Copper vs. Silver Socks
Copper Socks and Silver Socks are becoming increasingly popular in the sock industry. You may have even seen commercials on TV talking about these socks. You may be wondering, what exactly are Copper or Silver socks? Copper and Silver socks are socks that contain tiny particles of copper or silver woven into the fabric. These materials are added into socks due to a unique characteristic that they each offer.
Copper was one of the earliest materials used to treat infections and heal medical issues across civilizations. It has been used throughout the years to heal infections, skin conditions, and various diseases, and still plays a role in modern medicine as it promotes a healthy immune system . Copper naturally contains antimicrobial properties that promote hygiene by eliminating odors from sweat, keeping your feet clean and smelling fresh. Sweat can lead to bacteria, viruses, and yeast problems. Copper’s antibacterial functions prevent these issues and any odors caused by sweat. Your feet will smell fresh and clean, even during long hours or intense activity.
Silver has been used for its antibacterial properties for centuries to treat infections and wounds. It was the most important antimicrobial element available before the use of antibiotics, and is still used today in modern medicine today. Silver also contains antibacterial properties that eliminate odors by fighting bacteria and germs that can build up from sweat. This antimicrobial metal functions to eliminate odor-causing bacteria and prevents fungal infections and problems. Because bacteria cannot survive on this material, it continuously keeps your feet clean and smelling pleasant.
Combining copper or silver into your compression socks brings together the benefits from each to provide your feet and legs a significantly better experience. Compression improves circulation, reduces swelling and soreness, and reduces fatigue. Compression also improves muscle recovery after exercise and promotes foot and leg health. Antimicrobial and antibacterial properties of Copper and Silver socks combined with the technology of Compression socks come together to offer an exceedingly healthy, clean, and comfortable pair of socks. Ideal for those who wear graduated compression socks regularly, exercise often, or who are working on their feet all day. View some of our best Copper and Silver sock options below:
Available in 15-20 mmHg compression, these socks are perfect for graduated compression users, athletic recovery, or those who are on their feet for long periods of time. The Copper sole eliminates odor-causing bacteria and keeps your feet smelling clean, while the heavily padded-foot provides comfort and durability. These socks are designed for both men and women and are available in two colors.
These soft and comfortable socks are designed with a breathable, microfiber blend and ribbed knit. The copper sole kills 99.9% of bacteria and germs from sweat, giving you clean and fresh-smelling feet. 20-30 mmHg of compression provides relief for moderate swelling and discomfort, improves circulation, and reduces fatigue for all-day wear.
The Aetrex Copper Sole socks provide exceptional comfort and protection during performance.
Added cushioning offers comfort and shock absorption, while the unique design reduces friction and blisters. Antibacterial infused-copper eliminates 99.9% of bacteria and fungi, while an advanced moisture-guard system wicks away moisture to prevent sweat. Also available in low-cut socks.
These socks offer superior comfort and softness for those with sensitive feet. 12-16 mmHg of therapeutic compression increases circulation, a pillowed-sole adds comfort, and a channeled toe-seam reduces irritation. A Silver-sole contains antibacterial properties to eliminate odor-causing bacteria and germs for clean-smelling feet. Also available in knee-high and low-cut.
This pair of socks offers exclusive FiberSoft material for added comfort and breathability, while the Silver fibers provide antibacterial protection against bacteria and eliminate odors to keep your feet smelling great for hours. Designed specifically for men, this sock offers a longer foot portion for better comfort and fit. They are available in regular or short length and come in multiple colors for variety and options. Graduated compression level improves circulation and foot and leg health, perfect for those looking for a higher compression level.
Silver is also added to certain bandages, wound dressings, and creams to promote antimicrobial resistance and prevent bacteria. Due to the natural antibacterial properties, some bandages and liners are embedded with silver to prevent and kill any bacteria or infections, and keep the skin healthy and clean. For those with Lymphedema or who are looking for other items, we offer a variety of products, suchs as a Silver compression elbow sleeve, Arm liners, and Compression Armsleeves to fight against bacteria and keep your skin healthy and clean.