Fox River boot socks The inside of a boot is a hot, humid jungle perfect for breeding of bacteria and fungus.  The skin on your foot protects a intricate structure of 26 bones, 33 joints, and more than 100 muscles, tendons and ligaments.  Your feet bear the weight of your entire body balancing it, and you wonder why they sweat?  It's this sweat that becomes trapped inside a boot when you work.  Your skin bears a great deal of this friction as you take each step and excessive moisture will lead to unessecary friction, and blisters.  It can also lead to fungal infections such as athletes foot and nail fungus which when left untreated can become dibilitating.

The majority of this foot sweat is wicked up by the socks. This article will help boot wearers, certainly some of the hardest working and playing individuals on this planet, choose the proper fibers for thier work and play.  If you are new to wearing boots, you will quickly learn that a quality sock is necessary for foot health.  There are many qualities one must consider when chosing a sock to wear with their boots, such as; Fiber, what activities will be performed while wearing the sock, the type of boot, our list could go on and on but this will suffice for this post.  I may have to delve deeper into this in the future.

Socks have been worn by humans for thousands of years and their general purpose has always been the same: To provide an extra layer of protection ot the foot. Protection from elements both inside our boots as well as the more widely considered outter elements like climate and terrain.  The first socks were nothing more than bits of fur and skin that lined crude animal skin boots, protecting man from frostbite and dampness caused by sweaty feet and frozen landscapes.  Did you know each foot can perspire up to a pint a day?

 The inside of a boot is a hot, humid jungle perfect for breeding of bacteria and fungus.  The skin on your foot protects a intricate structure of 26 bones, 33 joints, and more than 100 muscles, tendons and ligaments.  Your feet bear the weight of your entire body balancing it, and you wonder why they sweat?  It's this sweat that becomes trapped inside a boot when you work.  Your skin bears a great deal of this friction as you take each step and excessive moisture will lead to unessecary friction, and blisters.  It can also lead to fungal infections such as athletes foot and nail fungus which when left untreated can become dibilitating.

The majority of this moisture is wichked up by the socks. This article will help boot wearers, certainly some of the hardest working and playing individuals on this planet, choose the proper fibers for thier work and play. 

Boot Sock Fibers

Natural:

 

 Synthetics:

What fiber to choose?  What are you going to be doing? Do you have excessive foot odor? Are you going to be standing all day? Do you regularly get your feet wet when wearing boots?  All of these questions are important to consider when you are looking at socks.  If you have questions, please feel free to call 1-888-BOOTMAN and one of our friendly staff will be happy to assist you in selecting the right sock for your boots.