Wednesday, May 29, 2013

SOCKS: Unsung Wardrobe Heroes Fall 2013 GOODHEW, SOCKWELL, FOX RIVER Everyday, Outdoor, Sport


Never an afterthought---socks are now full getting respected as another critical part of any performance ensemble for the athletically inclined.

New to us, is the Made In The USA brands- (with home grown wool-BONUS POINTS)- Goodhew (everyday performance, lifestyle+casual) and Sockwell (therapeutic performance-including for those with diabetes and athletes)...founded by former toilers at  SmartWoolJim Markley and Thomas Lee-and designed by Mercedes Marchand. 

At OR-the color combos for both collections was very 'visually appealing'---plus the socks are all made from fibers (superfine merino wool, Alpaca, and Bamboo) that are naturally enhanced- for performance attributes (moisture management, breathability) and offer great next to skin feel including the must- chafe free construction-via classic link and ultra-flat toe seams, PLUS Y shape heels and arch support for ideal non-slip fit, a mesh breather panel on top and a flex zone at the ankle...
ultra-flat toe seams

Sockwell-Meta Cushion-women-light compression- all day wear
The Sockwell line boasting graduated compression throughout the sock (in 3 zones)---plus available in   fashion on- patterns and colors- with availablability in options for moderate (15-20mmHg) and firm (20-30mmHg) support.

Sockwell knee highs +crews-Easy Does It, Plush

Plush-light cushion

Sockwell knee highs...

inside out-chafe free toe knit
supportive arch w/ Lycra for secure fit-no slip

fun-Goodhew Whirlwind -w/ welt top

Goodhew options---
What Else: Kids and Men's lifestyle+outdoor options. women's tights. Prices start $14.99 and up.

FOX RIVER---easily made a lot of attendees very happy at Demo Day-with its new light and mid weight knee high snow performance Peak Series socks-made with a super insulating/comfy blend of Primaloft® yarn and sustainable, naturally performing Merino Wool...given out.

Just how fab---well, for some reason we go the wrong size---but lucky gal pal -could totally fit...and within days, we got an email from her wondering where she could buy more!
yes-what it looks like-a kid for crafters/kids-containing everything needed to make one sock monkey with step by step instructions & no sewing machine required. 

Monkey Stripe left- and Monkey Around-right-Red Heel® styles- light weight+cushioned sole, reinforced toe/heel, URFit™ system-w/ 7% Merino wool for comfort. women's-kid's get crew versions.

The sock options at Fox River are numerous-with kid's, women's men's and unisex selections available for everyday and specific activities---outdoor, sport, snow, work, military...

New for Fall 2013-is the Helix Fit™ volumetric compression socks (leg-foot) in the Peak Series of performance socks---made with memory knit construction-spandex in every stitch.

Other techy features: CrossFlex heel pocket, anti-slip anchor zones, tapered comfort toe with flat closure technique for chafe free, durable wear-thats reinforced (so is the heel)...EverWear shield to protect the rub zone along the base of the  comfort mesh ventilation zones to maximize airflow around the foot and at the base of the Achilles....and moisture management Wick Dry® technology that attracts and moves away moisture to stay dry and comfortable.
Snowflake-ultra-light-with URfit™(Ultimate Response Fit system) that withstands washing-for stay up wearability via memory knit construction, a non-slipping contoured rib top +spandex compression zones
Also new-the women's mid-weight Laurel made from a blend of PrimaLoft® yarn (26%), nylon,  merino wool and spandex for outdoor pursuits.
Helix Fit™ supportive volumetric compression knit construction...vented panels remove moisture

reinforced toe...with tapered toe box for better fit-flat seam back+above toes

reinforced CrossFlex heel pocket

ventilation zone

 EverWear shield-protects rub zone

full cushion-anti-slip anchors