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Does the damp and cold creep up on your toes in cold weather? Here's how to keep your feet warm.

Hiipiikö kosteus ja kylmyys varpaisiin kylmillä keleillä? Näin pidät jalat lämpöisenä.

Soft merino wool or alpaca wool for cold feet

Do your feet often get cold? The reason may be the material of the sock rather than poor circulation around the periphery. Socks made from a highly moisture-wicking material will only make it worse, so at this point, leave the cotton socks in the cupboard and look to a warmer material.

The friend of cold feet is socks made from breathable, warming and moisture-wicking merino wool or alpaca wool. Merino wool socks are often thought of as a frosty material only for winter sports or outdoor activities, but merino wool is an excellent choice for cold feet for year-round use thanks to its super properties:

- Merino wool helps regulate body temperature and adapts to skin temperature, warming in cold weather or cooling in hot weather.
- It is a breathable material that warms, wicks moisture away from the skin and is naturally antibacterial.
- Merino wool is soft and non-itchy, making it ideal for more sensitive skin.
- Keeps you warm even when wet
- Flexible and comfortable against the skin

Image. As a rule of thumb, the heavier and looser the footwear, the thicker the sock.

What to look for when choosing socks?

Cold feet will be happy to accept socks that fit well and provide the right amount of warmth. Socks from sockmakers have many features that you might not even think of, because they are "just" socks.

Merino wool socks are available for many different needs and sometimes it can be difficult to choose. We've listed the features you should look for in socks for cold feet:

- The thermal rating describes the amount of merino wool in our products, so choose socks with a thermal rating of 4 or 5.
- (The heavier and looser the shoe, the thicker the sock.)
- The length of the shank depends on the intended use and the footwear. There are options from ankle length to knee length.
- Plus additional features as required; untensioned shank or wider shank

Many reasons to choose Sukkamestarit-socks:

- All the merino wool we use is NATIVA open-end merino wool
- We manufacture all our socks in our own factory in Ylöjärvi.
- You can also find large sizes (up to size 55-57) in our selection
- A wide range of special socks (non-stretch, wide-leg, Pihka socks) for different needs
- We deliver quickly, in just a few working days.
- Orders over 50 € get free shipping!

Easy tips for cold feet:

- Choose the thickness and thermal value of your merino wool socks according to the footwear (the heavier and looser the shoe, the thicker the sock).
- Choose footwear according to the weather, so that cold and moisture don't sneak through.
- If necessary, use the hikers' technique of two socks (thin liner sock + thicker sock) on top of each other.
- Do a break exercise to get the circulation going.

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