How to Customize Suitable Climbing Socks?
Our outdoor climbing socks selected by season? Why wear wool socks instead of cotton socks? When climbing, foot protection and comfort are very important, once foot discomfort or injury, will not only delay the journey, and may even increase the risk of occurrence.
Therefore, choose a suitable pair of climbing socks, is a must before climbing, the first basis is: wear what shoes match what socks.
Different hiking shoes, with different custom climbing socks
The choice of hiking socks is not seasonal, it must be based on the type of hiking shoes you are wearing. Because climbing shoes are harder than general shoes, and climbing shoes often have to trek long distances, stepping on hard stones, it is recommended to wear relatively thick socks, comfortable will be better.
How to choose climbing socks of different thicknesses?
According to the hiking shoes you are wearing.
Heavy climbing shoes:
Because the shoe body is very hard and heavy, the upper is also very high, need to choose thicker in (high) top climbing socks, socks must also be higher than the upper, not easy because of friction and discomfort. You can also choose hiking socks with a thicker shock-absorbing design.
If you're afraid of the heat, you can also look for mountain socks with a high percentage of Coolmax sweat fiber.
Lightweight medium (low) upper walking shoes:
This kind of shoes are softer than heavy boots, you can choose thinner climbing socks, but it is recommended still to retain a certain thickness, and socks must be higher than the shoe's upper.
Wool socks or cotton socks?
Cotton and wool are commonly used in custom socks. General hiking mountaineering activities are recommended to choose wool socks, its advantages are: If your hiking shoes are leather, wear wool socks with good air permeability because leather is less breathable.
It is easy to encounter rain while climbing. Wool socks can retain softness even when wet, which can reduce the occurrence of blisters. Wool socks are warmer, in wet and cold weather, will not feel cold feet; It is an excellent natural material and has good anti-odor and anti-bacteria effect.
Reasons why cotton socks are not recommended:
Cotton socks tend to harden when wet and blister when you walk. Wet does not dry easily. They lose their warmth when they get wet.
How to choose the size of custom climbing socks?
When choosing mountaineering wool socks, it is recommended to choose a smaller size, because wool socks have good elasticity, wear for a while will be more lose a little bit. If you choose socks that are too big, you can easily get blisters from friction while walking.
A better way is to measure the length of your foot using a foot gauge and then refer to the sock size chart. This will be more accurate. If your size falls between two sizes, such as S and M, which you can wear, choose a smaller one.
Do we need to wear two pairs of socks when Climbing?
Many people who travel regularly wear two pairs of socks to increase shock absorption. And the inner socks will choose special inner socks, or some people will wear silk socks. This can reduce friction between two pairs of socks and reduces blisters.
However, socks today are made of very soft wool. And the heels, toes, ankles of socks also have aggrandizement design, because this wears a pair of socks alone also can be very comfortable, permeability is better also.
Whether you prefer to wear two pairs or just one pair, it is recommended that you go outside a few times before setting out to climb the mountain, test your socks, make sure they are comfortable, and then wear them.
After reading this do you know how to choose the right climbing socks and have any idea about custom socks?
3 easy steps of how to custom socks online:
1.Select a sock. Search the socks on the YINUO socks home page to choose your socks kinds. size and color preference.
2.Design your sock：Email us your artwork or photo to create your custom socks.
3.Place your order：We'll start making the socks you custom and ship you within one month.