‘Apparatus for dissipating sock heat and moisture’ [new patent]

“Users of shoe apparel (e.g., shoes, sneakers, etc.) often place socks on their feet before positioning their feet into the shoe apparel; such placement is advantageous for a number of reasons. First, a sock may prevent friction between the skin of a user’s feet and the inside of the shoe apparel, thereby alleviating, or minimizing, the possibility of skin abrasions. Second, the sock may provide extra comfort to the user.

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Yet, with the aforementioned advantages come various disadvantages. For example, users of shoe apparel for athletic activities (e.g., running) often experience moisture build-up within the sock; such moisture build-up may lead to skin irritation, discomfort, etc.”

What can be done about an unwelcome in-sock moisture-build-up scenario? US inventor Lukasz Przybylo has just been awarded a US patent, which, in its simplest form, might be described as a sock with a hole in it.

The full subtleties of which may be appreciated by examining : Apparatus for dissipating sock heat and moisture , United States Patent 10,925,324 February 23, 2021

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