In the Wild: Happy Feet! with FITS® Ambassador Amie Engerbretson

February 08, 2017

"Ski boots can take a real toll on your feet. They are cold, cramped, damp, and generally beat up."

pro skier amie engerbretson relaxing in fits ski socks
Photo: Liam Doran @liamjski

Winter, and especially ski boots, can take a real toll on your feet. At season's end, my feet are cold, cramped and generally beat up. I know that if my feet aren't happy, nothing else is... As a professional skier my feet take a lot of beatings, and over the years I have come up with my own way to keep my feet happy and healthy. We even know that cold feet can affect your sleep. Below are my three steps to maintaining what I call 'happy feet' after enduring even the most brutal conditions throughout the season.

pro skier amie engerbretson wearing fits socks
Photo: Liam Doran @liamjski

Step One: Gear Up for Protection

FITS socks are a no brainer. The scientifically engineered perfect fit prevents any bunching or wrinkling, and their incredible wool will keep your feet warm and dry. 

"This season, I've been loving the Pro Ski sock because it has the perfect amount of cushioning to keep my feet happy."

Step Two: Daily Care

Our feet are just a small part of our bodies although they carry the most burden. To keep your feet rejuvenated all winter long you'll need a few simple tools and about 5 minutes a day. Keep a bouncy ball with you when you travel. Roll it out while you stretch your feet. Apply an even amount of pressure while lightly standing on the ball and roll from your heel to your toes.

"Happy feet are the key to good days in the mountains."

Step Three: Deep Massage

For the extra harsh days keep a golf ball in your freezer.  If your feet are beat-up, cramped, or have pulled muscles, take it out as an icy massaging tool. Be careful not to apply too much pressure and cause pain, but gently knead as desired.

foot massaging with FITS socks

Happy feet are the key to good days in the mountains, so take care of your feet so they can carry you wherever you want to go!


Sock Sizing
women and men size chart

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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