I thought maybe I received these socks to review too late in the winter/early in the spring. Turns out, in Maine its never the wrong time for warm socks. The socks arrived on a cold (12F) day, while it was snowing, sleeting and very windy. I wasn’t feeling well and could not get warm. While that wasn’t much fun, it was a prefect time to try them out. In my eagerness, I ripped open the package and then thought ‘I should have taken a picture first’. Oh well, my feet were cold and putting on the socks took priority. My first thought was how they would work on feet that were already chilled. They are advertised that they keep feet warm.
I’m happy to say, within a few minutes I began to notice that my feet were warming up. The socks are thick, without being too bulky. As my daughter says ‘they are cushy’. I was also glad to find out that I could wear my regular hiking shoes, and boots over the socks without feeling like my feet were crowded, and without noticing any bulkiness inside my shoes. I slept in them that night, and since I stayed in bed sick the next day, they stayed on my feet. I was surprised when I got up to find they were still staying up, and not sagging and sliding down. That night I threw them in the laundry and I’m planning on wearing them out hiking this coming weekend. I’m looking forward to finding out how they do when I’m moving around a lot. Also – how do they do if they get wet? Will they still keep my feet warm? What happens when my feet get warm from hiking? Will they cause my feet to perspire?
I’ll be hiking in western Maine where there is still snow on the ground. My dog is my hiking companion, and she doesn’t mind the cold or wet trails. Hopefully, my feet stay warm and dry so we can cover some distance.
Thick, chunky and with a massive tog rating of 2.34, Heat Holders are made from a specially developed heavy bulk yarn which has extreme thermal qualities.
Fiber Composition: 91% Acrylic, 5% Nylon, 3% Polyester, 1% Elastane.
Heat Holders® are non-binding. They are diabetic friendly and provide relief for cold feet due to circulation problems.
I’ll be updating in a few weeks with my findings from using the heatholders outdoors. These were provided by the manufacturer for review purposes.