Established in United States for many years, Team Custom Socks stands out from the competition, not only by its commitment to its customers, but also, by offering incredible custom socks at an affordable price. We want to provide our worldwide customers with custom socks of the highest quality, with revolutionary fabrics and GMO-free dyes. We also offer lightning-fast shipping everywhere in the world, and one-on-one customer service to make sure your custom socks are exactly the way you want them.
If a sock was built with 100% of cotton fiber, its shape would not hold, therefore, it will not be adapted for everyday use. In its pure form, cotton does not have any elasticity, and, to maintain shape and durability, it needs to have a small percentage of Spandex or Lycra.
Wool has this incredible feature of being very versatile and breathable. Thus, it can be worn in the warmest and coolest of climates. Wool repels moisture; but maintains a constant thermoregulation to keep your feet warm during winter and allowing your foot to breathe and stay cool during the summer.
Socks that are non-elastic are very beneficial for those with circulation problems. A sock can be made without elastic by usually using a blend of cotton and nylon. The cottons allows for a soft and non-irritating texture, while the nylon adds the element of shape retention. In many non-elastic socks, the Nylon is in the foot of the sock, while the cotton is more from the ankle up.
When you are choosing a pair of socks in different climates and seasons, you consider your personal taste, as well as lifestyle. Usually, the best socks to be worn in warmer climates are those that provide the best breathability and those of natural fiber, such as Rayon, Cotton, and Wool.
Most of the time, in colder climates, more synthetic fibers like Acrylic and Polyester are worn for warmth and comfort. Polyester offers a thermal barrier and will keep the feet warm. Wool is also a popular fiber for winter because of its thermal and moisture wicking features.
First of all, Bamboo is a form of Rayon. It is a man-made fiber and is known to be breathable with excellent moisture wicking feature. On the other hand, Cotton is a natural fiber. Bamboo is organically grown and, after it is cut, it regenerates without the need of replanting and very little water. The main difference between Bamboo and Cotton is the time it takes to regrow.
Mercerization is a chemical treatment that is added to the fabric that gives the Cotton and Wool, a lustrous appearance. This particular treatment causes the fiber to swell, therefore shrinking the overall fabric size. It results in the fabrics becoming stronger, and easier to dye, creating a brighter color. Mercerized Cotton and Wool maintain the colour longer after wear and wash. Finally, it increases the overall longevity of the sock
When socks are made, they go through a step called “boarding”. In this operation, the sock is stretched (either dry or moist) over flat metal forms conforming to the desired sock shape and size. Then, it is pressed between two heated surfaces. This gives the socks its final shape and smooth appearance. Socks’ size is the size of the boards during this stage: when a pair of socks displays the shoe size, it simple refers to the size of the shoe you wear.