1 / How to fold socks?
Socks, everyone has them. Even if they do not take up much space in our dresser, they are essential clothes for our wardrobe. To avoid ending up with single socks lying around in the back of your drawer, we recommend that you store them together in a ball. To do this, take a pair of socks, and layer the two socks on top of each other. Then fold them in half crosswise. Finally, grab the hole in one of the two socks, and tuck the socks in, a bit like a k-way! Arranged in a ball, your socks will no longer be separated from each other!
2 / Who invented the socks?
Socks have been around for a long, long, long time! Indeed, the first socks were found in Egyptian tombs, around 500 AD. Originally, they were intended for wealthy people, since the ladies of the nobility were the only ones to knit. In the Middle Ages, they were directly connected to the pants! Thanks to the English Reverend William Lee, who invented the knitting machine in 1589, the production of socks could be multiplied by six; they have therefore become cheaper and accessible to many people. At the start of the 19th century, knitting machines were perfected, and many people lost their jobs; they became the first garment to be produced industrially.
3 / What material to choose for your socks?
To feel good in your shoes, having good socks is essential. For this, natural materials are preferable; most often you will find cotton, wool or silk socks. Cotton, both soft and resistant, can be worn all year round. Wool naturally insulates against winter cold and summer heat, and absorbs perspiration well; for more softness, we advise you to choose cashmere or merino. Finally, silk is both warm and elegant; it lets your feet breathe. Now you just have to choose!
4 / Can we sleep with compression socks?
Compression stockings are worn by people who suffer from venous insufficiency; compress the leg, they promote blood flow. When we are lying down, it would therefore seem unnecessary to wear compression stockings, since the blood does not stagnate. However, some situations require the wearing of compression stockings, even at night; this is the case, for example, for people who remain bedridden for a long time after an operation, or pregnant women whose blood circulation is affected due to pregnancy. In order to know if you need to wear your compression stockings at night, we advise you to seek the advice of your doctor.
5 / How to put on compression socks?
Compression stockings are put on in the morning when you get up, when the leg is rested. To make it easier to put on the bottom, you can put talcum powder on your feet and legs. Be careful not to damage them with your rings or your nails, a snag quickly happens! To put it on, grab the end of the stocking (where you should put your foot first) with your thumbs, and pull the sock up with your other fingers. Then insert your foot into the bottom, and unroll it along your leg. If necessary, adjust the compression stockings; it should not form a fold.