Farm to Feet Introduces Blue Ridge Run Series Sock Line

first_imgFarm To Feet makes 100-percent U.S. sourced and built socks at its plant in Mount Airy, North Carolina. And to celebrate this heritage, the company is introducing the Blue Ridge Run Series for Spring 2015. The line will include light-weight running socks in multiple heights, with and without cushioning, and a graduation compression sock.Farm to Feet has paired Rocky Mountain merino wool (sourced from the American Sheep Industries) with a new “Friction-Free” technology to create a collection of socks with wool’s natural feel, odor-resistance and wicking properties, but featuring improved abrasion control and heat management.Farm to Feet’s “Friction-Free technology” features a U.S.-sourced PTFE nylon, with the PTFE permanently incorporated into the nylon yarn during its postproduction. PTFE has a low friction coefficient, which reduces abrasion and the chance for blisters. Additionally, PTFE is hydrophobic which enhances the movement of perspiration away from feet and results in socks that dry quickly.The Asheville is an ultra light running sock with half density cushioning under the foot. The Roanoke is a similar sock, but with a flat-knitted frictionless bottom. The socks are designed with airflow channels over the instep and venting panels on the sides and rear for improved breathability. Both socks are offered in low and quarter-crew heights and available in men’s and women’s styles. MSRP- Low $16.00/ 1/4 Crew $17.00.Farm_To_Feet_Socks_GroupRounding out the collection is the Blue Ridge with graduated compression. Its has a targeted compression of 17.5 mmHg starting at the ankle and decreases up through the calf, to assist with blood flow and reduce muscle vibration for enhanced performance or recovery. The 16″ tall Blue Ridge with Friction-Free technology has half density cushioning underfoot for additional comfort. MSRP- $30.00.The socks in the Farm to Feet Blue Ridge Run Series feature all US sourced materials, a 100% seamless toe closure, reciprocated heal and toe pockets for a great fit, and double welt tops.In support of the launch Farm to Feet has teamed up with the Roanoke Outside and the Blue Ridge Marathon. The Roanoke has been named the official sock of the marathon and at the upcoming Outdoor Retailer Summer Market, Farm to Feet and Roanoke Outside will be awarding one attendee a trip for two to run “America’s Toughest Road Marathon”.Farm to Feet is committed to the goal of creating “the world’s best wool socks” by exclusively using an all-American recipe: U.S. merino, U.S. manufacturing, and U.S. workers. With a supply chain completely within the U.S., Farm to Feet is able to ensure the highest quality materials and end products, while having as little impact on the environment as possible. Once the wool is grown and sheared in the Rocky Mountains, the remaining processes take place within 300 miles of its sustainability-focused knitting facility in Mt. Airy, N.C.All Farm to Feet socks feature seamless toe closures, a comfort compression fit from the top through the arch, and superior cushioning for ultimate performance and comfort. Learn more at www.farmtofeet.com.last_img read more

Demise of cash greatly exaggerated

first_img 12SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » Well, the marketing dust has settled. Hopefully the chip on your credit or debit card has cooled off since Black Friday, your keyboard (or Buy Button thumb) didn’t lock up on Cyber Monday, and your fingers didn’t get pinched by the dispenser on “Withdraw Cash Wednesday.”Wait—hadn’t you heard about that last one?Withdraw Cash Wednesday, a brainchild of the ATM Industry Association, is a campaign to encourage consumers to keep their wallets stocked with cash and to use it for everyday purchases, touting its budgeting benefits and freedom from interest charges.Designed as a year-round effort, it got an added push in November coinciding with the holiday shopping season.last_img read more

No new cases reported locally as region total stays the same

first_imgStatewide—The Indiana State Department of Health has reported that 646 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19 Tuesday.  A total of 33,068 Indiana residents have tested positive for the coronavirus.  To date, 242,287 tests have been reported to ISDH at a 13.6% positive rate and 37 new deaths were reported for a total of 1,907 Hoosiers have died to date.Decatur County has a total of 224 positive cases and 31 deaths, Franklin County has 109 positive cases and 8 deaths, and Ripley County has 110 positive cases and 6 deaths according to numbers reported to the Indiana State Department of Health. Local numbers appear to have been adjusted between Ripley and Franklin County evenly (Ripley County down 3 from yesterday and Franklin County up 3).last_img read more