Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Find The Seam

The most annoying thing about socks is when they irritate your feet. Constantly rubbing back and forth; it's enough to drive you crazy. The most likely cause of this irritation is the unassuming seam. Sure, it looks innocent enough holding the sock together, pretending it's not about to rub your foot raw. But you should not be fooled. This evil seam is about to put you through painful hell somewhat reminiscent of Dante's Inferno.

What's the solution you ask? Well maybe the seam isn't so important afterall. Maybe we could have a seamless sock. Maybe, it already exists. In fact, I know it does and it's wonderful.

And now so do you.

Friday, May 12, 2006

What's So Great About Thorlo

Well for starters, they take the sock business as seriously as NASA takes space exploration. Thorlo has invested a great deal of time and money into researching different types of fibers, as well as how they fare when used during different activities. Thorlo has proprietary blends of natural occuring fibers such as wool, mixed with synthetics such as special acrylic fibers. These specialty fiber blends cannot be purchased anywhere else. They are available exclusively from Thorlo.

The people at Thorlo firmly believe that you should be wearing different socks for different activities, and that one size fits all doesn't cut it when it comes to your feet. For instance, we have discussed how wool is an excellent insulator in previous posts. We have also mentioned that it absorbs water to almost no end, and offers ineffective foot protection once it has been saturated. Thorlo realizes this, and has performed many tests to develop what they believe is the best solution depending on your activity. If you want to go skiing they have the right sock for you. The same goes if you want to hike, play basketball, and so on. Different activities present unique stresses to your feet, and one sock simply cannot protect in all scenarios.

If you're serious about taking care of your feet, consider the benefits of some high tech Thorlo socks. You'll be wondering how you ever lived without them.

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Maintain

Ok, so you've bought a pair of socks that you like. You should probably try to take care of them now right? Here are some helpful maintainance tips for your socks:

Wash your socks inside out. This will help your washing machine get at the sweat buildup, which is on the inside of the sock. You can also use liquid fabric softenerto make them feel even softer. Too much however, will leave your socks feeling a bit slimy.

Don't dry your socks in a commerical dryer. They will shrink and possibly damage the fibers of your sock. Commericial dryers are too hot for your socks.

When you do dry your socks in your home, remember to take them out before they are entirely dry. Hang them up and let air dry.

Follow these tips and you and your socks will have a long productive life together