What do you know about cycling socks
As the saying goes, "The journey of a thousand miles begins with the foot". For cyclists, the foot has a very important role. The health of this part is also directly related to the performance and status of the bicycle race or sports. Cycling socks are an important supporter during cycling. As the name suggests, cycling socks are of course professional socks designed specifically for cycling. Generally speaking, the outer layer of riding socks needs to be wear-resistant and not deformed, and the inner layer must be able to absorb moisture and perspiration.
Why do we need to wear cycling socks?
When riding a bicycle, the feet are easy to sweat. Ordinary socks have poor perspiration. The heat and moisture in the sole of the foot are not easy to remove, and the sole of the foot will feel sultry and cause a sticky feeling between the toes, which is unhygienic and uncomfortable. Long-term contact between the sole of the foot and the pedal requires high breathability and wear resistance of the sock.
Especially in long-distance riding, ordinary sports socks may cause sole pain and sweat accumulation, which is very bad for riding efficiency and physical health, and custom professional riding socks can reduce the constant pedaling to the sole side effect.
What is special about cycling socks?
From the design point of view, the cycling socks are thicker at the back of the foot and at the toes, and the bottom of the foot will increase the elasticity, tighten this muscle, and make the sole muscles move longer. From the material point of view, the custom cycling socks also keeps the feet dry and helps reduce muscle aches and improve riding efficiency.
Professional cycling socks are usually strengthened and fixed in order to avoid sprains caused by excessive pressure on long-term sports products. They can support and protect the arch, ankle, and Achilles tendon, help support the Achilles tendon and reduce external friction, better adapt to riding surroundings.
High-performance cycling socks can even avoid the overcooling or overheating of human feet, promote the normal function of regulating foot temperature, help balance body temperature, and skillfully use perspiration to create a "microclimate" that makes skin more comfortable.
Material of cycling socks
The material of custom cycling socks is different from ordinary cotton socks, and it is made of polyester, nylon, lycra spandex, nylon, coolmax, etc. Compared with ordinary socks, it focuses on comfort and sweat absorption. And different parts of socks, heels, toes, and soles use different materials to ensure that they meet the needs of different parts. At the same time, different parts use different weaving processes to ensure elasticity, ventilation and support functions.
How to choose cycling socks?
Good socks must be fit, if the socks are not fit, it will easily cause friction during riding, so you must strictly choose the size that suits you.
- Abrasion resistance
Generally speaking, the material of the sock determines whether it is durable or wearable. Although there are some changes depending on the frequency of personal use, good socks can still make people feel different textures when they are touched by hand.
- Sock tube and appearance selection
You can still choose different appearance and sock tube according to your personal habits and wearing shoes; in principle, the sock tube should be higher than the shoe tube to avoid the shoe tube grinding the feet. It depends on your personal habits.
How to wash cycling socks?
Ordinary soft essence will affect the function of socks to sweat and dry quickly. The best way to clean cycling socks is to use a special lotion, soak in water, rub it, and it is not recommended to dry. Cycling socks are generally thin and easy to dry, so during long-distance riding, you can also avoid the trouble of having to change the wash but afraid of not doing it.