Does Grounding Work With Socks?

Many people have discovered the amazing benefits of grounding (also known as Earthing). It is a way to reconnect with the Earth’s energy by maintaining contact directly with the Earth, usually barefoot.

When was the last time you walked barefoot outside, in nature or on the beach? It’s a liberating feeling.

But for many reasons, it might not be practical to have bare feet.  Whether it’s because you live in a cold climate or have circulation issues that mean you need to keep your feet warm and covered.

So does grounding work with socks?

In this article we’re going to discuss the benefits of grounding and what you can use to improve your practice as well as how to do this effectively without having bare feet.


What Is Grounding?

Regularly connecting with the natural energy and electrons from the Earth has been shown to have transformative effects on your health and wellbeing. It is usually done in bare feet to allow you to be in contact with the earth.

During grounding, the body is receptive to the free electrons from the Earth, which can reduce inflammation and remove free radicals from your system.


What Health Conditions Can Grounding Improve?

By using the Earth’s natural energy, your body can repair itself and reduce the pain and discomfort that comes with a range of medical conditions.

This includes:

For more information on health and wellbeing benefits of grounding, you can read our blog What is grounding good for?.


How Often Should You Ground?

When it comes to the human race, it is only comparatively recently that we have distanced ourselve from the Earth by sleeping on beds and wearing shoes. Humans spent the majority of their day directly in touch with the ground.

So there is no need to worry that you are doing it too much. Building grounding into your lifestyle is important. Some people choose to do it daily for short periods and others practice grounding less often but for longer periods. Try and find a way to do it as often as possible to get the full benefits.


Earthing Products

At Realyou Earthing, we produce a number of earthing products that allow you to be flexible with your grounding practice. Not everyone has the time or surroundings to be able get outside into nature. Our products include grounding mats, grounding sheets, grounding pillowcases, grounding body bands and grounding socks.


Does Grounding Work With Socks?

Yes, it is possible to experience grounding with socks on. For most people, the natural sweat of the feet will hydrate the socks and allow you to connect with the earth. The socks will need to be quite thin in order for this to be effective.

If you are unable to do it in bare feet, you might want to consider using our special grounding socks, which are designed to be used wither by themselves or with our other grounding products. They are soft, comfortable and will keep you feet warm too.

If you are planning on using regular socks, choose a thinner material that doesn’t have any padding about the heel or ball of the foot. It’s often best to buy a new pair as your usual washing detergent or foot creams may have made them less effective at conducting.

Use the instructions below when caring for the socks you use for grounding.


Caring For Your Grounding Socks

If you are using the Realyou Earthing grounding socks, then you will need to wash and store them carefully in order to make them last and remain effective.

They contain silver, known for it’s antibacterial and antimicrobial properties. This means that they don’t need to be washed as often as regular socks.

Hand wash them in a mild detergent and avoid  bleach and fabric softenors and other additives. Some washing machines has a gentle wash setting that is also suitable.

Dry the socks naturally and avoid dryers and strong heating elements.

If you use creams or oils on your feet, these can interfere with the conductive properties of the socks. To avoid damaging them, wait at least an hour after applying these creams before you put the socks on.



Grouding is an important component of a healthy and centred body. There are many products designed to help you achieve this and fit in with your lifestyle. Grounding in socks is possible, as long as you’re using the right kind and look after them carefully so that they are effective for you.


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