As I have mentioned previously, Mister is affected by Hay Wells Syndrome. One of the challenges that we face because of the HWS is that the skin on his feet and ankles is very thin and often blisters or tears. A small bump that would not even leave a read mark on another child’s foot will often peel back a layer of skin on his. As you can see in these pictures, his skin is very fragile around his ankles and tops of his feet.
Because of the fragility of the skin on his feet, we are very picky about socks, and almost always turn them wrong side out to keep the seems from rubbing his skin. I recently received an opportunity to review SmartKnitKIDS® patented seamless socks, thanks to Tomoson.
SmartKnitKIDS® patented seamless socks are perfect for children experiencing sensory processing diﬀerences, hypersensitivity or who simply can’t stand annoying seams! These super soft socks for sensitive little feet will not wrinkle or bunch and are proven to reduce irritation.
No Seams to Bug Ya!
Completely free of seams, the patented kids’ socks are designed to provide comfort and relief to children who struggle with “bumps & lumps” in their socks.
Reduces annoying wrinkling and bunching in the shoe
Corespun yarns using Lycra and form-ﬁtting design result in children’s socks that “hug” the foot reducing wrinkling and bunching. The form fitting design also helps to keep socks on the wiggliest of toes.
UNIQUE NO HEEL DESIGN
“No heel” design allows children to put on socks with confidence and keeps little feet from outgrowing their socks so quickly.
Comfortable Non-Binding Top
Our non-binding Halo Top™ fits comfortably without slipping down the leg.Regular socks often have elastic bands at the tops of the sock that can often pinch, bind or be a source of irritation.
Keeps Feet Dry & Healthy
SmartKnitKIDS™ Socks are made with high-tech ﬁbers that wick moisture away helping control odor or "stinky feet".
SmartKnitKids graciously sent me a pair of socks to try out with Mister, and sent along a pink pair for Sister as well.
Mister likes his socks, and I like that I don’t have to turn them wrong side out for him to wear them. They are longer than the socks that he typically wears, and he kept slouching the socks down, because he isn’t accustomed to having them come up his leg that far (we probably should have asked for ankle cut). The top of the sock does have a rib, “Halo Top” on it, that I will have to watch for any skin breakdown around, but so far, so good. As you can see, they do fit smoothly in all the right places. The material they are made from is soft and they do wash up really well.
I could see how these seamless socks would come in handy for kids that wear orthotics, or braces, on their feet, like my niece. My niece as an AFO (ankle foot orthotic) and also has Hay Wells Syndrome, so her skin is also prone to breakdown. These would also be great for kids with Sensory Processing Disorder, Autism, or for those who simply cannot stand annoying sock seams.
I would certainly recommend SmartKnitKids socks to any parent who has a child with sensitive skin like Mister’s or sensory issues, however they do run $7 to $9 per pair. I did sign up for the e-mail newsletter on the SmartKnitKids site, so that I can be apprised of any special promos they may have.
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