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The Upside Down Sock

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Overview

Outdoor trekking socks are worn in technical boots in which the foot moves during use. Traditional outdoor socks use a terry loop construction around the entire foot for both protection and insulation. However, this terry loop is compressed underfoot during use, inhibiting its benefits, while adding unnecessary bulk and weight and increasing the chance of blisters. Kora has recreated the outdoor sock by turning current technology upside down.

 

- A blend of luxurious wool and synthetic fibres that maximises comfort, performance and durability
- Mapped cushioning design positions the terry loop only in appropriate zones reducing bulk and weight, maximizing breath-ability and comfort
- Terry loop protects and insulates upper part of foot, upper heel and achilles area
- Mesh knit section at toe flex hinge to reduce bulk and abrasion
- Removal of terry loop underfoot reduces bulk and friction

Our Fit Is Unique To kora

Our base layers conform to the contours of the body.
Our mid layers are sized to wear over a base layer.
Please use our Body Measurement Chart below to determine your size before ordering.
  • men's
  • women's

Your body measurements in inches:

Your body measurements in centimetres:

Size Chest Sleeve Waist Seat  Inseam
S 92 83 76 95 80
M 98 85 82 101 81.5
L 104 88 88 107 83
XL 110 90 94 113 84.5
XXL 118 94 105 120 86
Size Chest Sleeve Waist Seat  Inseam
S 36 1/4 32 3/4 30 37 1/2 31 1/2
M 38 1/2 33 1/2 32 1/4 39 3/4 32
L 41 34 3/4 34 3/4 42 1/4 32 3/4
XL 43 1/4 35 1/2 37 44 1/2 33 1/4
XXL 46 1/2 37 41 1/2 47 34
Size Chest Sleeve Waist Seat  Inseam
XS 80 76 64 89 75
S 86 78.5 69 94 77.5
M 92 81 74 99 79
L 98 84 80 105 80.5
XL 104 87 86 111 82
Size Chest Sleeve Waist Seat  Inseam
XS 31 1/2 30 25 1/4 35 30
S 33 3/4 31 27 1/4 37 30 1/2
M 36 1/4 32 29 1/4 39 31
L 38 1/2 33 31 1/2 41 1/4 31 3/4
XL 41 34 1/4 33 3/4 43 3/4 32 1/4

How to find your measurements:

Chest (A): measure just under the arms and across shoulder blades holding tape firm and level, with your arms down by your sides.

Sleeve (B): with arm relaxed at your side and slightly bent, measure from centre back neck, over point of shoulder, down the outside of the arm down to the wrist bone.

Waist (C): measure around your natural waistline.

Seat (D): measure around fullest point of seat while standing.

Inside leg (E): measure pants that fit you well. Lay them flat, with the front and back creased smooth. Measure along the inseam from crotch to bottom of leg hem. On body = crotch to inside ankle bone.

Your body measurements in inches:

Your body measurements in centimetres:

Size Chest Sleeve Waist Seat  Inseam
S 92 83 76 95 80
M 98 85 82 101 81.5
L 104 88 88 107 83
XL 110 90 94 113 84.5
XXL 118 94 105 120 86
Size Chest Sleeve Waist Seat  Inseam
S 36 1/4 32 3/4 30 37 1/2 31 1/2
M 38 1/2 33 1/2 32 1/4 39 3/4 32
L 41 34 3/4 34 3/4 42 1/4 32 3/4
XL 43 1/4 35 1/2 37 44 1/2 33 1/4
XXL 46 1/2 37 41 1/2 47 34
Size Chest Sleeve Waist Seat  Inseam
XS 80 76 64 89 75
S 86 78.5 69 94 77.5
M 92 81 74 99 79
L 98 84 80 105 80.5
XL 104 87 86 111 82
Size Chest Sleeve Waist Seat  Inseam
XS 31 1/2 30 25 1/4 35 30
S 33 3/4 31 27 1/4 37 30 1/2
M 36 1/4 32 29 1/4 39 31
L 38 1/2 33 31 1/2 41 1/4 31 3/4
XL 41 34 1/4 33 3/4 43 3/4 32 1/4

How to find your measurements:

Chest (A): measure just under the arms and across shoulder blades holding tape firm and level, with your arms down by your sides.

Sleeve (B): with arm relaxed at your side and slightly bent, measure from centre back neck, over point of shoulder, down the outside of the arm down to the wrist bone.

Waist (C): measure around your natural waistline.

Seat (D): measure around fullest point of seat while standing.

Inside leg (E): measure pants that fit you well. Lay them flat, with the front and back creased smooth. Measure along the inseam from crotch to bottom of leg hem. On body = crotch to inside ankle bone.

Socks sizes

Size EU USA  UK
Small 38-41 6-8 5-7.5
Medium 42-45 8.5-11.5 8-10
Large 46-49 12-14 11-13

Customer Reviews

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A Successful Rethinking of Socks

I like these socks. They're not nearly as heavy or thick as I expected from the photo: the bottoms are thin, and the tops are the equivalent of a light- to midweight hiker... which has me wondering what Andrew Skurka would say... I think hed like them. The good news is that, with the added thickness on the top, they are significantly warmer than my very thin merino running socks, ideal on these sub-freezing mornings. My Very Thins would often not insulate fully, especially in rain and snow, where the UDS are keeping me comfortable. The seam under the toes was a concern when I first examined them, but there are no negatives while wearing them: no chafing, no hotspots. I have 100+ miles on them, and they continue to wear as-new, with no signs of wear. All in all, an interesting and successful rethinking.

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Great socks

I was initially sceptical, and they do feel a bit different from regular socks - theyre slightly looser fitting than the other (merino) socks I use; not an issue aside from that Ive found they dont work so well in trainers due to my heel slipping, but in mid-height (or higher) trainers/boots they work well (and to be fair the sock is designed for hiking). They feel great and adapt to a good temperature range, keeping my feet warm when Im out in the snow. They have become my regular cold weather sock.

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Happy Norway Customer!

The socks I've actually been using each day since they arrived last week, and they perform absolutley perfect. I tend to get chilly feet but the Kora socks are working their magic it seems. I'm quite sure these are just my first two pairs of Kora socks.