Paka, the maker of alpaca fiber apparel, launched a performance three-quarter crew sock made with natural fibers, incorporating alpaca yarn.

Alpaca fiber is “naturally odor-resistant, moisture-wicking and thermoregulating. Alpaca’s low moisture retention rate of 8 percent (typical wool compares at an average of 18 percent) helps to keep feet dry and comfortable and avoids the moisture and friction buildup that can lead to blisters. Alpaca fibers also contain a keratin protein with natural antibacterial properties that make it incredibly difficult to make these socks smell,” reported Paka.

Paka’s Performance ¾ Crew Sock has a snug rib-knit design to avoid shifting and friction, a breathable mobility mesh where the ankle meets the foot to promote ventilation, compressive arch support, and strategic extended heel padding for high-impact zones. 

“We wanted to create a versatile performance sock that could stand the test of intense biking, hiking and backpacking. We went all the way back to refining the yarn in Peru, creating a much finer thread count that would knit into a high-compression rib,” Kris Cody, Paka founder and CEO, said. “We went through probably 15-to-20 prototypes, sending them out on treks until the sock encompassed everything our community needed.”

Paka’s Performance ¾ Crew Sock is available in Black, Charcoal, Blue, Walnut, Quail, and Forage colors. 

For more product information, go here.

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