In cold, wet weather, cotton socks just won’t cut it. When it gets wet, cotton loses all insulating properties, so you may as well not be wearing anything on your feet at all.
And it doesn’t matter how warm your winter boots are. If you’re wearing cotton socks, your feet will perspire, and you will end up with cold, damp feet.
The solution is to invest in some quality wool socks. Wool, especially super-soft merino wool, offers several unique advantages over cotton that make it the fabric of choice for winter wear.
Unlike cotton, wool is an excellent insulator. When it’s cold out your feet will be toasty and warm in your wool socks.
Wool can absorb a significant amount of moisture — much more than cotton. Wool can actually hold a third of its weight in moisture before it even starts to feel “wet.”
Wool keeps its insulating properties even while wet, which is perfect for sweaty feet.
Not only that, but wool also dries much more quickly than cotton or other synthetics.
Wool fibres are naturally anti-bacterial and, therefore, odor resistant….