FROM SANTA MONICA TO LAS VEGAS
The 2018 Relay Collection was inspired by the colors and landscapes of The Speed Project, a 340-mile unsanctioned relay race between Santa Monica and Las Vegas. We sent a team of four men and two women to put the kits through the most extreme wear-test ever in pursuit of the course record. Made from a naturally soft and odor-resistant merino blend, the Relay Tube Socks stayed fresh even after two days of running.
MOISTURE MANAGEMENT BY MOTHER NATURE
Wool, of course, is nothing more than a kind of hair. Like our own hair, it’s constructed primarily of water-repellant keratin proteins. Because merino wool is soft enough to be worn against our own skin, it’s able to act much like our own hair would – providing warmth while wicking moisture away from the body.
Merino does absorb some moisture, but unlike cotton, it remains warm when wet, helping manage body temperature naturally, for a difference you’ll appreciate no matter what the weather report.
SMELL NO EVIL
Merino fibers are naturally coated with lanolin, which make them highly anti-microbial. Simply put, these sweet socks resist sweat sock stank, almost completely. Go ahead; try them for a week without a wash. Or if you’d rather not, feel free to take our word for it.
Over 340 miles no detail in the name of performance is too small. In that sense, this tube sock is very literally more than meets the eye.
The rib band running through the middle adds structure and holds the sock in proper position. Open pique mesh on top of the foot provides lightweight breathability, and mid-pile terry in the heel and forefoot offers extra comfort precisely where it counts.