Seattle has always been known for its crunchy granola, non-fashionable trends such as wearing socks with sandals. Although most of the world has shunned this need-to-layer necessity in this part of the world, it appears that the rest of the world may be catching on.

During Men's Fashion Week men were seen sporting shorts and sandals with socks. Perhaps one of the designers spent some time here and decided to put the Seattle look on the runway.

With our love of Tevas and other sandals for walking and hiking it makes perfect sense that in a wet and relatively cool environment many of us choose to wear socks with our sandals. And from the view of this Seattle podiatrist, it's is a good thing.


With our wet to dry weather, wearing sandals with socks protects our feet from the blistering that comes from excessive rubbing with long walks and hikes in sandals.

The types of socks you choose are very important. Cotton socks retain sweat and don't keep your feet warm. Choose a sock that will wick away moisture, prevent blistering, and keep your feet warm.

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