<p><span style="font-size: 16px;">Well, isn&rsquo;t the choice obvious? Wear thin socks in the summer and thick socks in the winter, right? Actually, it&rsquo;s not that easy. Of course you won&rsquo;t wear thin, ankle sock when kids are licking poles outside and sticking their tongues on the traffic signs, just as you won&rsquo;t wear fuzzy, knee-highs when those same kids are baking eggs on the hot rocks that were sitting in the sun the whole day. But we aren&rsquo;t discussing seasonal clothing now; we are discussing different types of situations.</span></p>
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<p>For example, you can&rsquo;t wear thick, long socks at a fancy banquet, even if it&rsquo;s freezing outside, and similarly you won&rsquo;t wear the thinnest and shortest socks if you go hiking, even though it&rsquo;s the middle of the summer. Each and every sock has its own advantages and disadvantages and, unfortunately, there is no sock that can&nbsp;<a href="https://www.sockbin.com/blog/2016/06/the-most-comfortable-sock-for-any-occasion.html" target="_blank">fit all the positives without some negatives</a>. That would be a dream coming true, wouldn&rsquo;t it? Scientists should just keep doing their work, and maybe one day we&rsquo;ll get there.</p>
<p>Until that day comes, we&rsquo;ll have to manage with what we&rsquo;ve got and make the most of it. In order for you to succeed in this, I will help you by displaying a few characteristics and best uses of thick and thin socks.</p>
<h1>Thick socks</h1>
<p><img alt="a guy wearing thick thermal socks" src="https://www.sockbin.com/files/content/thick_socks.jpg" /></p>
<p>There are many types of thick socks, and naturally, the best time to wear them is during the winter. And this is not only a recommendation, it&rsquo;s an order! Okay, I can&rsquo;t really order you what to do, but it&rsquo;s a very strong recommendation. Wearing thick socks during colder periods is crucial for your health and even for your comfort, but there is only one question left &ndash; what are the best winter socks?</p>
<p>It was mentioned a lot of times, but it can&rsquo;t hurt to say it once again and in this context: cotton socks are not almighty. Cotton is truly a great material, but sometimes it is just overrated, like in this case. What cotton socks do to you in the winter is provide insufficient heat, i.e. they don&rsquo;t give enough protection from the cold, and they don&rsquo;t wick the sweat, they only absorb it. Now, this wouldn&rsquo;t be that much of a problem in the summer when wet feet are only uncomfortable but dry out really fast because of the heat. However, in the winter, wet feet lead to cold feet (and not like when you are nervous about something) and cold feet over an extended period of time lead to all kinds of illnesses. Sounds like a math formula.</p>
<p>The best sock to wear in the winter, other than being thermal and as long as possible&nbsp;<a href="https://www.sockbin.com/store/men/thermal-socks/c-13">should partially be made of wool</a>. What wool does is even if it gets wet from your feet&rsquo;s perspiration, it doesn&rsquo;t lose its insulating properties. The other part of the sock should include some sort of synthetic material, such as nylon and spandex, for additional strength, comfort and wicking properties.</p>
<p><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">When to wear them other than in the winter?</span></strong></p>
<p>Thick, long socks with wicking properties and increased comfort are not only great for winter. Their properties can easily be utilized and exploited in some ways, which these socks weren&rsquo;t necessarily intended for.</p>
<p>For instance, these socks are great for high-impact activities that put a lot of force on your lower body. This includes every activity that consists of running. The way that these socks help is that, firstly, they provide protection from mild injuries. Being thick and long, they can prevent scratches and small bruises. Also, they tighten your ankles, thus helping them stay in right position. Finally, wicking is crucial for these activities, and many thin socks simply don&rsquo;t have this property. They are also good for hiking, as they keep you warm and insulated even if they get wet.</p>
<h1>Thin socks</h1>
<p><img alt="a guy wearing thin dress socks" src="https://www.sockbin.com/files/content/thin_socks.jpg" /></p>
<p>Once again, naturally and logically, thin socks are best for warm periods. They don&rsquo;t suffocate your feet and increase sweating which means that they protect your feet from infections. But is this absolutely true? As it was shown, this doesn&rsquo;t always have to be true. Some thin socks are definitely meant to be avoided and there are thin socks that make more damage than it would be made if you wore thick socks&hellip;in the middle of the summer&hellip;in the worst heat. Yes, that&rsquo;s how bad they are.</p>
<p>Of course, I&rsquo;m talking about completely synthetic socks. Many synthetic materials have wicking properties, but not all of them and not by themselves. Many aren&rsquo;t that good at absorbing the moisture, and where there is no absorbing, there is no wicking. Usually cotton does the absorbing part, but if there is no cotton in your socks, then your feet will stay wet all the time and at the very least they will start smelling. Don&rsquo;t even get me started on what else could happen.</p>
<p>Cotton is still not the best material on its own, but it&rsquo;s still better than pure synthetics. What cotton will do is absorb all the humidity and at least give you the opportunity to dry your socks. Cotton also retains a lot of heat, which you don&rsquo;t really need in the summer, so it is definitely not a smart move to wear only cotton socks. The&nbsp;<a href="https://www.sockbin.com/store/men/dress-socks/c-10">mixture of cotton and synthetics is the best solution</a>.</p>
<p><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">When to wear them other than in the summer?</span></strong></p>
<p>You shouldn&rsquo;t retire your thin socks as soon as the leaves start falling because there are many ways and occasions to wear them in the winter.</p>
<p>For example, if your home is properly heated, you don&rsquo;t want to be sitting indoors in thermal socks. Hey will only sweat your feet which is unnecessary and should be avoided as much as possible. Also, these socks are great for sports with no impact, i.e. for sports that don&rsquo;t put much force to your ankles, feet or legs. Additionally, dress socks which are used for fancy occasions are always and exclusively thin. Thick socks worn with suits are a huge no, while thin, sophisticated socks look stylish and slick.</p>
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