Whether it’s boot or sandal season, feet undergo quite a bit of wear and tear. If you suffer from dry, cracked heels as a result, it may be time to treat them to some moisturizing socks. These pairs are designed to replenish even the driest and most damaged skin, infused with essential oils, vitamins and minerals for restoring feet to their original suppleness. Plus, they’re all gel-lined to also soften feet and provide a squishy feel. From classic ankle-sock styles to toe socks and sleeves made to target tough calluses, this list of styles we found includes an option to cater to every need.
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1. NatraCure Gel Moisturizing Socks
NatraCure’s socks wrap your foot in soft fabric and are made to hydrate feet to relieve cracked, dry skin with essential oils.
Pros: These socks are made with the brand’s SmartGel technology that slowly releases botanical oils, aloe vera and vitamins over time for continuous effects.
Cons: The brand states that the inner gel lining at first will feel dry and rubbery against your skin before warming to the temperature of your body.
2. Codream Moisturizing Gel Socks
This two-pack of socks from Codream has a fuzzy fabric exterior that is washable and reusable.
Pros: The gel lining of these socks uses Vitamin E and mineral oils including jojoba oil, grape seed oil and olive oil to provide moisture to callused heels.
Cons: The brand recommends soaking your feet in warm water and waiting until your dry skin has softened before putting these on.
3. ZenToes Moisturizing Heel Socks
ZenToes’ flexible cotton-blend sleeves are designed to target cracked heels while letting toes breathe with two pairs per package.
Pros: These toe-less socks are ideal for warmer weather and can be worn on their own or with sandals and flip-flops; they are gel-lined to relieve dry skin and work best when combined with other moisturizers and lotions too.
Cons: These are one size fits all and unisex so they may fit every foot differently.