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    5 Ways Compression Socks Help You Recover Better

    5 Ways Compression Socks Help You Recover Better - Sockwell
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    Sockwell has engineered a whole collection of compression socks just for athletes and workout enthusiasts. Get to know our Sport Compression socks and learn about the awesome recovery benefits of graduated compression.

    How to Pack a Suitcase Like a Pro

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    As restrictions lift and the world opens back up, we're all antsy to get traveling again. But before you shuffle through your closet and double-down on travel outfits, I’ve put together a few pointers and a travel checklist from my own experience that will help guide you on how to pack a suitcase.

    Marathon Training Food: How to Fuel Up for a Big Race

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    No single nutrition plan works for all athletes, so the best thing you can do is test out healthy foods, gels, chews, sports drinks, and homemade snacks to determine what helps you perform your best, so you’re set up for success on race day. Here’s a look at how I eat when training for a marathon: pre-run, mid-run, and post-run.

    Wear These Colors to Feel Your Best

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    We talk a lot about the performance benefits of our custom merino wool blends—but did you know our colors are thoughtfully created to help you feel better, too? Sockwell's Fall 2023 Collection is filled with beautiful...

    Why You Should Care About Ethical Socks

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    Whether your socks are wool, cotton, or made of synthetic materials, those fibers had to come from somewhere. If they originated overseas, your favorite socks likely accrued a high carbon...

    3 Reasons To Superwash Wool

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    Superwashed wool is wool that’s specially treated to make it machine washable. This treatment may be more important than you might realize—unless you’ve ever accidentally put untreated wool through a...

    What Are the Best Ways of Washing Merino Wool Socks?

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    Marvelous merino may be naturally odor-resistant, but washing your merino wool socks properly is key to keeping things sustainable. The better you care for your pairs, the longer you can...

    Merino Wool vs Wool: What’s the Difference?

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    When shopping around for natural, high-quality clothes and accessories, you may come across the option of choosing merino wool vs wool. What’s the difference, and is one better than the...

    Merino Wool vs Cotton: Which Is Best for Performance Socks?

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    When choosing performance socks, how do you determine whether wool vs cotton will be a better choice? Let’s look at the differences between these two natural fibers and whether wearing...

    What Makes Merino Wool Socks Sustainable? These 5 Qualities

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    In terms of comfort and performance, merino wool socks are made of the best yarn for socks out there. But what makes this type of material a more sustainable option?...

    What Is the Best Yarn for Socks?

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    If you’re looking for more comfort and durability in your footwear, start by seeking out the best yarn for socks. When you wear socks with the right fiber content, they’ll...

    3 Key Reasons to Buy American-Made Socks

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    It’s time you tossed out your old threadbare socks and started stocking your dresser drawers with American-made socks. Why? There are lots of reasons, from supporting businesses here at home...

    What Are the Best Socks for Sweaty Feet?

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    Choosing the right socks for sweaty feet helps promote foot health and everyday comfort. If your feet are prone to excessive sweating, here’s how to choose socks that don’t trap...

    Ultimate Guide for Plantar Fasciitis Socks

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    Plantar fasciitis is painful, but you don't have to let it stop you from living your life well. Uncover the benefits of firm compression socks for plantar fasciitis.

    The Ultimate Guide to Buying Ethical & Eco Friendly Socks

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    Have you ever stopped and thought about your socks—we mean, really think about them? There’s a good chance you haven’t considered much more than their size or color, but these small pieces of our daily wardrobe can have a big impact.

    3 Ways to Enhance Your Favorite Fitness Activities This Fall

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    Discover our top three ideas for reinvigorating your workouts this season. Spoiler: None of them involve pumpkin spice.

    Back to School, Back to Comfort

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    Teachers spend hours on their feet, which can lead to muscle fatigue and swelling. The good news: Graduated compression socksbring relief and revitalize the body all at once.

    Live Out Loud Collection: Behind the Design

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    Nurses nationwide dedicate long hours and sleepless nights to prioritize the care and wellbeing of others. But even with years of rigorous schooling under their belts, nothing can prepare their feet for the many miles they endure during a single shift.

    Sockwell's Favorite "Made in the USA" Brands - Part 2

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    Sockwell has promised to always make our socks in the USA. Brands stamped with "Made in the USA" are not only a sign of quality products, but it's a label that shares the determination and resilience amongst brands that value making a difference in our American communities. We want to share our love for this mission by recommending 7 of our favorite "Made in the USA" brands.

