How Do Copper Socks Work?

How Do Copper Socks Work?

Posted by Apex Foot Health on 5th Jun 2020

The average person walks 7,500 steps per day. Your feet are carrying the weight of your body all day, every day and they need relief. So what can you do?

Well, there have been many health claims involving copper recently that have consumers asking, "How do copper socks work?" and wondering if they are right for their foot pain.

We have put together some information for you to understand the science behind the socks to help you make an informed decision.


Copper has been used to kill germs and bacteria for thousands of years.

Copper is even registered with the EPA as an antimicrobial material. For these reasons, copper is incredibly effective in copper socks for odor and bacterial control.

Excessive bacterial build-up on the feet can lead to foot odor and infection if the bacteria gets into the nail beds of the feet or into sores or blisters.

This complication can lead to pain and swelling, however, copper works very well to combat this problem.

closeup of sample of natural mineral from geological collection - native copper

How do Copper Socks Work?

There are many claims that copper socks work by releasing positive ions that improve circulation and well being. Unfortunately at there is not enough evidence at this time to support that theory.

What we do know is this, copper has been used for thousands of years as an antibacterial and anti-fungal treatment.

This shows that the inclusion of copper into socks is beneficial for odor reduction and can help fight off issues such as athlete's foot.

There are many conditions that copper socks help to alleviate it is just about finding the right fit. Learn more about the benefits of  Copper Cloud Socks.

Benefits of Apex Copper Cloud Socks