If you do a lot of hiking , golf, tennis, cycling, running or walking, you owe it to your feet to check out some new socks by Ausangate Socks. Sure, you’ve probably got a drawer full of Nike or maybe Smart-Wools, but these have some interesting attributes and are even more comfortable.

Ausangate SocksAt first glance, I thought these socks were made from Alpaca wool and I know how soft that is. In actuality, these new socks are made of Alpacor yarn, which will reportedly outperform alpaca, other wools, cottons and even synthetic socks.

Alpacor is a blend of synthetic fiber with the actual alpaca hair. The result is softer than straight alpaca, with all sorts of additional benefits:

  • Soft and luxurious
  • Naturally antimicrobial
  • Odor free
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Retain their shape
  • Don’t shrink
  • Wick moisture away from the feet
  • Offer natural compression
  • Keep you warm in winter and cool in summer
  • True machine wash and tumble dry fiber

I road-tested them recently on a road trip through Europe and wore my first pair for five days straight before washing them.  I was pretty amazed that they were everything the manufacturer promised…still soft and comfy and as odor free as could be expected. I hand washed them that night, wrung them out in a rolled towel and hung them in the shower. They were ready to go again the next morning. Pretty impressive.

For all those interested in the environment, take comfort in knowing that the alpaca yarn is a renewable resource with an extremely low carbon footprint and comes from one of the most humanely treated animals on the planet.

No matter what your activity of choice, chances are Ausangate has the right sock for you, available in men’s and women’s sizes in a choice of colors. Check them out online at http://ausangatesocks.com.

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received Alpacor socks for free from Ausangatesocks.com as coordinated by Deep Creek Public Relations in consideration for review publication.