Have you ever wondered about those non-slip socks with rubber treads on the soles that hospitals give out? Known as grip socks, these foot coverings are designed to provide traction on slippery surfaces and are useful in a variety of settings where extra traction is needed. In this blog post, we'll take a closer look at hospital socks and explore why investing in high-quality ones, like GripCity grip socks, is a good idea.
What are grip socks and why do people wear them?
Grip socks, also known as grippy socks, sticky socks, or grippers, are a specialized type of non slip sock designed to provide a secure footing on slippery surfaces. They're worn in a ton of indoor settings in the sports and fitness world, particularly for activities like yoga, Pilates, and barre, which often take place on smooth surfaces.
Most people learn about grip socks when they're in the hospital, where patients are required to wear them before undergoing procedures. They're also required for those patients with balance issues/patients considered to be at risk for slipping on slick hospital floors (e.g., seniors, pregnant or post natal women, etc). They're also often required for those taking medications that might make them dizzy or those undergoing physical therapy, especially while using certain medical equipment.
What makes GripCity socks better than non slip hospital socks?
Look, we have nothing against hospital grip socks. They get a very specific job done for a large amount of people and are necessary in certain settings for safety and hygiene.
The problem with standard hospital grip socks is that they are made very cheaply, basically for one-time use. They're also intended to fit any patient's foot who walks through the door. As a result, most patients wind up with oversized, tube-shaped socks with thin, low quality fabric that lacks support and compression.
They're also usually brightly colored and tend to have double sided grips (on both the soles and arches of the sock). This isn't a fashion statement, of course — it's to help keep patients safe in the event that they can't put their own socks on properly. However, most patients don't require this level of coverage and wearing the socks can feel unnecessary, and even embarrassing.
All this is to say that if you have a choice to purchase grip socks for a hospital stay or procedure, investing in high quality grip socks is the way to go.
Here are just a few benefits that GripCity socks has to offer over non slip hospital socks:
- Snug and supportive fit
- Light compression that hugs your feet
- High-quality, breathable and moisture-wicking fibers
- Extra grippy treads for superior traction and support
- Multipurpose: can be worn in hospital, home, and fitness settings as well as inside shoes
- Designed to last: Fabric and grips retain shape, wash after wash
- Aesthetic designs, available in universally popular colorways
Whether you're looking to invest in a quality pair of grip socks for your next workout or want to gift a pair to a friend who's in the hospital, GripCity socks is an excellent choice.
Peace of Mind Guarantee:
At GripCity, we prioritize your wellbeing and satisfaction. That is why we offer a 30-day peace of mind guarantee: If you are not completely satisfied with your socks, simply contact us within 30 days and we will make it right.
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