PORTLAND, OR â€“ After a year of laser focus on producing the best outdoor collection on the market, Dahlgren turns the quest for the ultimate in comfort and performance in the direction of the ski and casual market.
Dahlgren has added to its 2010 collection with a new line of socks designed for winter sports, such as skiing, as well as a collection of socks made for casual use that takes Dahlgren’s performance characteristics and applies them to every day uses.
Leading the way for the 2010-11 season is Dahlgren’s Sno style- a warm, dry, and incredibly comfortable sock featuring soft, warm, alpaca and merino wool in the toe, heel, and wicking rings and channels that is coupled with ECO-Dri, a 100 percent post consumer recycled yarn in the evaporation zones, to remove moisture.
With cushion at the shin and under foot for comfort and super thin thoughout the balance of the sock, this style is a perfect choice for skiing as well as many other winter sports.
The Sno Comp style features the same patented, proven effective construction and yarns, however it’s completely without cushion for super-thin performance.
The company is also taking its performance features into the category of casual socks with a collection that is separated into three categories; Dress Casual, Metro and Walking.
Dahlgren stepped back over the past year to reevaluate the line and hone its focus on what Dahlgren has always considered its home base: performance outdoor.
Dahlgren took a year to focus specifically on that category, with a clean simple line of only five styles for men and women. However these five styles were redesigned to be the very best, most comfortable, most effective choice for each category.
After a successful year of focus on the completely redesigned line, with beautiful colors and rapid response shipping, Dahlgren is taking the same focus on design perfection, quality, and supreme comfort to the winter sports and lifestyle collections.
Dahlgren’s exclusive patented Dri-StrideÂ® technology keeps feet drier by utilizing three zones in each sock that work together to provide superior comfort. Each sock offers:
â€¢ An Absorption Zone â€“ featuring natural fibers (a blend of the finest alpaca and merino wool) that absorbs more moisture.
â€¢ Patented Wicking Ringsâ„¢ and Wicking Channelsâ„¢ that accelerate moisture transfer away from the toe zone.
â€¢ Evaporation Zone â€“ ECO-Dri (a 100% post consumer recycled yarn) draws moisture up and out of the shoe, keeping feet dry and comfortable in any climate.
In addition to the work Dahlgren has done to combine the best materials with the best moisture management system, the company has also added a sense of flair with new styling that is particularly noticeable in its new casual styles that incorporate function into its design elements. These style updates range from cherry blossom designs for women to neon stripes for men that serve a dual purpose in that they not only look good but serve as a â€œsuper highwayâ€ for moisture removal.
â€œKeeping your feet dry is the first and most important step to keeping you warm so you can enjoy a brisk winter day! Light cushioning at the shin and under foot provide protection from boots and abrasion,â€ said Kris Dahlgren, president of Dahlgren Footwear, who noted that a flat knit pattern throughout the balance of the sock ensures optimal fit.
In the new Metro style, users will find a thin sock without cushion for optimal fit and no bulk. This collection includes stylish argyles for men and a flower design for women that accentuates jeans or trousers alike in dress or casual wear.
â€œBest of all, this lean sock works hard to keep feet drier and more comfortable by using zones of soft, luxurious alpaca/merino wool and ECO-Driâ„¢, utilizing our Dri-StrideÂ® technology. This style makes the perfect case for â€œLess is definitely more,â€ said Dahlgren.
Dahlgren’s new Dress Casual collection, launching in Fall 2010, takes the company’s tried and true performance characteristics into the dress casual market with a patented construction process that keeps feet drier and more comfortable.
The entire sock is constructed with a fine blend of alpaca and merino wool to provide soft, absorbent, blister resistant luxury.
The same patented technology that can keep climbers ascending Everest dry and comfortable is now available to bring comfort and performance to daily casual wear. The system works by absorbing moisture in the toe and heel and transferring it away using patented wicking rings and channels – made with ECO-Driâ„¢.
Also for Fall 10, Dahlgren is reintroducing an improved version of its Walking sock â€“ still offering understated, stylish elegance designed to comfortably take you out on the town. The new Walking Sock now features effective, patented performance features that will keep you dry and comfortable during daily use with new updated that include a soft, luxurious blend of alpaca and merino in the absorption zones to bring the same level of performance from its outdoor line to everyday activities.