I have always loved to travel, even as a little kid I would look forward to our yearly holiday abroad and excitedly count down the days til take off. I still do this, if you know me you’ll know I am likely saying ‘ohhh only 3 more sleeps until I fly’. I am still a big kid at heart. However, there are a few things that have changed since I was a kid about to get on to a flight. Most noticeably what I wear. If you were a kid in the 90s going abroad you will likely remember the fashion show that was the flight attire. New shoes, new travelling clothes… All for the airport. Well I am all about the comfort now, some comfy trainers, a pair of jeggings and surprisingly diabetic socks. They are surprisingly comfy, keep my feet from swelling and do a great job when I need to walk a lot.
As a child it was all about the fancy matching socks, shoes and clothing – I actually remember my mum trying to put flight socks on me once and me flat out refusing because they didn’t go with my lovely new Reebok Classics. Now a days I tend not to care and want to be comfy when I am on a flight, with non-swollen feet from long hauls. It wasn’t until I tried diabetic socks that I was able to see how most socks were poorly made and not giving me any support or comfort on a flight. Regular socks often have bulky toe seams that rub and irritate the area around the toes. Oh and lets not get me started on the marks they leave around your ankles, especially so on a flight when your lower limbs swell slightly. It’s always nice to get to your hotel, change in to your pool attire only to see those sexy ankle marks :)
So, what is the deal with my secret holiday weapon? Well diabetic docks are, as the name suggests, made for diabetics. However they make great socks for everyone as they’re cushioned and have extra padding on the soles that absorb impact and protect the feet. They have relaxed fit tops that improve circulation by not restricting the legs. Another beautiful thing about diabetic socks is that now a days they are a lot more fashionable, so they come in different colours and pretty much look just like normal socks.
Whenever I tell people that I wear these on a flight or for long walks people look at me strange. But, seriously give them a try it’s the best thing you will do, especially on a long haul flight. These bad boys saved my feet on a 12.5 hour flight to Mexico, and also whilst we were there for the long walks.
Don’t laugh, give them a try… If at least for no more more sexy ankle indentation marks.