Does the term Extra Stretch Knee Highs make you wonder what it means? Basically put, they are a knee high sock that has more stretch in the calf for larger legs that can stretch up to 21 inches without distorting graphics, not to mention the comfort benefits. Here we delve into what makes an Extra Stretch Knee High sock, how they can be useful and what are their benefits.
So maybe ‘Bless their little cotton socks’ is a thing of the past, because sometimes little is not always better! At The Sockery we don’t always believe in ‘one size fits all’ and we find that our Extra Stretch Knee Highs are super popular so we can only guess you agree!
So what is it? Well as we mentioned before they have a larger circumference in the calf – so those with larger calves or legs can still wear a knee high sock with comfort as they wont dig in or constrict. A sock with a tight cuff can cut into the leg causing discomfort but also restrict blood flow and circulation – not a good thing.
Another benefit of a streticher sock is that the graphic or print on the sock will not stretch so far that it distorts leaving a less than desirable look, so fashion stays in tact!
Extra Stretch Knee High socks also have a bit more room in the feet and fit a larger size foot as a benefit. Their size range fits women 8.5 to 14.5 and men 7 – 13, which is a more generous fit that ‘average’ sized socks.
So who can benefit from a Knee High sock with a little more give? Well it may surprise you to hear what we have found, anecdotally, from what our happy customers tell us.
Reasons an Extra Stretch Knee High sock can come in handy;
• You may have naturally larger legs. There is no such thing as one size fits all!
• Athletes and dancers can develop larger calf muscles requiring more room
• Power lifters & weight lifters, also with larger leg muscles
• Can be worn over shin guards for sports such as hockey, soccer or roller-derby
• Can be useful for people with swollen legs due to certain medical conditions
• Can be worn over or under AFOs
At The Sockery, being the sock specialists, we are forever finding new ways in which our fantastic sock range is being used – often in unexpected ways. If you find you have a special need or use one of our quality socks for another purpose of to solve a problem we would love to hear about it so don’t hesitate to email us and let us know. If you tell us of a way in which you use a sock that is different to most, to solve a problem (and send us a pic!) and we will be more than happy to send you $15 to spend in store (but only until the 28Feb). So get emailing....