This is a sponsored post on behalf of MediPeds® and it contains affiliate links.
Let’s talk socks. Whether you are walking, running, hiking, standing, sitting, or relaxing, you need comfy socks. If you can find some that also promote foot health, all the better.
Every year around the holidays, I’m reminded how standing for long periods of time—like when you’re cooking a big meal for lots of family—can be tough on your feet. This year, over the two days we prepped for Thanksgiving, I wore some of the MediPeds socks that the nice folks at Gildan sent me to try.
Wow! They’re comfortable, cushy, and they wick moisture away. My feet actually felt energized after a day of standing in the kitchen.
MediPeds Socks I Tried
MediPeds caters to three specific communities: people with diabetes, people with circulation problems, and people who need to keep their feet moisturized and warm. I mostly tried socks in the diabetes category, but I received some of the compression socks as well (I have varicose veins too). Here’s the low-down:
- XS Low-Cut – I wear ankle socks like these 80% of the time. They are perfect for walks and other cardio exercises, resistance training, stretching, and general everyday wear. The MediPeds low-cut socks feature a non-binding top and cross-section technology (XS) for better moisture wicking which makes them perfect for fitness activities.
- NanoGlide Liner – While I’ve always liked the idea of no-show liners, I’ve never before found a pair that didn’t require constant tugging to keep them in place. These have a little gel tab in the heel that keeps them from sliding down. Joy! The NanoGlide technology also helps prevent the friction that causes blisters.
- COOLMAX Extra Wide Crew – I love that these socks have an extra-wide non-binding top. I have ridiculously large calves and crew-length socks are always way too tight on me, so I rarely wear them. These, however, are extra stretchy, have tons of padding, and they feature moisture control too.
- Over the Calf Compression – If your legs feel tired and achy at the end of the day, you’ll love these socks. I have prescription thigh-high stockings (not nearly as sexy as it sounds) for the above-mentioned varicose veins, which I wear when I travel by airplane, train, or car. But they’re hard to get on, hot, and by the end of the day, I can’t wait to rip them off. The MediPeds compression socks are a great substitute, especially for shorter trips.
My biggest complaint about MediPeds socks is that they don’t come in more colors. Basically, your choices are white and black. Some of the low-cut socks do feature thin pink and purple stripes, but that’s about it for pizzazz.
Socks on a Food Website?
So, why am I talking about socks on a food website? Good question! Grocery shopping and cooking both require lots of standing, especially for longer-prep recipes. Nothing will derail making a batch of Summer Rolls with Ponzu-Glazed Tofu faster than achy feet and tired legs. Wearing the right socks will keep the blood circulating so your feet stay cool and dry which means you’ll be able to stand for longer periods of time. And that means lots more tasty food.
Foot health is important to those of us with diabetes. Thanks to the folks at MediPeds for making taking care of our feet so comfy.
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post on behalf of MediPeds® and it contains affiliate links. Please see my disclosures page for more information.