Highly innovative and uniquely woven, Merino LifeSocksTM are designed to provide you with ultimate comfort and support
Employing the latest technology and designed in consultation with New Zealand specialists in diabetes and podiatrists, LifeSocksTM are ideal for sufferers of diabetes, arthritis or sensitive feet. They are highly beneficial for anyone who wants or needs to take good care of their feet for general health and wellbeing based on the premise that "prevention is better than cure".
The diagram above shows the different technical features of the LifeSockTM
- Low-cut minimal compression top
- Cushioning strategically placed throughout for extra protection
- 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
- Seamless toe closure for ridge-free comfort
This lightweight LifeSockTM, is made in New Zealand from 60% Merino wool, 20% Nylon, 8% Elastic,12% SeaCell® active and utilises trademarked Elastic Support SystemTM (ESSTM) to ensure a customised fit. Below ankle height.
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 SystemTM)?
"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 LifeSockTM
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 Merino LifeSocksTM
maintaining regular skin temperature therefore avoiding fluctuations that may cause chilling.
How 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. 9.5 inches) enables easy slide-on and ensures minimal compression around the cuff.
Well fitting with 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 LifeSockTM 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.
ESS™ Elastic Support System™ is a Trade Mark of The New Zealand Sock Company Ltd.
LifeSocks™ is a Trade Mark of The New Zealand Sock Company Ltd.
"Thank you for introducing me to SeaCell® active LifeSocksTM. I have had plenty of use from them over the past couple of months and they are amazing. I have just got back into training for Ironman next year and the running socks are the best I have used. Because of my diabetes my feet are pretty sensitive to the type of sock and generally I can use anything up to a point (usually around 10km) but the ones you gave me are awesome for much longer runs." A.C., Ashburton, New Zealand
"“I live in Cairns and walk 5 kilometres along the Esplanade every day. For the last two months I have been wearing a pair of the SeaCell® active Invisible LifeSocksTM for the walk. My feet have never been so comfortable. Not only do the socks give me support but my feet feel quite cool. This is so important in the tropics because fungal infections are a part of life here. In the past I have had to remove my socks immediately after exercise to let my feet get some air and dry out. Nowadays, I take my runners off and keep wearing the socks as long as I can. They are just so comfortable.” C.L., Cairns, Australia