“Appreciate the little things.” This is a common saying that definitely applies to our wardrobes’ unsung heroes. Being the last piece of clothing we wear (and sometimes don’t wear at all), we rarely appreciate the socks in our drawers. They may be too small to matter, but they play an important role in making us look and feel good. In this article, we will discuss the reasons why several good pairs of socks deserve their space in your closets—be it plain or designed socks.
A pair of good quality socks provides remarkable comfort
Feet are the most hardworking parts of our body. They literally carry our whole weight when moving around, which puts considerable strain on these relatively small portions of our bodies.
The stress we put on our feet is even more noticeable when we wear the wrong pair of socks, especially in tedious activities such as hiking. Poor fitting socks will usually cause chafing and blisters, but a good pair of socks will provide remarkable comfort with its great fit and cushioning.
A pair of patterned socks will improve your outfits
Most people do not consider investing in designed socks because “other people never notice them anyway.” But there are instances where socks can definitely be noticed! It’s just a matter of wearing the perfect outfit to show them off or to further accentuate your ensemble.
Bright-colored socks with outrageous patterns definitely juice up simple monochromatic ensembles or casual attires and will make heads turn.
Good quality socks are worth your money
Another reason why most people do not want to invest in socks is the cost involved. Great pairs of socks can be too expensive, and the cheap ones easily go through wear and tear. What they don’t realize is that they should always consider one thing: quality.
It is always better to buy something at a higher cost and be able to keep using it for a long time than to buy a cheap pair that gives out after a few uses. This does not mean you should spend a lot on socks. Just consider starting your sock collection with a few key quality pieces: one pair of plain socks, striped socks, and designed socks is usually a good start.
Socks keep our feet dry and free from bad smells
Our feet contain thousands of sweat glands which makes sweating inevitable. Usually, this moisture build-up causes smelly feet due to bacterial growth. Socks are made of absorbent materials that aid in keeping our feet dry, which prevents the growth of bacteria that causes smelly feet.
Good-fitting socks make you sleep better
There are some people who are unable to sleep without socks on. This may be just a quirk for some people, but socks with a snug fit can actually improve blood flow which helps you sleep better. Putting on a good-fitting pair of designed socks will definitely improve your mood and help you sleep better.
Despite socks taking up a small portion of our outfits and closets, they play a big role in our overall comfort and look. Throwing out your old torn pairs and restarting your sock collection with just a few good pieces is a great start. Plus, this does not necessarily mean you’d have to break the bank.