To keep feet cooler while running in hot weather, many people like to run in the thinnest socks available. Thin socks however provide little protection from frictional hot spots or blisters.
While running in hot weather, feet quickly get hot and perspire, causing wicking fiber socks to become wet. Moisture weakens the skin and significantly increases friction (stickiness) between socks and skin. The higher the friction, the hotter the feet and the greater the chance of getting blisters. Higher friction limits skin surface movement but still allows inner tissue movement, causing a shearing effect. This physically separates the two layers which fill with fluid, forming a blister.
To keep feet cooler in hot weather the patented Blister Guard® system uses Friction Free® ePTFE fibers in the entire heel, forefoot, and toe areas of the Hot Weather Running socks. Additionally, mesh air panels and vents release heat and sweat vapors.
ePTFE (expanded Polytetrafluoroethylene) has the lowest Coefficient-of-Friction of any fiber, making it the best at keeping friction low between the skin and sock. Paring ePTFE fibers with Drymax fibers provides the driest running sock possible.
Low friction ePTFE yarns allow Drymax Hot Weather Running socks to stay cooler & drier, reducing the chances of getting hot spots or blisters while running.
Product Code: DRYD9EB692