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Enhancing the performance in sports is sometimes down to a lot of fancy footwear, and not more so than with lively as sports and lifestyle socks get active. Anatomical compression is key, embracing, protecting and supporting the 26 bones in the foot, not taking into account how zoned compression can enhance and support the muscular calf structures.

Cushioned liners continue as on-trend as the daily lifestyle wear of sneakers sees no abound. From classic sports white through to black, consider injecting a sense of fun through color combinations and innovative jacquard effects. LIVELY takes on board the new market appeal of athleisure combined with the seriously sporty types for spring or winter delivery. Thermal fibers team with creora® Fresh, offering for anti-stink performance systems while creora® Color+ ensures longlasting vibrant tones.

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PRODUCTS

  • · creora® Power Fit – high power spandex/elastane for compression legwear
  • · creora® Fresh – all day odor-neutralizing spandex/elastane for anti-stink performance systems
  • · 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

COMPANION FIBERS

  • · Multi functional yarns
  • · Cotton
  • · Hybrid blends with merino wool and cotton for a natural touch
  • · MIPAN® aqua-X for cooling and moisture management - working the moisture away from your feet
  • · MIPAN® FIT – mineral embedded FIR yarn for enhanced circulation
  • · MIPAN® pastel fine denier nylon for a natural touch and lighter weight when blended with cotton and creora®
  • · aerolight® hollow polyester for lighter weights for winter sports socks including skiing
  • · Reflective yarns for running socks combined with the compression creora® Power Fit delivers

CONSIDER

  • · Fancy jacquards for socks
  • · Digital 3D print effects
  • · Anatomical compression
  • · Cushioning under the ball of the foot and heel is crucial especially for activewear
  • · Jacquards for an optical texture - work tone-on-tone or opt for bi or multicolored
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    Color continues to be 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

  • · Fantasy yarn dyed jacquards
  • · Use contrasting colors for anatomical zoning
  • · Pay particular interest to the fit and support on running socks
  • · Lightweight compression leg/shin protectors
  • · Soft application to sock tops - a tight grip but no red marks
  • · Retro rib effects with today’s built—in yarn technology
  • · Quick dry is a feature for the sportswear market

TARGET MARKETS

  • · All sectors of the sports market from workout to free skiing, football to running
  • · Outdoor performance - hiking, skiing and snowboarding
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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

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