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Scientific approach enhances functionality of socks
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Jun '09
Keeping the feet dry is the primary concern for socks manufacturers. DeFeet founder Shane Cooper says just including a performance fiber is not enough; how it's used is just as important. Since perspiration comes from inside the sock, the wicking properties are more effective there.

Socks are manufactured with different combinations keeping in mind the purpose of usage. xSkiers need additional shin padding while snowboarders need padding on the backs of their legs.

Hikers may want to cushion the tips of their toes. For athletic socks in particular, keeping feet warm or cool is important. Wigwam socks use various fiber combinations to transport and evaporate perspiration. These socks are especially important for novice athletes.

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