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Merino Wool Blend Snowboard Socks for Men and Women

Are you new to snowboarding? Maybe you’re getting ready for a winter trip and a couple weeks of snowboarding at a major resort. Whatever you might be gearing up for, you want to have a blast. You don’t want to get out onto the slopes only to learn that your snowboard socks aren’t what you thought they were and now you’re miserable because your feet are hurt or frozen. This is one of the number one complaints for beginner or novice snowboarders. Don’t make the same mistake that so many others have made. You’ve already invested a lot of money in your board and outerwear. Don’t forget to treat your feet the way  you should with a nice pair of merino wool socks designed just for snowboarders.

Fox River Mills is famous for their Made In The USA quality outdoor socks. They’ve been specializing in merino wool

snowboarders love the boarderzone merino wool socks

Enjoy this season with boarderzone merino wool snowboard socks

outdoor socks for years. They’ve taken the time to listen to their customers and improve their socks based on that feedback. The Fox River Boarderzone merino wool snowboard sock is a result of seasons of feedback from customers. The high merino wool content insures that your feet stay nice and warm. Merino wool also wicks sweat well so your feet also stay dry, not damp and clammy like you may have experienced with inferior socks. Unlike regular wool, merino wool is extra soft and feels great next to your skin.

Do yourself a favor this winter season and buy the snowboard socks you know you’ve always wanted. After just one run down the slopes you’ll be glad you bought the Boarderzone merino wool snowboard socks from Fox River

Merino Wool Socks for Men And Women

I don’t know the history of socks, but I can probably guess that a high percentage of all of the socks that have ever been manufactured on this earth through the ages were made of 100% cotton. I would also guess that a high percentage of weekend warrior outdoor enthusiasts still wear 100% cotton socks as their staple for outdoor comfort on their outdoor adventures. If you are reading this and thinking to yourself “Hey, that sounds like me” then let me enlighten you a little bit on what a real outdoor sock is. Your first hint is that it is not made out of 100% cotton. No, when it comes to taking care of your feet so you can enjoy hiking, backpacking, or any other outdoor activity longer, merino wool is the name of the game.

Cotton socks are super soft and for the most part warm. But one big problem with cotton that you’ve surely noticed is

Merino wool socks for hiking and outdoor use

Have you tried a pair of merino wool socks?

that cotton absorbs lots of water. When talking about socks we’re referring to sweat. Your feet have around 3000 sweat glands per inch. Your athletic socks have to be able to manage moisture well in order to keep your feet comfortable. Cotton socks soak up all of that sweat keeping your feet soggy and cold. Cotton socks also lose their form easily causing them to bunch creating pressure points and making blisters inevitable. Wool socks have been around as long as sheep have. Wool is great at managing moisture and keeping your feet at a nice temperature, but wool socks have a bad reputation for being too itchy or scratchy for the average person. This is where merino wool comes in. Merino wool comes from Merino Sheep. Merino sheep produce wool that is extra fine and soft so it does not feel itchy to  a persons skin, yet it has all of the excellent qualities of regular wool.

So, merino wool socks are your best choice for pretty much all outdoor activities. They are nice and soft next to your skin, they don’t itch, they have superior moisture management properties and they keep you feet warm even when the socks get wet. They also do a great job  keeping your feet warm. In fact, some of the warmest socks you’ll find for winter use are made from merino wool. Now, one down side to wool or merino wool is that it is not quite as rugged as you might like them to be. So, in order to make a pair of merino wool socks last longer, the manufacturer adds a blend of other materials that help them to wear better and last longer. These materials only serve to improve the performance of the merino wool

Anatomical Merino Wool Ski Socks For Winter

How much do your feet have to do with your comfort on the ski slopes? Frozen feet can ruin an otherwise perfect ski day. So why is it that some people think that they can throw on any old tube socks and not expect to have some degree of foot discomfort while skiing?

Sock technology has advanced ten fold since the start of the 19th century. The machines that knit socks and the fabrics available now are so advanced that you no longer have to suffer from cotton tube socks that bunch up, absorb water and kill your feet. In fact, new technology allows sock companies to produce socks that fit each foot anatomically. So let me tell you about the ultimate in ski socks that your feet will absolutely love.

Fox River Mills specializes in high performance merino wool socks. After years and years of manufacturing, testing, and improving socks, Fox River has perfected an anatomical merino wool ski sock that fits each foot perfectly. It is

Anatomical Merino Wool Ski Socks

Don't let your feet freeze. Get the VVS MV Merino Wool Ski Socks to keep your feet warm

called the VVS MV Ski Sock. They added just the right amount of cushion in the shin, heel and bottom areas of the each sock for maximum comfort without creating any pressure points that restrict blood flow. Restricted blood flow is the most common cause for cold feet while you are skiing. Blood flow is critical for cycling warmth throughout your foot to keep it warm. The merino wool content of the sock ensures the right amount of insulation to trap your body’s natural heat keeping your feet nice and warm. Merino wool also has superior wicking and moisture management so that when your feet do sweat, they don’t get cold. The VVS MV merino wool sock also has silk thread interlaced giving it that soft premium feel you’d expect in a high end ski sock.

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