Heated Insoles vs. Heated Socks
Heated Insoles vs. Heated Socks
When it comes to keeping your feet warm, we will do almost anything to avoid that bone chilling misery of cold feet.
We’ve all had plenty of winter activities cut short due to cold toes and now that we know battery powered heated socks and battery powered heated insoles exist, it's a thing of the past.
But what’s the better option? To answer that question, we put together a simple pros and cons list.
- Most heated insoles are battery powered, and here’s a tip- don’t buy anything that is powered by AA batteries, they’re cheap and will frustrate you. Our Outrek 2 heated insoles have the battery built into the heel, it is super thin and surrounded by foam so it is comfortable to stand on, and will not get wet.
- Our Outrek 2 Heated Insoles come with a dual charger so you can charge both insoles at the same time, with the same charger.
Do not need to be washed
- When it comes to heated clothing, the less you have to wash it, the longer it will last.
Cut to fit in any shoe or boot.
- This means they have the same versatility as heated socks, and can be used in any shoe or boot.
- Our heated insoles come with a convenient remote control so you can turn the heat on and off or adjust the heat with a simple press of a button.
- May not fit in tight shoes or boots. The insoles are just a little thicker than a normal boot insole, so if your boots are really tight, the insoles will make them feel even tighter.
- Again, all heated socks will be battery powered, but don’t buy any powered by AA batteries. We have not had any good experiences with those.
Heating Element may cover top of toes (check before you buy)
- This is great if your feet are even more susceptible to the cold than others.
Can be used in tight boots
Heated socks are basically just as thick as a winter style sock, so if you have really tight boots, they will not add any thickness.
The battery is placed at the top of the sock
- With the battery pack located at the top of the sock that means that the battery won't get in the way of tall snowboard or ski boots.
- Some heated socks may not have a remote control, and if not, this would be in the cons list, but because out heated socks have a remote control you can turn the heat on and off very easily and adjust the heat just as easily.
May Need to be washed after every use
- Socks are one of those garments that absolutely need to be washed after every use, and unfortunately washing heated clothing is going to deteriorate them.
- Our all new Merino Wool Heated Socks are washable, but the merino wool fabric is naturally odor resistant so you won't have to wash after every use, so you can get more out of your heated apparel.
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