Wait!? You Made Socks with Real Siver?

Stinky socks.  We’ve all had some experience with this foul beast.  I would venture to say that most of us would choose not to experience it at all!  That’s why we came up the our ELEMAX™ line of socks.  We treat our ELEMAX™socks with nanosilver, and it turns them into super socks!  It kills bacteria that causes odor, it’s anti-fungal, and anti-microbial.  Just look at what the National Center for Biotechnology Information had to say about the use and benefits of nanosilver, like what’s in our ELEMAX™ line of socks:

Nanosilver also plays a preventive role in special socks, shoes, and bandages developed for diabetics to prevent foot, ankle, and leg ulcers from progressing; in socks for military troops working in less-than-sanitary conditions to prevent trench foot, athlete’s foot, and other fungal infections; and in common athletic clothing to slow the spread of MSRA and other bacterial infections associated with close-contact sports.

Wow!  Give me a pair of those ELEMAX™ socks now!  There’s more.  They went on to say:

Also, with antibiotic-resistant infections a growing concern around the world, there’s a powerful incentive to develop new antimicrobial tools, and nanosilver offers great promise in this arena. A new nanosilver-based gel known as SilvrSTAT™, for example—introduced in fall 2012 as a wound-care antimicrobial by Utah-based ABL Medical—was proven in laboratory tests to kill strains of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) within minutes, says ABL Medical managing director Keith Moeller. SilvrSTAT is also approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use in elder-care centers to help treat diabetic and septic ulcers, surgical wounds, and grafted sites, Moeller says, and by the EPA for use as a disinfectant for hard nonporous surfaces.

Now, here’s the really good stuff:

“We’ve never actually found a pathogen we couldn’t kill,” Moeller says. “That’s why silver is being used all over. It’s an incredibly safe, very broad-spectrum antimicrobial agent. It’s naturally occurring, and it’s just really effective.”

Rosalind Volpe, executive director of the Silver Nanotechnology Working Group, says nanosilver also deserves a place in common household goods. A paper by the working group explains, “Nanosilver antimicrobial treatments can bring a number of functionalities to consumer articles, including longer shelf life (e.g., cosmetics) giving more safety, less waste and ultimately lower prices for consumers; plastics that are protected against the degrading action of bacteria (e.g., discoloration); and textiles that are protected against colonization of bacteria that can lead to odors (e.g., sports clothing), ultimately giving greater comfort and prolonged use. Additional benefits such as reduced washing frequency at lower temperatures can give significant water and energy savings.”

I guess by now you can see all the benefits of nanosilver and why we wanted to incorporate it into a comfortable, durable sock that can be used for most any activity.  Note, we have two versions of the ELEMAX™.  One has a full cushion and is designed more for comfort than more active applications.  The other has a half cushion and is intended for movement-based activities such as running, biking, circuit training, and even golf and tennis.  This version has a breathable mesh on top of the foot as well as an arch support to keep the sock in place and prevent slipping.  Both versions are treated with the same silver treatment used by the U.S. Marines and U.S. Navy, so I guess you could say it’s been “field tested”.  So, say goodbye to stinky, nasty socks forever.  Pick up some ELEMAX™ socks with real nanosilver today.  I’m sure someone near you will be really glad you did!  #what'sonyourfeet?