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Common Sock Materials

Get the lowdown on what your socks are made of.

Every company touts the virtues of its chosen fibers and the below list is a look at some of the most common sock materials. Socks are almost always a blend of 2-5 different materials– like the ones listed here– plus Lycra, nylon, silk, polyester, spandex, etc. To determine the socks primary performance characteristics, look at the fabric content on the label. Then, find the main ingredient and look it up on our chart.

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