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Effect of the number, thickness and washing of socks on the thermal insulation of feet

Kuklane, Kalev LU ; Gavhed, Désirée and Holmér, Ingvar LU (2000) Ergonomics of Protective Clothing: NOKOBETEF 6 and 1st European Conference on Protective Clothing In Arbete och hälsa p.175-178
Abstract
An effective way to increase the insulation on feet is to add socks. However, the effect of adding new layers on feet has not been studied enough. There is limited data on insulation of socks and their combination with footwear. In this study 4 types of socks with different fabric thickness and 3 types of footwear were tested on a thermal foot model to study the effect of the number, thickness and washing on the thermal insulation of feet.

There is a clear difference between socks with various material thickness/weight. However, when by combining different socks the same material weight is reached then the effect of layers becomes obvious. Adding a layer of thin sock to each sock type increases more noticeably the insulation of... (More)
An effective way to increase the insulation on feet is to add socks. However, the effect of adding new layers on feet has not been studied enough. There is limited data on insulation of socks and their combination with footwear. In this study 4 types of socks with different fabric thickness and 3 types of footwear were tested on a thermal foot model to study the effect of the number, thickness and washing on the thermal insulation of feet.

There is a clear difference between socks with various material thickness/weight. However, when by combining different socks the same material weight is reached then the effect of layers becomes obvious. Adding a layer of thin sock to each sock type increases more noticeably the insulation of thinner socks and the difference between the insulation provided by different sock types decreases. Similar effect of layers can also observed in the case of footwear. (Less)
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Arbete och hälsa
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Kuklane, Kalev; Holmér, Ingvar; and
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2000:8
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4 pages
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National Institute for Working Life
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Ergonomics of Protective Clothing: NOKOBETEF 6 and 1st European Conference on Protective Clothing
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0346-7821
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91-7045-559-7
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English
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  abstract     = {An effective way to increase the insulation on feet is to add socks. However, the effect of adding new layers on feet has not been studied enough. There is limited data on insulation of socks and their combination with footwear. In this study 4 types of socks with different fabric thickness and 3 types of footwear were tested on a thermal foot model to study the effect of the number, thickness and washing on the thermal insulation of feet.<br/><br>
There is a clear difference between socks with various material thickness/weight. However, when by combining different socks the same material weight is reached then the effect of layers becomes obvious. Adding a layer of thin sock to each sock type increases more noticeably the insulation of thinner socks and the difference between the insulation provided by different sock types decreases. Similar effect of layers can also observed in the case of footwear.},
  author       = {Kuklane, Kalev and Gavhed, Désirée and Holmér, Ingvar},
  booktitle    = {Arbete och hälsa},
  editor       = {Kuklane, Kalev and Holmér, Ingvar},
  isbn         = {91-7045-559-7},
  issn         = {0346-7821},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {2000:8},
  pages        = {175--178},
  publisher    = {National Institute for Working Life},
  title        = {Effect of the number, thickness and washing of socks on the thermal insulation of feet},
  year         = {2000},
}