ARE ANTIBACTERIAL SOCKS THE ANSWER?
Posted on 28 June 2017
Everybody hates smelly socks - as well as smelly feet of course.
Is there any way to prevent them? Maybe just stop sweating? Unfortunately, that isn't really possible and besides that, sweat itself doesn't actually have odour. What causes the smell is bacteria on the skin breaking down sweat when it leaves the pores. Therefore, to reduce the amount of bacteria as well as smell, you can always just wear antibacterial socks!
There are several different types of antibacterial socks.
Some companies offer socks treated with silver nanoparticles (particles that are up to 0.0001 mm sized pieces of silver). Sounds fancy, but they do come with problems. Not only can the nanoparticles wash off and harm the environment but bacteria is also adapting to these particles.
With bamboo you don't have to worry about that. Being the fastest growing plant in the world, bamboo yields the same volume as cotton from only 10% of the land area. Unlike cotton, bamboo is 100% biodegradable and only requires natural amounts of rain water to grow fast. Bamboo also grows natural and doesn't need fertilizers and pesticides - much better for our planet!
But, fighting bad smell isn't the only reason why you should consider antibacterial socks. There are surprisingly a lot of health risks linked with bacteria on your feet. If you have diabetes for example, it is absolutely essential to take good care of your feet and bamboo could be the answer. Due to their soft fabric, bamboo socks are less likely to irritate your skin. Bamboo socks are also are non-allergenic. Reducing the amount of bacteria also reduces the risk of fungal infections like athlete's foot.
Tinea pedis, widely known as athlete's foot, is a common skin infection which causes itching, burning and peeling of the foot's skin. Could bamboo socks help preventing it? Of course.
Athlete´s foot feels most comfortable in damp conditions. Bamboo fiber absorbs moisture away from the skin and keeps your feet drier.
So, if you want to fight unpleasant smells, reduce the risk of infections and cause less harm to the environment, bamboo socks are definitely the right choice for you. Plus, they are extremely comfortable and last longer than standard socks and with each pair sold you are contributing to a great cause. What's not to like?
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