Sock Washing Recommendations:
Wash in lukewarm or cool water, using Regular/Delicate washer setting. Wash with like colors: whites are to be washed with white clothes only, dark colors are to be washed with dark clothes only. Do not use chlorinated bleach, or laundry detergents containing chlorinated bleaching agents, on any performance running socks. Use of these agents results in fiber deterioration and breakdown of elasticity. We recommend technical runnning socks be laundered and tumble-dried inside out to fluff the terry padding and achieve maximum comfort and protection. Plus, this will prevent lint and pilling from accumulating on the outside of your socks.
Some of the manufacturers recommend using LIQUID FABRIC SOFTENER in the rinse cycle. They believe it is vital to extending product-wear life. Fabric softener enhances the wicking property of the fibers. Also, it lubricates both the fibers and the elastic keeping them flexible and allowing them to stretch and recover as designed. It also helps to maintain product sizing, softness, stretchability and durability.
Line drying is not recommended as it can contribute to premature breakdown of the elastic core through a process called hydrolysis. Consumers are advised to use a dryer and to tumble dry on permanent press or low heat. High dryer temperatures could cause shrinkage and spandex breakdown. The tumbling process will restore fiber loft for maximum comfort and impact protection.
Be certain your socks have been thoroughly dried after laundering. If socks are put away damp, spandex break down may result due to excess moisture still present in the elastic.Brand Information:
If you would like to further explore any of the running sock brands Sock Geek offers, here are the web links to their respective corporate web sites: