Merino and SeaCell® active Heavyweight LifeSocksTM are highly innovative and uniquely woven to provide superior comfort and support for hard working feet
Employing the latest technology and design to provide you with ultimate comfort and support. Designed in consultation with New Zealand podiatrists and specialists in diabetes. Ideal for sufferers of diabetes, arthritis or sensitive feet, they are highly beneficial to wear when flying or for anyone who wants or needs to take good care of their feet.
The diagram above shows the different technical features of the LifeSockTM
- High-stretch top for minimal compression
- Flex panel for ergonomic shaping
- Dorsalis Pedis pulse point device
- Y heel for improved fit
- Mesh for moisture and temperature control
- Individual shaping for left and right foot
- Unique double density cushion padding for added protection
- Alignment points for correct positioning
- Reinforced heel and toe for durability
- Flat toe seam for ridge-free comfort
This heavyweight Protective Plus LifeSockTM, for trekking and outdoor wear (comes up to lower mid calf), is made in New Zealand from 73% Merino wool, 7% Elastic, 10% SeaCell® active and utilises trademarked Elastic Support System (ESSTM) to ensure a customised fit. Machine washable.
What is SeaCell® active?
A soft and highly absorbent, innovative cellulose fibre containing seaweed and enriched with silver developed in Germany as an alternative to conventional antibacterial fibres. SeaCell® active helps regulate moisture and hydrates your skin, slowly releasing non-toxic silver ions in warm, moist conditions (such as those provided by your feet) to inhibit the growth of bacteria and fungi.
The Seaweed content has an added benefit it helps your LifeSockTM remember the shape of your foot for ultimate comfort after repeated machine laundering, therefore each pair consists of a left and right fitting sock with L and R woven into each for easy identification.
What is ESSTM (Elastic Support System)?
Elasticity is the ability of a stretched fibre to return to its original size and ESSTM incorporates the highest quality elastics available to gently lock the sock on to your foot and lower leg with minimal compression, no bunching or ride-down and to provide support especially under the arches. By fitting snugly to the skin, ESSTM contributes to SeaCell® active Merino LifeSocksTM maintaining regular skin temperature therefore avoiding fluctuations that may cause chilling.
How SeaCell® active Merino LifeSocksTM can treat your feet and address common sock or foot complaints
Easy to put on with a comfortable top cuff
The double cuff, high stretch top, with lateral stretch > 240mm (approx. 9 1/2 inches) enables easy slide-on and ensures minimal compression around the cuff.
Well fitting no bunching or ride down nor irritating seams
ESSTM locks the sock snugly onto the foot. The seamless toe closure provides ridge free comfort; the Y heel provides an improved, wrinkle free fit and pressure point reduction. Individual shaping for each foot recognising their differences.
Anatomical cushioning; Avoids rubbing and friction/blisters
Naturally resilient, 100% Merino wool is renowned for its fineness, strength and durability, and provides the special base for anatomical cushioning strategically placed through the LifeSockTM for protection with a unique double density cushion pad for bony prominences. Friction is reduced by the softness of Merino combined with that of SeaCell® active when knitted with ESSTM.
Odour resistence; heat & moisture management
The inherent odour resistance and breathable properties of 100% Merino wool combines with the moisture regulating and hydrating properties of SeaCell® active to inhibit growth of bacteria and therefore eliminate odour. The mesh panels and rib structure of the sock aid air flow.
For best appearance and longevity, wash the LifeSocksTM inside out in a gentle cycle using a wool approved or mild detergent suited for natural fibres, then line dry. Any soap or detergents suited for babies/baby wear will also suit.
As with other natural fibres do not tumble dry.