Dr. Scholl’s Diabetic Socks Reviewed
As a budget option, Dr. Scholl’s Diabetic Socks are a fair choice. They address just about everything you’d want your diabetic socks to take care of, and come at a very affordable price, but could stand to do a little better in some areas.
These socks contain 95% polyester, 4% other fibers and 1% spandex, making them very efficient and keeping feet dry by wicking away moisture, which is important for avoiding odor and the development of fungal infection, which can easily turn into a more serious issue if not treated. Though this blend of materials does make for a comfortable fit and makes the socks easy to put on and take off, it also means that they don’t always stay up on the ankles as one might wish. This might seem like a minor annoyance, but if the socks slip into your shoes, blisters can quickly develop. If not quickly treated, injuries like these can worsen or become infected.
While most diabetic socks are seamless, these provide a bit more structure through the use of an ultra-soft toe seam called Invisiseamer. This provides comfort to sensitive feet and won’t cause irritation or blistering, a hugely important factor for active diabetics.However, if your primary concern is swelling in the feet or ankles, these are probably not the best choice, as they are too loose-fitting to address this issue.
Cushioned soles provide ample comfort and protection from rough everyday terrain. This will help to prevent injuries from stepping on sharp or abrasive objects, and will also help to reduce blistering by mitigating friction with shoes. If you are planning a mountain hike or another extreme venture, however, you may want something with more padding. Many customers say that these socks lack the heft they were hoping for, instead proving too lightweight for some activities.
Overall, these socks are a good option for those with mild or no foot complications, but may prove insufficient for those dealing with swelling or hoping to explore offroad.