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To keep feet cooler while running in hot weather, many people like to run in the thinnest socks available.Thin socks however provide little protection from frictional hot spots or blisters.
While running in hot weather, feet quickly get hot and perspire, causing wicking fiber socks to become wet.Moisture weakens the skin and significantly increases friction (stickiness) between socks and skin. Thehigher the friction, the hotter the feet and the greater the chance of getting blisters. Higher friction limits skin surface movement but still allows inner tissue movement, causing a shearing effect. This physicallyseparates the two layers which fill with fluid, forming a blister.
To keep feet cooler in hot weather the patented Blister Guard® system uses Friction Free® ePTFE fibers in the entire heel, forefoot, and toe areas of the Hot Weather Running socks. Additionally, mesh air panels and vents release heat and sweat vapors.
ePTFE (expanded Polytetrafluoroethylene) has the lowest Coefficient-of-Friction of any fiber, making it the best at keeping friction low between the skin and sock. Paring ePTFE fibers with Drymax fibers provides the driest running sock possible.
Low friction ePTFE yarns allow Drymax Hot Weather Running socks to stay cooler & drier, reducing the chances of getting hot spots or blisters while running.
3D Advanced Fit
Drymax's sock sizes fit because they were developed on special 3D shaped foot models. Each size sock includes a colour size mark for easy match-up after laundering.
Several features work together as an anti-blister system to actively prevent the formation of blisters. 1) Exceptional 3D fit, 2) Five sock sizes, 3) Seamless insides, 4) An instep-hugging arch band, and 5) Because Drymax socks stay dry, the skin stays dry too; therefore blisters normally caused by sweat or sweat vapor are prevented.
Active Odor Control
The MicroZap® antimicrobial in the Drymax® Fibers is a silver - zirconium phosphate ceramic ion-exchange resin. It fights odor-causing bacteria, helping keep socks odor free. Not a topical treatment; MicroZap is molecularly infused into our Drymax fibers. Being non-migratory and non-toxic, MicroZap provides long term Active Odor Control.
Long Lasting Comfort, Durability & Looks
The special fibers used in our Drymax Socks have a comfortable springiness and do not get stiff, shrink or lose shape over time. They are designed to last a long time using the highest quality fibers, and abrasion resistant nylon fiber reinforcements in the normal wear areas.
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CENTURION REVIEW/ WHY THIS PRODUCT?
Drymax stay impossibly dry despite the conditions. Their varying thicknesses' attribute as much to warmth as protection. The key with foot care is removing either moisture, heat or friction. Blisters are avoided when any one of these three factors is removed. Drymax stay so dry that on pulling them out of the washing machine, they already feel almost completely dry to the touch. We've worn these socks on all terrain and in all conditions and quite simply nothing else comes close to the level of blister protection they offer. They are on the whole much cheaper than other competing brands, money which in our opinion, is wasted. Wear these and you're unlikely to go back to anything else.
Check the size you need on the table below. These socks are cut as Crew. See diagram below for representation of where they will sit.