What socks should ice skaters wear on their feet?
What is the Hi-Tech Skating Sock and what should skaters wear on their feet?
Here at Floquiya, we started with a simple idea of improving the sock we wear in our boots when ice skating. If you spend a lot of time at the rink, you might often see the first mistake new skaters make is what they wear on their feet. Especially if these beginner skaters are wearing rental skates, their skating experience often ends in many blisters and discomfort. The sock you are wearing in your boot is just as important as the quality of your skate boot. A good sock could mean being able to skate for hours in comfort while a bad sock could mean rubbing, pain and irritation after just 15 minutes on the ice.
Let’s talk socks.
One of the most popular sock choices is a thin knee-high stocking or dare we say it, barefoot! Although barefoot might be the most comfortable to some skaters, it can do a lot of damage to the interior leather of the skate boot especially if you are training for multiple hours without airing out your skate boot. The moisture left inside of the skate boot from skating without socks can break down the leather much quicker. This will decrease the life of your boots. The thin knee-high stocking is thin enough to not really feel it inside of the boot, but it doesn’t offer much more function than that. They often end up with holes by the toes or heels quickly, take a long time to dry out and tend to leave moisture behind in the boot. Lastly, a lot of beginner skaters make the mistake of wearing regular, everyday socks with their skates. A skate boot is very tight-fitting. There is no extra space to fit in your thick and cushioned socks. This will cause a lot of pain and discomfort right off the bat with your toes being jammed inside the toe box of the boot.
Enter the Hi-Tech Skating Sock.
We wanted to address all of the problems and discomforts of the classic sock being worn by skaters. Not only did we address these problems, but we are doing it with a far superior material than most socks on the market. Merino wool is the best natural technical fabric out there, especially for athletes performing in cold climates. With our Hi-Tech Skating Sock, we address the issues of durability, smell, drying speed and comfort by using this sustainable fabric.