Socks

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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.

Fiber Technologies

BLACK Technology

LYCRA® BLACK technology

  • Virtual elimination of unwanted elastane grin-though
  • Enable unique color effects
  • Reduced dye consumption when combined with producer-colored nylon
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T400 Technology

LYCRA® T400® technology

  • Disperse-dyeable, bi-component fiber for low-to-moderate stretch
  • Greater and more durable stretch than textured yarns
  • Low growth/shrinkage
  • Moisture management fiber
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STEAM SETTABLE technology

LYCRA® STEAM SETTABLE technology

  • High steam-settability for efficient boarding
  • Enhances counter appeal as a plating yarn for socks
  • Processes like other LYCRA® fibers in covering, knitting, and dyeing
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Hosiery and Sock Technologies

LYCRA® SPORT technology

  • Premium foot-hugging stretch and recovery power for athletes and active people.
  • LYCRA® fiber or LYCRA® T400® fiber knit into every course.
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POWER technology by LYCRA® brand

LYCRA® POWER technology

  • Knee-high socks with a graduated compression profile for an energizing effect.
  • Comfortable, fashionable garments for men and women.
  • Not intended for people who require support or medical legwear.
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SOFT COMFORT technology by LYCRA® brand

LYCRA® SOFT COMFORT technology

  • Soft-stretch sock tops contain LYCRA® T902C fiber: high elongation with low hysteresis.
  • LYCRA® fiber in every course for a premium level of comfort and fit.
  • Socks are easy to don but fit firmly.
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STEAM SETTABLE technology

LYCRA® STEAM-SETTABLE technology

  • High steam-settability for efficient boarding
  • Enhances counter appeal as a plating yarn for socks
  • Processes like other LYCRA® fibers in covering, knitting, and dyeing
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Standard Fibers

LYCRA® T136B Fiber

LYCRA® T162B Fiber

LYCRA® T16LL Fiber

LYCRA® T178C Fiber

LYCRA® T400® Fiber

LYCRA® T902C Fiber