Carina Hilbert wrote:Long-time lurker, longer-time knitter and spinner.
I wear wool socks all year and find they are much better for my feet than any other fiber. If you keep an eye on Sierra Trading Post and similar sites, you can find lightweight wool for cheaper. It's worth the investment, as I've found wool fabrics tend to last longer than anything with cotton in it.
Of course, making your own is best. 😉
Jason Hernandez wrote:If I could afford it, all of my socks would be wool, even in hot weather. I have bone spurs in my toes, and the hotter my feet are, the less they hurt. Roasting is best. Since I can't keep them permanently submerged in a hot spring, wearing wool socks is the next best thing.
Matthew Nistico wrote:I'm glad that all of you are so excited about wearing wool in the summer, but I'm afraid this has not been my experience. I recall a business trip to NYC I once made in the summer - and summers in the Big Apple do get hot and humid! - wearing a wool suit, and man did I sweat, and sweat, and sweat some more.
Now, I will admit that my suit was probably not "summer weight." Moreover, it was an older suit, a hand-me-down from my father that I'd had tailored to fit me. I recall the tailor admiring the quality of the wool, which at the time I took to reflect on its thickness, saying how you don't see cloth like that anymore.
So, I am guessing that to be effective in hot weather, the cut of the clothing, which is to say how it hangs on the body, and the thickness of the cloth are as important as being a good, natural fiber.
Jan White wrote: I've found the only comfortable outfit on the hottest days is my own skin.
Thekla McDaniels wrote:
I have found some wonderful brand new wool socks, I think the brand is "darn tough" or somehting like that, made by a small privately owned company inVermont, I think. Their long socks stay up the calf ALL DAY. I don't have to pull them up several times every hour.
I wear them summer and winter.