Daily Basic’s Diabetic Socks are unisex and come in 3 sizes: men’s 6-8, 9-11, 10-13, and 3 colors: black, white, a mix of black and white or gray. They’re machine washable, soft, supportive, and comfortable, making them ideal for all types of activities, from work to play! Daily Basic’s diabetic socks are also affordable so you don’t have to stress about another huge expense associated with diabetic care. Stock up now. Your feet will thank you.
- 80% Cotton
- 18% Soft Nylon,
- 2% Spandex
- Machine Wash Warm
- Tumble Dry Low
- Do Not Bleach
- Relaxed top for sensitive feet and circulation problems
While all socks protect the foot to some degree, diabetic socks have several special attributes that make them different from ordinary socks.
Wicking is the process of allowing sweat to evaporate, keeping your foot dry and lowering the chance of infection from moisture-loving fungi and bacteria. Dry feet also have a reduced risk for developing blisters.
Diabetic socks do not have a seam at the toe to lessen the likelihood of blisters. Blisters are not only uncomfortable, but can also become infected, a situation you want to avoid when your circulation is diminished.
The fiber content of diabetic socks is important. Natural fibers like cotton allow the feet to breathe, while a synthetic such as nylon or acrylic wicks moisture away. Daily Basic’s diabetic socks are made with a blend of 80% cotton, 18% soft nylon and 2% Spandex, providing the idea blend of comfort, durability and stretch.
Diabetic socks are made to stay up without squeezing the leg, which can lead to restricted blood flow. Daily Basic’s diabetic socks are ribbed so they stay in place but without adding any additional pressure.
Why Buy Diabetic Socks?
If you have diabetes, you know that caring for your feet is an essential component of managing the disease. High blood sugar can cause damage to your nervous and circulatory systems. With decreased sensation and circulation, you may not be able to feel what is going on down at your feet, potentially leading to injuries.
Diabetes also takes a toll on your immune system, which can slow healing. In a worst case situation, this can lead to amputation. Unfortunately, worst-case scenarios happen far too often. Some 70,000 amputations due to diabetes take place each year in the US alone.
This is why diabetic socks are important. While not every individual with diabetes needs to wear special socks, a lot do. This includes people who have experienced:
- nerve damage
- other foot irritations
- a lower pedal pulse
- excessive sweating.
Women with gestational diabetes can reduce the risk of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) by wearing diabetic socks.
Generally speaking, socks aren’t sized as specifically as shoes. Daily Basic’s diabetic socks are designed to fit a range of shoe sizes. Daily Basic stocks the most popular sizes: small, medium and large. See the chart below for guidance.
|Mens Sock Sizes|
|US Sock Size||Small||Medium||Large||Extra-Large|
|US Shoe Size||6-8||9-11||10-13||14-15|
|Euro Shoe Size||4.5-6.5||7-9.5||10-11.5||12-13.5|
|UK Shoe Size||37-39||40-44||44.5-47||47.5-48.5|
|Calf Circumference||11.25-15” 28.5-38 cm||12-16.5” 30.5-42 cm||12.5-18” 32-48 cm||13.5-19.75” 34-50 cm|
|Ankle Circumference||7-8.5” 18-21 cm||8.75-10” 22-25.5 cm||10-11.5” 25.5-29 cm||11.5-13” 29-33 cm|