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Wigwam Styles, Sizes and Technology

     Wigwam Wonder WickWonder-Wick®:

The Wonder-Wick® Moisture Control System was developed by Wigwam Mills to keep your feet warm, dry and comfortable. A moisture-repelling yarn next to the skin wicks the perspiration away from the foot. A moisture-absorbing fiber on the outside of the sock works with the inner fiber to ensure that moisture stays away from the foot. A dry foot is warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. The lack of moisture next to the foot is also instrumental in minimizing blisters. 

Wigwam Cool Max    Coolmax®:

A high-performance, four-channel fiber engineered to move moisture and speed the evaporation of perspiration. It is a superior fabric for wicking action, drying time, moisture absorption and transport.

Wigwam dri-release    Dri-release®:

Dri-release® is a patented technology utilizing an intimate engineered blend of moisture absorbing and moisture repelling fibers. The moisture absorbing fibers pull moisture through the fabric while the moisture repelling fibers push the moisture to the surface of the garment where it can evaporate quickly as airflow moves across the fabric. 

Wigwam Outlast    Outlast®:

Outlast® is a PCM or Phase Change Material that is combined with acrylic fibers or viscose rayon fibers. The PCM is able to absorb extra heat generated by the human body when it is too warm and releases heat from the human body when it is too cold. Thus it serves as a temperature regulating material. Ideal for use in socks where the person wearing them is engaged in active pursuits. Its properties also reduce perspiration.

Wigwam Thinsulate    Thinsulate®:

An insulating fiber from 3M® that is breathable, durable and is able to retain most of its insulating qualities even in damp conditions. It is not able to be used for knitting. 

Wigwam thermax    Thermax (CM) Polyester:

Hollow core polyester fibers that prevent heat loss by trapping a layer of warm air around the foot while transporting perspiration to the outer layer of moisture absorbing fabric. It offers great softness and wicking ability.


Sock Lengths

Boot Length:

A typical length of a sock that falls higher than the tops of taller outdoor and hiking boots, typically 12” to 13” in height, although they can be as long as 14” to 15” (Tall Boot Length) or as short as 11” (Shorter Boot-Top Length).
Crew Length:

A sock that extends beyond ankle length, but not beyond the largest part of the calf. Typically 9” to 12” in length.

A short length sock that falls below the ankle bone. Usually 3” to 4” in length.

An ultra low-cut sock. Similar to a low-cut, but typically less than 3” in length. Ideally, it is cut low enough that it is totally hidden from view when worn inside footwear.
Over-the-Calf Length:

A sock that extends above the largest part of the calf. Typically 15” or longer.
Push-Down Length:

A mid calf length, typically around 14” to allow for the sock to be pushed down or “slouched” to give a bunched look to the fabric above the ankle.
Quarter Length:

A short crew sock, similar in length to a mid-crew sock. Typically 4” to 7” in length.
Tube Sock:

A sock that is knit in the shape of a tube, having no knit-in heel pocket.