We can’t deny that waterproof socks come with a hefty price tag. So we can completely understand the question: are waterproof socks worth it? And more so, why would you even need a waterproof sock?
Well, we’re here to say they are worth it; otherwise, we wouldn’t have created our 100% waterproof Monsoon sock. But don’t take our word for it. We’re here to tell you why they are so darn good but not for the reasons you may be thinking.
Before we jump in, it’s always good to understand how waterproof socks work. We first came up with the concept while working with the Australian army. They needed a hardwearing sock to keep a soldier’s foot dry but be breathable enough for high energy activities. To solve their problem, we came up with a three-layer sock design.
The first layer is a breathable, merino wool blend. Merino fibres are naturally breathable, along with a host of other benefits (but let’s not get into that here). The second layer is a 100% waterproof Drytec membrane. It works to keep moisture from touching the skin and penetrating through the sock. The final layer helps the sock keep its shape as a nylon blend that’s comfortable and versatile.
So now that you know how a waterproof sock works, it’s time to dive into three top benefits.
1. Say goodbye to blistering and chaffing
We’ve all been there. Our feet and socks get wet and all of a sudden, a painful blister pops up to ruin our day. Since waterproof socks keep your feet dry there's less chance of blistering and chafing.
2. They can help you pack light on hikes or camping.
It’s the age-old battle. Deciding on what to take so you pack as light as possible, especially hiking. Waterproof socks are great for hiking or camping because you can wear them in many situations. You can wear them as your hiking sock. They come in handy if there’s any wet tracks or creek crossings. Your shoes may get wet, but your feet will stay dry.
3. They are incredibly versatile
Wear them on muddy downhill mountain biking tracks or when you’re hiking, trail running, river crossing, camping, fishing, and even kayaking. Or simply wear them commuting around on dreary, wet days. Anytime you need to keep your feet dry, waterproof socks are the answer. Your feet will love you for it.
So what did you think about our list of waterproof sock benefits? Do you believe waterproof socks are worth it now?