Moisture is the Enemy
Shoes and Socks Create Moisture Problems
Shoes help protect feet, but they can create moisture problems. Shoes trap heat, elevating skin temperature causing feet to sweat more than normal. Wet socks create a poor environment for the feet and fuel the growth of fungi and bacteria. Wet socks weaken skin and increase friction, making feet more vulnerable to skin tears and blisters. Broken skin is an entry point for germs which can lead to infection.
Cotton Socks Are Wet
Doctors advise against wearing cotton socks for those struggling with fungal or bacterial skin/nail infections, because cotton socks hold sweat against the skin & nails, keeping them wet.
Wicking Fiber Socks Are Also Wet
What is not as well understood is that polyester, nylon, acrylic and bamboo wicking fiber socks also hold sweat against the skin and nails, creating a poor environment for vulnerable diabetic feet.
As we all know, the skin sweats, but the toenails do not. So how do the toenails become wet?
Wicking fiber socks spread sweat from the skin to the toenails making the nails wet and more susceptible to fungal infections.
Wet Socks are Responsible for The Fungal Infection Cycle
Fungal infections are tough to eliminate and frequently reappear. The fungal infection
cycle will not end if the skin and nails remain wet by wearing wet socks.
Many Diabetics are genetically predisposed to fungal infections. Fungal infections make the skin more susceptible to secondary bacterial infections.
The drymax Fiber Technology Creates a Drier, More Healthful Environment for the Skin and Nails
The laws of physics dictate: no single fiber technology can both attract and repel moisture. Therefore, our socks utilize two different fiber technologies interwoven to form inner and outer layers.
The sock’s inner layer is knit with drymax fibers. Moisture doesn’t stick to drymax fibers because they are Super Hydrophobic (repel moisture).
drymax Fibers Do Not Wick.
drymax fibers mechanically lift sweat off the skin much like a squeegee and transfer it vertically to the sock’s moisture attracting outer layer where it spreads out horizontally to evaporate.
Our Dual Layer Sweat Removal System works so well we guarantee it will keep feet dry and comfortable.
drymax socks provide a drier, more healthful environment for the skin and toenails.
The need for some treatments may be greatly reduced if the skin and toenails remain dry.