Lately the buzz word in our business is “WICKING.” Fibers that “wick” moisture from parts of the body to... where?
There are many fibers that are hydrophobic (water repelling), and many people feel that when these fibers are touted as “MOISTURE MOVING” that they are “wicking” moisture away from the foot. Just because a fiber repels water or is able to move moisture does not mean it, and it alone, can wick moisture from the foot bottom.
A foot bottom knit with a hydrophobic fiber like Olefin or Coolmax will repel and move moisture. But ONLY when combined with an instep and leg made of a hydrophilic (moisture absorbing) fiber such as Lumiza can the moisture actually be channeled upward and away from the foot bottom. The Lumiza PULLS THE MOISTURE through itself and away from the foot bottom to keep feet dry, guarding against blisters caused by moisture and friction. Combine this technology with thinner, high-density soles, smooth and flat toe closures and an anatomically correct fit, and you’ve got one advanced sock for the human machine. Nothing Earth-shattering, just THE ABSOLUTE BEST from the sock engineers at Wigwam.