     

    The Beginner’s Guide to Trail Running by a Fellow Beginner

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    Christopher has tried to be "a runner" multiple times in his life. Just never long enough to consider himself more than a beginner. But he's learned a few things every time he laced up his shoes and wanted to share with other beginners.

    Our Superwashing Story

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    What is wool superwashing and why is it important in making the world's best socks? Sockwell Partner, Thomas Lee, clears up the misunderstandings and clarifies the benefits, particularly regarding Sockwell and the use of superwashing in our socks. He also dives into Chargeurs and their environmentally conscious superwashing facility.

    Why Sockwell: Where It All Began

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    Want to know how it all began? Sockwell Partner Jim Markley starts at the beginning, all the way back in 1994 when he met Thomas Lee. Then, his meeting with Mercedes Marchand that launched 1,000 compression socks. Pull up a chair and listen to the Story of Sockwell.

    Giving Tuesday: Happy Shoes Project

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    This Giving Tuesday, we are donating 10% of all sales to help support The Happy Shoes Project and their mission to provide encouragement and comfort.

    Mythbusters: Compression Sock Edition

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    There are a lot of misconceptions out there about compression socks. That probably stems from the fact that a lot of sock companies use the term but are not necessarily...

    Why Nurses Should Wear Compression Socks

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    Whether you’re just starting out in your nursing career or an experienced physician in the field, compression socks have become a staple piece in the closets of healthcare professionals for more than just their trendy colors.

    Chubby and Away: Health and Safety Travel Gear

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    Sockwell socks appear in Chubby and Away's healthy and safety must-haves for traveling in 2021. Learn how our Wide Calf Fit styles can help minimize swelling and increase comfort during long trips.

    Father's Day Gift Guide

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    Father's Day is right around the corner, but what do you get someone that already has the best jokes and a one-of-a-kind, cool personality? I mean, he is a dad after all....

    Mother's Day Gift Guide

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    Mother’s Day is fast approaching, and here at Sockwell, we believe in celebrating mothers of all stripes with all sorts of interests. Grandmothers, nature loving mothers, nurturing nurse mothers—heck even...

    Trail Running with Carmen Cheadle

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    We talk with avid trail runner and ultra marathoner Carmen Cheadle about trail running tips and the best socks for running and recovery.

    Committed to Ethics and Stewardship

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    At Sockwell, we strive to be good stewards of the environment in all aspects of how we operate. This principle guides our decisions at every level of our business—from choosing our raw materials and our emphasis on ethical US-based producers.

    Get to Know Our Fine Merino Wool and Alpaca Socks

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    When we started making socks back in 2008, we focused on the foundational element of socks: our yarn. We knew to make the best socks out there, we needed the best yarn out there. So we blended USA-grown, fine merino wool with fibers like alpaca to create unique yarns with some amazing benefits.

    Our Signature Merino Wool and Bamboo Yarn

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    We didn’t invent the merino wool sock, but we certainly perfected it when we started spinning ultra-fine merino wool and bamboo rayon together back in 2008. Since then, we’ve developed...

    Wear Diabetic Socks for Everyday Wellness

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    Diabetic socks, especially those made with merino wool, can provide considerable protection from common diabetic foot problems. To understand why wearing merino wool diabetic socks helps, we’ll cover common diabetic foot problems.

    How Bunion Relief Socks Work

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    If you think you may be prone to bunions, or are already experiencing the pain that comes with bunions, bunion relief socks could be a valuable addition to your treatment to relieve pain and discomfort.

    Wool You Be My Valentine Gift Guide

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    Valentine's Day is fast approaching, and if you're anything like me, you've turned to Google to help you find a special gift for your special someone. I've compiled a few great Valentine's gift ideas for nurses, nature lovers, fitness flames, and a date-night-in.

    Start Small: Swap Your Resolutions for Micro Habits

    Start Small: Swap Your Resolutions for Micro Habits - Sockwell
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    Time for setting New Year's resolutions, starting those New Year's resolutions, and ultimately forgetting about those New Year's resolutions. Instead of this age-old routine, consider achieving your goals through micro habits.

    5 Home Exercises You Can Do Right Now

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    Are you one of the 46% of people motivated to get on track with their health and fitness after a year of staying inside and trying countless new recipes of banana bread? While you may feel inspired, you may also be crossing your fingers and hoping you can stick to it. But I encourage you to go for it... despite the challenges!

