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HIGH QUALITY ATHLETIC SOCKS – materials and characteristics

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Author(s): V. Creţu

Journal: Annals of the University of Oradea. Fascicle of Textiles, Leatherwork
ISSN 1843-813X

Volume: XII;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 66;
Date: 2011;
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Keywords: athletic sock | fibers | design characteristics

ABSTRACT
The type of sock choose for sport can make, by them materials and design characteristics, a big difference in the comfort, safety and even performance. In athletic activities, wearing proper socks is critical because every action creates different stress points on the human foot. In odder to prevent injury, to reduce the incidence of blisters and other foot problems, the socks must keep feet dry and comfortable, no matter what the temperature, and to fit as well as possible. The paper concerns the types of fibers used in socks and the design conditions that largely affect the complex requirements imposed to all socks, and especially to the athletics ones.It is realized an over view of natural and synthetic fibers that help keeping good physiological conditions, minimize friction and create an environment that promotes healthier feet, and of the general and particular design characteristics that answer to the special needs imposed to the socks by different athletic activities.
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