X-socks Trekking Extreme Light Socks

Weighs 50g (per pair)
Code: OC33
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In an effort to cool itself off the foot constantly produces perspiration. But tightly encased in a shoe this natural cooling process cannot function properly. Despite the fact that today's shoes are made of high-tech materials they can't create the ideal 'barefoot environment' necessary for foot comfort. X-Socks - Extreme are specifically designed to transfer heat and moisture away from the foot and out of the shoe.

X-Socks says:

EXTREMELY LIGHT, EXTREMELY CONVINCING: BEST IN TEST TIMES TWO. The sun and pleasant temperatures convince us quickly to head out on an ambitious adventure. But the foot that sits snugly in a shoe warms up and starts to sweat. The X-SOCKS® Extreme optimally transports warmth and moisture away.

Special features: The AirGuide™ functions as a spacer and is placed along the AirConditioning Channel® to facilitate continual air circulation. The patented AirCool Stripes™ under the soles also allow temperature-regulating fresh air to circulate. Manufactured with a light touch but still technically perfect, it creates a typical X-SOCKS® “bare foot“ environment.

These socks really work a few words don't do them justice. They are left and right specific because one of the features is a ventilation channel that starts in the arch and channels air up out of the boot. If you have a few minutes take the time to click the link to the technology guide it explains the features of the socks. Oh and the manufacturers guarantee them for 2 years activiate the guarantee through their website. All for a tenner a pair!

Which XSOCKS to choose? Choose these 'Trekking Extreme Light' if you want the lightest weight sock that will keep your feet cool while padding and supporting those parts of the foot that need it. If you suffer from hot feet when trekking then these will be the socks for you. Use for general purpose trekking.

- Reviewed by Ultralight Outdoor Gear

  • Air-Conditioning Channel - We positioned the Air-Conditioning Channel under the arch of the foot, the area that normally does not touch the ground. It begins there and then moves along the foot up to the cuff. Covering only 30 % of the skin’s surface, it is constructed using a fine-knit mesh, so with every step, moist air is pumped out of the shoe and fresh air is drawn back in. An optimal air circulation system for the foot is now a reality: fresh air can even be circulated within a snug-fitting shoe.
  • Heel Protector - The heel area is particularly prone to blisters: the Heel Protector absorbs friction and thus effectively decreases the risk of blistering.
  • Toe Protector - The asymmetric Toe Protector absorbs pressure and perfectly hugs the contour of the asymmetric toe area.
  • All sizes weigh around 50g / 1.8 oz
  • Insulation: Light
  • Compression: Medium
  • Developed for: Hiking / Trekking / Mountaineering
  • Technical composition: 38% Skin NODOR / 24% Robur / 21% Nylon / 13% Mythlan / 4% Elastane
  • Material composition: 45% Metalized Polyamide (silver) / 38% Polyester / 13% Polypropylene / 4% Elastane
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