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<p>Well, the reasons may vary from one person to the next, but some may include genetics, poor blood circulation and a higher power that hates you which gave you those particular genes and bad circulation. However, there are times when reason for cold feet is not a malicious higher power or cowardice, but simply poor sock choice. The socks we talk about are socks that lack in length or thickness or simply socks that are made from materials not fit for winter. No matter how many pairs of these socks you put on, your feet will still be cold, so you have to stay away from these socks. Now, the list of socks that you need to stay away from is too long, and simply saying that you need to buy thick winter socks would be sloppy on our side. There are many criteria when it comes to choosing the best cold weather sock, and we believe that we&rsquo;ve picked some of the most important.</p>
<h1>Sock properties to look for</h1>
<p>There are some pretty important things that every sock needs to be doing <a href="https://www.sockbin.com/mens/thermal-socks">in order to be a great winter sock</a>. The first, and the most obvious one, is of course providing warmth. There is not much to it &ndash; the thicker the better. Natural materials are best for this purpose with wool leading the race with its soft, puffy texture that is filled with small holes which allow more air to be contained. The more air contained, the better, because the air gets warm from the emitted energy and it gives heat to your feet. It&rsquo;s a circle of hot air.</p>
<p>Another thing, which is sometimes ignored, is the comfort. This is more up to the quality of the sock and the quality of manufacture than it is to a particular material, but it&rsquo;s still important. You don&rsquo;t want to be thinking about blisters and discomfort in your shoes while you have to make a military strategy on how to walk on ice while avoiding breaking your limbs. Sometimes the best comfort is provided by hiking socks, but it all depends on the person wearing the socks &ndash; some may even find more comfort in toe socks while others are sane.</p>
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<p>The most important property a good winter sock can have is wicking. The process of wicking implies that all the moisture in the socks (no matter if the origin of the moisture is organic i.e. sweat, or something less organic like a mud puddle) is pulled away from the inner layer of the sock, and towards the most outer layer. In this process the moisture is drawn away from the skin and your feet are left dry and warm. So what happens to all the moisture? Well, you simply squeeze it out once you&rsquo;re done walking. Just kidding, that would be gross. The moisture, once collected in the most outer layer of the sock, is evaporated. It&rsquo;s simple and natural.</p>
<h1>Best materials</h1>
<p>Now we&rsquo;re talking. Material is arguably the most important property of a sock. Alongside length and quality of manufacture, material makes the sock what it really is &ndash; a worthless piece of cloth or a majestic invention of gods that serves humanity as much as electricity does. Let&rsquo;s first deal with one burning question &ndash; natural or synthetic?</p>
<p>This one sounds like a no-brainer. Of course natural is the right answer&hellip;or is it? Unfortunately, you simply can&rsquo;t go au naturel with this one. In this case the best answer is a little bit of both with a slight prevalence of natural. This is the way socks have been made for ages now, and you shouldn&rsquo;t try to fix something that&rsquo;s been working for so long. The main reason why natural materials should dominate is because they let your feet breathe and they absorb moisture. Where do synthetics fit in, then?</p>
<p>Synthetic materials provide wicking, which is a bit of a problem for naturals. Cotton absolutely sucks at it, while wool, for example, isn&rsquo;t all that bad. The problem with wool is that it gets all heavy and soggy when it gets wet, and that&rsquo;s not a nice sight to behold. It also feels icky on your skin. However, a special kind of wool, called merino wool might overcome these problems. Merino wool socks <a href="https://www.sockbin.com/mens/thermal-socks/mens-gray-thermal-socks-3121">are made from special breed of sheep</a>, called merino sheep. Well, they aren&rsquo;t actually made from sheep themselves, but rather from their wool, which is one of the softest material you can think of. Merino wool is combined will all kinds of materials, synthetics among them, in socks production, but also silk and cashmere in clouds manufacture. Yes, it&rsquo;s that soft.</p>
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<h1>If nothing works</h1>
<p>If none of the above works, simply put &ndash; you are screwed. There is no advice to be given, no words of comfort to be said and no socks to be donated. The only thing that&rsquo;s left is to fill a washbowl with hot water, cover yourself up with as many blankets as you can, crank the heat up as much as possible and don&rsquo;t leave the house until you see a swallow in the sky and a violet popping from the ground.</p>


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