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    Mythbusters: Compression Sock Edition

    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

    Why are Sockwell Compression Socks the Best Compression Socks for Nurses
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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 funky colors.

    Chubby and Away: Health and Safety Travel Gear

    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

    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

    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

    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

    Sockwell is Committed to Animal Welfare and the Ethical Treatment of Sheep
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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

    Merino Wool and Alpaca Wool Make the best 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

    Blending Merino Wool and Bamboo Rayon to make the best compression socks for men and women
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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

    Why Wear Sockwell's Merino Wool Diabetic Friendly Socks?
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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

    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

    Sockwell Valentine's Day Gift Ideas for Her or Him
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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: Drop Your Resolutions for Micro-Habits

    Start Small: Drop Your Resolutions for Micro-Habits
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    Well. It’s January 20th. And if you were on the same New Year’s Resolution wagon as I was, then well…you’ve already fallen off. Or rather, the axle broke, the oxen ran away, and Dan died of dysentery. But I'm on a new wagon: micro-habits. And they're already changing my life for the better.

    5 Home Exercises You Can Do Right Now

    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
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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?

    Compression Socks for Plantar Fasciitis

    Compression Socks for Plantar Fasciitis
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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.

    What is Plantar Fasciitis?

    What is Plantar Fasciitis?
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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

    Why Merino Wool makes the best diabetic-friendly socks
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    When comparing cotton vs. merino wool diabetic socks, merino wool wins every time. Learn about the benefits of merino wool diabetic socks.

    The Best Soft Top Socks

    Sockwell Soft Top Promise | Soft Top Socks for Your Comfort
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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

    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

    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

    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

    Sockwell’s Favorite “Made in the USA” Brands
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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

    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
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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

    VP of Design on set for the new Sockwell Spring 2020 sock line
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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.

    5 Reasons Compression Socks Help You Recover Better

    5 Reasons Compression Socks Help You Recover Better
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    As a former Division-I collegiate athlete, I experienced moments of intense fatigue, soreness, and injury. I also learned ways to recover faster, so I can perform better. I want to let you in on my secret—sport compression socks and all their amazing benefits.

    An Essential Resolution for 2020–You

    An Essential Resolution for 2020–You
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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
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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.

    Camping for Beginners: How to Pack and Plan Like an Expert

    camping
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    Camping sounds like a rather minimalistic vacation to plan—no hotel bookings required, just a tent paired with a campfire. But as you get deeper into the logistics, camping may not seem as “minimal” as you think. Factor in the packing restrictions and menu planning, and you’ve got some strategic planning to conquer before your big trip. Luckily, I’ve accrued some helpful tips throughout my own expeditions that could help out my fellow outdoor travelers.

    Sockwell Recommends: Summer 2019 Books

    Summer reading list
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    There’s nothing quite like lounging with a good book on a summer day—whether it’s indoors to beat the rain or poolside while working up a tan. Our Sockwell team dives nose-deep into their favorite summer reads and we’re ready to share our favorites with you.

    Top 5 Things to Do in Chattanooga This Summer

    Chattanooga summer activities
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    This Southeastern Tennessee gem of a city has welcomed travelers of all ages to come indulge on the scenic wonders brought to you by hiking trails, waterfalls and mountaintop views. While it’s best known for some of its bigger attractions, I’m here to give you my personal guide through a road less traveled for a more localized, outdoor experience of Chattanooga, the city I’m grateful to call home.

    How to Pack a Suitcase Like a Pro

    How to pack a suitcase for summer travel
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    As temperatures rise and pool days become more frequent, it can only mean one thing—summer vacation is upon us. 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.

    Unique Father’s Day Gift Ideas

    Unique Father’s Day Gift Ideas
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    Anne Geddes once said, “any man can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a dad.” Father’s Day is a time to shine light on the exceptional men in our lives that help shape us to who we are today. But when it comes to gifting, shopping for dad can be challenging. Here are some Father’s Day gift ideas to show dad you’re thinking of him on his special day.

    Live Out Loud Collection: Behind the Design

    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.

    Your Sockwell Socks are Made Right Around the Corner in the USA

    One of the founding principles at Sockwell is our iron clad commitment to American Made product.  We take pride in our “Made in the USA” product and the smaller footprint it creates.    From the earliest days of our company, we’ve partnered with American
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    Right around the corner from our offices in Chattanooga, TN, is Heritage Hosiery, a local mill with world-class knitting machines and a team of people committed to making the best socks money can buy.

    How to “KonMari” Your Sock Drawer

    KonMari method tidying up
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    If you aren’t familiar with Japanese tidying expert Marie Kondo’s detailed and methodical approach to decluttering, you are falling behind on the pop culture train.

    My Quest to Happiness After Enduring a Spinal Cord Injury

    The road to physical recovery with spinal cord injury survivor, Aika Yoshida
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    With the help of therapy sessions, assisting products and a bit of patience, I’ve overcome a challenging, yet rewarding, recovery from my spinal cord injury.

    Why Wool: Three Reasons to Love Our Signature Blend

    The benefits of wool socks
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    Harvested on American soil, spun and tailored to our perfected specifications, and packaged to ship to your doorstep, we craft our signature blended socks with only the finest wool in the country.

    Spring 2019 Behind the Design

    Behind the Design, Spring 2019
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    Every creative person has their own process. Mine is very tactile. I walk city streets, talking to devoted customers and complete strangers; I attend trend seminars and visit museums and galleries; I consider what’s going on in the world and what’s in the hearts and minds of people; I take lots of pictures; I meditate.

    How to Fuel Your Marathon Training

    Chattanooga Marathon finish line
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    Let me be clear, I am by no means Chattanooga’s fastest runner; so, if you are seeking a recipe to guarantee qualification in the Boston Marathon you will not find it here. Nor am I a licensed nutritionist—although I did consult with a nutritionist when writing this post.

    Sockwell Book Club: Winter Reads

    reading by the fireplace
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    The recent polar vortex was a not-so-friendly reminder that winter weekends are best spent indoors, cozied up by the fire with a great book and a pair of merino wool socks. Throw in a hot cup of tea or glass of bourbon and you have everything you need to fully relax.

    5 Easy Tips for Personal Wellness at Work

    Laptop and work out gear
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    In simple terms, we need daily movement, nourishing food, social interaction, and restful sleep to be healthy.  But who among us has all the resources—time, energy, money—following a full day of work to keep it all balanced?

    Exploring Corsica’s Wild Side: Long Distance Hiking

    GR 20 Trailhead, Corsica
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    After hiking for sixteen days, covering 110 miles, summiting six peaks along the way, crossing wind swept ridges and experiencing breathtaking views, “Je l’ai fait!” I did it! Written by Barbara Schwarz, 55, life-long adventurer and world traveler

    Why You Need to Dive Feet First into 2019

    Happy feet
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    After nearly a decade of studying foot health and designing therapeutic socks, I’ve learned that a healthier you starts in your feet. Because when your feet feel good, you feel better, from the inside out. Written by Mercedes Marchand, VP of Design at Sockwell

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