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Sportsman

short sock

The Sportsman is a calf length, plain-knit, lightweight sock.  It has a hand-linked toe seam for comfort and a lightly elasticated top. The Sportsman socks are machine washable, durable and comfortable.

The Sportsman is ideal for wearing in shoes or lightweight boots. It is a formal business sock as well as a practical everyday sock and suitable for a range of sporting activities.  

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Size Guide

Size

UK US Eur

Extra Small

1 - 42 - 532 - 36

Small

4 - 76 - 837 - 41

Medium

8 - 109 - 1141 - 45

Large

11 - 1312 - 1445 - 48

The Sportsman socks

Are for men, woman and children. Have a fully linked toe seam. Are hard wearing and will last for ages. Are resilient and will keep their shape after many days of wear. Are odour resistant (smooth mohair fibres have nowhere for smelly foot bacteria to lurk). Can be machine washed at 40⁰c (see washing instructions). Are available in 16 colours.

Fibre Content: 55% Mohair, 45% JAS Nylon

Why add nylon? Mohair itself has relatively little elasticity and so we add nylon to give extra stretch. The nylon does not detract from the beneficial effects of the mohair.

Alternative choices

Devon Stripes – slightly thinner and with a slightly higher mohair content - and with Stripes!

Corrymoor Gentle-Top – similar to the Sportsman but with an elastic-free top.

Corrymoor Eventer – a longer, knee length version of the Sportsman.

Corrymoor Companion – a cushioned sole walking sock.

Corrymoor Sprint – a lightweight trainer sock.

  • Mid Calf Yes
  • Smooth hand-linked toe seam Yes
  • Thickness/Warmth Scale 2 out of 4

Caring for your socks

“In 25 years the mohair fibre and ingredients of your Corrymoor Socks haven't changed…..but detergents and washing machines have.”

So what is the best way to care for your Corrymoors?

  • Do not use detergents containing enzymes—check the detergent packaging
  • Wool wash at 40°c
  • Use a gentle spin (most wool washes will incorporate this into the cycle anyway)
  • Do not tumble dry
  • Wash dark colours separately at first

A Bit of Science and tips on washing
Mohair is a fibre made up of the protein keratin (like your own hair, silk, wool and other animal fibres). The scales of the mohair fibre are flattened and overlay each other giving a smooth surface (unlike wool). This gives mohair its smooth handle and high lustre and your Corrymoor Socks their unique hard-wearing, anti-bacterial (no smell), wicking and non-felting properties.

Mohair has a much greater resistance to shrinking and felting than other natural fibres, but it too finds it hard to resist the action of the protease enzymes found in many of the “low temperature” detergents. Sadly, the enzymes cannot tell the difference between dirt and the protein fibres of the mohair which can ultimately weaken and breakdown resulting in slight shrinkage and felting of your beloved Corrymoors.

For your Information (although we do not recommend you try this out at home)
Corrymoors are dyed in water which reaches boiling point, this is then followed by rinsing AND spinning AND tumble drying!

If you would like to receive your socks without the sock cardboard packaging please click the No option for each item ordered. We will then donate 10p per pair of socks to ShelterBox.  This is a worldwide international relief charity that delivers emergency shelter, warmth and dignity to people affect by disaster.

We do not recommend this option if you are a NEW CUSTOMER or if the socks are a GIFT.

Grade 
09-10-2017

Best socks in the World

Extremely comfortable, warm in Winter, cool in Summer. I wear them for work and for sports. I never wear any other socks. They're even good value cos they last for years.

  • 1 out of 1 people found this review useful.
Grade 
23-12-2016

no more smelly socks

I love these sock, you can wear them for a few days and they don't smell, they are so comfy.

  • 2 out of 4 people found this review useful.

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Sportsman

Sportsman

short sock

The Sportsman is a calf length, plain-knit, lightweight sock.  It has a hand-linked toe seam for comfort and a lightly elasticated top. The Sportsman socks are machine washable, durable and comfortable.

The Sportsman is ideal for wearing in shoes or lightweight boots. It is a formal business sock as well as a practical everyday sock and suitable for a range of sporting activities.  

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