New Fiber Technology Breakthrough Big Benefit for Tennis Players

August 24, 2007

Los Angeles, CA — Drymax Sports introduces new Tennis socks with the exclusive Drymax® Fiber technology. Independent laboratory tests confirm Drymax socks stay up to 25 times drier than socks made with wicking fibers like Polyester, Acrylic, Nylon, Wool or Cotton, it was announced today by Gus Blythe, developer of the new line of Drymax Tennis Socks.


Moisture on the skin creates a host of problems; it causes discomfort, blisters and fuels the growth of odor-causing bacteria as well as the uncomfortable fungal skin condition known as Athlete’s Foot.


The laws of physics dictate that no single fiber technology can attract and repel moisture at the same time. Other tennis socks use only wicking fibers which attract and hold moisture next to the skin, keeping feet wet.


Drymax Tennis Socks are designed with two different fiber technologies interwoven to form a dual-layer sock. On a molecular level, moisture doesn’t stick to the inner (super hydrophobic) Drymax fiber terry loops allowing them to squeegee sweat off the skin into the outer (hydrophilic) moisture attracting fiber layer. This advanced design creates a self-contained Moisture Removal System keeping feet dry and comfortable on or off the court.

“Drying time is very important. You can’t stop a tennis match to allow your socks to dry out. Drymax socks need NO drying time; they dry at the speed of sweat,” emphasized Blythe. “What you wear on your feet affects comfort and performance and therefore the outcome of your game. Choose your socks wisely, your feet depend on it,” he added.


Drymax Tennis socks offer many features not found in other tennis socks.

3D ADVANCED FIT & SIZING – The industry typically uses 2D forms and only three sock sizes to cover all sizes of Women’s & Men’s feet which is not adequate. Drymax’s five sock sizes fit because they were developed on special 3D shaped foot forms. Each sock includes a (S, M, L, XL, or XXL) color size mark for easy match-up after laundering.

PROTECTIVE PADDING – No longer do tennis socks have to be thick to protect feet. Drymax Tennis socks are designed with High Density protective padding. Dense padding as opposed to thick padding protects without adversely altering the fit of the shoes.

AIR CONDITIONING – Most Drymax socks possess top and bottom mesh air vents designed to keep feet drier & cooler by working with the built-in vent systems in the newest generation of breathable Tennis shoes made by Adidas® (Clima Cool®), Reebok®, and Wilson®.

LONG LASTING COMFORT, DURABILITY & LOOKS – The special fibers used in Drymax Tennis socks have a comfortable springiness and do not get stiff, shrink, or lose shape over time. The whites are crisp and the colors never dull.

Drymax socks are designed to last a long time due to the use of the highest quality Drymax & Polyester fibers and special abrasion resistant Nylon fiber reinforcements placed in the normal heel & toe wear areas. Consumers can save energy by not having to machine dry Drymax socks, as they are almost dry coming out of the washer’s spin cycle.

ACTIVE ODOR CONTROL – The MicroZap® antimicrobial additive is a silver-based zirconium phosphate ceramic ion-exchange resin. MicroZap is not a topical treatment; it is molecularly infused into the Drymax fibers. This special process makes MicroZap non-migratory and non-toxic, producing permanent long-term odor control for the Drymax socks.

BLISTER FORMATION – Heat, moisture and friction all play roles in the formation of blisters, and each heightens the severity of the others, thereby creating a Blister Cycle. Excess heat signals the body to produce sweat to lower the skin’s temperature through evaporative cooling. Wet socks increase the amount of friction (stickiness) on the skin’s surface which soften and weaken the skin. The linear and torsional movements created while playing tennis produce shearing forces which subsequently cause the skin and inner tissue to tear apart. This separation soon fills with fluid to form a blister.

ANTI-BLISTER SYSTEM – Several features work together as an anti-blister system to actively prevent the formation of blisters. 1) Exceptional 3D fit, 2) Five sock sizes, 3) Seamless insides, 4) An instep-hugging arch band, and 5) Because Drymax socks stay dry, the skin stays dry too; therefore blisters normally caused by sweat or sweat vapor are prevented.

Drymax Tennis socks can be worn all day every day for sport or casual wear and are sold in athletic footwear, tennis specialty, sporting goods and sports apparel stores and online. Drymax retailers & e-tailers can be found at

Drymax Sports LLC is a privately owned North Carolina based company.