The Problem & The Solution
Moisture is the Enemy
For runners, moisture is the foot’s worst enemy. Moisture causes painful, even race-ending blisters, Athlete’s Foot fungus, odor causing bacteria and over-all discomfort. Runners’ feet get wet either from sweat, puddles, wet grass, rain, snow, or by getting splashed at a race water station. In cold/freezing weather, moisture on the skin pulls heat away 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 fact 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 for a shirt where the sweat can evaporate into the open air, versus a sock trapped inside a shoe where little if any evaporation can take place.
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 different 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 transfer it into the moisture attracting outer layer without retaining this 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 and 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.