Point6 merino wool founders Peter and Patty Duke know wool is nature's miracle fiber. They believe that life's boundaryless adventures start one step at a time, and those steps are made more enjoyable wrapped in the comfort and performance of merino wool socks. Point6 goes to great lengths to use the highest content of the perfect micron thickness of merino wool in all its hiking socks, running socks, cycling socks and everyday awesome socks, and here's why:
1. Merino wool is naturally temperature regulating.
Merino wool maintains the air's temperature in your foot's microclimate (the space between your foot and sock), thus keeping your ideal core body temperature more stable no matter the conditions outside (keeping your body cooler in warm climates and warmer in cold climates). Maintaining ideal core body temperature allows athletes to perform longer with less lactic acid build up in their muscles to slow them down.
2. Merino wool is naturally breathable.
As your body gets warmer, the wool fiber absorbs moisture and releases it to the drier environment outside the fabric. This releases heat and keeps you dry and comfortable throughout your adventure or day in the office. Dry feet are happy (and less stinky) feet!
3. Merino wool is naturally moisture wicking.
The water repelling exterior and water holding interior of merino wool move sweat and moisture away from the skin and release it as vapor better than synthetics and much better than cotton. This active moisture management lowers the humidity in the microclimate. This keeps you comfortable longer and eliminates or reduces bacteria growth that can occur if your feet stay too moist.
4. Merino wool is naturally odor resistant.
The natural properties of merino wool keep socks stink-free longer. Our ambassadors have logged some pretty long treks in only one pair of socks, and the socks stayed odor free.
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