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Wool vs. Merino Wool

Merino Wool WPS Blog

If you wear clothes, it’s safe to assume two things about you. First, that you probably do not get as many strange looks in restaurants as those that don’t wear clothes; and second, that you’ve probably heard of merino wool, and heard a lot about it. So what is merino wool, and how is it different from regular wool? Well, glad you asked. Put on your learning socks (are they made of merino wool?) and prepare to assimilate some knowledge. Continue Reading…

Wigwam: Made In the USA

WPS Wigwam Blog

Here’s a company that turns 110 years old next year – longer than most people will ever live. A LOT of socks have been produced by them since 1905. They’re the company that sponsors grassroots sports events, such as Wisconsin Off-Road Series (WORS) mountain bike racing. Involved with local community outreach projects and charitable organizations, Wigwam, the Sheboygan, Wisconsin-based sock maker, sure knows how to support local businesses to positively impact people right here in America. They’ve been manufacturing in the United States for nearly 110 years, with 100% of their line produced on American soil. Somehow, they’re able to support their workforce and community efficiently with fast turnaround times. Because of their success and commitment to domestic wool producers and workers, they have no intentions of changing their business model. Continue Reading…

Winter Workwear: What are your Options?

winter workwear blog

Wouldn’t it be nice if, when the weather gets cold, we could all just head inside and take a nice little vacation until spring? Of course it would. But you live in the real world. So when you need to work outdoors during the winter months, make sure you’re properly equipped to handle the weather. Having the best winter workwear on the job during the cold months is good for your comfort, your protection, and your productivity.

The leading manufacturers of winter work clothes, like Carhartt, Wrangler, Wigwam, Filson, Stormy Kromer and more, make their pants, shirts, coats, jackets, boots, gloves, hats and other products out of a number of different fabrics, for a number of different uses. Different fabrics have different advantages, and oftentimes, there are different insulations that you can utilize as well, to maximize your comfort and protection during the winter months when you are working outdoors. Continue Reading…

Introducing Farm to Feet American-Made Socks

farm to feet socks

  This month at Working Person’s Store we’re looking at a brand new manufacturer of socks. You might say, that’s all well and good, but they’re only socks, right? Well, made with only the finest 100% American ingredients, sourced directly from American sheep ranchers, they’re 100% Made in the USA. So these are no ordinary socks at all. And you only have to look at the designs to know one thing, they’re a totally unique proposition. Continue Reading…

Top Tips for Tip-Top Work Boots that Will Last!


At Working Person’s Store we stock amazing work boots – some of the best in the business. But it doesn’t matter how good they are, how fine the finish, or how rugged the design, they still need a bit of occasional TLC to keep them at their brilliant best.

That’s why we’ve compiled some of the best ways to look after the work boots that look after you when you’re at work.

The first thing to remember is that different materials require their own special type of care, so let’s take a look at some basics that will help your boots last – whatever they’re made from.

 To keep your leather work boots in great shape, we recommend a four step approach:  Continue Reading…

Why Choose Thinsulate?


The holidays are approaching at a rapid pace, and while the warmth of the season might seem like enough to get through the winter, it isn’t. After Santa returns to the North Pole, all we are left with are cold and snow. But while there could be that urge to purchase fancy – yet – impractical winter wear for you or your loved ones, it might make more sense to go with workwear that is more functional.

Thinsulate products, like Thinsulate insulated boots are designed to keep you warm, but not overheat. The technology behind this is as follows: Thinsulate fiber is thinner than polyester and the gaps between the fibers allow moisture to escape, which actually help you to retain the heat produced by your own body. It provides two times the insulation of a “duck down” and is not nearly as heavy. Continue Reading…

Foot Anatomy: What You Need to Know

Foot Anatomy

The human foot and ankle are complex organs that work together to provide strength and flexibility. The ankle serves as a foundation that provides shock absorption. The foot can sustain enormous pressure and provides flexibility and resiliency. The foot and ankle contain:

  • 26 bones (one-quarter of the bones in the human body);
  • 33 joints;
  • more than 100 muscles, tendons, and ligaments; and
  • a network of blood vessels, nerves, skin, and soft tissue. Continue Reading…

What is Athlete’s Foot?

Athletes Foot

A microscopic fungus causes athlete’s foot. It lives on dead tissue of the hair, toenails and outer skin layers. Most commonly found in men from the teenage years to the early 50’s, it thrives in warm, moist environments such as footwear and socks. The fungus may also be fostered in the floors of public showers, locker rooms and swimming pools. It can be transmitted through contact with a cut or abrasion on the bottom surface of the foot. The infection causes raised, circular pimples or blisters that resemble ringworm lesions. Continue Reading…

Wigwam – New and Improved for 2012

Wigwam Socks Changes For 2012

Wigwam has a new look in 2012! The 2012 catalog is out, and includes many new and exciting styles. There are many exciting new things happening at Wigwam right now. Here are all the improvements this year:

  •  New Logo – Wigwam’s new updated logo has a bolder and more contemporary look.
  • New Tagline – Wigwam is now known as “The Performance Sock Company.” This marks the company’s new dedication and heavy focus on the performance attributes of its products.
  • New Packaging – This spring, Wigwam is changing to a new performance packaging.
  • New Guarantee – Wigwam is so confident in the quality of the socks it produces, that it now offers a new two-year comfort guarantee. That’s right, TWO years! There are a couple of exceptions, though. The Super 60 style socks and Pee Wee style socks still come with Wigwam’s same great one-year guarantee.
  • Ultimax is Back and Better – Two times more effective than ever before, Wigwam’s signature Pro and Fusion designs now are united under one superior performance label and are incorporated into each performance competency, providing the ultimate in moisture control. Continue Reading…

What Your Feet Do For You


A foot should be pain-free, flat on the ground, and fit your footwear.

The foot and ankle are a marvelous but complex musculoskeletal structures composed of bones, joints, tendons, ligaments and muscles that allow us to perform a wide variety of functions, from energy-efficient gaits to running to jumping or diving.  It is able to adapt to a wide variety of terrain (from a sandy beach to a rocky cliff) and be able to convert from a flexible shock absorber into a rigid platform.  To understand how it can perform these incredible feats, it is necessary to understand the basic functional anatomy of the foot and ankle.

Continue Reading…

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