Diabetic socks are designed to be non-binding or have a “relaxed fit” around the legs. Some people just prefer a relaxed fit of a sock that still stays up on the leg. However, for a large percentage of the 1 in 11 people afflicted with diabetes (422 million in 2014 according to the World Health Organization), a non-binding sock is a must as it doesn’t impede blood circulation in their lower legs and feet due to elevated risks associated with diabetes that range from simple discomfort to severe ulcers and risk of amputation. For diabetics, socks can and should be serious purchase decisions.
To make a great diabetic sock, we started with the best fiber capable of keeping feet healthy. EcoSox diabetic socks are made with viscose/rayon fibers derived from sustainable bamboo. We like to sum up the performance properties as being soft as silk, dry as a desert, odor and blister free. Viscose is an ideal fiber for diabetics as it is literally as soft as silk. The soft hand of the yarn means there is little friction which means it will be comfortable and help prevent blisters. Viscose also is very good at pulling moisture away from the foot. Moisture also creates friction that often causes blisters so this property is equally important. Once moisture is in the fiber, it allows for evaporation which in turns provides thermo regulation (cool in the summer and warm in the winter). With the absence of moisture, there is no opportunity for odor causing bacteria to form so your EcoSox helps keep your feet odor free.
In addition to the best fiber for the job, we use multiple features in construction to aid and enhance performance properties. For the toe seam, we use smooth toe technology that provides a machine made closure so precise you will not know it is there. The EcoSox exclusive foot bed uses rows of pillow cushioning to provide comfort and air gaps to help with air flow and comfort. A proper arch support ensures proper fit and prevents the sock from moving and bunching inside a shoe.
When you add up the performance benefits of the yarn and the construction features, you have a great sock solution for any diabetic condition. We are confident that if you try a pair of EcoSox diabetic socks as your next pair of socks, you will eventually replace your entire sock drawer with them! Since you have taken the time to educate yourself on diabetic socks, please use coupon code “DIABETIC15%” at check out for 15% off of any diabetic or compression sock in our online store. Shop Diabetic Socks