The Revolutionary Technology Behind
PROTECT iT Socks

Technology

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Soft Wide-stretch Top

Soft Wide-stretch Top

The cuff of the sock can stretch open wider than 27cm/10", far more than other socks, helping to avoid leg constriction, even with swollen feet. The cuff includes a special fiber (used nowhere else in the sock) which allows it to grip the leg firmly, yet comfortably, with minimal compression.

Delayed Elastic Recovery

Delayed Elastic Recovery

Delayed Elastic Recovery (DER) technology allows the sock to comfortably adapt to your foot and its movements without resistance. Other socks use regular Lycra or elastomeric fibers so that when they are stretched, they resist and immediately stretch back. These can place excessive pressure on the foot, restricting blood circulation and causing skin irritation. PROTECT iT socks’ DER technology is much more advanced: the unique blend of fibers in PROTECT iT socks do not resist when stretched, but instead exhibit delayed elastic recovery. The result is a sock that acts like a “second skin,” which constantly adapts to the shape and movements of each foot.

Unique Fiber Formula

Unique Fiber Formula

The engineers who created PROTECT iT socks did not compromise on their specifications for the materials used to construct the socks. In fact, they examined and tested hundreds of different cotton fibers until they found those that met their demanding requirements. Furthermore, they designed and manufactured brand new synthetic fibers to suit the special needs of each separate zone of the sock. The world’s finest cotton and only the finest-quality synthetic materials are used in PROTECT iT socks, resulting in a softer, dryer, more protective and more comfortable sock than any other in existence.

Silver Ions Within the Fibers

Silver Ions Within the Fibers

Both foot odor and infections are the result of bacteria or fungi multiplying on the foot. To combat these microbes, the polymer of the PROTECT iT socks’ synthetic fibers incorporate silver ions (Ag+). These ions disrupt the ability of microbes to multiply, preventing the odor caused by bacteria and fungi on the foot, and eliminating many infections before they start.

Moisture Pump Action

Moisture Pump Action

Special dual-layer construction pumps moisture away from the skin, promoting both foot comfort and health. The Moisture Pump Action in PROTECT iT socks is the natural result of the sock’s dual-layer construction: an inside synthetic layer wicks moisture away from the foot, while an outer cotton layer keeps moisture away from the skin and “breathes,” allowing moisture to dissipate and escape away from the foot.

Wrinkle-free Fabric

Wrinkle-free Fabric

The unique fabric used in PROTECT iT socks is wrinkle-free and self-straightening such that annoying (and possibly harmful) folds and wrinkles will never appear around the foot. In order to create such a fabric, special composite threads had to be developed with the exact properties required to produce a fabric that would never wrinkle. A proprietary manufacturing method was developed over more than two years especially for PROTECT iT socks in order to yield such threads.

Arch Support with Anti-slip Technology

Arch Support with Anti-slip Technology

Arch Support is an elastic anti-slip band around the center of the foot which keeps the sock firmly in place while constantly adapting to the shape and movement of the foot, without undesirable compression. This feature prevents the sock from twisting inside the shoe and from sliding forward towards the toes.

Ventilation Zone

Ventilation Zone

With each step, heat is generated at the bottom of the foot and the heat’s path of least resistance is up through the toes. Thus, the area between the toes is often where bacteria and fungi thrive. In PROTECT iT socks, a mesh-knit ventilation zone stretches across the area above where the toes meet the foot, ventilating this sensitive area in a highly-effective manner. This clearly-visible “air vent” directs moisture up and away from the foot and toes, and prevents it from collecting in areas that could contribute to bacterial growth. This provides excellent moisture dissipation and temperature regulation.

Achilles Tendon Protection

Achilles Tendon Protection

PROTECT iT socks provide extra protection against chafing where the Achilles tendon meets the back of the shoe. This is an important area to protect when breaking in new shoes and for people with sensitive feet.

Y Heel Pocket

Y Heel Pocket

PROTECT iT socks’ Y Heel Pocket design locks the sock heel in place using differing thicknesses of material, which align the heel within the sock, while a Y-shaped elastic mechanism gently holds the entire radius of the rear of the sock in place around the heel.

Smooth-inside Seamless Toe

Smooth-inside Seamless Toe

Unlike most socks, which contain a visible protruding seam where the toe area of the sock is sewn closed, PROTECT iT socks feature the ultimate toe closure, which cannot be felt even in tight-fitting shoes. This hand-looped (hand-knitted), ridge-free closure completely eliminates the friction and pressure that other socks inflict on the sensitive toe area.

Multi-zone Construction

Multi-zone Construction

Different fibers and different thicknesses in various zones of the sock provide optimum comfort and protection for each area of the foot. Special production techniques had to be designed in order to achieve this highly-complex final product.

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