Fun facts about socks- Fact guide

Does your washing machine eat up your socks?

Cotton or bamboo - which material is good?

What is the best temperature to wash socks at?

What exactly are bamboo socks?

The answer is actually: No it does not, although sometimes it almost feels that way.

Both socks are good for the feet. But bamboo socks are naturally antibacterial and soft.

From Socks Store, we recommend washing the socks at 40 degrees Celsius. most of us have elastane that shrinks if the temperature is high.

Bamboo is an environmentally friendly material that feels soft and comfortable against the skin. It absorbs moisture and allows the skin to breathe. Bamboo feels cool when it is warm and keeps warm when it is cold.


Sock Size



EUR Shoe Size



U.S. Sock Size



U.S. M Shoe Size



U.S. W Shoe Size



U.K. M Shoe Size


7,5 - 11,5

U.K. W Shoe Size

3,5 - 6,5


JPN Shoe Size

23 - 25,5

26 - 29,5

CN Shoe Size

23 - 25CM

25.5 - 28CM

Polyester, Cotton, Wool and Bamboo - Which Material the Best?

There are 4 main materials used to make socks. These materials each have their advantages depending on what you need the sock for. Are the socks for everyday use, festive clothes or for hiking? Do your feet sweat a lot, or do your feet get really cold in the winter?

Polyester vs cotton

Polyester is an artificial petroleum-based synthetic fiber. If you were to look at it under a microscope, you would see that the plastic fibers are woven very finely and very close to each other. One of the main benefits of polyester is its durability. It is a very strong material and lasts much longer than cotton if it is cared for properly. Polyester also keeps the color better and longer than cotton, and is quick-drying and non-absorbent.

Cotton is much softer than polyester and is a much better choice if you want more comfort from your socks. Cotton holds color relatively well, but there are materials that hold the color better and longer. Cotton socks breathe, much more than polyester. This ensures that your feet will sweat less and the material transports away excess moisture. Cotton is also very good for sensitive skin or if you suffer from any allergies.

Bamboo vs wool

Wool socks are definitely more suitable for winter weather, as your feet get way too warm during the warmer months. Unlike cotton, wool is a brilliant insulator and will ensure that your feet remain rusty, even in the coldest conditions. Wool can also absorb large amounts of moisture, much more than cotton. Wool socks also retain their insulating properties, even when wet, which means that excess sweat or water does not make your feet cold.

Bamboo is one of the softest, if not the softest sock material you can buy. Bamboo is much more flexible than cotton and feels more like a high quality silk or cashmere, which makes them very comfortable to wear. Bamboo has an incredible moisture-transporting ability and can keep your feet dry even if there is excess sweat. Bamboo socks are also very absorbent due to the micro-gaps in the bamboo fibers. The biggest advantage of bamboo socks is their antibacterial ability. Bamboo socks have a natural antimicrobial agent called "bamboo kun", which is found in the bamboo fiber. This remedy keeps your feet free of bacteria and smells fresh.

Why bamboo?

Now that we've discussed the other main materials used to make socks, you might be asking: why did we choose bamboo? There is a very simple answer to that: all cotton, wool and polyester can do, bamboo can do better.

Bamboo's antibacterial properties are unsurpassed when it comes to sock material. "Bamboo kun" (the antimicrobial component found in the plant fiber itself) is what keeps our feet clean.

Bamboo also has exceptional moisture-absorbing properties. Due to the micro-gaps between the bamboo fibers, it absorbs almost twice as much moisture as cotton. This quality also helps keep moisture away from the skin and keep your feet dry.

Bamboo has good temperature control: it keeps you warm on colder days and cool on hot days. The material breathes, much more than most other materials, and keeps your feet at a comfortable temperature throughout the day.

If you suffer from any allergies or have any persistent skin irritations, bamboo is the perfect material for you. It is incredibly soft and the combination of breathability and temperature control ensures that your skin does not get irritated.

Bamboo is also a very earth-friendly material to grow, process and use. You can grow the same amount of bamboo as cotton, but use 10% less soil. This means that your production is not limited, but the damage to the ground is.

Given how valuable water is, using less of it is a priority. Bamboo does not need to be watered to grow. Naturally falling rain is more than enough to keep the plants hydrated and grow efficiently.

Bamboo is the fastest growing plant on earth. This speed enables fast and efficient production, while minimizing damage to soil and the environment, as no chemicals or toxins need to be sprayed either. In addition to being environmentally friendly and very efficient to produce, bamboo is one of the best materials to use for clothing.