Roasty toasty hiking socks made with recycled coffee
Outdoors brand launches environmentally friendly product to keep feet warm, dry and less whiffy
Do you like coffee? Do you love warm socks? Are you a fan of recycled products? If so, the new 1000 Mile Heat Socks for hikers might well appeal.
The double layer socks are constructed with a yarn that blends coffee charcoal derived from coffee bean shells – a natural surplus product – and soft merino wool.
Known as NILIT HEAT yarn, it works to retain body heat to help to keep feet and toes warm.
In addition, the double-layered design of the sock reduces the potential for friction between the foot and shoe – and therefore lessens the risk of blister.
Merino wool has other properties such as allowing sweat to evaporate from hot feet; natural moisture repellency; and staying whiff-free for longer than socks made from man-made products.
Other features of the 100 Mile Heat Socks are all-over padding; top venting on foot for added breathability; and arch bracing for additional support and comfort.
The socks are priced at £17.99 and sold in male and female fit.
All the latest inspiration, tips and guides to help you plan your next Advnture!
Fiona Russell is a widely published adventure journalist and blogger, who is better known as Fiona Outdoors. She is based in Scotland and is an all-round outdoors enthusiast with favourite activities including trail running, mountain walking, mountain biking, road cycling, triathlon and skiing, both downhill and back country. Her target for 2021 is to finish the final nine summits in her first round of all 282 Munros, the Scottish mountains of more than 3,000ft high. Aside from being outdoors, Fiona's biggest aim is to inspire others to enjoy the great outdoors, especially through her writing. She is also rarely seen without a running skort! Find out more at Fiona Outdoors.
By Cat Ellis