THEY’RE known as milk socks and they’re proving extremely popular.
Keppel Street store Frank Smith Work Clothing has sold around 500 pairs of the socks in recent weeks as they make a name for themselves for their unique properties.
The socks are made up of 45 per cent milk, 45pc wool and 10pc nylon.
The socks’ maker says milk yarn combines the properties of natural fibres with the benefits of synthetics, while producing a string fibre that is eco-friendly and feels good on the skin.
Amino acids in the milk yarn are said to provide antibacterial and antifungal properties – and shoppers have been flocking to the store to get a pair.
Another advantage that the socks have is that they are blended with natural wool fibres that offer high thermal properties.
The relaxed opening of the socks reduces calf pressure and helps diabetics with low circulation, according to the socks’ maker.
Due to the long wait on the material, whenever the socks come back into stock, they tend to sell out.
“We try and get Australian-made socks,” Cath Yeoman from Frank Smith Work Clothing said.
The socks are slowly becoming just as popular as the more widely known bamboo charcoal fibre socks from Dr Comfort Australia.
Bamboo charcoal is said to release infrared rays that promote blood circulation and anion production to help diabetics.