Can Socks Be Too Small?

QUESTION:

I have a small foot (5.5) and sometimes I have had to buy children’s SmartWools as the adult socks have too much room at the toe. Is there such a thing a too small or tight socks? On my last hike in Austria I lost a toenail!

-Nancy

ANSWER:

Yes!! Great question. Yes, socks come in sizes for a reason…If they are too big, the friction may cause blisters. If they are too small, your toes will feel constricted, sweat might not be able to wick away properly, and your toes won’t be able to move properly within the shoe.
Can Socks Be Too Small?
Do what you can to find the right sock size for your foot. Good luck!

Happy trails!
Hiking Lady

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