Sock Allergies


When it comes to footwear, most people are quick to put the spotlight on the shoes they're wearing. And while it’s true that a new pair of kicks bring aesthetic, good looks, and cool vibes, the quality and the material of the socks you’ve put on still matter. 

At Cottonique, we believe that your choice of socks can just be as important as your choice of shoes to wear for the day. Most synthetic socks nowadays undergo chemical treatments, which tend to cause itching, swelling, dryness, and pain to your feet. 

The chemical treatments these garments undergo, intensified by rubber, dyes, and other synthetics, can result in the fabric becoming harmful to people with sensitive skin. To prevent discomfort, make the right decision by ridding your sock drawer of synthetic-made socks and switching to 100% organic cotton socks. Here’s why:

Why Do My Feet Suffer from Bad Allergies?

The biggest culprit in causing foot allergies is the elastic used in conventional socks. Spandex and latex contain proteins that your immune system might overreact to, causing itchy red splotches and other visible skin symptoms. The different chemical processes that synthetic materials go through often leave trace materials that have the same effect on your skin. The three most common symptoms of feet allergies are:

  1. Contact Dermatitis. The skin on your feet swells and starts to feel irritated. A red rash might develop from time to time as well.
  2. Your skin gets reddish and starts to flake. At times, the affected area can get crusty or blistered. In extreme cases, the skin gets so tender that it cracks, resulting in bleeding.
  3. The skin on the foot gets inflamed, and scale-like flakes called plaques tend to form. Prolonged exposure to the irritant might cause psoriasis to spread to other parts of the body. In some cases, pus can accumulate underneath the affected skin, causing blisters to form.

    How Cottonique Socks can Help You Beat Foot Allergies

    Although the exact causes of skin allergies haven’t been identified by research yet, most experts agree that skin sensitivity might just be genetic. However, since you can’t change your genes, the best thing you can do is to identify what triggers the reactions and change some unhealthy routines to prevent flare-ups from happening. 

    For people who deal with foot allergies, choosing organic cotton socks will keep irritants away from your feet is the most effective way of stopping flare-ups. Our socks collection remains organic, latex-free, and chemical-free, ensuring that nothing touches your skin other than pure, comfortable cotton. 

    These all-natural socks are also remarkably breathable, preventing the development of other irritants like fungi and mold from forming. You can use these socks for eczema, psoriasis, chemical sensitivity, and other forms of allergy without any fuss.

    Even without the use of synthetic materials, they are just as resilient to wear and tear as conventional ones, thanks to the expert circular knitting methods used to produce them. Each pair is made to contour to the foot without forming any bulges, and without bunching up uncomfortably.

    To get the most relief out of your Cottonique socks, we suggest washing them with a hypoallergenic detergent after every use. This helps keep your allergy-free socks clear of the bacteria responsible for funky smells and other problems, like athlete’s foot.

    Cottonique socks are designed for comfort in every way, from the soft, cool organic fabric to the perfectly-structured fit. It’s time to say goodbye to foot allergies, naturally!

    DISCLAIMER: The information presented on Cottonique is not, and will never be, intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. All content materials found on this site, from text, treatments, outcomes, charts, graphics, photographs, and study findings, are created and published for general informational purposes only. It should not, in any way, be construed as a standard of care to be followed by a user of the website. 

    Thus, readers are encouraged to verify any information obtained from this website with other accurate references and review all information regarding any medical condition or treatment with their physician. As Cottonique strives to help those with allergies live with better days, the hypoallergenic apparel brand encourages everyone to always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health providers with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.