如果您要问到底什么是增强袜子，官方称之为“形式跟随功能”。通常袜子只是简单地遵循穿着者脚的形状，即Form Follows Form。除了吸收汗水和不弄脏鞋子内部之外，袜子的作用并不重要，但是REXY的设计师丹尼尔·康（Daniel Kang）认为，袜子在保护和赋予双脚力量方面起着至关重要的作用。
If you’re asking yourself what exactly a performance enhancing sock is, think of the term Form Follows Function. Socks, for the longest time, have just simply followed the shape of the wearer’s foot, or Form Follows Form. Aside from absorbing sweat and not dirtying the inside of your shoes, socks didn’t play much of a role in their function, but Daniel Kang, the designer of REXY believes they play a vital role in protecting and empowering your feet, easily the most overworked part of your body.
They say the average human walks at least 10,000 steps a day, which means by the age of 20, you’ve probably walked enough to cover the circumference of the earth, and that sort of activity surely deserves more than just a piece of cotton and spandex covering your feet. Kang designed the REXY socks to be a functional piece of equipment, rather than basic fashion. Every aspect of the REXY was designed to assist and comfort your feet, helping it help you walk, while also wicking perspiration and relieving foot fatigue from a long and active day.
The highlight of REXY’s design is its arch support pad, that sits in the archway of your feet, between the toe-ball and the heel. The arch is a natural shock-absorber, and tends to flatten out over the course of the day, causing foot-aches. REXY’s arch-supporting pad keeps your foot’s arch cushioned through the day, improving both balance and mobility while reducing the fatigue you feel at the end of the day. An additional cushion zone sits right above the heel, hugging the back of your foot to provide support, cushioning, and relief by compression.
The REXY is a great example of rebuilding a product from the ground up. Unlike conventional socks made from either cotton, nylon, spandex, or wool, REXY employs a specially formulated Aqua-X fabric that’s designed to wick away moisture up to 30% faster than polyester, and stay cool and dry, preventing discomfort and the odor caused by bacterial growth. The fabric is even stitched together using a unique weave called Airwave, designed for maximum breathability, making the socks feel cooler than conventional cotton socks. When all is said and done, REXY channels its ability to do more with design details and material science, to provide a sock that cushions your feet, while empowering them to walk, run, or jump more, without feeling the burn. The socks additionally even have four-way anti-slip silicone pads at their base, so they keep your foot stable inside your shoe, reducing any inner movement that may affect your performance.
It’s pretty amazing to see that socks can be designed to be as empowering and functional as your shoes are. Made to work universally across various foot-types, the REXY gives you a serious competitive edge when you’re training or playing a sport, relieves foot aches if you’re the kind to walk a lot or stand through the day, and even keeps your feet dry, healthy, and odor-free for longer periods of time… and it’s honestly pretty remarkable that the humble sock can do all that.
Daniel Kang 丹尼尔·康