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Merino Wool Socks April 28, 2010

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3 Reasons I Love Merino Wool Socks

If you have not heard of this popular type of high performance merino wool sock, keep reading to learn more about its unique benefits.

1. Merino wool socks are breathable. The fine, spindly fibers specific to merino wool create small air pockets that enable the socks to breathe. These breathable socks do not let your feet smell. The reason being is that wool has natural anti-bacterial properties that can resist odors even after a full day’s (or multiple days) adventure, whether it is hiking, running, mountain climbing, cycling, etc.

2. Merino wool socks act as thermostats. They regulate your body temperature to keep your feet cool and dry during the summer (and warm and dry during the winter) by wicking away moisture through their fabric structure. The fabric structure is usually composed mostly of merino wool but can also include percentages of nylon, polyester and spandex. To effectively wick away moisture, the fibers are denser and have more surface area in which to capture and release water, ensuring that your feet do not get wet or overheat.

3. Merino wool socks are extremely soft. The wool comes from a unique breed of sheep, the Merino, which are specifically bred to acquire their soft wool. The sheep’s wool fibers grow long and spindly unlike other varieties of sheep with short wool fibers. These long fibers allow fewer ends to come into contact with your skin so the socks do not itch. The result is all day foot comfort.

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