Tactical Socks

One of the roles of socks is absorbing perspiration. As the foot is among the heaviest producers of sweat in the body, it can produce over 0.25 US pints (0.12 l) of perspiration per day; socks help to absorb this sweat and draw it to areas where air can evaporate the perspiration. In cold environments, socks made from cotton or wool help warm up cold feet which in turn, helps decrease the risk of getting frostbite. Thin socks are most commonly worn in the summer months to keep feet cool. Light-colored socks are typically worn with sports shoes and dark-colored socks with dress shoes (often black or navy blue dress socks). In addition, dark-colored socks absorb heat which in turn helps keep the foot warm while light-colored socks reflect heat which in turn helps the feet stay cool.