Here are our tips for caring for your socks and feet.
1. Have a Sufficient Number of Socks
Do you want to travel light? Pack essentials in your backpack but bring at least 2 pairs of hiking socks.
Note that humidity favors the formation of blisters in the feet. It is therefore very important to always carry a pair of dry socks for you to walk comfortably, and to change socks when your feet feel humid or if your feet are too sweaty.
2. Treat Your Socks with Care While Trekking
After hiking, take a few minutes to care for your socks after removing your shoes. Do not leave them curled into balls in the corner! It is best to put them inside out and lay them out flat, especially if you have to wear them again several times without washing them; for example, during your trek.
As soon as the first signs of wear and tear appear, throw them away! Threadbare socks increase the risk of developing blisters or even small wounds.
IMPORTANT: Do not iron your socks! Heat weakens their fibres and shortens their life.
3. Take Good Care of Your Socks
In order to maintain the fibre qualities of your socks, we recommend that:
You wash socks inside out at 30°C maximum. Do not dry clean.
You do not put your socks in the dryer. We recommend that you dry your socks on a flat surface in open air. Unlike what we often used to do, it is rather harmful for socks to be rolled into balls. It is better to place them together and then fold them in 2. Keep your socks in a dry place, away from humidity and light.
When hiking in the snow, the type of sock you choose is critical depending on factors like length, material, knit fabric, warmth, breathability, etc. How do you choose the ideal sock that will keep your feet both comfortable and safe?