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Marathon and Ultra-distance high density sock for maximum protection against blisters. Slightly thiner and softer than the Max Pro Trail sock.
Until now, there has been limited success preventing blisters. The successful runners have learned to run with the pain of having blisters. Runners have tried everything to prevent blisters including old favorites such as Vaseline®, powders and tape. These may help for a short period of time, but are not effective over long distances and may actually help to cause blisters.
While distance running, feet get hot and perspire, causing socks to become wet. Moisture significantly increases friction (stickiness) between socks and skin. The higher the friction, the greater the chance of getting blisters. Higher friction limits skin surface movement, yet still allows inner tissue movement causing a shearing effect. This physically separates the two layers which fill with fluid, forming a blister.
Drymax Maximum Protection Running socks were designed to prevent blisters during triathlons, marathons and ultra-long distance runs. In addition, they will help people who are just prone to getting blisters.
Maximum Protection Running socks are made using the patented Blister Guard® system. This system incorporates Friction Free® Profilen® fibers throughout the entire foot area of the sock. Profilen’s chemical name is Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE). PTFE has the lowest Coefficient of Friction of any solid material.
Profilen and Drymax fibers blended together provide Maximum Protection for your feet. This scientific approach keeps feet dry and the friction between the skin and sock low. Runners who wear Maximum Protection Trail Running socks will have cooler, drier, more comfortable feet, while significantly lowering the chance of getting blisters.
You will also have cooler and drier feet while wearing the Maximum Protection Trail Running Socks because they possess top mesh air panels which release heat and sweat vapor out of the top of the sock and shoe.
3D Advanced Fit
Drymax's sock sizes fit because they were developed on special 3D shaped foot models. Each size sock includes a color 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 Mini Crew. See diagram below for representation of where they will sit.