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Best Socks for Stinky, Sweaty Feet

Best Socks for Stinky, Sweaty Feet

If you wear socks all day, your feet might get a little sweaty by the end of the day. Sweat can collect in your socks and be the perfect breeding ground for bacteria, and nobody wants that! Luckily, we’ve done the research on why this happens, plus we compiled a list of the best socks for stinky, sweaty feet to keep you dry and odor-free all day long. Keep reading to learn more and see our picks!

Why do you get stinky, sweaty feet?

Sometimes when you wear socks all day, regardless of activity level, your feet can get sweaty! Natural bacteria that live on your feet feeds off the sweat and then excretes waste that smells, giving you stinky feet. Bacteria thrive off the dark, damp environment inside your socks, and that’s why your feet may smell when you take your sweaty socks off after a long day. But don’t worry, this is completely normal, and we have socks to help with that!

Best Socks:

Allegro Athletic Cooper Support Socks 15-20 mmHg

white knee high compression socks

Copper is a great sock material for sweaty feet because it’s naturally anti-microbial and anti-fungal, and it is also paired with COOLMAX fabric in these socks to keep feet dry in any temperature. These Allegro Socks are the perfect fit, because they are designed for both men and women, and have a heavily padded foot! 

CEP Women's The Run Low Cut Socks 4.0

person wearing pink ankle socks

Great for athletes, these CEP socks are made with moisture-wicking fabric, innovative air channels, and ventilation zones throughout the socks to ensure dry, comfortable feet in any condition. They feature 15 mmHg compression in the arch of the foot and are treated with silver to reduce unpleasant odors and eliminate bacteria. Also available in men’s!

Sockwell Women's Ascend II Crew 15-20 mmHg

green/gray sock with bright pink and orange accents at top and toe

If you’re searching for a sock that will keep you dry all day long, check out these Sockwell socks! They’re made with Lambswool and Alpaca wool that provides thermoregulation, keeping your feet dry and free from odors and blisters. They are also made with Merino wool, which is excellent for preventing odors, and they have breather pads and flex zones. Also available in men’s!

Medi Comfort Knee High 20-30 mmHg

pair of beige knee high compression socks

For a soft and comfortable sock, try out these ones from Mediven! Their patented Climafresh system provides an anti-microbial feature, while their Clima-Comfort technology  keeps you cool with high fabric breathability. Plus, all Comfort hosiery can be machine-washed and dried.

SmartKnit Seamless Diabetic Over-The-Calf Sock

person wearing white knee high compression socks

These SmartKnit socks are the ideal socks for sweaty feet. Their high-tech COOLMAX and X-Static fibers ensure dry feet, which keeps your feet more hygienic and freer from any odor-producing bacteria.

VenActive Active Comfort Unisex Compression Socks 20-30 mmHg

person wearing black knee high compression socks

These socks from VenActive are designed just like sports socks, and also designed for both men and women. With a vented mesh panel at the top of the foot to keep you cool, plus a padded sole, you can wear them all day for any activity and stay cool.  They are also available in 15-20 mmHg compression.

Sigvaris 412 High-Tech 20-30 mmHg Knee High

person wearing neon green knee high compression socks

These knee-high socks from Sigvaris are knitted with high-tech fibers designed for thermal and odor control, as well as moisture management to ensure a dry sock. They are unisex and also come in a bunch of fun, vibrant colors!

Juzo 5760 Silver Sole Low-Cut Socks

person wearing white ankle socks with silver treated fabric on the bottom

Another great fabric treatment for fighting stinky, sweaty feet is silver!  These Juzo socks are made with X-Static silver fibers to eliminate bacteria and reduce any odors. They also provide mid-foot compression to prevent bunching of the sock and to increase circulation.

Rejuva CoolMax Knee High 20-30 mmHg

person wearing navy knee high compression socks

These Rejuva socks are just what you need to be dry, comfortable, and fashionable! The midnight color fuses tones of black, gray, and navy for a more versatile color you can wear with anything. They’re made with COOLMAX fibers to keep your feet cool and dry, and multi-dimensional stretch elasticity for easy application, easy removal, and comfort.

Say  goodbye to wet and smelly socks! With this list of our best socks for stinky, sweat feet, your feet will stay dry, comfortable, and odor-free.


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