The Explorer is the thickest and warmest of our knee length socks. Extremely durable, it has terry-loop cushioning throughtout which gives comfort, warmth, protection and support to the leg.
Perfect for walking, rambling, hiking, climbing, farming or gardening – the Explorer can be used for skiing, fishing and other extreme outdoor activities.read more
Warning: Last items in stock!
For men, woman and children. Have terry loop stitching right round the foot and up the leg. 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 14 colours.
Fibre Content: 68% Mohair, 32% 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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“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?
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!
We do not recommend this option if you are a NEW CUSTOMER or if the socks are a GIFT.
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