& Thermohair Socks
The development of Thermohair
socks started in 1990 and became available in Canada in November 1992. If you are interested in the story, it is
covered “in the beginning”.
What is probably on your mind is: “why should I buy Thermohair socks?”. These are the original mohair socks made in
North America and are still made the same.
Thermohair socks are
made of 75/25 kid mohair/nylon yarn. Kid
mohair is hair sheared from the kids, during their first year of life. It is the finest, softest, most luxurious of
the mohair grades. Only 1million pounds
of this grade of fibre is produced worldwide per year. It is called the diamond fibre because it is
very strong and rare. It is as soft as
cashmere, yet wears out the stainless steel parts in the knitting machines.
What makes kid mohair ideal for socks?
The mohair is very soft and comfy. There is minimal friction on your feet which
makes them ideal for blister free trekking.
Mohair is very insulating, protecting your feet from the
cold and sub-zero outdoor weather. Over
the years they have been worn up every major peak, including Everest, and have
been worn in both poles. They are the
best socks for those working in steel toed boots or playing in the cold
outdoors or for those who suffer from cold feet due to health issues. Scuba divers wear them in their suits to keep
their feet warm in the icy waters.
The most durable sock you will ever wear! There is no tougher natural fibre that can
take the continual foot rubbing that occurs when you walk. Some customers have worn their socks as long
as 9 years, the max being 20. Of course,
some folks are harder on socks than others, but the bottom line is that these
socks will outwear anything you have worn.
Mohair wicks away moisture and can hold water many
times its weight without your foot feeling wet.
What men mostly appreciate, is that you wear these
socks at least 7 days between washes with no bad foot odour! The socks are machine washable, but hang to
dry. Lonnie Dupre of Grand Marais MN
wore these socks for 6 months to circumnavigate Greenland by dog sled and sea
kayak in 2000. Not many laundromats on
Last but not least, the socks are made of a renewable
fibre, green before green was a common word.
The goats efficiently convert plants from non-agricultural lands to
fibre that grows an inch a month. No
other animal does such a good job! The
does weigh approximately 80 lbs, yet produce 20 lbs of hair per year.
Some people asked for a finer knee high sock and a summer
weight sport sock. These came into
production in 2014. The knee high is
thin enough to fit in a ski boot or riding boot and has added spandex to keep
the sock hugging your leg. Some call it
the executive sock. The sport sock is
mid-calf and fits in indoor shoes or summer footwear.