Toe socks are great for people who suffer from bunions, hammertoes, or other toe-related problems. The separate compartments help to keep the toes from rubbing against each other, which can irritate the skin and cause pain.
What are toe socks?
Toe socks are socks that have a separate compartment for each toe, rather than the traditional design where all the toes are together in one big space. This design provides several benefits that make toe socks some of the most comfortable and versatile socks on the market.
Uncomfortable? Quite the opposite!
Modern toe socks have been stitched continuously to leave no irritating seams and act like a barely-there second skin. There are a few big flaws with traditional socks and toe socks straight up solve them, without the need for any annoying toe separators, lubes or taping toes.
What are toe socks good for?
Traditional socks surround all your toes in elastic material, drawing them together. This can irritate and even add to bunion discomfort and pain, increasing the pull inwards and over-lap of your toes.
Toe socks let your toes stay in their lanes better for less discomfort, overlap, and unnatural positioning.
Moisture between your toes
With your toes bunched together in standard socks, there a clammy build up of sweat which leans to smelly feet, athlete’s foot, and an overall unhappy experience. Toe socks let your toes move, spread and gap for breathability while also surrounding each toe with moisture-wicking fabric - it’s having this fabric between your toes that is the key to toe socks benefits!
Skin-on-skin rubbing (hot spots and blisters!)
Toe socks have lightweight fabric between your toes, rather than the skin-on-skin contact you get with regular socks (or no socks). This not only prevents the increase in moisture that can lead to fungal infections but also means no more skin-on-skin rubbing that can cause blisters.
Avoiding cramped toes, a moist, humid toe environment and blisters is easy with toe socks. Where regular socks actually help cause these things, toe socks actively help stop them and create a healthy foot environment, optimized toe positioning and foot function and a very comfortable sock. Rather than choosing a sock that is purely a separator between your shoe and foot, choose a sock that works with your natural foot shape to be more comfortable, whatever your adventure.
You can read more about the benefits of toe socks here.
We recommend lightweight, seamless toe socks like the Creepers Merino Blend Toe Socks. Merino wool is perfect for keeping your skin feeling dry and absolutely best for reducing friction and when blended with great moisture wicking yarn, you’ve got the perfect active socks!