Out of all the Enduro specific gear out there, we haven’t seen much in the way of Enduro specific socks. Calling the new Defeet Levitator Trail an Enduro specific sock is a bit tongue in cheek, but the design is meant to cater towards those riding off road in ways other than XC. Starting with their COOLMAX EcoMade fabric, Defeet adds 48% Nylon with 3% lycra to make the socks manage moisture well while still being earth-friendly. As far as enduro or all mountain specific features, the socks use a high density foot pad to help cushion your feet on hard landings or when pushing your bike when you have to hike-a-bike.
Matched with strategically placed highly breathable sections, the Levitators with their 6″ cuff should be quite comfortable on the trails…
Levitators are available in 5 different styles including the Limited Edtition Bigfoot, plus the Marley, Ninja, Widowmaker, and Bonehead (not shown). Each pair retails for $12.99 and comes in S, M, L, and XL.
Also new are Defeet’s winter sock, the Thermeator 6″ (above with blue/orange, pink/teal horizontal stripes). Using a hollow core fiber called Thermolite, the socks keep your feet warm without resorting to a bulky fit. Coming in at 30% lighter than a comparable merino wool sock, Thermolite claims to have a faster drying rate as well. Meant to fit in any shoe without having to size up, the Thermeators use a mid arch compression zone, a quick dry Aireator mesh instep, and a 6″ cuff for winter comfort. Selling for $14.99, the socks are available in S-XL.