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10 Tips for Buying Socks Online

The asockalypse team

At the Asockalypse, we are all about socks. That much is obvious. We started this website because of the lack of seriously awesome socks available in New Zealand, and we’re stoked that we’re now bringing a huge range of funky socks to men and women all over the world.

However, we know that some of you sock monsters aren’t experienced at buying socks online. It can be a daunting prospect, with so many styles to choose from, and lots of sock-related jargon to sift through. And even though we’ve built our website with useability in mind, it might not be immediately obvious to you exactly how you can find the socks you want.

So I’ve written this article to give you some tips on buying socks online from

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Tights, Stockings and Nylon Trouser Socks: What is Denier?

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Here on the Sole Survivor blog, we want to answer some of your most pressing sock-related questions.

In our descriptions of our tights, stockings and trouser socks we often talk about denier. For example, our Polonova trouser socks are 40 denier, which our Nylon Journal tights are a whopping 200 denier! Which is all well and good if you know what denier means. But let’s say you don’t know. Just in case, I’m going to tell you.

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Sock History: Why Do We Need Socks?

men removing their shoes and hose

Socks serve several purposes: they keep our feet warm, they protect our feet from damage and they also soak up sweat as we move around, so we’re not sliding around in a pool of sweat in our shoes. Gross.

Did you know: the human foot is the most prone to perspiration of any area of the body? Each of your feet can produce up to one PINT of sweat per day!

I didn’t know that either. And now I can never un-know it.

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