Leech-proof socks

To: L&L Knight <>
Subject: Leech-proof socks
From: Penny Brockman <>
Date: Mon, 26 Mar 2007 12:00:20 +1000
I was told some years ago that the real value of the socks was that you could more easily see the leeches as they slithered up the white cotton, and so knock them off before they attached.

Are there really socks that provide 100% protection against leech penetration, or do "leech-proof" socks exist only in marketing terms?

If I recall correctly, some mountaineering shops may stock Goretex socks, which presumably would resist penetration through the fabric.

 Regards, Laurie.


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