Some Socks More Sweaty Than Others

1 decade 1 year 2 months ago April 05, 2006 Apr 5, 2006 Wednesday, April 05 2006 Wednesday, April 05, 2006 1:06:41 PM CDT in News
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A study released this week suggests sweaty socks, especially 100% cotton ones are behind blisters. Biological engineering students at the University of Missouri-Columbia wanted to separate the good socks from the bad, so they measured the amount of friction ten popular sock brands produced. More friction means blisters are more likely and moisture only makes it worse. Among the study's findings: Expensive socks aren't better, it's the material that counts. Sweaty nylon socks were less likely to create blisters than the all-cotton variety. Researchers say the findings won't just help athletes, but diabetics with circulation problems and people with prosthetics.

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