Yarns Used to Make the Socks

Acrylic

This is a soft synthetic fiber that provides padded comfort and a superior warmth to weight ratio; highly durable, acrylic wicks, retains shape, and is able to hold brighter colors than corresponding natural fibers; added benefits include easy care and minimal shrinkage.

Coolmax® Polyester

This is a high-performance four-channel polyester well-known for its ability to move moisture away from the skin and speed the evaporation of perspiration; quick-drying wicking action helps to minimize hot spots and blisters while an inherent resistance to fading, shrinkage, and wrinkling enhances resilience

Cotton

Softness is the primary benefit of nature’s own fiber; moisture-absorbing and heat-resistant, cotton promotes cool, breathable comfort.

Elastic

Rubber or spandex cores covered with durable nylon sheaths provide extreme stretch and recovery.

Lycra® Spandex

DuPont’s brand of spandex fiber provides four-way stretch and recovery to enhance form fitting comfort.

Merino Wool

A natural insulator (i.e. insulates against both cold and warmth like insulation in a house) that boasts all the moisture management,
odor-control, and robust qualities classic to conventional wool with an extra level of soft comfort that does not itch; superwash-treated to help maintain shape after repeated washing’s.

Mohair

A unique short staple wool known for its strength, high luster, sheen, and smooth handle, all of which combine to reduce friction, giving the fiber its most notable characteristic–BLISTER RESISTANCE; added benefits include unique wicking abilities, low-odor retention, breathable insulation, and performance that improves with wear.

Nylon

Well-known for its versatility, aversion to abrasion, strength, and stretch; as a backing yarn, it provides added stretch and improves durability; quick-drying and easy to wash, nylon socks can be lightweight and sleek or heavyweight and highly elastic.

Polyester

A lightweight moisture-repellent synthetic that is durable, colorfast, and breathable.

Polypropylene

A superior hydrophobic synthetic that boasts optimal temperature regulation and superior moisture management; lightweight (possessing the lowest specific gravity of any synthetic fiber), breathable, and able to retain its insulating properties even when wet; as an insulator, polypropylene retains warmth when it’s cold and coolness when it’s warm (i.e. much like insulation in a house); therefore, it can stand alone or work effectively as a base layer; on top of all this, polypro’s abrasion test ratings are off the charts.