DeFeet International

The Story of a North Carolina Microsockery

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OUR STORY

In 1992 DeFeet knitted the Aireator sock inside out from conventional cycling sock construction. At that time, cycling socks were single use, white, and had little to no stretch, knitted with a soft destructible outer layer and an inner lining of nylon. 

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OUR FIBERS

We choose our fibers based on quality and sustainability. Our USA merino wool comes from the Rocky Mountains, and our performance polyester is recycled locally from plastic water bottles. 

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MADE IN THE USA

We prioritize the 3 R's: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. We engineer a long-lasting durable product;  maintain a local supply chain; and use high-quality recycled fiber with our USA-grown Merino wool.

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BLOG

Blog stories feature all things cycling and DeFeet.

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GIVING

DeFeet offers support to the cycling community and local community through sponsorship, donations, and collaboration. 

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VIDEOS

Our video library includes technical sock and accessory breakdowns, and must-see short films on our dark history as bottle runners.

WATCH DEVIDEOS
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YARN & STRIPE

The Yarn & Stripe Magazine tells the stories of our history, our supply chain, and the thought and design behind some of our products.

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DEFEET PRESS

Browse articles about DeFeet covered in the Press.

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OUR GUARANTEE

DeFeet socks and accessories are manufactured with the highest quality sustainable fibers, and are guaranteed to withstand normal conditions of cycling, hiking, and daily wear. Our products come with a 5-year warranty. If you are not satisfied with your product, we will replace it.

 

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