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SELECT THE BEST SOCKS WITH THIS GUIDE FROM ANACONDA
A quick search of the Anaconda sock collection shows just how far camping, hiking and outdoor adventures have come since the pioneering days. Options include thermal socks, elastane socks, merino socks, cotton socks and wool socks perfect for hiking or trekking in Australian and New Zealand conditions. The pair of socks you purchase should suit their intended use, so Anaconda showcases hiker socks, slipper socks, leggings, work socks, crew socks and more for outdoor adventures.
Thermal socks and merino socks are ideal for high country adventures, or simply for remaining toasty warm in winter. Cotton socks are the breathable, lightweight alternative for summer, and appropriate hiker socks will protect your feet and stop you getting blisters along the way.
WHICH FABRICS ARE USED FOR SOCKS?
Socks can be made from a variety of fabrics, just like other types of apparel. Different fabrics have different properties, so if you suffer from sweaty feat or another foot problem from time to time, the material for your socks should be considered carefully. Materials include Merino wool, cotton, elastane and other synthetic combinations for cushioning and comfort. Here are a few quality sock options available at Anaconda.
Wool Socks: These include famous Merino wool and other natural wool fibres. Merino wool can be blended with other fabrics such as cotton or polyester. Merino wool socks are favourites with outdoor professionals and weekend warriors in Australia and all around New Zealand. Merino wool socks are warm and moisture wicking, helping your feet to avoid sweating and remain dry.
Acrylic Socks: Acrylic socks are lightweight, affordable and quick drying; ideal for wearing in wet and boggy environments. They are also useful as gym wear as they are less likely to hold foot odour.
Cotton Socks: While cotton is an affordable, breathable fabric, it is not generally recommended for long hiking, trekking or exploration. Cotton can easily bunch and trap moisture, ultimately resulting in discomfort and blisters. However, cotton socks are great for everyday wear around the home or local park.
Nylon Socks: This is a manmade material that is often blended with natural fibres to enhance their properties. It can make up to 50% of a sock's fabric composition, in which case the socks can have properties such as more durability and strength.
Elastane: Most socks require some degree of stretch, this allows socks to fit people with various shoe sizes. However, contrary to nylon, a stretchy material such as elastane will only be a minor percentage in the entire fabric composition, this can amount to as little as 2%.
IS SOCK HEIGHT IMPORTANT?
Sock height usually comes down to preference. Some people prefer the low socks, as they remain hidden in shoes and are not that apparent when wearing sneakers. Other people may prefer the taller socks, since these can be useful during colder temperatures.
Of course, the type of activity you will be doing while wearing the socks does matter. For example, people who intend to go skiing usually wear taller socks for added insultation. So, always think about where you will be wearing the socks before you purchase them.
The Anaconda thermal socks range is vast, allowing you to step out in style your way. Browse the selections, make a wish list, and shop for the best Merino wool socks, leggings and other plush footwear products. At Anaconda, we offer a streamlined online purchasing experience, fast checkout, afterpay, delivery tracking and the lowest price on all stocked items. Fit out the entire family with highest quality men's socks, women's socks, kid's socks and unisex socks, and appreciate the best of the great outdoors.
IS THE THICKNESS OF A SOCK IMPORTANT FOR COMFORT?
Anyone who regularly encounters pain in the feet could benefit from a thicker sock, as a thicker sock provides more cushioning. Of course, thicker socks are considerably warmer than their thinner equivalents. If you often encounter problems because of foot sweat, it is not necessarily the best thing to choose the thicker socks.
When the feet get too warm, it is quite easy for the feet to overheat and get blisters. So, why you could argue that thicker socks will provide more cushioning during a hike, the thickness of the socks does make sweating and subsequent blisters more likely. So, if you intend on hiking during warmer weather, you would be better off with medium socks, this means a good blend between the lightest and the heaviest socks you can find.
DO I HAVE THE RIGHT FIT?
Most socks do not have an exact size, as they can cover multiple shoe sizes. However, if you go hiking, it is vital to choose a pair of socks that fits you perfectly. For your socks, you cannot have any spare material that can cause friction in the shoe. The seams should also be flat and not cause any problems as you are walking. As long as these rules are adhered to, your socks will contribute to your hike, not work against it.
At Anaconda, customers can find a wide range of socks. We provide socks for sports, but also for hiking and everyday purposes. View our range of exquisite socks today and find the perfect fit for the purpose you have in mind.