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May 18, 2020 1 min read

Why do socks stink?

Combined our feet have over 250,000 sweat glands that produce up to 8 ounces of fluid a day. Bacteria and fungus grow when sweat is trapped against the skin.

Cotton socks are the worst for trapping moisture against the skin.

Synthetic fibers like polyester wick away moisture, but bacteria is trapped in the fiber and is re-activated when warm and sweaty. Synthetic socks create a cycle of increasing odor with each use. 

Why wear wool?

To prevent this gaseous odor, socks must wick away the moisture that is the playground for bacteria!

The best sock is a thin merino wool or alpaca sock. These natural fibers wick away moisture, are naturally antibacterial, and are comfortable in both hot and cold climates.

 


Sizing Chart

Choose a sock size that will safely fit the largest foot, ankle and calf measurement.

CALF CIRCUMFERENCE
Measure at the widest part of the calf.

ANKLE CIRCUMFERENCE
Measure at the smallest part of the ankle just above the ankle bones.

 

 

 

 

 

Vive Wear®Compression Sock Size Chart

SIZE   S M L XL XXL
Calf Circumference Inches 10.5-13.0 13.0-15.0 14.0-15.5 15.0-18.0 17.5-21.5
  CM 27.0-32.0 33.0-38.0 36.0-40.0 38.0-46.0 45.0-55.0
Ankle Circumference Inches 7.5 - 8.5 8.0-10.0 9.0-11.0 10.0-12.5 11.5-14.0
  CM 19.0-22.0 21.0-25.0 23.0-28.0 26.0-32.0 30.0-36.0
Shoe Size  Inches 3.0 - 5.0 6.0 - 8.0 8.0-11.0 11.0-13.0 13.0-15.0

 

How to Choose your Vive Size for Prosthetic Shrinkers

Choose a prosthetic shrinker size that will safely fit the calf and thigh circumference.

THIGH CIRCUMFERENCE
Measure 4 finger widths above the patella (knee cap)

CALF CIRCUMFERENCE
Measure at the widest part of the calf.

 

 

 

 

 

Vive Wear® below knee

Prosthetic Shrinker Size Chart

Compression 20-30 mmHg / Length 15-15 3/4” 38-40 cm

SIZE   IV / XL V / XXL VI / 3XL
Thigh Inches 15.75-17.75 17.75-19.5 19.5-22
  CM 40-45 45-50 50-56
Calf Inches 13.75-15.75 15.75-17.75 17.75-19.25
  CM 35-40 40-45 45-49