A good pair of high tech socks is the first line of defense for dry, comfortable and, most importantly, blister-free feet. High tech, breathable socks can be a big improvement over cotton socks. Wool blend socks keep feet cooler and more comfortable than cotton. Cotton socks absorb sweat and dry slowly, a perfect recipe for blisters. Wearing wet cotton socks can also make your feet colder in winter and hotter in summer. HAIX® merino blend socks are temperature regulating, (cooler in summer, warmer in winter) wicks moisture, and adds cushioning to keep your feet comfortable and blister-free. A merino wool blend sock is recommended to be used with all HAIX® footwear. Optimal air circulation is achieved by using natural fibers made of merino virgin wool and man-made fibers. Reinforced metatarsus area provides protection against blistering and pressure points. Rubber-free cuff edge prevents tightening or slipping. Added cushioning in the heel and ball area of the sock adds extra protection and comfort.