    5 Tips to Reduce Your Environmental Impact

    5 Tips to Reduce Your Environmental Impact - Sockwell
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    You have the power to make decisions that influence the future of our planet. Daily actions, including the clothes you wear or essential items you use, impact the world around you. Have you ever thought about how many Earths it would take to sustain human life, if everyone lived like you?

    What is Plantar Fasciitis?

    What is Plantar Fasciitis? - Sockwell
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    Plantar fasciitis pain is no joke. Discover how to heal from plantar fasciitis quickly with home remedies like plantar fasciitis stretches and firm compression socks.

    Merino Wool vs. Cotton: The Best Diabetic Socks

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    What are the best socks for diabetic to wear? When comparing cotton vs. merino wool diabetic socks, merino wool wins every time. Learn all about the benefits of merino wool diabetic socks.

    The Best Soft Top Socks

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    Look no further for the best soft top socks. Learn more about Sockwell's Soft Top Promise, and our commitment to fixing the age-old problem of tight top socks.

    Fall 2020 Collection: Behind-the-Sock

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    Every new season, I always admire global trends and what is going on in our modern culture. No one could have ever anticipated that we would be facing a global pandemic that is so deeply changing our world. Yet, it amazes me to see our Fall 2020 Collection, one that was conceptualized long before the arrival of COVID-19, and still feel the comfort of the collection’s impact more than ever. 

    Heroes of our Honor Our Heroes Giveaway

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    On April 6, Sockwell launched an Honor Our Heroes Giveaway to support the heroes risking their own health to protect and care for our communities. It was an opportunity for someone to nominate their hero and share their story. A nominator and their hero both won a Sockwell Sock Drawer Makeover every day for 30 days.

    Join Us in Honoring Our Heroes

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    We'll never forget the moment we decided to launch Honor Our Heroes. We'll also never forget why we knew we had to do more to support those who are risking their health to protect and care for our communities. Our team at Sockwell is honored and humbled to stand by our heroes and do what we do best, so they can do what they do best with a little more comfort. Join us as we continue to give back to our healthcare heroes.

    Sockwell’s Favorite “Made in the USA” Brands: Part 1

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    A product stamped with a “Made in the USA” label has always been a sign of quality craftsmanship. But now more than ever, this mark also indicates the resilient work from local businesses who care about making a positive influence in their communities. Sockwell has promised to always make our socks in the USA, and we want to recommend these 7 "Made in the USA" brands for you to help show your love and support.

    6 Tips to Adjust to the Work-From-Home Life

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    I love my job. It's the little things that make me smile every day, like waving good morning to my co-workers or the smell of coffee floating throughout the building. Little did I know, the everyday concept of going into work would be uprooted, or that my new normal would be working from home to do my part in flattening the curve of the coronavirus outbreak. After settling into my new routine, I've found these 6 tips to be helpful in staying efficient while working from home.

    Don't Let the Winter Beat You Down

    Don't Let the Winter Beat You Down - Sockwell
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    Living in Indiana for most of his life gave our marketing guy Christopher an interesting perspective on winter, and forced him to come up with some creative ways on how to beat cabin fever. Here are 5 of his favorite ways to shake up his routine and his perspective, and make the most of the winter months.

    Spring 2020: Behind-the-Sock

    Spring 2020: Behind-the-Sock - Sockwell
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    Every new season, I notice changes in trends and cultural movements from a global perspective. I observe what's going on in the hearts and minds of people just like you. This season I was inspired by the movement of staying home in your personal happy place. Let's take a dive into the inspiration for our Spring 2020 line.

    An Essential Resolution for 2020–You

    An Essential Resolution for 2020–You - Sockwell
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    When it comes to resolutions, there is always an expectation to do moreDo more this. Do more that. The truth is each of those resolutions are centered around one thing...you. This year we encourage you to give yourself time for your own personal growth and wellbeing. Here's to only making resolutions that are essential.

    7 Ways to Recycle Your Holidays

    7 Ways to Recycle Your Holidays - Sockwell
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    Did you know the holidays generate 25% more waste than any other time of the year? This season, we encourage you to be mindful about what happens with that waste. Rather than filling garbage bins to the rim, consider these 7 eco-friendly ways to repurpose the old into the new.

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