Thursday, March 09, 2006

Socks Sock and more Socks

I recently had a discussion with a gentleman in a sportsman's store. He kept insisting that his socks were not doing an adequate job keeping his feet dry. He told me that he thought he should just stop wearing socks altogether when he went hiking. I promptly explained to this confused individual that forgoing socks would be a lamentable mistake. While it may seem counter-intuitive that adding another layer would keep you cooler, that is in fact the truth. You just have to wear the right kind of socks. You see socks are not all alike. Beyond the fact that some socks are of a higher quality than others, certain socks are for certain purposes or situations. You wouldn't wear a raincoat to combat a freezing day with heavy snowfall would you? Of course not, you would wear a thick jacket that protected you from the cold weather. Similiarly, you should wear the appropriate sock to match your chosen activity. By abiding this common sense rule, you will find that there are socks tailored for these specific activities and that they do a better job than a one size fits all approach.

As for our confused friend in the store, I pointed him in the direction of some excellent hiking socks that wick away moisture and keep your feet dry. He thanked me and was on his way eager to try out his new socks.

You may be asking yourself "how can I figure out which socks are right for me and all my different activities"? Not to worry! Just keep coming back to Sock Talk and in no time you'll have it all figured out.

The sock knowledge is strong within you... .


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