Want to Take Better Care of Your Socks? Then Take Care of Your Feet! - FITS®

September 19, 2019

Our socks are known for withstanding the elements and holding up through countless miles. However, while the quality construction goes a long way in helping FITS last, maintaining proper care is also crucial for extending the life of your socks. Beyond following wash instructions, there’s also one lesser-known thing you can do to take care of your socks: take care of your feet. 

It might sound silly, but proper foot care is just as important for your socks as it is for your own comfort. That’s why we’ve pulled together some of the best tips for better foot care — because both your feet and your socks deserve it.

Trim down

Look, we know this one should be obvious. But keeping your toenails trimmed is one of those simple grooming activities that can be easy to forget. Worse, long toenails are more likely to snag on your socks, tearing the fibers and potentially leading to holes. By maintaining neatly trimmed toenails, you won’t have to worry about this embarrassing (and potentially painful) snafu.

Lotion up

No one likes dried cracked feet — least of all your socks. Rougher feet are tougher on your socks and can lead to increased wear over time. And we get it: your feet go through a lot. But that’s even more reason to treat them nicely! Get yourself a pumice stone and some good lotion, then treat yourself to a foot spa day. Better yet, head over to the salon and leave the pedicures to the professionals. 

Air out

The good news is that the high quality Merino wool in FITS socks is moisture wicking and will help keep your feet dry during long runs or a day on the trails. However, when you finish your activity, it’s still important to make sure your feet have time to air out away from your socks. Some athletes even choose to do a foot bath to help reduce swelling and soreness. This can help your feet recover better so you’ll be ready to put back on your socks and get back out there sooner. Because as comfortable as your socks are, taking some time away is good for everyone. 

Your feet deserve to be properly cared for — and your socks deserve to stay in good shape for as long as possible. Luckily, these three tips can help you achieve both, all while looking and feeling great. 

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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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