Monday, August 3, 2009
INJINJI®: EX-CELERATOR PERFORMANCE TOESOCKS
COMPRESSION WEAR HELPS WITH THE HEALING
OUTDOOR RETAILER MARKET, SLC-UTAH
Words, Judith Eocohard
We’ve been MAJOR FANS of Injinji Performance Toesocks™ for a year now…since we scored a pair to demo while snowboarding in the freezing East Coast…and for once… felt our toes throughout the whole experience.
Developed with ultra-marathoners in mind, we ran into several runners at the OUTDOOR RETAILER MARKET who swear by ped coverings from this company- with its patented 5 toe design that offers superior moisture management (made with CoolMax®), aids posture, gripping and balance because feet move more naturally, and really helps to prevent skin on skin friction-for blister free jaunts.
WHAT’S NEW: Compression garments are really catching on. The new Injinji EX-CELERATOR™ Compression Toesocks (set to hit retailer shelves in October for $38) bump up this category of garments via its patented Anatomical Interface
System (AIS) Technology™, "which separates each toe with a thin layer of anti-friction fabric, provides a unique advantage
in that the wearer benefits from compression and enhanced circulation starting from the tips of the toes."
Precisely, it’s a “graduated lower leg compression system,” (the socks go over the calf and hold up via energizing Lycra® fabric- 20%).... using four levels of gradient compression from ankle to dual welt band (later keeps toesock lifted for support)---- aiding circulation and therefore muscle recovery, kinda like a souped up ace bandage.
There’s a special Vector Heel-that’s precision stitched for a non-slip experience and built in arch support too…
The Ex-Celerators’ are also resist odors and wick away moisture, courtesy of CoolMax® freshFX™ (65%) fibers.
We think these multi-functional socks (in Black/White sizes Small-Extra Large) are ideal for hiking and will stop our legs from going all wobbly before we’re down the mountains –due to fatigue.