Made for all ages, non-slip socks are those socks that have a grip added to their bottom portion. The grip is usually made of a rubber substance, which is either slightly tacky to the touch or a bit rough to further ensure those wearing them will not slip. Non-slip socks come in slipper socks as well as a traditional lighter sock that can be worn with shoes.
The no-skid tread of a non-slip sock improves traction. This type of sock reduces the chance of injury when navigating slippery walk areas. Often hospitals will provide their patients with these types of socks to aid in ensuring that the potential for injuries is prevented. Some types of these non-slip socks, along with their treated bottom surface, are made to ensure good circulation of the wearer. The material these socks are made of is a thick, durable and stretch nylon and spandex combination.
Non-slip socks are especially popular for younger children and toddlers. These non-slip socks help ensure that those little ones who are just learning to walk do not fall when walking on a slick surface such as a tile floor. Non-slip socks for children come in many different thicknesses. Some are nearly thick enough that they can be worn on a clean, dry outside walkway. Other non-slip socks for children are thin enough that the new walker's shoes can easily be slipped over them.
Those who participate in yoga often choose to wear a non-slip sock during class. The socks not only help for sure footing, but they also aid in keeping yoga mats fresh from foot odor. Yoga non-slips socks are most often made of a light, breathable fabric. This type of fabric keeps the foot cool and dry.
To ensure a pet's safety and warmth, there are non-slip socks made for dogs. These non-slip socks are made of a cotton blend knit. They have a cinch at the opening to ensure they stay on the dog's feet. Wearing these socks can help elderly dogs whose footing is no longer sure or that suffer from arthritic conditions. Their use is also suggested for those dogs recovering from a foot or leg injury, as they can keep that area from being exposed. While these socks aid dogs with mobility issues, they also help protect hardwood floors from dogs' nails, which can scratch and mar the surface patina of the floor.