The Problem & The Solution
Moisture is the Enemy
For a runner, moisture is the foot’s worst enemy. Moisture causes painful/race-ending blisters, Athlete’s Foot, odor causing bacteria and over-all discomfort. Runners’ feet are going to get wet either from sweat, puddles, wet grass, rain, or by getting splashed at a race water station. In cold/freezing weather, moisture pulls heat away from the skin 23 times faster than air, reducing the temperature so rapidly that wet feet become painfully cold and much more susceptible to frostbite or Non-Freezing Cold Injury.
MARKETING HYPE CAN'T ESCAPE THE LAWS OF PHYSICS
Wicking fiber socks all claim to keep feet dry. However this is marketing hype and doesn’t change the facts that wicking fiber socks are not able to keep feet dry. Most wicking fibers are made from polyester, acrylic, nylon or wool and are Hydrophilic (water liking) because they have positive & negative charges on their surfaces. This attracts the negative & positive charges of the water or sweat molecules.
Because wicking fibers attract moisture and are next to the skin, they hold moisture against the skin, keeping skin wet. Once wet, wicking fiber socks remain wet until well after the sweating stops and the slow process of evaporation inside a shoe takes place.
Wicking fiber sock manufacturers say their socks wick moisture “away” from the skin. This is misleading as wicking fiber socks also wick sweat across and towards the skin, which helps keep the skin wet. Wicking fiber technology works better for a shirt were the sweat can evaporate to the open air, versus a sock that’s trapped inside a shoe where little if any evaporation can take place.
THE EFFECTS FROM WEARING WET SOCKS
THE SCIENCE OF KEEPING SKIN DRY
Dryness Only 2 Different Technology Layers Can Provide - The laws of physics dictate that no single fiber technology can attract and repel moisture at the same time. To overcome this, drymax products utilize two opposite type fiber technologies interwoven to form inner and outer layers.
Super Hydrophobic Fiber Technology - drymax fibers do not wick because they are Super Hydrophobic (moisture repelling). At the molecular level, moisture doesn’t adhere to the inner layer of drymax terry loops.
Removing Sweat From The Skin - Because moisture does not adhere to the drymax fibers, they are able to mechanically lift sweat off the skin like a squeegee and instantly transfer it into the moisture attracting outer layer without retaining moisture on the inside.
A Self Contained System – Guaranteed to Work - We designed a self-contained Dual Layer Sweat Removal System so we did not have to rely on the shoes to help keep feet dry. This system works so well we guarantee it will keep feet dry and comfortable in all types of footwear, in cold, hot and even wet conditions.
WHAT YOU WEAR ON YOUR FEET AFFECTS COMFORT AND PERFORMANCE. CHOOSE YOUR SOCKS WISELY - YOUR FEET DEPEND ON IT.