News and Blog — COOLMAX®

Cycling Favourites

Posted by Amey Hellen on

There is a lot more to cycling than a bike and a helmet, that is why we have put together a list of our favourite items for when you are out on your bike.     Food and Snacks  This factor may seem like an unusual choice, however, is important to consider when going out on long bike rides or are competing in challenging races. A suggested snack to bring are energy bars as they provide the right...

Read more →

What is COOLMAX® and What are the Benefits?

Posted by Amey Hellen on

Here at Sockmine it is important to us that we provide quality products that deliver the qualities you deserve to enhance your performance. That is why today we wanted to talk about why we use Coolmax® and how this can help you perform better.   What is Coolmax®?  The trademark Coolmax® was developed in 1986 and have a series of polyester fabric blends that are designed to improve breathability when compared to natural fibres. The fabric was originally...

Read more →

How Can Socks Impact Your Performance?

Posted by Amey Hellen on

A lot of people assume that your shoes are one of the reasons why performance is impacted. This is true to some extent, however, socks have a greater impact than you might think. So, how can socks impact your performance?    Sizing  This factor may seem obvious but is a common mistake many people make when purchasing socks. There are so many misconceptions when finding the right sized sock that it has made it complicated for...

Read more →

What is the Difference Between Hiking and Trekking?

Posted by Amey Hellen on

There seems to be a common misconception of what is hiking and what is trekking, so today we wanted to share with you what the difference is and why it’s important to know this. Knowing the difference means you can ensure you are equipped with the right gear and have a successful trip.    Hiking  Hiking is typically a leisure activity which is done through walking on well-made trails or man-made roads. This activity can...

Read more →

How to Make Yourself Stand Out on Your Bike

Posted by Amey Hellen on

At this time of year, it is dark a lot of the time meaning visibility can become more challenging for drivers on the road. So, we have decided to create a list of ways you can make yourself more visible and safer whilst out on the roads.   1. Lights  Having proper lighting is required by law, it is important that you have a headlight that is visible for 200 - 300 feet depending on location. A red taillight is also needed, and you...

Read more →