Why My Comfy Socks?


YOUR FEET ARE YOUR BODY’S SUPPORT; THEREFORE THEY NEED SOCKS THAT FIT EXCEPTIONALLY WELL AND THAT WICK MOISTURE. COMFORT/HIGH PERFORMANCE SOCKS ASSIST THE FEET'S OWN TEMPERATURE REGULATING FUNCTION, PROTECTING THEM AGAINST EXCESSIVE HEAT OR COLD.


Did You Know?

         
  •    THE HUMAN FOOT HAS 26 BONES, MANY JOINTS, LIGAMENTS, MUSCLES, AND TENDONS
  •          
  •    FEET SWEAT ~ 10-15 GALLONS/FOOT/YEAR; 5-8 GALLONS GET ABSORBED BY SOCKS WHY MY COMFY SOCKS?
  •          
  •    MOST FOOT PROBLEMS ARE CAUSED BY IMPROPERLY FITTING FOOTWEAR
  •          
  •    AS WE AGE OUR FEET GROW


  • Alpaca Fiber Characteristics


    ALPACA FIBER IS ONE OF THE FINEST ANIMAL FIBERS IN THE WORLD. IT IS VERY SOFT, LIGHT, STRONG, AND WARM WITHOUT THE PRICKLE OF SHEEP’S WOOL.

    The Major Benefits Of Alpaca Are:



    BETTER TEMPERATURE REGULATION - EACH FIBER HAS SEMI-HOLLOW, MICROSCOPIC AIR POCKETS GIVING ALPACA FIBER AN ENHANCED THERMAL CAPACITY THAN MOST ANY OTHER NATURAL FIBER.

    3X WARMER THAN WOOL - THERMAL PROPERTY IS DUE TO THE FINENESS AND DENSITY, ALLOWING MORE HAIRS TO OCCUPY THE SAME SPACE.

    SOFTNESS - OUR ALPACA FIBER IS BLENDED WITH A SPECIAL MICROFIBER FOR EXTRA SOFTNESS.

    SIZE OF FIBER - IN THE TEXTILE INDUSTRY THE SMALLER THE MICRON, THE FINER THE FIBER. ALPACA FIBER CURRENTLY FALLS MOSTLY IN THE RANGES OF 17 TO 34 MICRONS. WE USE 20-24 MICRON AND THE NORM ACCEPTED IN THE INDUSTRY IS 26 MICRON.

    PARALLEL SCALING ON THE FIBER - ALPACA FIBER IS EXTREMELY FINE WITH A VERY SOFT HANDLE. IT HAS MUCH LESS ‘PRICKLE’ FACTOR THAN MOST OTHER NATURAL FIBERS. THE EXPLANATION FOR THIS IS THE BEHAVIOR OF THE SCALES ON THE EXTERIOR OF THE FIBER ITSELF. THEY ALL LIE FLAT IN THE SAME DIRECTION, MAKING A SMOOTH SURFACE.

    STRENGTH - 7X STRONGER THAN WOOL - YOCUM-MCCALL FOUND ALPACA TO BE VERY STRONG. THE AVERAGE TENSILE STRENGTH OF ALPACA IS 50 N/KTEX; 30 N/KTEX IS CONSIDERED ADEQUATE TO RUN ON MODERN MILL MACHINERY.

    HYPOALLERGENIC - ALPACA FIBER HAS NO LANOLIN, MAKING IT IS LESS LIKELY TO CAUSE ALLERGIC REACTIONS.

    FLAME-RESISTANT - ALPACA FIBER MEETS THE U.S. CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION'S STANDARDS.

    WICKING CAPABILITY - ALPACA FIBER IS WATER-RESISTANT. IT WICKS AWAY MOISTURE BECAUSE OF ITS UNIQUE ABILITY TO MIMIC COTTON IN MOISTURE REGAIN. THESE ATTRIBUTES ARE WHAT MAKE ALPACA FEEL LIGHTER THAN WOOL, BUT WARMER THAN COTTON IN COOL AND DAMP CLIMATES.

    Best Regards,