There are so many sock choices it can often be difficult deciding what to buy. Finding the sock that works best for your activity, the weather conditions, and your feet makes all the difference in your comfort. Too often we blame a shoe or boot for "not working right" when in all actuality, it is probably the sock you’re wearing. Read more to see why the right socks are so critical to your comfort.
Comfort and Performance:
Wearing the proper sock is critical to the enjoyment of athletic activities. Every action creates different stress points on the body, and in order to prevent injury, vulnerable spots must be protected. The incidence of blisters and other foot problems can be reduced by wearing socks that fit exceptionally well and that wick moisture.
Fox River's patented Wick Dry Health System is designed to help keep feet dry and comfortable, no matter what the temperature. This system combines an inner layer of moisture-repelling (hydrophobic) yarn with an outer layer of moisture-attracting (hydrophilic) yarn to wick moisture away from feet.
High-performance socks protect feet against cold or excessive heat and assist the foot's own temperature regulating function. Under varying climatic conditions, socks help balance the body’s temperature and manage perspiration creating a pleasant "microclimate" next to the skin.
Since human core temperature of the head and torso must remain at approximately 98.6F, it is essential that heat be removed at the same rate it is produced. With increased physical exertion, more heat is generated throughout the body which causes people to sweat. The prerequisite for cooling is evaporation. Therefore, clothing (including socks) must have good moisture transfer capacity to ensure the microclimate next to the skin remains dry and comfortable.
Fox River uses a combination of natural and synthetic fibers to help keep feet dry and comfortable, minimizing friction and creating an environment that promotes healthier feet.
Great high-performance socks are about the fit and the function. Both of these characteristics are largely affected by the type of fibers used in the socks.
Aegis Microbe Shield is a revolutionary bonded antimicrobial technology. It provides protection against odor, staining and deterioration causing bacteria, fungus and other microorganisms and is a permanently bonded antimicrobial barrier. Aegis physically ruptures the bacteria's cell membrane making it a physical control process, not a chemical treatment.
CoolMax takes the sweat out. The specially-engineered fibers used in CoolMax fabrics transport perspiration away from the body to the surface of the sock where it can evaporate quickly. CoolMax provides great breathability, even when wet. The breathability further enhances the thermoregulatory effect; so you stay dry and comfortable.
Cotton is a soft, natural fiber that absorbs moisture. Cotton provides softness, shock absorption, moisture absorption, breathability and temperature control.
ECO 50/50 is a high-performance combination of super-washed merino wool and fine denier recycled post consumer polyester. Socks made with ECO 50/50 dry 20% faster than other merino wool socks, are 3 times more wear-resistant than merino wool socks, have high thermal protection, and move moisture to keep feet dry.
Space age Hollofil fiber offers superior insulation. Each Hollofil fiber has a column of trapped air which runs through the center. This hollow-core cross-section makes Hollofil fibers thicker, fluffier, and warmer than solid-core fibers of the same weight. Ounce for ounce, no other fiber delivers greater warmth...unmatched insulation without added bulk.
Responsible innovation is what Fox River is all about. Our socks from Ingeo plant fiber are a 100% annually renewable resource and fully compostable in the right conditions. Ingeo fiber gives you all the performance benefits you expect from a Fox River sock: moisture wicking, exceptional fit, durability and comfort. All this, while helping to minimize our imprint on the earth.
Merino takes the itch out of wool. Merino wool fiber is so fine that five strands equal the width of a human hair. Its long silky fibers guarantee a wool sock that won't itch. In addition to comfort, wool is nature's technical fiber. Wool is the most hydrophilic (moisture attracting) of all natural fibers, absorbing as much as 30% of its weight without feeling wet. Besides being a natural wicking fiber, wool doesn't attract dirt because it is an anti-static fiber. Fox River merino wool socks retain their soft feel, wash after wash.
Microfiber acrylics are exceptionally soft, high-wicking, low-bulk synthetic fibers. Microfiber acrylics wick moisture way from feet to help eliminate blisters.
Polypropylene is a lightweight synthetic fiber with higher thermal insulating value than most other solid core fibers. Polypropylene offers excellent wicking in socks.
PrimaLoft Yarn with Quick Draw Technology combines the hydrophobic (moisture repelling) properties of PrimaLoft and the hydrophilic (moisture wicking) properties of wool to form a dynamic "force field" that pulls moisture away from the skin and push it out. The end result is an ideal moisture management system that provides dry and comfortable feet.
Scentry uses a silver embedded fiber that provides antimicrobial protection to help eliminate odor. Silver, a natural element, inhibits the growth of a broad spectrum of microorganisms that cause odor. Scentry technology’s silver ions along with Fox River's unique Wick Dry Health System combine to produce socks that keep feet dry, healthy, comfortable and odor free.
Silk is a natural fiber that does not conduct heat and is a natural thermal retainer. It is luxuriously soft, durable and moves moisture well.
Thermolite provides warmth and comfort without weight even when wet. With its hollow-core fibers that trap air for greater insulation, Thermolite is lightweight while offering heavy-duty performance. Hollow-core fiber technology provides the most warmth with the least weight. The larger surface area allows for faster evaporation by speeding moisture away from the skin to the surface of the fabric where it can evaporate quickly. Thermolite dries 20% faster than other insulating fabrics and 50% faster than cotton. Thermolite is the ideal layering fabric because it is comfortable and light weight allowing more freedom of movement.
Helps eliminate odor naturally! X-STATIC-The Silver Fiber is a high-performance silver-coated nylon that naturally and permanently inhibits the growth of odor-causing bacteria and fungi in our socks. Because silver is also the most conductive element, X-STATIC naturally regulates temperature. X-STATIC is safe and natural and will last for the life of the product.
Fox River Knitting Technologies
Fox River's Wick Dry Health System is designed to help keep feet dry and comfortable, no matter what the temperature. This system combines an inner layer of moisture-repelling (hydrophobic) yarn with an outer layer of moisture-attracting (hydrophilic) yarn to wick moisture away from feet.
Fox River uses a combination of natural and synthetic fibers to create their exclusive Wick Dry Health System. By keeping the foot dry, this unique system maximizes comfort while minimizing friction, creating an environment that promotes healthier feet.
Fox River's Women-Specific Design. Fox River was the first sock maker to design a line of sport socks to truly fit the shape of a woman's foot. Fox River for Women socks feature rounder toe boxes to eliminate extra material at the toes (no more bunching); and comfortable fibers to ensure the best high-performance wickability and a lightweight "memory fit". The socks are knit with a special "flex-stretch" design at the heel to keep socks from slipping and help prevent blisters.
Toe Seams that Maximize Comfort. Fox River produces a "no feel" flat, smooth toe seam. Extra care with the toe seam results in a more comfortable, better fitting sock without irritation at the toe.
Dimensional Knit is a form-fitting structural fabric constructed with knit stitches of spandex and a primary yarn or yarns in a technique that holds its shape through all types of conditions and activities. "Form-fitting, holds it shape without sag or bag."