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Point6 is excited to participate in the 2nd Annual Pedal the Plains Bicycle Tour for the consecutive year. 

Scheduled for Sept. 20 – 22, 2013, PTP is a three day ride averaging 50 to 80 miles per day. Seasoned cyclists can also partake in a challenging Century Ride, while families can enjoy a mellow loop ride for novices. Point will be there to show its support by providing its performance merino wool cycling socks for sponsors and volunteers, and will be there all weekend cheering on participants.

Whether logging miles on the road, cyclocross racing or tackling challenging singletrack in the backcountry, all Point6 cycling socks are engineered with minimal-to-no cushioning for a performance fit and maximum comfort during long rides. Merino is proven as an excellent performer for cyclists in any climate thanks to the natural temperature stabilizing properties of wool, and we hope our cycling socks will help enhance the experience for everyone at the event.

 

 

Proudly made in the USA, Point6 exclusively uses 100-percent compact spun merino yarns and the highest quality merino wool, combined with advanced knitting and sock construction techniques, for products of the utmost quality, comfort and durability.

Proceeds from Pedal The Plains benefit The Denver Post Community Foundation in support of Future Farmers of America and 4H. Additional funds raised will be returned directly to the Eastern Plains of Colorado. Details on the route and schedules are available online at http://www.pedaltheplains.com.


Posted on June 27, 2013

Rave Media Results!

 

Point6 has received a lot of great media coverage lately, and people are raving about our merino wool socks! 

 


Sunset Magazine, a premier lifestyle and travel magazine focused on the western states and one of our personal favorites, recently named Point6 socks the “best socks ever”, and gave us a nice shout out in their ‘Best of the West’ issue. 

We love to hear people are excited about our products, and it feels great knowing there’s lots of happy feet out there. Visit our press page @ www.point6.com/blogs/media-blog and check out Point6 in Outside Magazine, Mountain, Wall Street Journal, Bicycling, and many more.

Happy Trails!

 

 

 

 

Happy Spring! To celebrate, Point6 is proud to debut a brand new collection of performance merino wool cycling socks geared for bike junkies of all flavors. 

Whether logging miles on the road, cyclocross racing or tackling challenging singletrack in the backcountry, you'll be riding in comfort and style with our fresh new sock designs built just for you. 

Our new cycling socks feature streamlined designs and sport-specific cushioning to enhance fit, comfort and performance, including the new Rider sock with our proprietary “buckle cushion.” This design features light cushioning strategically placed on the instep-area only to ease buckle pressure from stiff cycling shoes.

 

Merino wool is an excellent performer for cyclists in any region. Merino is naturally temperature and moisture regulating, so it keeps you cool when it’s warm and warm when it’s cold. Another advantage is the breathability of the fiber. Even the name Point6 signifies 98-point-6 degrees Fahrenheit, the body’s optimal temperature, and represents the moisture management and temperature regulating properties of merino wool. 

We also took a close look at style trends within the cycling community and found that cyclists in different regions prefer different sock heights. As a result our designs range from the 'barely there' micro crew with the Stealth, all the way up to 7" cuffs as in the Flyer and Big Day designs.


All Point6 cycling socks are engineered with minimal-to-no cushioning for a performance fit and maximum comfort during long rides. Arch and achilles brace support cradles the foot without impairing circulation, while ventilation panels enhance breathability for long rides in the heat. Every detail is meticulously constructed to prevent hot spots, blisters and swamp foot.

Point6 exclusively uses 100-percent compact spun merino yarns and the highest quality merino wool, combined with advanced knitting and sock construction techniques, for products of the utmost quality, comfort and durability. 

 

Posted on December 13, 2012

Point6 Winter Warmer Sweepstakes

Let it Snow! 

What better way to celebrate the holidays and all the snow with a 6-pack of Winter Cheer from Point6?



Posted on October 17, 2012

Ski Sock Buying Guide

 

We all know that winter is creeping up on us yet again.  The days are shorter, the air is colder, ski movies are playing, and the water cooler chat has turned from single track to camber.  While you’re busy stocking your quiver of gear, boards, and storm chaser apps, don’t forget that one core ingredient that is often overlooked preseason.   Ski socks are sometimes an afterthought when purchasing gear:  ski jacket, pants, base layers, helmet, gloves, boots, boards…all critical pieces of equipment, yes, but what is the most common reason for skiers and boarders to call it a day?  Cold toes.  But it doesn’t need to be that way.   Below, we’ve outlined our high performance ski and board sock options so depending on your boot fit and environment, you can choose the best merino wool sock that will keep you on mountain longer.  Happy Feet = Happy Riding

Ski Ultra Light:  This style of ski sock is very thin, offering no cushioning in the leg or foot area.  This sock is for riders who sport a very high performance (i.e. tight/low volume) fitting boot with very little “wiggle room”. 

Try our Ski Phoenix or Ski Blizzard; $18.95

Ski Pro Light:  Designed by boot fitting specialists, the Pro offers a special area of cushioning around the Achilles to hold the heel down in the boot.  There is also a light cushion on the shin to absorb vibrations but no additional cushioning in the foot area, so a low volume boot is still an excellent fit with this sock.

Try our Pro Parallel or Pro Starburst; $20.95

Ski/Snowboard Light:  Combining the same technical aspects of the Pro, the Ski Light has added insulation in the toe box of the sock as well as light cushioning under the foot.  The underfoot cushioning  adds some volume within the boot, so make sure you have enough room in your boot for this to be a comfortable fit all day.    

Try our Ski Light, Snowboard Retro, or Ski In Sync; $21.95  or Kids Ski Light; $14.95

Ski/Snowboard Medium:  Wrap your foot and leg in warmth and coziness with the Ski Medium.  This is our thickest ski sock as it has added cushioning around the leg, around the foot, and in the toe box.   A must have for seriously cold temperatures.  This sock adds significant volume to your boot, so if you need to absorb a little volume in your boot for better performance, this sock is an excellent choice.

Try our Ski Stripes, Ski Freefall, or Snowboard Gnargyle; $22.95  or Kids Ski Stripe; $14.95

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