Our latest published IMD sign-up member from China has certainly been ‘socking it’ to rivals over the years We are talking here about the highly impressive, very, very energetic and successful Haining Yueli Socks Co.Ltd, who now have something of an alarming production output of 900 million pairs of socks – now is that a lot… or what?
The company is located between the city of Hangzhou and Shanghai. Yueli deals in sock products of all kinds, from the classic men’s sock to fashion socks, baby socks, children’s socks, sports socks, pantyhose stockings and goodness knows what else!
In order to meet market demand, the company has developed and produced a number of special materials such as Thermolite, used in ski socks, Cooltex, Sorbtek, Bamboo and Modal …and more. A check around the Yueli web site makes it clear that all socks are not equal…so what ARE the special properties of a Yueli sock? Well take the Yueli cycling sock for ‘starters’ …this is how it is … according to the companies well-informed blog
With advances in sports apparel technology trickling down into what we wear on our feet, socks have evolved dramatically from the humble item we once used to simply cover our feet…. read on
Now about a sock for cycling ……
Different from your business socks, cycling socks are loaded with tech, and if the comfort and performance benefits weren’t enough, they’re a great way to add a touch of style to any rider’s cycling kit. When cycling, the foot is placed in a unique, stable position, and so thinner, form-hugging socks are more beneficial, allowing the technical features of the sock to perform at their efficient best. You don’t need them but probably due to the elastic element they contain, I find they hold up better and provide a better feel than my general sports socks.
When you plan a short day-trip or a longer bicycle tour, make sure you select the right cycling socks to ensure that your feet are as comfortable as possible once you hit the road or trail. A well-designed pair of socks that fits appropriately and is suitable for your particular bicycling needs will breathe well while regulating temperature in both hot and cold environments.
When your day trips turn into tours, quality cycling socks protect your feet from blisters and minimise discomfort. To help you select the best cycling sock for your particular needs, we offer our top recommendations for cycling socks in demand right here online.
Above, there was a mention, you may recall, of the Thermolite material used by Yueli in classy comfortable ski socks ….below is the blogged ski sock ‘story’ …..
So what is a ski sock all about?
A good pair of ski socks can make or break your day on the slopes because they offer the ideal mix of comfort, cushioning, breathability, and support. A quality ski sock gets the basics right: a close but not restricting fit, soft-touch materials that don’t itch, and enough cushioning to keep you on the slopes all day. The current top dog in sock construction is merino wool. It’s not scratchy like wool socks of old—in fact it’s quite soft and comfortable—and repels odor extremely well.
Modern ski socks also are thinner than in the past—boot liners have improved so that you no longer need an ultra-thick sock to be comfortable. Our company offers sock options for both male and female feet. While anatomical foot and calf differences between males and females can result in different ski boot designs, a good ski sock is designed to fit snugly around a variety of foot sizes
So now you know ….. best foot forward then.The company exports its quality products right across the world to Europe, South America, North America, Japan and many other global destinations.