GripLock™ Technology Now Officially Patented

Posted by Josh Barr-Rostron on

Granted at Last

After months of waiting our industry leading technology GripLock™ has finally had its patent granted.

GripLock™ aims to solve the one problem all runners dread to come across: blisters.

They can cause endless amounts of irritation, turn a marathon training plan on its head and in severe cases, stop running altogether.

At SockMine, we aim to give athletes the edge. We want to care for your feet so you can focus on your performance.

 

How are Blisters Formed?

Blisters are most commonly caused by friction. They occur if the skin rubs against a material over a long period of time, or if there is excessive rubbing in a short period. Blisters are more likely to form if the athlete has moist skin and is running in warm conditions.

For years, people have blamed poor-fitting running shoes for their blisters. Although they can cause issues, people often don’t realise that ill suited socks can also be to blame.

Socks that are too big will bunch up, causing an area of increased pressure to the foot, which can lead to blisters. We have designed our socks to be as close fitting as possible to ensure this does not happen.

Socks that move easily against the skin will cause more friction during a sport or activity. With GripLock™ we minimise any movement between the sock and the skin, to reduce the chance of blisters forming.

 

How Does Griplock™ Work?

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SockMine GripLock™ socks are designed, developed and produced in Nottingham by our team of highly experienced “socksperts”.

Their unique construction follows the exact contours of your feet, giving you ultimate comfort and control.

As the socks adhere to your skin, friction moves away from it, reducing the likelihood of you getting blisters which could derail your training schedule or hamper performance in competitions.

We also utilise Coolmax® technology. This wicks moisture away from the skin which keeps your feet cool and dry, another major factor when trying to keep blisters at bay.

Top Tip: GripLock™ socks should be worn with a breathable pair of running trainers that use meshed fabric. This will increase the airflow around your feet and help to maximise the benefits of both the Coolmax® and the GripLock™ technologies.

Check out our range of GripLock™ socks below.


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