Socks have come a long way since their strictly functional days and now constitute an important category in their own right. Available in an ever expanding range of styles, patterns and textures, from sheer to chunky, they are mostly associated with trousers and casual wear, although some young, fashion-forward designers even show socks worn with sexy high heels.
LYCRA® fiber in socks improves fit, stay-up power, and helps to retain shape. Socks elasticized with LYCRA® fiber can have much higher natural fiber content than socks that depend on textured nylon or polyester for stretch. The cotton content is so high in socks with corespun LYCRA® fiber that they can be labeled “pure cotton with LYCRA® fiber”. LYCRA® fiber helps socks retain their softness and appearance through repeated washing.
LYCRA® fiber also provides comfort and fit for the growing market of specialized sports socks such as terry socks for tennis, skater socks, nordic walking socks or thermal socks for skiing. LYCRA® fiber can be incorporated in COOLMAX® socks for moisture management and THERMOLITE® socks for warmth without bulk.
Consumers know that that garments made with LYCRA® fiber offer outstanding comfort and fit, and socks are no exception. Whether in the sock top or top‑to‑toe, the stretch and recovery of LYCRA® fiber combines stay-up power with comfort and freedom of movement.