In the Wild: Stewards of the Land - FITS®

June 12, 2017

“What started out as a tactic to improve the hunting on our property has evolved into a way of improving the land for future generations, providing adequate food and cover, and serving as stewards of the land.”

Nearly 10 years ago today, we began planting crops on our property with the goal of providing substantial amounts of food and cover for the animals. It’s crazy to think back to how dismal our crops were back then, how different the gear was, and the many lessons that we’ve learned along the way.

What started out as a tactic to improve the hunting on our property has evolved into a way of improving the land for future generations, providing adequate food and cover, and serving as stewards of the land. After a long, cold winter, spring is the perfect opportunity to spend more time outside. With planting season in full swing, here are a few tips that we’ve learned along the way to help better manage your food plots:

Spring is in the air; as the temperatures continue to rise and flowers are beginning to bloom, new life engulfs the woods as the forest comes alive. The longer days that springtime brings are a welcome change, but the work doesn’t stop simply because the sun sets. Having a sock that utilizes premium materials and provides the perfect fit like FITS do is vital to ensuring that your feet can work as hard as you do without the sock rubbing, causing blisters, or wearing out. All of the hard work and preparation performed this time of the year will definitely pay dividends in the future.

Planting more than 600 trees primarily for deer and turkey may sound a little extreme to some people, but for us it's all part of the journey. Sore hands are a small price to pay for adequate food and cover for the coming years.

One of the most important lessons that we’ve learned over the years is to test your soil before you put any seeds in the ground; it truly is the most important step to ensure food plot success. It’ll show you how much lime and fertilizer is required and helps you make sure you’re not buying more than is absolutely necessary.

After the dirt has been turned over, the fertilizer has been spread, and the ground has been culti-packed, the soil is ready to be seeded. It’s amazing the results that can be achieved in just a few short weeks with a little hard work, sun, and water.

There can be quite the learning curve when planting food plots, but the work is always worth it in my opinion. It's no different than anything else in this world; if you want to be successful at something, you're going to have to work at it. With a little hard work, determination, and help from mother nature, your food plots will thrive and all of the work will pay off immensely when it comes to hunting season.


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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