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The unique double layer cotton/nylon sock was initially developed as a medical aid for sufferers from poor circulation and foot associated problems, especially among diabetics. As the benefits and reputation of the sock spread, athletes became interested in the socks as a means of preventing blistering, and controlling perspiration, during their training and competitive running programmes.
The 1000 Mile sock is a sock within a sock. The inner layer stays with the foot, the outer layer moves with the shoe thus eliminating friction on the skin and reducing wear. The unique mixture of fibres helps to keep the foot cool, dry and blister free.
1000 Mile socks are available in 60 different styles, so whether you prefer a moisture wicking sports sock, a comfortable argyle golf sock or a sock which blends Tactel®, nylon and wool for walking and trekking... there is a sock in the range to suit every individual.
Each sock is available in the following sizes for a complete customised fit:-
Small UK 3-5½ - Medium UK 6-8½ - Large UK 9-11 - X-Large UK 12-14 Ladies Small UK 3-5½ -
Ladies Medium UK 6-8
Mediana wrote:I just bought a poncho yesterday but the Altus seems great. Think I'm gonna order that one instead. Question though. If I buy the Altus I'm thiking of taking the rain cover for my bag off, What do you think? Good or bad?
jeploss wrote: Can I be assured they will have one in stock? Maybe they just have not gotten to my email yet.
I have a waterproof jacket made of a fabulous new fabric called Event fabric. It really breathes, but I want to have the Altus to cover everything.
Sheesh wrote:I agree absolutely with Sil. Get the S/M. I am the same height as you but quite a bit larger and the S/M on me is still VERY roomy. But that is good because it allows for air flow. Also, on my height the S/M comes is mid-calf length.
sillydoll wrote:Barrabes.com advertises the ALTUS at 33 euro so you probably were ripped off.
One of the Durban central Catholic Church programs runs a sewing group made up of refugees from other African countries. They mostly make school uniforms for refugee children and clothing for homeless people. I think I must investigate the possibility of them making a raincoat similar to the ALTUS, as well as Spats and gaiters to sell for funds. The First National Bank (Barclays) is establishing a PAYPAL facility so it will be easy to pay them that way.
Will keep you updated.
Nandy61 wrote:Does anyone know how much the Altus costs? I'm thinking it might be worthwhile buying one in StJPP. Nancy
Coquelicot wrote: . . . Also, I tried buying the Altus from the Barrabes website, but it won't work...do they ship to Canada at all? I think that I ll end up buying the poncho from Campmor which isn't that bad after all
tamtamplin wrote:can anybody who is currently walking in the rain and storms give me the low down on the efficiency of the rain gear they are using
good or bad
are you happy with your choice now that you're having to live with it?
or do you regret your decision?
CaroleH wrote:Oops....should have gone to the website first...... so now answering my own question
3) Availability. Still wondering if its available in Australia or online?
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