Gordini, a leader in cold-weather gear innovation for more than 65 years, announces it is entering the performance sock category for Fall 2023 with the introduction of both ski and hiking socks for women and men. Having invested in an Italian knitting technology that allows for strategic placement of yarns for dynamic performance and comfort, Gordini will bring these proprietary knitting applications, previously limited to medical accessories, to the outdoor industry.
The Gordini sock collection features the exclusive SoleKNITTM dual layer construction and OrbitKNITTM ribbing technology. SoleKNIT layered technology leverages the functional performance of premium fibers and isolates their application to the appropriate zone of the foot, such that a soft, moisture-wicking interior could be combined with a strong, durable exterior. The construction merges two distinct fiber layers together into a single knit to create a quilted affect, increasing thermal benefits, as well as breathability and moisture transfer. Additionally, all socks will feature OrbitKNIT ribbing technology. The cuff or leg of the sock expands to all shapes and sizes from the structural pattern of the knit rather than the sole reliance of elastic yarns. This mechanical stretch offers a comfortable and secure fit that stays put without constriction or unpleasant sock marks. Each of the new Gordini performance sock styles will feature a single- seam construction that closes at the toe, preventing hot spots, friction and bunching.
“While we have been innovating performance outdoor gear for several decades, in order to enter the sock category we needed to set ourselves apart,” said Gordini President David Gellis. “After years of exploring tooling, technologies and innovations, we found a game-changing knit that had previously only been used for medical purposes. We saw great potential to leverage its performance, fit and comfort benefits with our outdoor user. Gordini’s mission has always been to keep you outside longer, and every detail of these socks is designed to do just that.”
Gordini’s sock collection offers four ski and four hiking socks for men and women in varying weights, ranging from the Sterling, a heavyweight, over-the-calf ski sock, to the Eden lightweight hike crew sock, and the ultralight Ripton ski sock. Other design features in the collection include padded shin panels, ankle protection, instep compression for increased circulation, bolstered arch support to prevent foot fatigue, secure heel pockets for frictionless fit, and a full terry cushion throughout the sock.
For more information, please visit www.Gordini.com.
Based in Vermont and independently owned, Gordini has focused on the same mission since its founding 65 years ago: to keep hands warm and dry so you can stay outside longer. Gordini believes that handwear, socks and goggles are not merely accessories – they are equipment and should be built to endure the most demanding conditions season after season. Gordini, a bluesign® System Partner, honors its commitment to people and the planet by focusing on innovations that solve for the challenges faced by its users and the planet.