Do fishermen dream of electric socks?

Published: 02nd April 2008

Do fishermen dream of electric socks?
US fishermen are being offered a chance to clothe their chilly feet with electric socks in the battle to keep their toes toasty.

Gadget news resource Gizmodo explains that the woollen socks are kitted out with wiring and thin resistors which run from the battery mounted (rather prominently) at the top of the sock.

However, the socks are far from perfect as they can leave the foot feeling uncomfortably hot and sweaty, the reviewer explained.

Furthermore, the battery causes the elastic to sag after a while, meaning the socks fall down and bunch up, the website added.

Those who want to venture outdoors in the cold but do not fancy the idea of strapping an electric device to their feet before going near the water may want to consider alternative foot-warming tips. urges outdoorsy people to keep their feet dry to keep them warm, suggesting they don breathable but waterproof boots.

Furthermore, it states that they should invest in winter winter socks, ideally made from wool or fleece as these do not lose their insulating properties when wet or sweaty.

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