How to take care of Neoprene Socks

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How to take care of Neoprene Socks. These kind of socks offer many advantages for coastal rowing and other water sports: They keep your feet warm, protect them from injury, and increase comfort.

Neoprene Socks: Wearing Instructions and Tips

To ensure optimal function and longevity of your neoprene socks, please note the following points:


  • Choose the right size: Neoprene socks should fit snugly without squeezing. There should be a minimum of 0.5 cm of space at the heel and toe.


  • Neoprene is available in different qualities. Make sure to choose a robust and flexible material that can withstand the stresses of water sports.
  • Do you need a Zipper: Not really. If you like, make sure the zipper is on the side of the product. Socks with a zipper might make them easier to put on and take off but could really disturb in the stretcher or active tool shoe.


  • The thickness of the neoprene determines the thermal performance. For cold water, socks with a thickness of at least 3 mm are suitable. In warmer environments, thinner socks (e.g. 1-2 mm) are sufficient. If you prefer to wear them in summer at the beach or wear them in a wet shoe, a 0.5 mm might be sufficient. You find more information in our shop.

Wearing comfort:

  • Neoprene socks should be comfortable to wear and not cause pressure points.
  • Avoid creases: Creases in neoprene can lead to chafing and blistering.


  • Get rid of the sand. Rinse the salt water off the socks with cold water after each use.
  • Air dry: Avoid direct sunlight and heat sources.
  • Cleaning: Use mild soap and warm water if necessary.
  • Storage: Store the socks dry and cool, preferably in a breathable bag.

Additional tips:

  • Neoprene care products: Special care products preserve the elasticity of the neoprene and extend the life of the socks.
  • Non-slip sole: Make sure socks for smooth surfaces have a non-slip sole.
  • Combination with other neoprene products: Neoprene socks can be ideally combined with other neoprene products such as wetsuits or neoprene shoes.

How to take care of Neoprene Socks. Whats the conclusion:

I would wear 0.5mm socks all year round. When the water gets colder i would switch to 3mm socks. With the right choice and care, neoprene socks offer optimal protection and comfort for water sports. At the beach, in the water and in your foot stretcher. Please note the above points to ensure the longevity of your socks and keep your feet warm and dry


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