Choosing Socks for Diabetics

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Diabetes can cause foot problems, which is why choosing socks for diabetic feet can be a tricky process. You have to make sure the features of the socks fit your needs. Are the socks moisture-wicking? Loose? Seamless? There are certain features you need to consider before purchasing diabetic socks.

Sometimes the task of choosing the correct diabetic sock can be overwhelming, but that’s why we’re here!  Below are some of our more popular diabetic socks and their features. We hope this makes sock shopping a little easier.   

Seamless Diabetic Socks for Men and Women

Our only true seamless sock is the SmartKnit Seamless Diabetic Sock. Its features include:

  • Seamless Toe – prevents blister-causing pressure points often caused by bulky and uncomfortable sock seams
  • Form-Fitting Design – fit like a second skin, with no wrinkling or bunching and help in reducing the chances of circulation restriction
  • Non-Binding Top – Elastic-free “halo top” helps prevent the painful leg indentations often caused by elastic bands that fit too tight
  • Moisture-Wicking Fibers

Non-Binding Diabetic Socks for Men and Women

The Doc Ortho Diabetic Socks are designed to be non-binding and loose-fitting to prevent constricting of the legs and feet.

  • The perfect sock for those with diabetes seeking a looser fit
  • Lightweight breathable for improved moisture control
  • Non-binding without sagging
  • Non-irritating seams
  • Minimal compression so as not to restrict circulation


Padded Socks for Men and Women

The Jobst Sensifoot 8-15 mmHg Crew Diabetic Socks offer extra padding in the foot, heel, and toe to reduce friction and provide extra comfort and protection.

  • Non-irritating, smooth toe seam reduces pressure and irritation on toes
  • Extra padding in the foot, heel, and toe reduces friction and provides extra comfort and protection
  • Acrylic multifiber yarns wick away moisture to keep feet comfortable and dry
  • Antibacterial, antifungal finish inhibits the growth of bacteria on the sock to help prevent odor

BENEFITS OF MILD COMPRESSION (8-15 mmHg)

  • Discomfort from spider veins
  • Relief from minor swelling
  • Relief of tired aching legs
  • Relief of leg discomfort during pregnancy
  • Minor varicose veins
  • For wear following Sclerotherapy
  • Helps prevent DVT


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