We get a lot of questions about the best way to wash our heated socks G-Heat. We simply recommend washing them by hand with warm water and soap, or in the washing machine, delicate program at 30°C. Here are a few more tips on how to wash your socks.
What to avoid!
Let's start with a few mistakes you shouldn't make. These are enough to permanently alter the lifespan of your socks.
1. No more than 30°C and in delicate program
Don't use programs over 40° and don't scald your socks. Washing your socks at 90°C does nothing for cleanliness and hygiene. On the other hand, the fabric will quickly be damaged. The same goes for drying: no rapid drying will be abrasive (no more than 600 revolutions per minute).
2. Ban the tumble dryer
Even if the tumble dryer is tempting and allows you to dry your clothes quickly, it should not be used for heated socks G-Heat and indeed for all socks in general. After a few uses, the sock fibers will be torn, not to mention the risk of damaging the sock heating system due to the speed of the dryer's rotation.
3. Avoid chemicals
No surprise: if you want to keep your socks for as long as possible, banish chemicals!
Tips and tricks
Here are a few tips for washing your socks:
1. Baking soda for dirty socks
It's an old grandmother's trick, but it still works just as well. Astringent, ecological and cleansing, rub your pre-moistened socks with 2 tablespoons of baking soda to clean them thoroughly. Leave them for ten minutes or so, then rinse with soapy water.
2. Avoid liquid soaps
Say goodbye to chemical-laden liquid soaps. Choose natural soaps, such as Marseille or Aleppo soaps, which are much better for your skin and the fibers in your socks.
3. Avoid acids
It's often suggested that lemon juice be used to whiten socks that have turned gray over time. However, our socks aren't white (there's a reason for that) and, above all, they have metal components that don't appreciate acidic products, which can have a corrosive effect on metal parts. We therefore do not recommend using acidic compounds such as white vinegar, hydrogen peroxide or lemon, or only in very small doses from time to time.
4. Wash your socks often
It's better to wash these socks often and with a delicate process (hand washing is the most fiber-friendly option) than rarely with a more invasive technique!
If you follow these guidelines, your G-Heat heated socks will last for many seasons!