Guide for the length of the sock and the construction materials.
Socks are made with different lengths and many times, different lengths can confuse you when trying to choose the right sock. So we are here to help you clear things up so you don't have to think about it the next time you buy socks!
Before choosing a pair of socks, there are a few things to keep in mind:
- The activity for which you need them.
- How often will you wear them.
- When will you wear them (what time of year)
Each of these things has to do with the length of the sock you choose, so it is important to consider all of these factors. For example, you may need socks for boots to wear on Hiking and Hunting where it is cold. Likewise, you may need low socks for summer sports and shorts for Run in hot weather.
You see, there are so many socks of different lengths, thicknesses, materials, activities and more and we want to make sure you choose the right pair that meets your requirements.
Our categories for the length of the sock.
* Please note that the length of the sock differs with each brand.
Sumba are perfect for ballerinas, sailing or sneakers for the summer, when you do not want your socks to look. They cover your toes and reach just below your heel so they are not visible.
The socks are socks that are not visible. Our socks reach just below the ankle without being seen, and are perfect for running or walking in hot weather, or for the days you work out in the gym.
The hemispheres reach about 2 cm above the ankle. Perfect for long-term outdoor running, day trips, boots or for those days when you need extra protection around your ankle.
Sports socks are the most common socks. Typical sports socks reach to the middle of the calf and are perfect for a wide range of shoes and activities.
Socks for mountaineering boot use are higher than normal sports and reach to the middle of the calf to fit comfortably with your shoes. Some of the boot socks also reach above the calf, so read the description carefully to find the length you need!
Knee socks are what the name implies and reach to the knee. They are also called socks over the calf, depending on the brand, and are perfect for the colder months.
The thigh socks reach above your knee or about the middle of their thighs. They are best worn as a stylistic point of view, or to do yoga, pilates, dance or ballet.
Socks that are "tube" with or without heel, usually provide gradual compression, which helps improve blood flow, relieve discomfort, reduce muscle fatigue and recovery time, and improve your exercise. The compression stockings start at the ankle with the greatest pressure and gradually reduce it towards the calf.
The material that knits a sock, determines if the sock is made for hiking, run or daily use. Information on the yarns used in the socks we wear can be easily found on the product page and on the packaging.
A synthetic fabric that has excellent properties. It is light, soft, warm and dries quickly. An acrylic / wool combination is suitable for outdoor activities in cold weather.
A durable, hypoallergenic and natural antimicrobial fiber. It is also softer, more silky, and breathes better than cotton, making it the ideal choice for high quality socks!
A technical fabric that removes moisture developed by DuPont in 1986. It is resistant to fading and shrinkage and is often combined with cotton, wool or Spandex. It is best used during excellent physical exercise and in combination with other materials.
A strong, soft fiber that retains heat when dry and is comfortable to use in all weather conditions. Because cotton fibers stretch and relax easily (which can cause blisters), 100% cotton socks are better for both formal and everyday wear. Cotton socks manufacturers often combine synthetic fibers into knitting so that you have the best properties of both. The softness and durability of cotton, along with the elasticity and high moisture management technology of synthetic fibers.
An extremely soft, durable fiber that keeps the body at a constant temperature by insulating instead of retaining heat. Merino wool keeps you cool in hot weather and warm in cold. Superior breathable and moisture-repellent properties prevent wetting. The natural elasticity of the fine fibers allows the fabric to stretch and then return to its original shape, preventing overflow and bagging. Merino wool is very absorbent and dries slowly but retains heat even when wet. It is also by nature fire resistant.
A lightweight polymeric material that is extremely strong and absorbs more water than other synthetic fabrics. It is best used on clothes that are subject to great stretching and pulling, such as tights and is very easy to clean.
Olefin (or Polypropylene)
A light and super waterproof fiber with excellent moisture removal properties. It is often strong, and stain resistant, and competes with wool as an insulator. It also dries quickly, is easy to clean and is comfortable to wear!
A strong, wrinkle-resistant synthetic fiber that dries quickly and is easy to clean. It breathes and absorbs more than nylon.
An insulating material specially designed to provide warmth and comfort without weight.
We watch our weight! That is, the weight of our fabrics! Very light, light, medium, heavy and very heavy, the type of lining and insulation you will need in a sock varies depending on your activity. The weight of the fabric describes the level of warmth and lining of a sock. Thin socks are best when you need a tight fit, while thicker fabrics provide excellent protection and insulation. A sock with a large lining is better if you stand all day, while a light sock minimizes blisters if you like to run.