How often should you replace your socks? It turns out there is not a universal standard on replacing socks because people have more than one pair. But if you only have one pair, and you're wearing & washing them every day, they're bound to wear out faster than if you have several pairs. One way to make socks last longer is to make sure you take care of them. But sometimes, you just have to admit that it's time to let go. These are signs that you can see and feel that tell you it’s time to go online and order a new pair:
5 Signs You Need to Buy New Socks
- Loss of elasticity
- Previously cushioned areas are thinning
- When you've lost the other pair
Believe us, we know how hard it can be to part with socks; maybe you even have a lucky pair or two you can't seem to let go. But if the sock is just hanging off of your feet instead of hugging them, or if it’s got one too many holes, it’s time to get courage and let it go.
How to Prevent Socks from Wearing Down?
If you want to get socks that last longer, the obvious answer would be to purchase socks that are reinforced. But it is also important to wear the right socks with the right shoes.
Our socks for dressy shoes, the Secret 2.0, are designed to be thin because dress shoes tend to be tighter and have a slippery insole and lining. The tight fit of the shoes would lead to less friction of the socks within the shoes, but we also put a silicone grip on the bottom of the socks to ensure that the socks don't have unnecessary friction against the slipper insoles. Our Secret 2.0 Low-cut, Secret 2.0 Mid-cut, and Secret High-cut socks are also reinforced.
For casual shoes, socks need to be even tougher to endure the extra activity you tend to do in casual shoes. In addition, casual shoes tend to have a fabric insole and lining, which means more friction against the socks. However, who wants to wear a bulky sock? This is why our Active X Low-cut and Active X Mid-cut socks for casual shoes aren't just reinforced, they are a special blend of fabric that is thin and tough at the same time.
Why get socks that can't last? Sheec socks were designed with your feet, shoes, and lifestyle in mind.