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An Extremely Important Ski Equipment

Update:29 Apr 2020

Winter is coming, for the sports fans in the north, it means the arrival of the snow season. The opening of major ski resorts has attracted countless fans. There are many beginners with zero basics. A few days ago, Xiaobian Zhijin and his colleagues went skiing in a snow field in West Beijing. Before leaving, my colleagues who are skiing white will naturally ask me the veneer god about what to wear. Not much to say about the basic equipment of clothes, hats and gloves. Today I will talk to you about the equipment most easily overlooked by novices, that is, ski socks.

Ski socks, as the name implies, are socks specially designed for skiing. Why wear a ski sock for skiing? This question is the most frequently asked question by Xiaobai. The main functions of ski socks are: warmth, perspiration, anti-wear and support.

The first is to keep warm. Skiing is an ice and snow project. The temperature of ice and snow projects is very low, and so is skiing. Therefore, it is necessary to keep the feet warm. If the foot continues to be cold, it will affect the flexibility of the lower extremities, and the feedback to the snowboard will become blurred, and it will also cause frostbite in the foot. Some novices will say to wear thick cotton socks to keep warm. In fact, thick cotton socks are not desirable, because the thickness of cotton socks directly affects the flexibility of the feet, and thick cotton socks are not actually warm. As for why, There will be an explanation in the sweating behind. Ski socks are often made of wool and polyester blended material, and there will be warm partitions to ensure foot temperature. Therefore, keeping warm is the top priority for your feet, but ski socks can give you enough warmth.

The second is the function of perspiration, skiing is a relatively intense sport, sweating is inevitable. Foot sweat will evaporate if it is not expelled in time. Evaporation is very scary for keeping warm, because the evaporation process will take away a lot of heat, resulting in rapid loss of foot temperature. When it comes to evaporation, you have to mention cotton socks. Although cotton socks are comfortable to wear and absorb sweat, for sports equipment, cotton is the most undesirable, because cotton relies on the gap between cotton fibers for warmth. After the water, the water will enter the gap of the cotton fiber, and will only enter but will not be excluded. If you want to discharge the water in the cotton fiber, you can only rely on evaporation, which will take away a lot of heat. So after wearing cotton socks and skiing and sweating, you will feel very cold and frozen feet, that's why. At the same time, a lot of sweat gathers on the feet and feels uncomfortable. It also causes the feet to slide in the snow shoes, which is prone to dangerous situations. Good ski socks will immediately drain sweat while keeping close to the skin to keep the feet dry. At the same time, the ski socks will have air guide grooves, which will expel the hot and humid air from the feet and introduce the dry air into the snow. Inside the shoes, keep your feet dry at all times.

Then comes the anti-wear function, which is very practical, especially for beginners. Ski socks are very long, and some even make knee socks. Ski shoes are all boots, and ski shoes are very hard materials, so if there is no ski socks to protect the calf part. The non-stop lottery of the calves and snowshoes is easy to swell and blisters. The pain will directly affect your enthusiasm for skiing. At the same time, the ski socks are specially woven and thickened at the toe, the toes on both sides, the heel and the ankle, etc., which can effectively prevent the friction between the foot and the snow shoes. Prevent blisters on the feet.

The last thing I talk about is support. Many beginner skiers often choose a variety of protective gear to protect and support their feet, but they tend to ignore socks that are in close contact with the skin. Ski socks are generally knitted with a high elastic cross ankle joint stabilizing band at the ankle, so that the ankle joint can be tightened, supporting it, preventing accidental injuries caused by excessive movement, and most ski socks will be in the calf part A braided layer that prevents muscle vibration and promotes blood circulation is added to relieve leg soreness caused by long skiing.

The main point about choosing ski socks is actually very simple, mainly depends on whether the functions and partitions of the socks meet the requirements. Accurately check the proportion of the material to confirm its warmth and perspiration, and then see if there are support bars and exhaust slots. There is also to see if there is a wear layer.

Therefore, not all socks are suitable for skiing, nor is it possible to wear a pair of stockings as ski socks. If you want to ski comfortably and safely, you still need to buy a comfortable and powerful ski socks to ski with you Career escort.

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