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Naturally occurring, naturally comfortable.
In an industry packed with synthetic miracle materials that do everything short of actually pedaling for you, the naturally wicking, super-soft Pearl Izumi Elite Tall Wool Sock is a breath of fresh air. And, with left-foot- and right-foot-specific ventilation channels, you can be sure your feet will enjoy excellent cooling.
Merino wool is renowned for its inherent itch-free softness and ability to wick perspiration while retaining heat when wet. That's why it was an easy choice for Pearl to use this natural material on its mid-weight, long-cuff cycling sock … but, merino on its own does have a few drawbacks. To counter those, Pearls designers blend it with nylon and spandex.
This gives the Elite Wool Sock more give and stretch than full wool socks, and allows them to engineer compression where it benefits the foot most. This is most apparent at the arch, and the rest of the Elite panels are positioned to avoid hotspots, including the asymmetrical, left and right mesh vents.
The Pearl Izumi Elite Socks are available in Black and White. They come in sizes Medium through X-Large.