5 Ways to Make Your Commute Eco-Friendly - FITS®

October 15, 2019

We can all do more to minimize our personal impact on the environment — and greening your commute is a great place to start. While all of these suggestions may not work for everyone, hopefully this post will inspire you to make small, practical changes for a more eco-friendly work life. 

Work Remotely One Day Per Week

The best way to make your commute eco-friendly is to make it non-existent! In favor of improved work/life balance and cost-cutting, more and more companies are open to remote work these days. Working remotely can be a win/win for everyone, so it might be worth bringing up with your boss if your job can occasionally be done from home.

Carpool or Use Public Transportation

Here’s our most obvious suggestion: carpooling or taking advantage of public transportation. While this will obviously depend on where you live, sharing your commute can dramatically decrease your footprint. Plus, using public transportation can be a great time to answer emails or catch up on reading.

Bike or Walk to Work

Again, this suggestion is very dependent on where you live, but biking, walking or even running to work when possible isn’t just good for the environment — it’s also good for you! Just remember to use proper safety precautions if your commute takes you down busy roads.

Have Coffee At Home — Or Use a Travel Mug

Hooked on your morning coffee shop spot? Most places will allow you to fill up with your own mug so you can minimize your disposable cup use. The same can be said for packing your lunch in reusable containers instead of Ziploc bags or, worse, getting Styrofoam-reliant takeout. 

Trade In Your Vehicle

This suggestion definitely doesn’t get points for practicality, but if you’ve been considering trading in your car for something different, choosing an eco-friendly model — like a hybrid or electric car — could significantly cut gas costs and reduce your personal environmental impact.

When it comes to the environment, we can’t all do everything — but we can all do something. This week, try to make one small change. You might be surprised how nice it feels to do something good for the planet.

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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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