Health conditions – Why choose Capricorn Mohair Socks?

Natural UK made socks for those with medical problems

Health conditions – Why choose Capricorn Mohair Socks?

For many years my mother used to tell me how fantastic, comfy and luxurious she thought her ‘Jon Monks’ Mohair Socks were.

How typical of me, I dismissed her claims and ignored her recommendation.

Little did I know that I would end up working for Jon as part of Capricorn Mohair Socks and Shepherds Walks Ltd. I thought that socks were socks and that was it, and I wasn’t willing to change my view. I thought, what is so special about these socks and why are my friends and family recommending me them?

I wasn’t aware of the benefits of wearing a luxurious, comforting and soft pair of socks until a few years later when I had some major life-changing health issues.


I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia which affects my whole body and has various health implications.

This has led to me being very sensitive to fibres, and materials and suffering from chronic pain, to the extent that I have to cut out all the labels in my clothes because they even irritate and hurt my skin.

I initially found it difficult to wear socks, shoes or anything that felt restrictive or tight and often I would walk around barefoot wherever possible. I then tried a pair of the Sussex Loose top socks and my goodness, what a difference. No tightness, pain or discomfort around my ankles was such a relief and I became a Capricorn Mohair Socks advocate.

The loose top Sussex socks are perfect for me as an everyday sock to wear with boots for work or with trainers or shoes. They do not fall down and do not grip the leg at all to cause any discomfort, this has been an amazing find for me and as I am always complaining of being cold they keep my feet nice and toasty.


My father suffers from Rheumatoid Arthritis and due to his sensitivity and pain issues, he has also now started wearing the Sussex Loose Top Socks.

He can wear them with his specially adapted footwear and he is now happily spreading the word amongst his fellow hospital buddies.


One of the other health benefits of Capricorn Mohair Socks is the luxury and comfort of those suffering from diabetes. The Loose Top Socks will ensure warmth and comfort without the tightness around the cuff of the sock that usually happens with regular

We have medical professionals that recommend our socks to their patients due to the loose top and softness in the fibre.

Always feeling cold?

There are many conditions and illnesses that cause sensitivity to cold, if this is something you suffer from then please keep reading. My other discovery has been the warmth, comfort and padded sole of the Derbyshire Socks.

As a walking sock and a cuff around the top I assumed that they would cause me irritation and pain, however I loved the padded sole on them as they feel like walking on air, I simply roll over the top of them so they don’t cause the cuff to grip my leg and I wear them around the house instead of slippers – What a great find. Not only am I comfortable but with the 70% Mohair they are so lovely and warm.

Sensitive Skin

If you also suffer from sensitive skin then I would recommend trying our Cream coloured socks, as they have not been dyed they have looser fibres, and are natural and soft on your skin.

The Cream coloured socks are also slightly larger fitting due to not being through any process which means they are not only so comfortable and luxurious, they are also kinder to your skin.

Why Choose Capricorn Mohair Socks?

Capricorn Socks understands that the right pair of socks can make all the difference in your daily well-being. That’s why we’re proud to offer luxurious, UK-made mohair socks that not only pamper your feet but also contribute to your overall health.

Comfortable socks are more than just a soft touch against your skin; they play a crucial role in maintaining good foot health. A well-fitting, cushioned pair of socks can help prevent blisters, reduce pressure points, and support proper circulation. This is particularly important for those with health conditions that affect the feet, such as diabetes or arthritis and many other ongoing health issues.

Mohair offers softness, durability, and thermal regulation. This makes our socks an ideal choice for anyone looking to improve their foot health.

Here are some of the ways mohair socks can benefit you:

• Moisture Management: Mohair naturally wicks away moisture, keeping your feet dry and reducing the risk of fungal infections.
• Temperature Regulation: Whether it’s cold or warm, mohair socks help maintain a comfortable foot temperature, which is essential for healthy feet.
• Hypoallergenic: Mohair fibers are smooth and non-irritating, making them perfect for those with sensitive skin.
• Resilience: The durability of mohair means your socks will not only feel great but also last longer, providing health benefits wear after wear.

Each pair is knitted with care and attention to detail, following traditional methods to ensure the highest quality. Our commitment to craftsmanship means you’re not just wearing socks; you’re experiencing a piece of British heritage that stands for elegance and quality.

As someone who works for Capricorn Mohair Socks, I process orders and speak to customers on the telephone on a daily basis who ask for advice regarding which socks will suit them best. I am proud to say that I believe in our products. I wear them and endorse them and I can’t even tell you what a difference they have made to my everyday foot health, and understanding of what I should wear on my feet to make me
feel comfortable and help with my general mobility.

Why not let us know how our socks are helping you along with any tips you may have to help our Capricorn Mohair Socks family get the most out of their UK-made Mohair Socks? Please do get in touch and share your stories with us.


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