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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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The Sportsman socks

For men, woman and children. Have a fully linked toe seam. Hard wearing and will last for ages. Resilient and will keep their shape after many days of wear. Odour resistant (smooth mohair fibres have nowhere for smelly foot bacteria to lurk). Can be machine washed at 40⁰c (see washing instructions). Available in 17 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.

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  • 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 to Practical Action.
Practical Action is a global innovator, inspiring people to discover and adopt ingenious, practical ways to free themselves from poverty and disadvantage. Please go to their website to see some of their remarkable work.

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

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23-06-2019

Andrew

I purchased a couple of pairs in natural in the largest size. They fit bob on which is rare with my size 12’s and a bit. The key for me though was to survive a family wash, without special attention, with no shrinkage. They have and are still a perfect fit, so I’ve ordered a couple more pairs.

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    05-11-2018

    Wonderful!

    Best socks I've ever had. Comfortable, hard wearing and smeel-free! Thank you Corrymoor!!

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      02-04-2018

      Fantastic socks

      I have 3 pairs of theses socks and I love them, they keep your feet lovely and warm and they are a perfect fit and no more sweaty feet after a 10 mile walk.

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        27-12-2017

        Dawn

        I love these socks they are so soft and cosy.

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          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.
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          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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