If your feet get blisters easily, hurt, sweat or just plain ache while playing tennis, listen up. We're covering tennis socks this week:
Knowing that moisture is the athletic foot's biggest enemy, the folks at drymax have created a pretty amazing sock that removes sweat from the skin and keeps it away. Two layers of interwoven fibers are at work here. The skin side layer actually repels water; sweat is pulled away to the moisture attracting outer layer. The result? Dry feet, no friction, no blisters.
Many wicking socks move moisture around until it evaporates, still leaving some wetness next to your skin. Drymax socks are designed to work with the new generation of breathable tennis shoes -- which is how moisture eventually escapes. They come in a wide variety of sizes (only white right now) with an instep hugging arch band and offer five densities of padding (not thicknesses) to reduce pressure in the heel forefoot and toe areas. No stink too thanks to an infused antimicrobial additive. They work well.
Bonus points -- these socks have codes on them (see the little red mark above at the toe?) so if you have multiple sizes in the house they are easy to match. LOVE that. Warning: Bleach and fabric softeners render much of all this good technology useless. At $9-15 USD per pair that's worth knowing.
LEAVE A COMMENT below this post to register to win a free pair of drymax socks. We're giving away 5 pairs. Names pulled by random draw. One entry per person. Contest closes May 28, 2010 5 pm EST. US only please. RT @Tennisidentity on twitter for an extra entry.