Health Sock Facts
Humphrey Law made the original Health Sock® in 1986 to hug the leg and stay up without using tight elastic in the top. Our health socks are also made with healthy fibres such as wool, mercerised cotton and alpaca.
|Men's 17C, 45C, 49C, 62C, 65C, 67X, 69C, 85C , 86C, 87C, 31H|
|Ladies' 41C, 44C, 49C, 65C, 67X, 83C, 85C , 87C|
|With alpaca 03C, 04C , 07C|
|Sport 27B, 33A, 33B, 34A, 36A, 61C, 64F|
|Men's 17C, 45C, 57X, 69C|
|Unisex extra wide 67X|
|Men's Wool 12C, 17C, 49C, 62C, 65C, 85C , 86C, 87C|
|Men's Cotton 51C , 55C, 57C, 59C|
|Ladies' Wool 41C, 44C, 49C, 65C, 83C, 85C , 87C|
|Ladies' Cotton 50C, 51C , 52C, 57C|
|Children's Wool 91C|
|Alpaca Unisex 01C, 03C, 04C , 05C, 07C|
Humphrey Law Health Socks® absorb moisture
Cotton is slightly better than wool for sweaty feet, as it absorbs more moisture than wool. Mercerised cotton is soft cotton that has been treated to wear longer and absorb even more moisture than untreated cotton. It can also be dyed brighter colours. However cotton can feel damp and wet and become cold if the temperature drops after absorbing moisture. Wool stays drier against the skin so it feels warmer even when damp.
Thicker socks will absorb more moisture than thinner socks.
Wool or cotton is ultimately an individual choice; however a higher natural fibre content will always be more comfortable.
Lifetime of Humphrey Law Health Socks®
There is a trade off between comfort and long life. Alpaca is very warm but Wool is extremely comfortable but not particularly strong. Mercerised cotton will outlast wool of similar weight, and nylon as a much higher abrasion resistance than either wool or cotton.
For extra wear choose a wool or cotton blend.
For boots choose a sock with a nylon outer layer.
Thicker socks will wear longer than thinner socks.
Holes in shoe lining and rough patches inside the shoe or on the skin will wear through any socks very quickly.
A sock that is too small will wear out at the toe or heel.
Broad feet may be more comfortable in ribbed or low pressure socks that have more sideways stretch.
Australian Made quality
All Humphrey Law Health Socks® are knitted, dyed, finished and packed in Australia.
Washing and drying instructions for Humphrey Law Health socks® are detailed on each label.
Please note that wool must not be bleached and should not be washed at very high temperatures.
Strong bleach may affect the colour of cotton socks.