ProTrek Technical Walking Socks
After 130 years of making socks, and constantly being asked for good quality, high performance technical socks we decided that the time was right to use our knowledge and experience to develop a new range of ProTrek, our well proven technical collection. After much research, sampling, testing, reviewing and finalising we can now offer a comprehensive outdoor range of technical performance socks.
Best Materials, Best Design.
We began by sourcing the finest yarns – fibres like Merino Wool, Coolmax and Bamboo all established, designed and proven to give the very best in comfort, durability, and moisture management whilst still maintaining prices that represent excellent value. We then stretched our technical team and equipment to their very limits to make socks that have all the features that are important to those who take walking seriously.
We now have a range that is made of a high performance fibre and has impact protection, arch and ankle bracing/support, lace guards, flex zones and much more. All designed specifically with the wearers comfort in mind.
These socks are suited to various aspects and levels of outdoor activities and we are confident that these socks are the very best that you can buy and all come with our usual 6 month guarantee.
THis page provides a guide to the features and benefits you may be looking for across the ProTrek™ range (there is a glossary at the bottom of this page to explain any terms you are not sure of).
HRR (Heat Retention Rating) and Tri-Seal
Heat Retention Rating (HRR)
Our experience and research has identified that for performance socks the key features are Heat Retention and Moisture Dissipation. Each of the ProTrek range have now been tested have all have a rating showing how they perform at keeping in the body heat in ensuring that your feet remain nice and toasty regardless of the outdoor environment. The higher the rating the greater the heat retained. All of the ProTrek socks have different methods of removing moisture away from the feet.
Tri-Seal – include image of TriSeal Logo.
Is a unique treatment added at the final stages of the manufacturing process specifically designed for woollen socks being used in the outdoor environment. Whether tramping through wet grass, dodging puddles or trying to avoid the mud the Tri-Seal application ensure that your feet stay comfortable and that the ProTrek socks remain;
- Water Repellent
- Stain Resistant
- Moisture Management
Glossary of Terms
|Ankle Bracing||Offering support to a prone problem area and keeps sock in place||Localized Terry Leg||Localized loop pile for protection and added warmth|
|Arch Support||Elasticated to keep the sock in place and adds arch support||Made in Britain||ALL manufactured in Hinckley, Leicestershire|
|Bamboo||Naturally antibacterial with wicking properties||Merino Wool||Offers comfort, warmth and moisture management|
|Base Layer||Designed to reduce abrasion by being worn beneath other ProTrek socks||Moisture Management||Absorbs/wicks moisture away from the foot for improved hygiene & comfort|
|Comfort Toe Seam||Smoother, non-irritating toe seams for all day comfort||Part Terry Foot||Underfoot protected by loop pile to limit impact damage|
|Comfort Top||Soft elasticated welt grip||Quick Drying||Ideal when camping|
|Coolmax||Wicks moisture away from the foot allowing it to keep cool and breathe||Softop™||The ORIGINAL non-elastic sock|
|Durable||Hard wearing||Stain Repellent||Mud and dirt are not absorbed keeping socks cleaner|
|Flex Zone||Prevents ruching effect at the forefront of the foot||Thermal Properties||Heat is retained due to air pockets|
|Full Terry Leg & Foot||Maximum thermal retention and cushioning from full loop pile||Thermo Regulation||Keeps feet cool when it’s hot and warm when it’s cold|
|Fully Cushioned Foot||Full loop pile encompasses the foot for shock protection with added warmth||True Sizing||Span a maximum of 2½ shoe sizes giving accurate fitting for more comfort|
|High Heel||Provides protection from footwear abrasion||Ventilated Foot||Panels that allow the feet to breathe|
|Lace Guard||Prevents chafing from the lace area of boots and shoes||Water Repellent||External moisture is repelled and is not absorbed|