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Goat down socks as an item of prime necessity

Updated on February 21, 2016

Goat down socks

Both cashmere and mohair socks are down socks - a symbol of comfort and relaxation. It's great fun to feel on your feet warm and soft socks on a cold winter evening.

The best down socks are made from goat down. Both Cashmere and Mohair are goat down species. Products from these species of down are well known for their softness and beauty.

Goat down is the thinnest and lightest kind of animal fibers. The goat down not only don't felt in process of wearing but becomes more fluffy.

Photo Courtesy of aksem by CC BY 2.0

The benefits of goat down socks

Goat down is not only easy and comfortable to wear, but it also has a therapeutic effect.

  • Goat down is non-allergenic. Down contains a lot of lanolin, which is used extensively in health care for protective baby skin treatment .
  • Thanks to the tortuosity of fibers down products are voluminous and warm despite their lightness
  • Goat down is much softer than sheep's wool, it has longer fibers. So socks made from down are more fluffy to the touch
  • There are more than 20 amino acids in goat down. The main ones are Cysteine and Methionine, which are important source of sulfide in human metabolism. Methionine is not synthesized in human body. High levels of methionine can be found in sesame seeds and Brazil nuts. Most fruits and vegetables contain very little of it. It is often used in medicine to restore fecundity.
  • Goat dawn massages the nerve endings of the skin and improves microcirculation of blood in the capillaries. So the items made from goat down are often used to make dry poultices for the treatment of diseases of the joints.

Down socks are a great gift

To buy down socks for a gift is safe. You take no risk that the person who receives your gift will not be able to use it. Unfortunately many people can not wear synthetic socks due to allergies.

Down socks as a remedy for hangover

Goat down contains Cysteine, which is used as an antidote for some of the negative effects of alcohol, including liver damage and hangover.

It is believed that the wearing of down socks reduces the hangover

Have you ever had a hangover?

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The best uses of down socks

I mostly wear down socks in winter when I don't want to wear too warm and bulky shoes. There is nothing better than down socks when you have to go in and out of the car and spend a lot of time in the cold.

It is useful to put on down socks when there is a risk of wet feet. Goat down evaporates moisture and keeps feet warm even when wet.

I can't imagine a long hike without down socks. They are the first aid against colds and sore throat. You put on down socks, take a cup of hot tea with honey or use old russian recipe, and as a rule you feel healthy the next morning.

My Grandpa was a Don Cossack. I well remember how he told me that goat down socks were an indispensable element of the Cossacks equipment in any military campaign. Every Cossack woman should be able to knit goat down socks. Grandma listened, smiled and assiduously knitted goat down socks for all her children and grandchildren.

Photo Courtesy of aksem by CC BY 2.0

The benefits of goat down clothes
The clothes made of a goat down are well known for their luxurious look, feather-light weight and durability. They are always welcome to the wardrobe of any ...

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      4 years ago

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      5 years ago

      You are welcome to visit where you will find a collection of shawls, yarns and more from unique goat down..

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      6 years ago

      I've never worn down socks, but you make a good argument in favor of trying them.

    • kimbesa2 profile image


      6 years ago from USA

      I love soft, fluffy socks, especially in the wintertime. Thanks!

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      Susan Deppner 

      6 years ago from Arkansas USA

      I love cashmere socks. Learned a lot here today - wow, excellent information!

    • bigjoe2121 profile image


      6 years ago

      I don't know if I would like them. I prefer very thin socks.

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      6 years ago

      I hadn't heard of goat down before, but these socks look very comfy.

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      Evelyn Saenz 

      6 years ago from Royalton

      Thank you for introducing me to Goat Down socks. Here in Vermont we have quite a few months of the year when warm socks are very important. I am looking forward to trying some out.

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      Angela F 

      6 years ago from Seattle, WA

      I've never worn socks made from goat down but I'll take note, especially if they're hypoallergenic

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      6 years ago

      I love me a good warm pair!

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      6 years ago

      Very nice lens! Squidlikes!

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      6 years ago

      I suffer very cold feet... I'll be dropping hints about these this Christmas.

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      Pam Irie 

      6 years ago from Land of Aloha

      I don't think I've ever had occasion to wear down socks here in Hawaii, but maybe if I were visiting in the mainland in the wintertime.

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      Auntie-M LM 

      6 years ago

      I've been collecting warm socks lately, and yours look nice and snuggy.

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      tomthiessen lm 

      6 years ago

      I do like my wool socks, but I'll look into these for the winter. Gets pretty nippy here.

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      Lou Martin 

      6 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      Looks like comfortable socks that I would love to have in the winter!

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      6 years ago from Vancouver

      After reading this very informative lens I now want a pair of these down socks! Blessed

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      6 years ago

      looks comfy, would not mine owing a pair


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