Sealskin Waterproof Socks Care Instructions

by Megan Mattingly-Arthur ; Updated September 28, 2017

Manufactured by Danalco, Sealskinz waterproof socks use a three-layer moisture vapor transpiration system that is designed to wick perspiration away from the skin while keeping water and other moisture out. While Sealskinz waterproof socks are designed for use while hiking, fishing, canoeing, skiing or performing other outdoor activities, they can be used by anyone who appreciates keeping their feet dry. Learning to care for your Sealskinz waterproof socks is simple. Though Sealskinz waterproof socks can be machine-washed, taking the time to hand-wash your Sealskinz waterproof socks will extend their life.

Hand Wash

Fill a sink or basin two-thirds of the way full with clean, cool water.

Add a capful of a mild laundry detergent, like Woolite, to the water in the basin. Wave your hand back and forth through the water to distribute the detergent.

Place your Sealskinz waterproof socks into the cool, soapy water. Agitate the socks gently to clean them.

Remove your Sealskinz waterproof socks from the basin. Rinse the socks in cool running water until the water runs free of bubbles.

Lay your Sealskinz waterproof socks flat, or hang them from a clothesline, to dry.

Machine Wash

Start the "Gentle" or "Delicate" cycle on your washing machine. Set the water temperature to "Cool" or "Cold."

Add a mild laundry detergent to the water in your washing machine. Add the amount of detergent indicated on the packaging.

Add your Sealskinz waterproof socks to your washing machine and wait for the washing cycle to finish.

Use the "Low Heat" or "Air Dry" setting on your clothes dryer to dry your Sealskinz waterproof socks.


  • Avoid twisting or wringing water from your Sealskinz waterproof socks because it can cause your socks to lose their shape.

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Megan Mattingly-Arthur has been writing professionally since 1998. She has contributed to various publications, including "Teen Voices" and "Positive Teens" magazines, as well as a book, "The Young Writer's Guide to Getting Published." Mattingly-Arthur is studying travel and tourism through Penn Foster Career School.