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Other functions aside, there's just something nostalgic about the shorts/high socks combo. The Giordana Trade Tall-Cuff Socks remind us of childhood excursions through the woods and into town in three-striped cotton crews hiked up to the calf to protect from poison ivy, thorns, and chainrings. By the end of summer, we'd have laser-sharp tan lines to show off on the first day of school.
Now that we're 'mature,' we've moved on to more performance-oriented fabrics. The Trade Tall-Cuff Socks are made predominantly of Newlife X-Dry fabric, which swiftly transports moisture away from the skin. As a feel-good bonus, Newlife yarns are made from recycled plastics with environmental sustainability in mind. The X-Dry is combined with stretchy Lycra for shape retention. Mesh on the top of the foot enhances breathability and the elastic around the arch dials in the fit. The Giordana Trade Tall-Cuff Socks come in sizes Small, Medium, and Large, and in five color options: Black/red, Black/white, White/black, White/blue, and White/red.
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Black is Faster
Everyone knows that black socks are faster than white ones. These are not ankle socks and will offer a little added protection from the sun around the vulnerable lower legs.
Great tall, summer sock
Picked these up to complete my Competitive Cyclist kit and was impressed with the socks. They are a thinner material, than say Swiftwick socks, but they are comfy and great for summer riding. I like the higher cuff as well. I wear size 11.5 shoes and went with size L.