TOYS, GAMES & GADGETS
Stopping Sock Dramas and Sweaty Feet.
Oh the Sock Drama. Apparently The Child's socks are now completely unsatisfactory. The seam by the toe, hereafter known as ‘The Bobble’, is causing enough irritation allegedly to warrant the removal of the socks at any given opportunity including in the school cloakroom and at any point in time when we are running late.
Inspection of the socks has proved futile, I can't really work out why all of a sudden this is now an issue when up until now it has been fine. The Child has had a growth spurt of late so I guess it is possible his feet are broader so the socks may be pressing more against his shoes...anyway this new problem needs solving as I don’t have the time or energy to battle with The Child in a morning as to which socks are suitable and which are not.
I had a brief google about seam free socks and came across a link from The Sock Shop. This took me to a section on bamboo socks. Bamboo socks? What are these? I have always tried to get socks with a high cotton content for The Child as he seems to get very sweaty feet. The blurb about the bamboo socks says that as a natural fibre, they keep your feet warm in the winter and cool in the summer and offer better ventilation and moisture wicking than other socks, so good for preventing sweaty feet and are naturally antibacterial and hypoallergenic. Ooh this sounds good...
I ordered a few pairs to test them out and I have to say that they have been great. I am now officially a Bamboo Sock convert. They seem very comfortable - there has been no complaint whatsoever from The Child about an irritating 'bobble' in his socks and his socks definitely seem much drier after being in his shoes all day. They are not even that expensive in comparison to other socks. They are indeed the way forward. I have ordered more for The Child and am on the verge of ditching all my old socks and ordering new for me.
One word of advice – don’t panic if they come out of the washing machine looking like they are socks for teddies – they seem to stretch back into shape quite easily. It says on the washing instructions not to tumble dry them, but as I seem to be incapable of following washing instructions, I have obviously tumble dried some, but they still lived to see another day.
We got our socks from The Sock Shop