Now that the temperature in Florida has dropped to a point where long pants and socks are both fashionable and necessary, I finally had the opportunity to try out some socks that KENTWOOL sent me several months ago. I will say that not only are these socks from their 19th Hole Collection comfortable, they are very stylish as well.
KENTWOOL socks are made in USA in Greenville, SC by a 170-year-old family-owned textile company, and are crafted from Super Fine merino wool. Rumor has it (or at least the Company History section of their website) that the company was born out of discomfort – specifically the discomfort KENTWOOL CEO Mark Kent experienced one hot spring day in South Carolina. After a superb drive on the 18th hole of the Nationwide Tour’s BMW Charity Pro-Am event he was in a great position to go for the green in two and perhaps eagle the hole. The problem was that his badly blistered feet muddled his concentration. Why doesn’t anyone make a better golf sock,” he asked his caddy to which his caddy replied a short time later (after defeat was imminent) “why don’t you go ahead and make a great golf sock?” It was like someone flipped the switch and the rest is history.
KENTWOOL offers a “blister-free guarantee” with superior cushion and natural breathability. A proprietary blend of natural and high-tech fibers help create an innovative, micro-climate system for superior moisture management and wicking, as well as odor control. Enhanced cushioning at strategic micro-stress points along the foot result in unrivalled, abrasion-proofing for all-day comfort. Sophisticatedly-engineered heel, toe and bridge elements designed with advanced reinforcement provide maximum support and protection against injury.
The 19th-Hole Collection features thinner, all-season dress sock that stays cool in the summer and keep your tootsies warm in the winter. They too have moisture-wicking and odor-resistance properties and showcase a luxurious sheer feel with reinforced cushioning. All 19th –Hole Collection socks feature a blend of ultra-soft 18.5 micron Super-Fine Merino performance fibers. Styles include solid, stripes and my favorites, the argyle.
KENTWOOL socks are available at retailers around the USA; you can find a list of them on their website at www.KentwoolSocks.com.