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Cotton Socks – Best for Sweaty Feet

Sweaty feet can be bothersome and embarrassing because of the wetness and the odour cause. The good news is you don’t have to suffer from smelly feet. Wearing the right kind of socks can prevent sweat and odour while ensuring long-lasting comfort. Socks that are made of cotton are the best for sweaty feet.

Cotton socks breathe, so they effectively prevent sweat from building up as they are absorbed. The material dries fast, preventing bacteria build-up that often causes bad odour. Wet, sweaty feet invite a lot of bacteria to thrive and spread. Aside from causing the bad smell, the bacteria can cause fungus and feet infections, too.

When shopping for socks, avoid those that are made with polyester and nylon because they are made of synthetic fibres that can worsen your embarrassing condition. The best socks for sweaty feet are those that are made from natural fibres like cotton. It doesn’t matter what colour your socks are—as long as they are made of cotton, they can minimise the problems caused by sweaty feet.

Cotton socks are cooler because they breathe, making them perfect for summer or when the temperatures are high. They are machine washable, too, making them easy to clean. Cotton is a soft material and they hardly cause irritation or allergic reactions, so they are safe.

Some individuals tend to sweat heavily, so even the most high-quality or designer cotton socks may not provide the protection they need to prevent stinky feet and bacteria. In this case, sprinkle foot powder with deodoriser on your feet before putting on socks. That should help reduce the sweating and prevent stench. Avoid wearing the same socks twice without washing. If your feet and really sweaty, consider changing your socks a few times a day to keep your feet dry.

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Premium Thermal Socks

As a supplier of socks for over 25 years, we consider ourselves experts in the field. We stock a large range of socks made to keep you warm now the temperatures have dropped. To help you prepare for the cold months ahead (and to save a few pennies when restocking the sock draw), we’re offering newsletter subscribers an extra 15% off our entire range of socks next week.

As with our thermal underwear, we have worked for many years refining our premium thermal socks range so as to bring you the highest quality socks available, such as these FLOSO Men’s 1.9 Tog Thermal Socks (Pack of 6). A sock’s TOG (Thermal Overall Grade) rating is a measure of its thermal ability. Hence, the higher the TOG rating, the better it is at keeping you warm.

These close fitting thermal socks entrap heat and aid the regulation of the core body temperature. They also have high wicking capabilities which mean as well as maintaining heat they also rapidly extract moisture, keeping the feet comfortable. Our FLOSO socks are also knitted with high bulk acrylic yarn, giving them extra thermal warmth. An example of our premium FLOSO range is the FLOSO Ladies Thermal Wool Blended Socks (Pack of 3).

Being of such high quality, our thermal socks allow you spend prolonged periods in the cold and keep your feet comfortable. Thus they are perfect for winter sports. This is the case with our Mens High Performance Thermal Ski Socks, which have padded shin bone protection and ankle support. They also have a comfort fit top and grip zones allowing extra support.

Made from the highest quality fabrics, our thermal socks really are a winter essential. We have a wide range of Men’s, Women’s and Children’s thermal socks and stock Men’s in extra large sizes (UK 11-14).

To view our full range of Men’s, Women’s and Children’s socks, click their respective links.

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Buying Now for Next Winter

This might seem like a strange thing to do, particularly given that parts of the country are still suffering very cold temperatures, but now is a good time to stock up on various winter items for next year.  The end of the winter season means that retailers are thinking about their summer stock and there are many bargains to be found among the winter items, such as thermal socks for men, women and children as well as the wide range of winter thermal underwear for people of all ages.

A good retailer will stock these items all year round anyway and will ensure that the customer gets good value for money all the time, but putting a few items away now for use next year means that nobody is caught out when the cold temperatures suddenly descend with little warning.  Thermal items such as socks, hats, gloves, and underwear can make all the difference when trying to keep the cold out and for many people they should be essential, rather than an optional extra.

These are relatively small items and can easily be stored for next year.  Now is also a good time to check existing items.  After a winter of use, socks may have developed holes and there will be some wear and tear on some items.  With the good prices available on these and other winter garments, replacing them will not cost a fortune and will be a good investment in advance of next winter.

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Kids’ Socks for Winter

There are several great options for kid’s socks for winter.  The first is the novelty socks that every child loves to get as a stocking filler present.  They all have favourite TV characters and these feature on a wide range of socks.  Characters such as Ben 10, the Simpsons, Thomas the Tank Engine and SpongeBob Squarepants are particularly popular with boys.  For girls there are the Dora the Explorer and Forever Friends socks.  As with all ranges, these come in a variety of colours and sizes.  It can be difficult to persuade kids that they need to wear warm socks but if their favourite characters are on them it can be much easier.

Alternatively, children might need thermal socks as the very cold weather approaches.  Thermal kids’ socks are ideal for keeping the winter chill at bay, particularly if the child needs to be spending time outdoors, either doing sports or just walking to and from school.  The thermal socks that are available for kids have an excellent thermal rating. These cosy garments come in several different colours, including black and grey, which makes them ideal for wearing with a school uniform.  These are made from a blend of acrylic and nylon, both of which are synthetic fibres. These materials are long lasting and have good thermal qualities, allowing moisture to be moved away from the skin and preventing the skin from going cold.  The acrylic is similar to wool, which helps to maintain the softness of the fibre.

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Magnificent men’s socks and gloves

Men's Thermal Socks available at Universal Textiles

As well as brilliant baby wear, www.Universal-Textiles.com is by far the best place to look for bargains on men’s socks and men’s gloves. Whether they hide them, rent them out or sell them to friends, men always seem to run short on their supplies of men’s socks and men’s gloves. Our range of men’s socks is stunning and we sell high quality products at very reasonable prices.

For example, we have men’s 100% cotton socks available in black, mixed dark colours, mixed light colours or white sets for an amazing price in our current sale, and we also have robbed cotton socks and non-elastic top socks for extra comfort and wear-ability. We also stock a great item for anyone, male or female, who is about to undertake a long-haul flight or who regularly travels to distant locations for business, pleasure , friends or family. Of course, we are talking about what everyone is talking about in pubs, at water-coolers and in coffee shops around the nation: our exclusive unisex flight-travel socks which improve circulation and blood flow and protect against conditions such as DVT.

The harsh recent winter has made many Britons regret that they did not have the foresight to stock up on great quality gloves from Universal Textiles, but it is never too late to stock up for the remainder of the cold season in case of another cold snap. For great deals on men’s thermal gloves, men’s thermal fingerless gloves, and heavier thinsulate thermal gloves, be sure to check out Universal-Textiles.com immediately.

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