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Socrates socks with integrated Kevlar are designed to never wear out

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October 15, 2012

Socrates socks employ Kevlar-carbon matrix material and are designed to never get a hole, ...

Socrates socks employ Kevlar-carbon matrix material and are designed to never get a hole, droop or wear out

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For many, socks and jocks are the go-to gifts for dads for Christmas and birthdays. While not the most imaginative gift, most men can generally use a steady resupply of both thanks to the inevitable holes that appear in such garments coupled with an apparent reluctance to spend money on underwear. Well, gift givers may need to put in a bit more thought if dad invests in a couple of pairs of Socrates socks. Made from Kevlar-carbon matrix material, they’re designed never to get a hole, droop, or wear out.

Described as “the first business-casual application of Kevlar,” Socrates socks feature toes fashioned from a Kevlar carbon matrix material and a carbon threaded material on the toes and heel. That’s the most common locations for holes covered, but the Socrates socks don’t stop at Kevlar for their military-inspired longevity. The top of the socks also feature “military spec elastic,” which presumably keeps them up in even battlefield conditions, while the bulk of the sock is created from Lycra freshFX fabric with “anti-droop technology.”

The materials that go into making the Socrates sock

With the military influence evident in the socks, it shouldn’t come as a surprise to learn that they're the brainchild of Cameron Carter, a 23-year-old U.S. Air Force Academy graduate who works as a contracting officer and business advisor for the U.S. Air Force in Europe. Despite the hardiness of the socks, Carter claims they are not only flexible and form fitting, but also light, soft and comfortable.

Carter took to Kickstarter to raise funds to get the Socrates socks into production and it appears indestructible socks were on many a wish list with the project already exceeding the $10,000 goal with still 18 days left to run. If all goes according to plan, Carter will be shipping the Socrates socks from November in a choice of two styles and various color options.

Team the Socrates socks up with the Kevlar underpants developed by the U.S. Army and you may never need to buy underwear again.

Carter’s Kickstarter video pitch can be viewed below.

Source: Kickstarter

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Darren Quick Darren's love of technology started in primary school with a Nintendo Game & Watch Donkey Kong (still functioning) and a Commodore VIC 20 computer (not still functioning). In high school he upgraded to a 286 PC, and he's been following Moore's law ever since. This love of technology continued through a number of university courses and crappy jobs until 2008, when his interests found a home at Gizmag.   All articles by Darren Quick
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7 Comments

Shut up and take my money!

Onihikage
16th October, 2012 @ 12:17 am PDT

These are designed for people with more money than brains!! What a ridiculous idea!!

JoeB
16th October, 2012 @ 04:05 am PDT

Embed the appropriate GPS hardware into both socks in a pair so that I can easily find and wear both socks! Lost socks are also an effective tool for extending a socks life - can't find 'em, can't wear 'em, right?

Facebook User
16th October, 2012 @ 05:36 am PDT

As a girl who loves to knit, do they have the yarn on sale?

Michele K Free
16th October, 2012 @ 09:11 am PDT

I bought some herculon (sp) Burlington crew socks back in 1963--stll have them. OK,OK, that sounds kind of sick, but when I saw they weren't wearing--not even a little--I decided to keep them just for the novelty of it.

reholmes
16th October, 2012 @ 09:20 am PDT

So if I shoot myself in the foot it won't be so bad?

Facebook User
16th October, 2012 @ 10:22 am PDT

Kevlar is not a particularly comfortable fiber. It doesn't have any give, and it tends to have a lot of scratchy fibers on the surface.

I bought Kevlar shoelaces once, but have since replaced them because they were just awful.

Jon A.
16th October, 2012 @ 10:58 am PDT
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