Socks were invented in the 8 th century BC by the ancient Greeks and were typically made from matted animal hair. Since socks were invented they have worked to absorb perspiration and keep feet warm in cold conditions. An invention of the 21st century, Waterproof Socks keep your feet warm and dry thanks to a waterproof breathable membrane that is protected by 2 knit sock layers.
The most important feature of waterproof socks are their amazing waterproof ability. Waterproof Socks are made with 3 elements: a knit exterior sock, a waterproof membrane, and a knit interior sock. Because the outer and inner socks must be thick enough to protect the waterproof membrane from abrasion, you will find waterproof socks to be thicker than your average athletic socks. Waterproof socks are waterproof from the toe to just below the top of the cuff of the sock. Their waterproof abilities are similar to rain boot keeping your feet dry from the bottom up. To keep your feet dry, make sure to cover the tops of your socks with a waterproof layer (rain pants) during heavy rain or extended activities in light rain.
The Artex Membrane is an ultra-thin PTFE Waterproof Breathable Membrane whose molecular structure allows the membrane to stretch while the pores of the membrane do not. This provides a reliable level of waterproof and breathable protection so your feet don’t overheat during athletic activities.
Unlike our competitors, our waterproof membrane is seamless and is formed in the shape of 3-D foot not a flat plywood foot shape. This offers a better fit and feels with no seam-like ridge on the socks. After the three layers of the sock are bonded together, each sock is pressure tested to ensure it has no leaks. A wide toe box and padded toe and heel provide excellent cushioning and durability.
We use a Nylon blend on the outside of our waterproof socks for durability and because Nylon does not absorb water the way other fibers do. We offer two types of fiber blends for the inner socks: a Coolmax blend or a Merino Wool blend. The Wool blend is a good choice if you want that extra bit of warmth. Coolmax offers a slightly lighter weight moisture wicking anti-bacterial lining.
- LIGHTWEIGHT VS HEAVYWEIGHT
Our waterproof socks are best for Hiking, Outdoor Work, Winter Sports and can be used with shoes that accommodate thicker socks. Our Lightweight Waterproof Socks are best for running, cycling, golf, and other sports where a lower profile shoe is used. Both types of waterproof socks have reinforced toe and heel for durability and comfort.
Waterproof Socks have so many applications! We developed Waterproof Socks for cycling but they can be used by anyone who has wet feet. If you have cold wet feet while, running, walking, hiking, snowshoeing, skiing, golfing, camping, fishing, hunting or working in the rain Waterproof Socks could be the solution to your problems.
We offer 4 sizes of Waterproof Socks they fit Men’s feet US size 6-15.5 and women’s feet US size 7 – 15. These socks do stretch and provide compression if you size down when you are between sizes.
Waterproof Socks are easy to care for and clean. Simply Machine Wash in cold water with a gentle liquid detergent and hang dry or tumble dry on low heat. You can turn them inside out to dry more after 15 minutes of drying time.
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