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Because your feet deserve better than cotton.
Perfectly fitting cycling shoes can be woefully compromised by the wrong socks. The Castelli Premiata Women's Socks work hard to keep your feet dry and avoid bunching that can cause hot spots, so they enhance, rather than inhibit, the performance of your shoes.
The Premiata socks help maintain a natural balance of moisture and fight odor regardless of how hard you are working. Meryl Skinlife, a permanent treatment in the fibers, reduces odor-causing bacteria but won't affect the natural levels of bacteria that exist normally on the skin. These are hot-weather socks, so unlike the usual over-padded socks, the Premiata have a very thin, very soft mesh on the bottom of the foot. It helps keep the foot cool even on the hottest days, and it is so thin that you won't feel like you are fighting with your socks for space in your shoes.
The 3cm ankle cuff is tall enough to protect the back of your heel from getting blisters against the hard, unyielding cuff of your race shoe, but it will not be so tall that you'll have an unsightly tan line too high up your ankle. The Castelli Premiata Women's Socks thoughtfully come with reflective stripes at the ankles, so that you'll be visible in dark canopy forests or on those occasions you are caught out after dark. Available in Black/White or White/Black, they come in two sizes: Small/medium and Large/X-large.