• Merino wool upper is mixed with 5% silk for softness and 10% nylon for durability with 20% elastane for stretch
• Ceramic footbed for durability and to help keep your foot warm.
• Pro length plus for winter warmth
• Thin construction doesn’t constrict inside your cycling shoes
Winter socks have become a staple item for cyclists, after years of experimentation it has become clear that by far and away the best material for this is Merino Wool. We have used the same footbed as the 1.51 summer socks, a ceramic thread giving it extra strength and increased heat transfer, important even in winter.
Contrary to the majority of winter socks we have used a Merino wool mixed with silk, nylon and elastane. The silk is for softness and the nylon for durability and finally the elastane to increase the stretch and bounce, something extremely important in socks and missing from pure merino wool. This mixture also increases the longevity of the sock, something wool socks are renowned for. The final advantage is that this construction makes the socks slightly thinner without losing the properties of a thicker pure wool sock, it also prevents the fabric from constricting within cycling shoes.
The length, 18cm, is slightly longer than the summer sock. This gives a little bit more protection from the elements. The design is a nod to the Chpt./// secondary identity of dashes signifying the years of David Millar’s racing career. It is subtle enough to allow the socks to be worn off the bike without any fuss, because they’re too comfortable to be worn purely on the bike.