We use the following technologies in our socks:
Silver: Of all metals known to mankind, silver is known for being the most efficient reflector as well as the best electrical, and thermal conductor. But most importantly silver is known for its oligodynamic effect; a biocidal effect that controls microbial growth and kills bacteria with silver ions.
Cushioning (or Padding): Typically refers to loops of yarn referred to as “terry” which are found on the inside of socks. Terry provides cushioning for the foot and is meant to reduce the impact of hard surfaces or rough terrain on the sole of the foot.
Reinforcement: The term “reinforcement” is most commonly used to describe the integration of long-wearing yarns in areas of the sock that wear down easily (such as the heel and toe areas). Reinforcement is typically built into sports and work socks to prevent premature wear.
Arch Support: Arch support in socks commonly refers to a section of the sock that incorporates elastic to provide a secure fit around the arch. Arch support or arch bands help with fit and minor arch pain.
Seamless Toe: “Seamless toe” refers to a toe closure (the seam found right above the toes) that is completely smooth. Seamless toe closures are useful in athletic and medical socks where the possibility of chafing may be a nuisance or pose health risk.
Relaxed Fit: A loose fitting sock that’s designed to allow unrestricted circulation to the feet. This is the most important feature found in diabetic socks.
Compression: Compression refers to tight fitting socks believed to help with muscle recovery in athletes or alleviate discomfort in sufferers of varicose veins.
Cuff Length: Cuff length refers to the height of the sock that extends above the foot. Typical sock lengths from lowest to highest are no-show, ankle, quarter, crew, mid-calf, knee, and thigh. Cuffs lengths extending above the top of your shoes will provide some protection against abrasion to the Achilles Tendon.
Size: Size refers to the length of the sock from heel to toe. Proper sizing adds to the overall comfort of the sock by reducing the likelihood of bunching and sliding.