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From anatomical styling through zoned compression to high performance socks, this sportswear trend delivers on all the key functions. From funky gym socks and sneaker liners to a more muted and interesting aspect for the athleisure market, FUN & GAMES ensure that the socks market ups its ante and delivers a strong fashion feel as well as delivering on the performance front.

Functional yarns are incorporated to ensure not just the fit is right, but the socks meet the demands of the wearer. Anti bacterial, anti odor, quick dry combined with the fit creora® brings to the market guarantees a perfect product. The level of construction varies from comfort fit to high level compression, geared towards leisurely workouts, athleisure through to high impact sports.


  • · creora® Power Fit - high power spandex/elastane for compression legwear
  • · creora® Color+ - dyeable spandex/elastane for bright sporty tones
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    creora® Soft Fit - high elongation spandex/elastane perfect for soft applications on sock tops for added comfort and elimination red marks


  • · Multi functional yarns
  • · Cotton
  • · Hybrid blends with merino wool and cotton for a natural touch
  • · MIPAN® aqua-X for moisture management - working the moisture away from your feet
  • · MIPAN® FIT – mineral embedded FIR yarn for enhanced circulation
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    MIPAN® fine denier air textured nylon for a cotton touch and lighter weight when blended with cotton and creora®

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    aerowarm® hollow polyester for added warmth for winter delivery and lighter weights for winter sports socks including skiing

  • · Anti-bacterial yarns for that anti odor appeal and all round freshness
  • · Reflective yarns for running socks combined with the compression creora® Power Fit deliver


  • · Anatomically zoned compression, sports sock that support and withstand impact protecting the feet
  • · Jacquards for an optical texture - work tone-on-tone or opt for bi or multicolored
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    Color is key – update traditional black and white sports socks with bright tipping and contrasting toe and heel color ways especially on white sports socks and liners where the pressure is pronounced to avoid marks

  • · Use contrasting colored yarns for indicating the compression areas zones
  • · Cushioned toe and heel on ankle and knee high socks
  • · Pay particular interest to the fit and support on running socks
  • · Lightweight compression leg/shin protectors
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    New patterns with performance for the athleisure sector – sporty styling remains but a new generation of prints feature - reworked camouflage, abstract jacquards and chevron stripe


  • · All sectors of the sports market from workout to free skiing, football to running
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    Athleisure – they have hacked the activewear market on the apparel front and are set to do so on the performance sports socks but with a twist

  • · High compression socks for the pro sports sector