When you have sensitive feet, ankles that swell, or diabetes, protecting your feet is important. At our footwear and orthotics store in San Diego County, we offer specialty socks that are designed to promote foot health. While most people focus on which shoes to wear, your choice of socks is also important. Our staff welcomes people from University City, La Jolla, and across the county to come in and learn about the options for specialty socks we have in our store. We can help you to select a pair of socks to reduce swelling for everyday use, socks to wear for walking, and socks to wear on a long flight. We have the right specialty socks for everyone.
Socks for People With Diabetes
People with diabetes are at an increased risk of foot problems. We offer state-of-the-art “smart socks,” which contain a metallic silver thread that kills bacteria. These socks contain advanced materials to wick away moisture, keeping your skin dry. They promote improved circulation to the entire foot and also help to reduce swelling.
Many people and even manufacturers think that any sock that is “seamless” is a diabetic sock. This is only one of many important features that make a sock appropriate for individuals with diabetes. Ideally, the sock should have a toe and heel area along with some stretch material to prevent it from twisting and bunching up. The top of the sock should not be restrictive or create pressure on the leg. Lastly, because diabetic feet can be very sensitive, our socks are soft on the inside.
These socks are available in a wide range of colors, including white, brown, black, and more. Socks, like feet, should come in different sizes. We stock them in women’s sizes 6 to 12 and men’s sizes 8 to 15.
Support and Compression Socks
Supportive and compression socks should be comfortable and breathable. Made from a combination of materials such as cotton, COOLMAX, and spandex, they fit just right around any shape or width of foot. These types of materials not only can provide superior comfort and function, but they can be easier to put on as well. We often joke that these are not your grandparents’ socks. Made to last, these socks feature extra-strength stitching and place no pressure on the foot.
The socks come in a variety of colors, including brown and black to coordinate with dress shoes. They are designed to help support your feet and keep you comfortable by decreasing swelling associated with physical activities. When you plan to fly or take a long trip by car, compression socks can also help with the swelling associated with venous or arthritic problems. After a foot surgery, compression socks will help with fluid accumulation and promote good circulation.
We have support and compression socks in many sizes. Selecting the proper sock for you is not just about matching it to your shoe size. Our staff will measure your calf circumference, the length of your leg, and more in order to determine the right choice for you. Our store stocks several brands of these specialty socks suitable for both dress and athletic shoes.
If your ankles or feet have a tendency to swell or you have diabetes, compression and diabetes socks are the natural choice to help protect and support your feet. Whether you are a walker or a hiker, these socks will make your legs feel less tired at the end of the day. Our staff invites you to come into our store in San Diego County for a custom sock fitting.
Socks for Athletic Activities
Moisture is the foot’s worst enemy, and it can quickly take you out of the race. Moisture causes painful blisters, athlete’s foot, odor-causing bacteria, and overall discomfort. Because moisture does not adhere to our athletic sock fibers, they are able to mechanically lift sweat off the skin like a squeegee and instantly transfer it into the moisture-attracting outer layer without retaining moisture on the inside. Add these features to the comfortable fit of our athletic socks and you have a winner for your feet.
Socks for Cold Feet
Socks for cold feet are the solution if you have cold feet due to:
- Impaired circulation
- Peripheral vascular disease (PVD)
- Raynaud’s disease
These socks are embedded with bio-materials that work on proven scientific principles to warm up your feet. They are non-constrictive and breathable. Since your body is constantly radiating heat, the socks make it easy to redirect this heat back to your feet on a continuous basis.
For more inquiries about specialty socks, contact us.