Warm Socks for Winter Sports
How can a pair of socks be so comfortable, yet so warm? The wind chill was below zero. My buddy’s feet were freezing yet mine stayed toasty warm. What was the difference? I was wearing Ausangate Socks that were made with ALPACOR® yarn, an incredibly soft fiber made using alpaca hair. Not only is alpaca hair comfortable, it is also antimicrobial and hypoallergenic. This meant no more itchy or stinky feet after a long day in boots.
So the Ausangate Socks passed the skiing test. But how would they perform on a snowshoe trail where blisters are a bigger concern than cold feet? As it turned out, they performed great not only in snowshoes and ski boots, but also on a bike path and hiking trail. No cold spots on the slopes and no hot spots on the trails. It would seem that alpaca makes the perfect material for socks. They are silky smooth yet hold up to just about any type of weather conditions. And, unlike many other socks, they stretch perfectly around the foot without bunching up during rigorous activity.
Socks for All Seasons
Ausangate makes a wide range of socks including:
- boot socks
- casual socks
- biking socks
- golf/tennis socks
- hiking socks
- winter socks
So I thought I would have to wait until summer to test these comfy socks in all conditions. But then I was quickly reminded that I live in Colorado where temperatures might dip down below zero on the slopes one day and a couple days later be over 60° on the bike trail. I was incredibly pleased to note that the bicycle socks were just as comfortable as the winter socks without overheating after a dozen trail miles.
I’m pleased to announce that I’ve found a new trail companion. From here on out, Ausangate Socks will accompany me on my many bike trips, snowshoe sojourns, nordic skiing treks and hiking journeys. So you’ll easily be able to recognize me on the trail. I’ll be the guy with the huge smile on his face and the Ausangate Socks on his feet.
Review by Trailsnet staff, Public Relations by Deep Creek PR