Leonardo da Vinci once said, “The human foot is a masterpiece of engineering and a work of art”.
He’s totally right.
Unfortunately, not many people today take time to appreciate our lowest extremities. We’re all so busy running around in our day-to-day lives that the well-being of our bodies, especially our feet, is often neglected.
Socks are often overlooked as an effective tool to protect feet from pain and chronic injury. However, good quality socks are an extremely useful garment to provide support beyond shoes and enhance athletic performance. They can help cushion impact, insulate feet and combat irritation and chafing.
I’ve rounded up four pairs of athletic socks that aim to provide the utmost comfort and performance to their wearers. These are best socks for snowboarding :
2016 Best Snowboard Socks
Vim & Vigr‘s Nilon Compression Socks ($32.95)
-Nylon fabric offers a sleek look and feel. While less insulated than alternative fabrics, this material is suited well for everyday use.
-Gradient Pressure™ increases the blood flow through your legs to prevent swelling, aches and fatigue.
-400-needle count provides mild to moderate compression while still allowing ample flexibility.
-The structured leg and shaped heel fits the calf and ankle seamlessly.
-Downside: the toe seam sits right at the tip of the toes, which can get a bit irritating if not situated on the foot properly.
Great for: long days standing at work or running errands.
Swifwick’s Pursuit Twelve Black
-Compression technology + merino wool = the best of both worlds, providing great insulation while the compression keeps blood flowing to your muscles during activity.
-Well-designed antimicrobial Moisture Management wicks away moisture to keep feet dry and comfortable.
-Linked-toe technology prevents chafing around the toe.
-Supported Footbed promises fantastic arch support.
-$34.99 at http://www.swiftwick.com/
Great for: essentially everything. Sleeping, standing, exercising, you name it.
Stance’s Campvibes Merino Mid Weight Snow Sock ($20.00) *featured image
-A combination of 37% Merino Wool, 37% Acrylic, 15% Elastic, 11% Spandex makes these socks warm, comfortable, and supportive.
-The over-the-calf height is tailored to fit well with ski/board boots.
-Y-Gore seams around the heel add extra hold and traction control.
-Seamless toe boxes minimize friction.
-Anatomically specialized Left and Right feet provide optimum fit.
-Stance collaborated with Poler to create this badass vibrant print that’s sure to make your feet the most stylish on the mountain.
Great for: Skiing/Snowboarding
Farm to Feet’s Cokeville Sock ($20)
-Made from 100% American grown Merino Wool, these socks provide awesome insulation to keep you warm in the wintertime and cool in the summer.
-Comfort compression offers some support for all-day comfort and fatigue prevention.
-The seamless toe eliminates chafing.
-Top to toe full density cushion absorbs shock.
Great for: Hiking
It’s important to outfit your feet appropriately for the kind of activity you plan on doing. With these four sock options, you’ve pretty much got every base covered.
Your feet can bring you many places; Make sure to take good care of them.