Common Materials for Customizing Outdoor Socks
Do you love the outdoors? Do you have your own custom outdoor socks? You definitely need to know what common ingredients are available before you customize outdoor socks.
In different environments, outdoor socks with different structures and materials should be selected to match mountaineering shoes, so as to better protect your feet from injury.
Here are some common materials for custom outdoor socks:
Cotton is a traditional natural fiber, as well as a comfortable textile material, which is still widely used today. However, for sports, especially the requirements of outdoor sports, the performance of cotton has great limitations.
The moisture absorption of cotton fiber is very good, the rate of moisture absorption is very fast, but the discharge of moisture is not good, cotton fiber wet, dry will be very slow. Therefore, if you do not have good logistics, try not to wear cotton socks in outdoor activities, especially in the rainy summer for many days of activities, cotton socks in the wet will be very dangerous.
WOOL is also a kind of traditional natural fiber, which is famous for its good heat preservation. However, ordinary WOOL is not suitable for socks. WOOL with higher material should be selected, such as MERINO WOOL from Australia and NEW WOOL, which are all good underwear and socks materials.
Many people will find that wool directly made underclothes is very few, even if there is, the price is also more expensive, this is mainly decided by the structural characteristics of itself. Under a microscope, the wool fibers have many scales arranged in a sort of bamboo leaf, and at the top of each scale is a keratinized tip, which tends to cause adhesion between the wool fibers.
At the same time, the keratinized point and wool in close-fitting will have an itchy feeling, so, if you choose wool material to do socks and other close-fitting clothes, the keratinized point must be removed, the cost of this treatment is relatively high, is one of the main reasons for expensive products.
Wool is the property of warmth, and its moisture absorption and drainage is poor, in other fibers mixed or woven, can be made into good winter warm socks.
3.Lycra & spandex
Lycra is also a kind of spandex in fact, so it is also called Lycra spandex, but it is easier to deal with than ordinary spandex, its extension and resilience are quite good, and not easy to age, now, a lot of outdoor brand socks choose Lycra to do elastic material.
For sports socks, especially for professional outdoor sports socks, there must be some special fiber to highlight their professional function.COOLMAX is often used in this context. Unlike ordinary fibers, which have a solid round or oval cross-section, COOLMAX is hollow and has ten sub-sections, like four pipes standing side by side.
This structure increases the contact area between the fiber and the air and also ensures a lot of space between the fabric. In this way, the COOLMAX fiber is highly hygroscopic and dehumidified, and the fabric with COOLMAX fiber has good air permeability. It's important to note that COOLMAX is a hygroscopic, sweat - and breathable functional fiber, not a thermal fiber, but one that allows moisture to escape and keeps it as warm and dry as possible.
Nylon is also called polyamide on the component label, in outdoor sports socks inside is specially strengthened firmness, nylon added can prolong the service life of socks, not easy to tatter. Nylon is also a common material used in custom socks because the socks made of it are very durable and nylon yarn is cheap. Nylon is often mixed with other yarns to increase the wear resistance of socks.