One of the more unpleasant moments in life is when after a long day running around we kick off a pair of shoes and get greeted by the distinct smell of sweaty feet.
We try to counteract this natural effect by deodorising, washing feet, socks, and even the shoes as well, if possible! But what if there was an easier solution?
The Inner Mettle team thought long and hard about this dilemma, and concluded the best answer to odour free and dry feet was one of the most precious and versatile metals on earth, silver.
Soon after, the IM Fresh SilverSole socks were born sporting a mix of ingredients, organic cotton, lycra, polyamide, and last but not least the all important silver yarn, to make your socks even better at their jobs - keeping your feet fresh - aka SilverSole Technology.
The extra focus on the sole of the foot, where most of our sweat glands sit, make sure your feet, and nose, are kept happy.
Made in Macedonia famous for its high calibre factories and quality products
The socks have been stamped with the ISO 9001:2015 standard. The other great thing is that Macedonia is close to Italy, where our silver yarn comes from, and to Turkey, our cotton source. Why is that important to us? Because it helps us keep our promise to produce as sustainably as possible, and ensures lower emissions from transporting goods.
The socks are safe to wear and don't harm the environment
Talking about pollution, yes, the socks are not only safe to wear but also do not harm the environment. You may have heard, or read, about concerns that that washing clothing made with silver nano-particles, releases silver-ions into your body, or the water, and could find their way into the natural environment, endangering aquatic and wildlife.
IM Fresh SilverSole socks are not infused with said silver-nanoparticles, which these days is strictly prohibited under European regulation, due to the risks mentioned. Instead we use silver yarn made in Italy made under European regulations.
What’s so great about silver?
Silver is a powerful natural antimicrobial, and as such has been used in medicine as an antibiotic, or to tackle germs in various environments. Silver can shield, protect, and is thermally conductive, taking excess heat away from the body, and shielding against the sun.
When it’s cold silver’s naturally high (95%) heat reflection factor allows the body heat to be reflected back to the skin.
In practice this means silver yarn will add warmth when it’s cold, regulating body temperature back to perfect levels!
Silver also speeds up evaporation of moisture, such as sweat, and is anti-static.
Why silver socks?
When we sweat some parts of our body end up more wet than others. Our feet have a lot of sweat glands, and whilst the rest of our bodies can breathe more, feet are often stuck in shoes.
In a nutshell, our enclosed feet are a breeding ground for bacteria. So, if you ask us what socks are best for our feet? Well, if you’re looking to avoid that telling wrinkling of noses around you, silver yarn socks could potentially change your life, for the better! ;)
The benefits of wearing IM Fresh SilverSole Socks
Say goodbye to bad odour
Our silver yarn adds the anti-ammonia and bacteria-kill factor to the socks, and with that the smelly factor is greatly reduced, in reason of course.
You’ll stay fresh all day long
Silver aside, thanks to the socks’ composition, which includes organic cotton, breathability and the wicking away of moisture for that fresh, dry and airy feel, is guaranteed.
Thermoregulating fabric can help with circulation
Means you will feel cool in the heat and warm in the cold, perfect! Socks made out of silver yarn, or thread, are great for those of us suffering from diabetes and Raynaud’s syndrome or when undergoing chemotherapy, for example, thanks to their thermo-regulating properties which promote better circulation.
Wash less often, wear more
The innovative SilverSole technology will never wash out. Meaning it can keep bacteria at bay more than ‘normal’ socks, and you’ll be able to wash them less often, so they last longer, and you’ll be using less water and detergent saving the environment.
Comfort and durability
Our socks are soft and made to last, keeping their super comfy fitted shape for years to come.
Less friction and better skin
The socks will keep feet warm when cold, and cool them when too hot, reducing the risk of blisters associated with sweating and friction. Skin conditions, such as dermatitis, could also improve thanks to silver’s anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and with that anti-itch properties. The silver effectively soothes and regenerates the skin.
SilverSole socks are pretty awesome!
IM Fresh SilverSole socks are a welcome addition to your hygiene routine and are sure to improve your quality of life, or that of your flatmate or partner! But please don’t buy these socks if you’re allergic to silver, yes it happens sometimes.
IM Fresh socks are made to be lived in. We guarantee that your socks will still feel fresh no matter your plans for the day — run, walk, work, play. If you’re not convinced, send them back to us, no questions asked.