Keep Cool With Summer Wool - FITS®

June 25, 2018

Here’s two words your don’t normally hear in the same sentence: “wool” and “summer.” This sounds like an oxymoron, but, with the right fabric and technology, wool and summer are the perfect combination.

Here’s a couple things you’ll need in a sock to make it through hot, summer activities, workouts, and outings:

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Moisture Wicking

You may have heard this term thrown around in an “outdoor” conversation, but you’re probably still wondering, “what in the world does moisture wicking actually mean?” Without going too deep, and confusing you with the technicalities and science behind it, moisture wicking fabric essentially moves sweat quickly away from your skin to the outer portion of the fabric and dries quicker so your sock doesn’t get soaked or hold sweat. The truth is, you’re going to sweat a lot during the summer season, so it’s always good to wear a sock that’s on your side and will keep your covered skin as dry as possible. If you’re still interested in the science, check out the breakdown below.

Light, Breathable, and Durable

Most socks are generally only one of the three, but our “Runner” and “Performance” socks will always provide the comfort, durability, and breathability you need for your active use. One of the best aspects of these socks is that they are designed with specific ventilation points to help keep your foot as cool as possible on hot days. For those who like an even thinner sock, we have “Ultra Light” and “Micro Light” socks, which still hugs and forms onto your foot, and provides all the protection you need between your skin and the your shoes.

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(pictured above, FITS® wool socks for women)

So, whether you are traveling on the road this summer, running the trails, or cutting weight for your speed backpacking trip, you can’t go wrong with any of our super-fine merino “Runner” and “Performance” socks.


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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