I have several pr of a long (calf height) socks I originally bought for skiing. I had been experiencing itching and a slight rash around my lower leg/ankle after having worn these socks while skiing. The condition always disappears on its own after a couple days not wearing the socks.
First, I thought the issue was the ski boot causing my foot to sweat. But I wore the same socks hiking, and had the same experience.
This pretty much tells me that there is something in these socks that irritates my skin.
I have switched to wearing low cut running socks instead, and the problem is gone.
Any idea of what materials might cause this?
The socks are a blend of synthetic materials, and may have some wool as well, but I don't know the exact mix.
The brand is Bridgedale, if that is of any help.