How thick should my socks be?
Proper sock thickness depends on the fit of your footwear. The thickness of your socks can change the volume of your foot. If you have a low-volume foot, you probably want thicker socks; high-volume feet usually require thinner socks. Always try on socks with your shoes to make sure they fit comfortably.
Thin: Lightweight socks that offer no additional cushioning and are designed primarily to act as a modest barrier between your foot and the shoe. These socks have less bulk, are highly breathable, and are quick drying so they work best in warm conditions. Thin socks are often a good choice if your shoe fits very close to your foot and additional volume will compromise shoe fit.
Medium: Medium-thick socks offer additional cushioning through out the entire sock or heel and forefoot. The benefits of added cushioning are greater comfort and impact protection, a more secure shoe fit, and less opportunity for friction between your foot and the shoe. Most medium-thick socks adapt well to most temperature conditions.
Thick: Thick socks offer additional supplemental cushioning, usually across the bottom of the foot for maximum impact protection. These socks work best for people who have thin fat pads under their feet or need additional bulk to improve shoe fit. Thick socks because of their added volume work well in cooler temperatures as added insulation.
For many of us, socks are a small, but a must part of our daily life. We wear them to protect our feet and show off our style. Like shoes, it is important that our socks are well constructed and fit comfortably. We share here the experiences on how to choose the socks, what socks will be fit for us, how to let socks match clothes, what relationship is between socks and foot health, etc. We do hope all of us can find better and more suitable socks.