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With regard to socks, they usually get dirty only with sweat, dust and dead skin cells. Therefore, any normal washing should remove the stiffness. I washed socks manually many times, with good success. I machine-washed socks (as well as other clothes, obviously), no stiffness. My hunch is that if you use powdered detergent, you use too much, and it remains ...


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If the socks are "soaked from his working everyday", I assume they are soaked in sweat. Sweat contains salt, which crystalizes when it dries, making the socks hard. It can also dissolve chemicals or existing dirt from inside the shoes. I suggest first washing the socks as you would wash any laundry, then rinsing them thoroughly in a lot of water to ...


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The answer of LangLangC presents exactly my thinking: the material is a cheap material, it is not really worth caring too much about it. The "cool" hack is to actually allow the pants to get destroyed. Just remember the pants you can buy from some shops - pants which are sometimes not really suitable even for washing floors. So just make sure they ...


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