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<p><span>If you think that your job is done once you&rsquo;ve bought high-quality socks, then you are gravely mistaken. No matter how high or low-quality your socks are, they will demand a certain level of maintenance. Of course, the higher the quality of the sock, the lower maintenance it requires and vice versa. This means that investing in good socks absolutely pays off, just as being cheap and trying to save some money on socks makes you actually spend more money, time and effort in the preservation of those socks.</span></p>
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<p>Sport socks are not exactly the same as everyday socks, even though there are certain similarities. For example, they are both socks and they are both worn on your feet, right? Actually, the list of connections goes on, and one of the parallels is the way that they are taken care of. The way you wash them, store them, and even wear them influences their lifespan in a very profound way.</p>
<h2>The way you wear them</h2>
<p>You might be thinking that there is almost no way that you can get this part wrong; &lsquo;it&rsquo;s not like I&rsquo;m going to wear them on my head&rsquo;, right? Yes, I know that, and that&rsquo;s not what I&rsquo;m talking about.</p>
<p>First of all, I&rsquo;m talking about the size. This is extremely important to get right for at least two reasons &ndash; your comfort and sock&rsquo;s durability. If your socks are too big there will be nothing to prevent them from falling down. This will allow bigger and bigger parts of the socks to be sucked into the shoes and make even the simplest tasks, such as walking, uncomfortable. If you are doing&nbsp;<a href="https://www.sockbin.com/blog/2016/06/which-athletic-sock-to-choose-for-which-activity.html" target="_blank">any athletic activity and this happens</a>, blisters will appear in no time and you will easily ruin your feet. Other than this, socks are being stretched out. As if they aren&rsquo;t already too big, they will get bigger and at one point there will be nothing left for you to do except to throw them away.</p>
<p>The similar situation occurs when your socks are too small. They will squeeze every part of your foot and make you feel very uncomfortable. On top of this, the constant pressure that is created when the sock is always stretched will slowly loosen the fabric and ultimately tear the sock.</p>
<p>Also something that will significantly lower the life of your sock is nails and callus. As it is already known, socks don&rsquo;t really like sharp and hard objects and that is exactly what nails and callus are. They will constantly put pressure on your socks, gradually thinning them and eventually, once again, tearing them. If you combine this with socks which are too small, what you get is a recipe for an extremely short sock life. Prevent this by clipping your nails often, treating your calluses and by getting the sock size right.</p>
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<h2>The way you wash them</h2>
<p>The way you wash your socks is equally important as the way you wear them. Socks are gentle beings and they require a lot of devotion and love in order to survive. Treat them like you would want them to treat you and they should last you a long time&hellip;at least as long as socks can last.</p>
<p>The first thing you have to do&nbsp;<a href="https://www.sockbin.com/store/men/sports-socks/c-58" target="_blank">is separate your high-quality, fancy socks</a>&nbsp;from the cheaper ones. The reason for this is because the higher the quality of the sock, the less the sock will lint. However, the lower-quality socks lint a lot and that is accumulated on your other socks. This way, your good socks become all plushy and weird and you will stop using them.</p>
<p><img alt="" src="http://workstuff.us/Files/Content/sport-socks9.jpg" style="max-width:100%; text-align: center;margin: 0 auto;" />The next thing you have to do is to turn your socks inside out. This way, two things are achieved; first of all, this is another way to prevent the socks from gathering lint. Even if some lint is accumulated, it will be on the inside of the sock which means that the outside will be good as new. Secondly, what you get from turning your socks inside out is that you prevent the colors from being washed out and your socks from getting colored by another piece of clothes. Anything that is washed out or colored stays on the inside.</p>
<p>When actually washing, make sure to wash the socks in cold or warm water. Hot water is not needed, except if you really get your socks dirty. Like, really, really dirty. However, warm, or even cold water in combination with mild detergent and a gentle cycle should do the trick. Additionally, you should never use bleach or stain-removers and you should avoid tumble drying. If you subject your socks to these kinds of tortures for several times a month, you can expect to kiss them goodbye very shortly.&nbsp;</p>
<h2>The way you store them</h2>
<p><img alt="" src="http://workstuff.us/Files/Content/sport-socks10.jpg" style="max-width:100%; text-align: center;margin: 0 auto;"/>When your socks are washed and cleaned, the storing part comes. Other than not tumble drying them, you should also restrain from putting them in the dryer. Excessive heat and the horrors that happen in the dryer are just too much for your socks to bear. The best alternative is to squeeze the moisture out of them and just hang dry them.</p>
<p>After they are dried and before you store them, you should never iron your socks. First of all, why would you? It&rsquo;s not like someone is going to notice that your socks aren&rsquo;t ironed. The only excuse to iron your socks is to save up some room, but that is only as a last resort.</p>
<p>When actually putting the socks away, do not, and I repeat &ndash; do not roll them one inside the other. This may be the faster way to do it, but when you have the time, always fold them. When socks are rolled, they easily lose their shape and become all sagging and loose. This is prevented by neatly folding them and putting them away in the drawer.</p>
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