This is a pretty straightforward advice, but one that should be noted as I’ve heard of plenty of people that put their heated socks in the washing machine and end up ruining them. Never wash your electric heated socks in a washing machine!
Instead, you need to hand-wash them carefully to make sure the wiring doesn’t get damaged in any way. Most heated socks are pretty durable but a machine wash can easily ruin them so make sure you always wash them manually. Rinse them slowly and wring them as tightly as you can, and make sure you don’t damage anything.
As mentioned electronic socks aren’t very delicate but taking good care of them will make sure they don’t get ruined very soon. When drying them simply lay them out flat somewhere, and make sure they don’t come into contact with pets or direct heat. If you need to dry them faster place them in front of a fan.
This will ensure your socks last as long as possible.
Electronic heated socks have grown in popularity immensely over the past few years and continue to be used extensively for all kinds of activities. These socks are used by both men and women of all ages to keep their feet warm for various reasons and activities:
- Sports such as skiing, sledding, fishing, football, hunting
- Outdoor activities like hiking, golfing, or even dog walking
- Hobbies such as hiking, running, camping, airsoft
- Outdoor jobs such as a security guard, military, police, roofers, carpenters
Basically any outdoor activity you can think of can be more enjoyable by having your feet warm. It’s not just for geeks, these socks are nowadays used by military professionals and regular people just enjoying a day outside. Even senior citizens and people with chronically cold feet are frequently using heated electric socks to keep their extremities warm at all times.
Electronically heated socks are powered by batteries and keep your feet temperature high for hours, depending on the model or manufacturer. Typically it last anywhere from 3 to 8 hours, with some models having additional or replaceable batteries that you can use if the power runs out.
These socks work in a similar fashion as electric blankets. Small wires inside the socks can’t even be felt by the wearer so they won’t interfere with walking in any way. There might be a small bulge where the battery is placed depending on the type of heated sock you get, but it’s usually located in a place where you can safely ignore it.