4 Ways to Keep Cool This Summer - FITS®

July 08, 2019

Summer is officially here — and so are the scorching hot temperatures. Depending on what area of the country you live in, you may have already been dealing with 80-90 degree days, and things aren’t likely to cool down any time soon. How can you beat the heat and enjoy outdoor activities comfortably in the summer months?

Of course, staying cool in the summer isn’t just a comfort issue; high temperatures can also pose a safety risk as well. Use these four tips to reduce your risk of overheating and cool down when temperatures start to rise.

Stay hydrated

There’s nothing more important than hydration when you’re out in the sun. Not only is staying hydrated something you need to do on a daily basis, but sweating causes our bodies to lose water and it’s important to replenish. Try carrying a reusable water bottle with you and making a plan to fill up at specific increments throughout the day to ensure you’re getting enough.

Dress coolly

While you want to dress for sun protection as well, it’s also important that you’re wearing clothes that are light and breathable so your body won’t overheat. Aim for light fabrics and colors. Of course, don’t forget the importance of keeping your feet cool, too — lightweight socks made of breathable fabrics are the must-have accessories for every sneaker wearer.

Seek shade

Do your best to avoid being in direct sunlight for too long, especially on particularly hot days. Take breaks indoors, duck under an awning or sit under an umbrella to cool off. When possible, plan your outdoor activities in the mornings or evenings when the sun won’t be at its peak.

Go for a swim

Whether heading to the beach, lounging poolside or simply setting up a sprinkler in your backyard, nothing will help you beat the heat quite like a dip in the water. Just don’t forget to reapply your sunscreen!

There’s nothing better than getting outside in the summer — just make sure you’re prepared to battle the heat. With a few precautions and preparations, you’ll be able to enjoy the sunshine until cooler fall temperatures arrive.


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Sock Sizing
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The Perfect Fit Starts With the Right Size.

Your sock size shouldn’t be a guessing game. Our socks range from small to double XL, but the best way to know the perfect fit for you is to match your shoe size to the chart on the left. That way, you’ll know the size you select will give you the fit and feel you expect.

Between sizes? Go with your gut, but rest assured that your socks will still fit great. If you receive your order and find yourself wishing you’d gone up or down a size, just let us know. We’ll happily send you replacements for your preferred size.

Concerned about laundry mix-ups? All FITS® socks are coordinated by color and size, based on the colors you see on the size chart. So, you won’t have to worry about mixing up your sizes with the other FITS® wearers in your home. (But stray socks mysteriously going missing in the dryer? Unfortunately, we can’t help with that.)


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How Do You Determine Sock Size?

Sock sizes are typically measured in inches, not by your shoe size. So, a sock size 6-8 will comfortably fit someone whose feet are between six and eight inches long. However, at FITS®, we make it easy for you to choose the ideal sock size without having to measure your foot. Simply use our sock size conversion chart based on your shoe size to select the right fit for you. 

How Do You Measure Your Foot for Socks?

To measure your foot for socks, measure the length from the heel of your foot to the tip of your longest toe. The measurement in inches correlates to your sock size. For example, if your foot is 10 inches long, a sock size 9-11 should fit you comfortably. At FITS®, you can skip this step and find your sock size based on your shoe size using our conversion chart. 

What Is the Sock Size Conversion?

The sock size conversion refers to sock size compared to shoe size. While all companies may vary slightly on which size socks to purchase based on your shoe size, you can always measure your foot to find the right fit for you. 

What is Sock Size to Shoe Size?

Because sock sizes are determined by the length of your foot in inches vs. your shoe size, shoe and sock sizes differ. The FITS® sock size to shoe size conversion is as follows:

Knowing this makes it easy to choose the ideal sock size based on your shoe size without measuring your foot. 

What Age is Sock Size 9-12?

Sock sizes typically don’t correlate with age. For kids, age can be a general indicator of what size sock they’ll need, but everyone is different. An adult sock size 9-12 fits anyone whose feet are approximately nine to twelve inches long. For kids’ sock sizing, check with the company to find exact details to ensure your little one gets the perfect fit. 

Got more questions about finding the perfect sock size for you? Let’s talk.



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