I got an email recently from a company called Heat Holders, asking me to try their product, write up a review and post it here on RheumaBlog.
Heat Holders makes ultra-warm thermal socks, tights, boot socks, leggings, slipper socks, gloves, mittens, and hats.
I said I’d be pleased to. I didn’t mention that even though it was mid-March, “winter” still hadn’t arrived in northern California. (So far, it still hasn’t unless you count a few short days of rain with temps in the mid-50s here and there as winter.)
Living at my mother’s house in the low foothills means that I never need anything thicker than a regular sock to keep my feet warm and comfortable. But my rheuma-dragon has gotten a lot more active lately. If he starts gnawing on my feet, keeping them as warm as possible will shoot to the top of my treatment list.
Since the dragon remains fixated on my hands, I decided to give the thermal sample/review pair of HH socks to Mom. Her feet are, in her words, “frozen” all the time. Year-round. Seriously. So, I thought, maybe socks called Heat Holders will thaw them out!
The Heat Holders arrived in the mail a few weeks later. Wow, I thought as I took them out of the mailing envelope, these really are thick. They were also a bright, reddish-purple color which just so happens to match Mom’s pajamas and bathrobe. Perfect.
The outside of the socks are densely woven, thick, specially developed acrylic yarn. Inside, on all sides from the top of the sock to the toe, there’s a thick layer of … fluff (the only word I can think of to describe it.) It’s incredibly soft and warm to the touch. It traps warmth and keeps it close to the skin.
Mom absolutely loves her Heat Holders. She tells me that when she wears them, her feet stay toasty warm. She even wears them to bed. They don’t lose any of their heat-trapping power after going through the wash, either.
The company says Heat Holders are non-binding and diabetic-friendly. They’ll even warm up feet that have circulation problems.
You can purchase Heat Holders directly from the Heat Holders website, here. I’m getting some for myself soon–Mom said she’s not giving up the sample pair!