Socks for school are easy to come by, especially grey ones for boys. The trouble is finding ones with a high cotton content.
I did look for 100% cotton before MyItchyBoy started school, but realised early on that they didn’t exist in all my online searches (closest I got was in blue or black) so I settled for any socks I could find with 72% or more cotton.
During term time, MyItchyBoy’s eczema is worse on his hands and ankles. The eczema improves in both places during school holidays but is back again the first week of each term. Outside of school, he has brightly coloured socks with closer to 90% cotton and shoes with better linings and more breathable style than standard school shoes offer.
Finding a sock and shoe combination that means no sore, red, itching ankles at school has been my goal for a while now.
You can imagine then, how super happy I was to receive some 100% organic cotton socks for school to try from www.everythingforeczema.com and Ecooutfitters.
We’ve been trying a new eczema cream over the past few months so MyItchyBoy’s ankles have been better of late anyway, so I am not about to say that the cotton socks are miraculous. However, I will say the new socks are lovely, they feel great, fit well and yes, when he wears these socks, he doesn’t scratch his ankles and when he wears the old socks he still does.
What did we think of these socks?
The best bits
- Lovely feeling material – cotton usually does feel nice and these are no exception. The material feels soft and good quality
- Reduced itchiness of ankles
- No bobbles on the material even after a month of wearing and washing. They have stayed completely smooth inside, which is so important for such sensitive skin
- Good dark colour – not sure if there would be fading over time, but the dark colour is a good start to allow for any possible fading
- Not ribbed – again, smooth inside so less irritation
- A good fit – no loose bits or uncomfortable seams
- The size is labelled on the outside. This is less relevant for us but I would imagine if you had a few children with different sizes, it would be far easier to match them up on laundry day
Not so good
- Can’t be tumble dried – at the moment they are still wee socks here in our house, so they are super quick to dry on the radiator. The only pain is trying to locate them among a school uniform wash where everything else can be tumble dried
- No name tags. The socks MyItchyBoy had in his first year didn’t have them and I duly sewed in some coloured cotton so he knew which socks were his (important to get precious high cotton content socks back). The ones we got last summer did have handy name label spaces in the inside. Genius idea. No sewing for me. These socks are pretty darn perfect but a name label would push them over the 100% perfect mark
Overall, I would highly recommend these socks to anyone, but especially for those with eczema.
We were given three pairs of Ecooutfitters socks by www.everythingforeczema.com for the purpose of testing and reviewing. MyItchyBoy will continue to wear the new cotton socks for school.