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I have a constant battle with my 18 month old when it comes to wearing shoes and socks.  While he absolutely loves wearing shoes (he seriously has a shoe fetish), he hates putting the socks on.  If I am not quick enough he takes the first sock off while I am putting the second one on, and of course if the shoes are taken off the socks are quick to follow…it is really frustrating.  My 3 year old hates the seams of the socks, we are constantly readjusting the seams.  SmartKnitKids has a great product called SmartKnitKIDS sensitivity seamless socks.  First a little about the parent company KnitRite:

Knit-Rite, Inc. is a leading designer, marketer, and manufacturer of innovative textiles for medical and consumer markets. Founded in 1923, Knit-Rite remains committed to the continued research and development, manufacturing and distributing of products that deliver healthy benefits for a better quality of life.

KnitRite generously sent me SmartKnitKIDS Seamless Sensitivity Socks for my children, SmartKnit Seamless AFO & KAFO socks since I am a physical therapist, and Therafirm light trouser socks for myself.
What are SmartKnitKIDS Seamless Sensitivity Socks?

Knit the same way a caterpillar spins its cocoon, SmartKnitKIDS socks are started at the toe and worked up toward the ankle.  This process insures a 100% seamless sock, so there are no seams to bug ya!  A form-fitting design also keeps those annoying lumps and bumps out of the socks.

TRULY SEAMLESS
Completely free of seams, our patented product is knit like a cocoon, starting from the toe up, providing comfort and relief to children who struggle with “bumps & lumps” in their socks.

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.

“HUGS” LITTLE FEET
Stretchy Corespun and Lycra yarns result in a form-fitting design that
“hug” little feet and help eliminate wrinkling and bunching.

NON-BINDING
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.

NO “STINKY FEET”
High-tech fibers whisk away moisture helping ensure a drier and more hygienic sock environment. Antimicrobial benefits help prevent “stinky feet”.

SmartKnitKIDS come in a color for every personality: white, black, pink, purple, and navy.  Ankle, crew and knee-high styles are available up to a youth size 8.  (Retails for $6.95 or less, on sale now for $5.56)

My take:  I love these socks!  They are really soft and worth every penny!  They are so form-fitting that no wrinkles appear and my 18 month old can’t take them off by himself!!  My 3 year old now picks these socks as the ones he wants to wear…thank goodness I have 2 pairs!!
SmartKnit Seamless AFO & KAFO Socks

  • Physician Recommended
  • Form fitting interface specifically sized for AFO and KAFO use
  • Protects skin health
  • Made with wicking, antimicrobial fibers
  • Increase success of orthosis use
  • Provides all-day protection and comfort

SmartKnitBRACE™ seamless socks have proven to help prevent skin problems under plastic braces by reducing wrinkling and bunching, irritation and pressure over the toes, moisture, and bacteria odor problems.
Reduces Wrinkling and Bunching

High Stretch Lycra spandex yarns conform to the anatomy, reducing skin pressure points due to wrinkles, and provide a total contact fit inside the closely fitting brace. The cling factor keeps socks up on the leg instead of sliding down and bunching up under the brace – a common problem when using “store-bought” cotton socks.

Specifically sized for orthosis use, in consultation with clinicians, SmartKnit socks are narrow enough to fit properly without bunching and wrinkling. Socks are also long enough to extend beyond the top of the brace, thereby eliminating problems experienced with socks purchased from department stores. Ordinary socks tend to be too wide and bunch up, causing pressure and discomfort

My take:  Since I am a physical therapist as well, unfortunately I run across AFOs and KAFOs all the time. (Ankle foot orthotics, and Knee Ankle Foot Orthotics).    I have always empathized with children and parents alike because there were no socks that were specifically created for orthotics.  I love these socks as well!  No slippage and love how well they work together with the orthotics.  Two of my pediatric patients will be getting these

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