Why did you add compression to a dress sock?
Dress socks are made to be worn during busy workdays, with long periods of standing or sitting behind a computer. When your legs are dangling, they tend to swell and this causes pain. By adding a subtle amount of compression in the socks, we prevent / decrease the swelling in the legs - which decreases foot pain and leg discomfort.
What is the ArchTek® "Y-Strap energy return system" in your dress socks?
If you look at the of the foot portion of the sock, you will see lines that look like the letter Y. This is our Y strap energy return system. The purpose of this trademarked energy return system is to reduce foot fatigue through a combination of squeezing and relaxing around the foot with every step. This helps your feet feel supported and improves the amount of time you can comfortably be on your feet - such as during a busy workday. Enjoy it!
What is the dynamic Arch Support System?
The arch in ArchTek® socks use a patented 5-layer dense yarn weave to stabilize the foot without weakening the arch structures (as plastic insoles often do). This allows ArchTek® socks to provide you with better dynamic support of the arch and foot during the day. Instead of a single layer of material in the arch area of the sock, we have perfected a technique that allows 5 layers of different material to be placed strategically in the arch of the sock to provide more comfort and arch support.
Why did you add an anti-microbial coating to the socks?
ArchTek® socks are antimicrobial which helps prevent the growth of unwanted bacteria in the fabric, ultimately warding off unpleasant odors. While your feet will still produce the same amount of sweat, the antimicrobial treatment in the sock fabric prevents the proliferation of bacteria and therefore slows or stops odor-producing growth. As well, this coating can also reduce the chance of foot infection.
How long do ArchTek® socks last?
We used the best yarn and materials available—which allow our socks to last as any normal sock would- under your normal wear and tear.
How are ArchTek® socks different than others who claim to offer arch support?
We have the first and only patented sock with true arch support. Our Y-strap technology reduces strain on ligaments, tendons and joints--this has never been done before. We also designed specialized graduated compression to reduce fatigue and stress throughout the entire foot and ankle structure. To top that off, we added a seamless toe cap to make the socks more breathable and comfortable, as well as an anti-microbial coating to our best-in-class materials.
Do ArchTek® socks have a Right/Left distinction, and are the two sides actually different?
Yes! We created unique Right / Left socks for each foot and have them clearly labeled on the inside of the upper part of the sock. You can easily see it as you put on ArchTek® socks.
Can you explain the sock sizing?
Yes! ArchTek® socks are the exact same for men & women (unisex) and they come in 2 sizes (Medium or Large).
- Our Medium size works for men (shoe size 6-9.5 US) OR for women (shoe size 6-10 US).
- Our Large size works for men (shoe size 10-14 US) OR for women (shoe size 10.5-15.5 US).