Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Sock talk

What was in your stocking? Socks, perhaps? An informal survey of local outdoor stores (OK - Mountain Chalet and REI) this morning showed that socks were a popular gift item for Christmas. I'm not surprised. These aren't your Grandpa's socks - they're merino wool or acrylic or high-tech blends. They're anti-fatigue, anti-moisture, anti-friction, anti-odor. Some promise even more benefits. Oxysox, is a brand that claims to help maintain the flow of oxygen to your feet. These socks create a high area of pressure around the feet so blood can flow back to the heart more quickly. Fans of these socks say they feel like wearing an ACE bandage on your feet. - Deb

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