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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

If I'm between shoe sizes, what size should I buy?

LEAKDRY socks come in 4 sizes

Small (US shoe size 4-6)
Medium (US shoe size 6.5-9)
Large (US shoe size 9.5-12)
Extra Large (US shoe size 12.5-14.5)

Small (UK shoe size 3-5)
Medium (UK shoe size 6-8)
Large (UK shoe size 9-11)
Extra Large (UK shoe size 12-14)

What is the fit of LEAKDRY socks like?

The close-fitting nature of our socks means they fit comfortably, just like a normal sock in your shoes. The 3-layer construction also helps prevent friction and blisters. 

Do LEAKDRY socks or gloves ever let water in?

This can happen in extreme conditions if water runs into the top of a sock or into the wrist of a glove.

To reduce this, many people will wear their trousers or leggings over the socks. With gloves, tuck the cuff under the wrist of the jacket to prevent water running into the glove. 

Is the wool LEAKDRY use ethically sourced?

LEAKDRY operates a strict anti-mulesing policy and have done so for the last few years.

All our waterproof socks and gloves that use Merino wool are assembled using knitted components which are sourced from a number of approved knitting factories.

To the best of our knowledge and belief, these knitted components contain Merino wool sourced from sheep which are not subjected to mulesing or mistreatment of any type.

Do I need to wear liner socks or gloves with LEAKDRY products?

LEAKDRY waterproof socks and gloves are designed to be worn directly next to the skin with no liners.

How long will LEAKDRY socks last?

As with other items of quality outdoor clothing, if cared for in the right way, our products can last for several years depending on how often they are worn.

The nylon outer is harder wearing than a typical walking sock and they will last just as long, if not even longer. 

How do LEAKDRY socks reduce blisters?

Blisters are formed because of excessive friction on the skin. Wet skin, being softer than dry skin, is far more susceptible to blistering.

Our socks reduce the chance of blistering by keeping your feet dry. The patented 3-layer system also absorbs movement between the shoe and the skin, further reducing blisters. 

How do I choose between coolmax and merinowool inner? What is the difference ?

The Coolmax lining is more suited for spring and summer outdoor sports, and the MerinoWool lining is more suited for fall and winter sports as well as some cold weather outdoor sports. You can choose according to the different weather conditions and seasonal environment.

Will my feet feel sweaty in leakdry socks?

No, they shouldn’t.

Our LEAKDRY HYDROPHILIC MEMBRANE is ‘breathable’ and the inner lining ‘wicks’ moisture and sweat away from the skin. The moisture then passes through the membrane, keeping your feet dry and avoiding any clammy feeling. 

Can the LEAKDRY membrane be damaged?

As the socks contain a waterproof membrane, always wear them with appropriate footwear. Avoid standing on stones and sharp objects that could puncture it. With gloves, avoid thorns and other very sharp objects that could also puncture the membrane. 

Are LEAKDRY waterproof products also windproof?

Yes. The membrane is windproof as well as being waterproof. They also provide a barrier to dust and fine sand in dry regions and our socks are regularly used by the military in hot, dry, deployments. 

How breathable are LEAKDRY products?

Waterproof fabrics and garments are generally tested to withstand a certain level of ‘hydrostatic head’.

Our LEAKDRY membranes are tested to withstand a column of water (hydrostatic head) >10,000mm.

How ca LEAKDRY products be both waterproof and breathable?

The waterproof, breathable material we use is a hydrophilic membrane. It’s a thin but solid, flexible layer which does not allow water droplets to pass through, making it totally waterproof. The membrane ‘breathes’ by allowing water molecules to pass.

These water molecules are driven through the membrane because of the higher temperature and humidity inside the sock, glove or hat compared to the outside.

This process is also known as osmosis.