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What is the difference between bamboo and regular socks?

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Bamboo and regular (cotton) socks differ in terms of material, properties and environmental friendliness. The price is the same at Sokkies, but what are the differences between the two?


  • Bamboo socks: Made from bamboo fibers, known for their natural antibacterial and moisture-wicking properties. The bamboo fabric is soft, breathable and eco-friendly.
  • Cotton socks: Made of cotton fibers, a natural material known for its soft and comfortable properties. Cotton is also breathable but may not have the same moisture-wicking properties as bamboo.

Environmental friendliness

  • Bamboo is a highly sustainable and renewable resource. It grows quickly and requires less water compared to cotton. Don’t worry, bamboo grows so fast that pandas don’t go hungry. 😊
  • Cotton is a natural fiber, but conventional cotton farming often involves the use of pesticides and significant water consumption. At Sokkies, we use organic cotton. This means that we use no pesticides and all cotton is grown, cultivated and processed into socks organically.


  • Bamboo fibers are soft and smooth, providing a comfortable feel on the skin. They are often praised for their silky texture.
  • Cotton is also soft and comfortable, but the feel may be slightly different from bamboo. Wearers of socks are used to the natural, traditional feel of cotton.

Moisture removal

  • Bamboo has natural moisture wicking properties, which helps keep feet dry by drawing moisture away from the skin. This makes bamboo socks suitable for people with sweaty feet.
  • Although cotton is breathable, it cannot wick away moisture as effectively as bamboo.

Antibacterial properties

  • Bamboo has natural antibacterial and antifungal properties, which can help control odors and keep socks fresher longer.
  • Cotton does not have the same natural antibacterial properties as bamboo, so it may be more prone to odors over time.

Temperature regulation

  • Bamboo fibers have thermo-regulating properties, keeping feet cool in hot weather and warm in cooler temperatures.
  • Cotton is breathable but may not have the same temperature-regulating properties as bamboo.

Delivery time

  • The production process of bamboo socks is just a bit longer, therefore the average delivery time is about 6 weeks.
  • Due to the advanced manufacturing process of cotton socks, we can deliver them in an average of 4 weeks.


Ultimately, the choice between bamboo and cotton socks depends on personal preferences, including comfort, environmental friendliness and the specific features you care about in socks. At Sokkies, we offer both options at the same price.

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