Fashion & Cosmetics Articles - Socks And Their Use In Medicine And Formal Wear

by Robert Bell - Date: 2009-06-20 - Word Count: 432 Share This!

Buying socks seems like it wouldn't take much time or effort. In reality, special occasions call for special types of socks to be worn. Some medical illnesses may even require that consumers wear certain types of socks for special reasons. Thus, socks play an important role in day to day life.

A large amount of the nation's current population has diabetes. From what research suggests, it doesn't appear that it is getting any better. One way to cope with the condition is to buy socks that are able to constrict the legs in a certain way to prevent poor blood circulation. If your circulation were to become a major problem, you could face losing your leg as a result- so it's good to have the proper socks around!

If you have experienced odor with a condition you may have, such as a fungus on your feet, you can obtain a sock that controls the odor. Odor-controlling socks normally work based on absorbing moisture that leads to a thriving environment for bacteria. Without the moisture, you will notice a huge difference in odor from day to day.

Working out in the cold presents many problems. One problem, as with diabetes, would be a poor circulation of blood flow. In this case a thermal sock would be best, since it is able to keep blood warm through special materials. While the blood is warm, it will flow more evenly and you will notice a large difference in the mobility of your feet, lower legs, and toes.

Athletic socks are more geared towards an athlete, who will need several things from a sock to play his or her best. The suck must be lightweight- meaning ankle socks are a good decision. The sock must also provide enough support that blisters won't form along the feet, so padded footing is another characteristic of athlete socks. Absorbing moisture is a key component in keeping away sores as well, which develop through strenuous activity and sweating.

Even if you aren't using socks for medical needs or for sports, there are instances in which you would need to find a specific type of sock. One case would be with a formal occasion- such as a graduation from college or a promotion at work. In both cases you will want a darker colored sock (depending on what you plan to wear) that is comfortable and yet classy at the same time to make a good appearance.Kathy likes to wear all kinds of footwear. If you want to meet local girls who like lingerie take a look at Pantyhose Dating.

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