If you suffer from poor circulation or temperature control as a result of diabetes then we feel your feet need something to party over! You may have seen the term diabetic socks or circulation socks passed around quite a lot. Diabetic socks are different to circulation socks. Diabetic socks provide that little bit more cushioning and warmth than circulation socks. Our fab socks will keep your feet feeling at their absolute best dashed with that perfect combo of comfort and style!
Our diabetic socks have been manufactured with extra features to directly target the foot issues connected with diabetes. Our socks feature:
- A slightly larger toe box so your feet don't feel stuck into a tight space
- A smart, moisture-wicking material to keep your feet dry
- More padding under the heel and balls of the feet so it's less likely for there to be any skin irritation
- Soft Yarns and natural fibres for comfort
- No toe seam or binding to promote better circulation in feet and legs
- Antimicrobial properties to fight fungus
Also, fear not, just becuase our diabetic socks are a boring medical sounding item, it doesn’t mean that they have to look like that! Our diabetic socks come in blacks, browns and bright multi-colours that give you a wide variety to fulfill all your sock related fashion needs!
Diabetic Socks FAQS
Do you need diabetic socks?
Diabetic socks are not necessarily essential for those with diabetes, however, if you to increase comfort and reduce negative side-effects associated with diabetes. We have a lot of customers who wear our diabetic socks and have reported numerous benefits and they highly recommend them to anyone suffering from diabetes.
What do diabetic socks actually help with?
Diabetic socks are designed to target a variety of foot-related symptoms of diabetes. These includes:
- Poor moisture control
- Discolouring of the feet as a result of infection
- Blisters or fungal infections
- Poor temperature control
- Nerve damage and loss of feeling in your feet
- Peripheral artery disease
What are the best socks to wear for diabetics?
Diabetic socks are designed to provide extra warmth, padding and support that normal socks don't have. Diabetic socks will help your feet to stay warm and dry but they aren't made with very thick with insulation or synthetic material, meaning that you can have all the benefits whilst wearing your everyday shoes. Due to this, diabetic socks don't require special treatment either, meaning, you can put them in the wash with the rest of your dark clothes and tumble dry on low heat without any issues.
Should I get diabetic socks?
Our range of diabetic socks can provide a wealth of benefits as we have shown you above. They can be slightly more expensive than normal socks but are definitely worth it if you experience problems or discomfort in your feet due to diabetes. Fungal infections and more severe issues, such as, diabetic foot ulcers, can be very costly and very hard to live with! If you do suffer diabetes, we would recommend that you consult with your doctor or podiatrist on your own needs as you may also require specialist footwear such as shoes. That being said, diabetic socks are a great place to start!