Do you choose the right socks for cycling?
As the saying goes, "A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step." For cyclists, the foot plays an extremely important role. The health of this part is also directly related to the performance and state of the bicycle competition or sports. Cycling socks are a very important supporter during riding. Many people attach great importance to the protection of other parts of the body, such as the head, knees, etc., while ignoring their feet. Many cyclists do not wear special cycling socks and use ordinary sports socks as a substitute. They think that they can protect their feet by wearing socks. In fact, this is a big misunderstanding.
The importance of cycling socks may not be reflected in the short-term riding, but once you enter the long-distance and long-term riding, you will feel hot and painful in the soles of your feet and deposit a lot of sweat. Many people think that this is the consequence of excessive exercise. In fact, the real "culprit" is those ordinary sports socks.
Ordinary socks will cause foot discomfort due to a series of reasons such as non-perspiration and non-hygroscopicity after long riding. The main functions of the special cycling socks are perspiration, moisture absorption and wear resistance. It can ensure that the human body evaporates and cools quickly after perspiration, keeping the skin dry and comfortable. Therefore, a qualified cycling socks should be able to keep the soles of the feet dry and comfortable at any temperature.
Cycling socks must have the characteristics of moisture absorption, perspiration, wear resistance, and non-deformation. The outer layer must be wear-resistant and not deformed, and the inner layer must be able to absorb moisture and perspiration. Therefore, Coolmax, Lycra, and wear-resistant nylon or Cave are often used Pull yarn etc.
Cycling socks have higher breathability and wear resistance than ordinary sports socks, which can reduce the side effects of constant pedaling on the soles of the feet. When we compare cycling socks with ordinary sports socks, we will find that the back roots and toes of the former are thicker. In the process of riding, because the soles of the feet have to be in constant contact with the pedals, riding socks generally increase elasticity at the heel and toes, tighten this muscle, and allow the sole muscles to move for a longer time.
In fact, if you choose high-quality cycling socks, the benefits to cyclists are not only the above mentioned, but also reduce the probability of blisters and other beriberi.