This is our newest iteration of the sock. It's a mid-weight all purpose sock that takes comfort, durability, and odor protection to an all new high. We took everything we learnt from the sock 1.0 and re-engineered the elements to create a masterpiece. Nothing is perfect, but we think this sock comes pretty darn close.
We have a one year durability guarantee on all our socks. If your sock rips or tears within 12 months of purchase, we'll replace it for free.
The 2.0 socks are created with a higher micron merino wool that's more durable than the ultra fine grade used in our underwear. The merino is blended with a touch of acrylic to give it an extremely soft, pillowy texture for superb comfort. Abrasive areas are reinforced with high-strength nylon and finally, we engineered an all new metallic silver yarn with built-in stretch that runs throughout the core of the entire sock.
Our SilverAir yarns are flat, which means there's no inherent stretch in them. For sock 2.0, we combined the SilverAir yarns with spandex which allowed us to knit the silver continually throughout the entire product. While the base Merino is naturally bacteriostatic, silver neutralizes any bacteria it comes into contact with. This essentially gives sock 2.0 unmatched anti-odor performance that lasts the life of the product.
A high-density 200 needle knitting machine is used to construct these socks. We cushioned only the footbed to deliver incredible comfort without adding bulk. The toe caps are seamlessly knit to prevent any blisters and there are no open stitches on the inside. Turn the sock inside-out and you'll find a completely smooth surface that won't rub you the wrong way.
for $22 per pair of socks, I was expecting a lot more the "odor reduction" potential. I have pretty sweaty feet, but even during the first day of use with a NEW pair of REASONABLY CLEAN dress shoes, I could still smell some foot odor. Basically, they seem to perform NO BETTER than a pair of regular merino wool socks, and standard merino wool socks run about ~10 bucks. I do not plan to buy another pair of Y Athletics socks as I don't see a benefit from the extra cash I spent.
Been a Kickstarter backer liked your frist socks love the 2.0 just wish you had black or tan option so I can use them with my uniform I'm active military.
Long list of qualities. Just give them a try.
I backed the original Ankle Sock; it was promising. It was a pretty good product, until I washed it. Then it looked, well, like it was coming apart. When the marketing for version 2 started, it touched on the short comings of version 1. Good, they're acknowledging the faults, says I. Not needing any more ankle socks, I went with the crew. This sock is everything I wanted in version 1. They are comfy, so I went straight to the stress test, wearing the same pair of socks to work for a week. By the end of the week, they were still comfy, not a hint of odour. In to the wash they went and out they came, with none of the side effects v 1 exhibited. They breathe very well. The only thing left to test is longevity. Here's hoping I get to enjoy these for a while!
Awesome product but even better customer service