The cold is fast approaching (yes, we’re actively resisting the urge to insert a popular Game of Thrones expression here) and that means it’s time to break out the winter coats and your fave pairs of cozy socks. But which socks are the best socks to keep feet warm? Here at The Sock Drawer, we think warm socks are just as important a consideration as style and personality, of course. What can we say? Funny socks are our thing.
Keeping Your Feet Toasty
We admit warmth majorly matters, especially if you live somewhere that regularly dips below 40. So let’s talk about why keeping your tootsies toasty affects you more than you might think.
You know how people always talk about heat escaping through the head? Yes, that’s a thing, but in truth, you can lose a ton of your body heat through every part of your body, especially your extremities. And scientists say that feet have a massive impact on body temperature as a whole because they have a large surface area and lots of blood vessels that open and close to offload heat. Their lack of muscle and fat (which produce and store heat) means they cool down more than other parts of the body.
On top of that, the lower extremities commonly suffer from decreased circulation, which prevents the body from delivering warmth to the feet and toes. When faced with extreme cold, all of these effects can cause physiological responses — in dire cases, that includes frostbite and trench foot — as well as the awful sensation of feeling cold and numb. But picking up a pair of warm winter socks can make up where your body lacks, making you feel warmer and preventing you from getting any cold-related injuries.
The Best Socks for Cold Weather
The answer to all your problems? Warm socks, of course! High-quality, temperature-regulating socks made of the right materials will insulate your feet even in the most extreme conditions.
A Warm, Worthy Pursuit
Spending the time to find the style and material that keeps your tootsies toasty is what life is all about. OK, maybe that’s an exaggeration, but it will definitely be a comfy quality of life upgrade this winter. The great thing is that you can get funky socks in every material under the sun, so you don’t have to compromise personality for warmth!