Here’s a list that includes some of the different types of diabetic socks that are available:
• socks that keep feet dry
• socks that prevent the circulation from being slowed down
• socks that decrease the risk of injury to the foot
• socks that are padded or have no seams that rub against the feet
Murray, H.J., et al. Role of experimental socks in the care of the high-risk diabetic foot. A multicenter patient evaluation study. American Group for the Study of Experimental Hosiery in the Diabetic Foot. Diabetes Care 1993 Aug;16(8):1190-2.