1988 Olympic Figure Skater Brian Boitano Says You're Wearing The Wrong Socks to Keep Your Feet Warm

by Cristina Corvino 3:00 AM, February 9, 2018

Aired February 9, 2018

When it comes to keeping feet toasty and warm, it comes as no surprise that figure skaters Know. The. Drill.

And if you ask 1988 Olympic gold medalist Brian Boitano, if you’re wearing super-thick socks, you’re headed in the wrong direction.

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"What [I've] learned is that thicker socks actually constrict your feet so there’s not enough circulation," Brian explains.

He suggests opting for thinner socks with wool OR wicking socks instead -- which he actually uses when he skates!

(You know the material he’s talking about? The one commonly used to make workout clothes!)

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"[They're] really thin," the former Olympian goes on. "Your feet can circulate the blood, and they actually stay warmer."

We don't know about you, but we have some sock re-stocking to do!

Want a chance to meet Brian? You can join him and local alumni in San Francisco to watch the Figure Skating Team Event on February 11 or in New York on February 22 to watch the Ladies Free Skate!