the sock adds extra protection and soft, cushioned comfort.  

These are just a few benefits of trying a pair of high-tech wool blend socks - feeling is believing. Don’t let a bad pair of socks ruin your workday.

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