Why Diabetic Socks?

Why Diabetic Socks?

Posted by Toby on Nov 7th 2020

Why Diabetic Socks? (Updated November 7, 2020)

Diabetic socks are designed to be non-binding or have a “relaxed fit” around the legs so that they do not impede blood circulation.  While some people prefer a relaxed fit of a sock that still stays up on the leg, about 10% of the population is afflicted with diabetes (422 million according to a 2016 report from the World Health Organization), a non-binding sock is important.  For individuals with diabetics, socks play an important part in maintaining healthy feet and their overall health.

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 has a hand 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 never 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 those who suffer from diabetic conditions including neuropathy and edema socks or you may just prefer the non-binding top for that pillow top feel on your legs!  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

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Updated November 7, 2020 - Toby