Chilblains are small red, itchy areas on the skin, which may become painful with increasing intensity, and can swell then dry out, resulting in the skin becoming cracked. They occur on the toes and other exposed parts of the body e.g. hands and face.
Chilblains are common and usually affect the elderly or younger adults who are in cold environments without appropriate warm hosiery.
Chilblains are caused by an abnormal reaction of the skin to cold temperatures. Blood vessels within the skin constrict in cold temperatures and re-open when the surrounding skin warms up but rapid warming following cold can lead to chilblain formation.
Carnation Silversocks make it possible to use the existing energy generated by the feet and the environment to actively regulate temperature through heat transfer.
The silver within the socks has the best possible thermodynamic properties, regulating the temperature within the shoe.
Maintaining a regulated temperature can help reduce the risk of temperature fluctuations. Silversocks will keep feet cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter