Aireator 6" Equality

Aireator 6" Equality

Pre-order the DeFeet Aireator 6" Equality sock now. 100% of the proceeds from the sale of this sock will be donated to the Bahati Foundation.

Socks will start shipping the second week of July on all pre-orders.

The Bahati Foundation was launched by ten-time US National Champion cyclist Rahsaan Bahati. The fundamental values of the Bahati Foundation are: Give Back, Respect, Challenge and Unbelievable Passion. The foundation's mission is to support inner-city and underserved communities through education, healthy lifestyle, access to educational opportunities and cycling outreach programs designed to empower and inspire youth on and off the bike. These efforts in underserved communities and working with community leaders, organizations, schools, and businesses can help provide young people the chance to nurture their talents and interest in the sport of cycling.

Made with Repreve® fiber from recycled plastic water bottles, the DeFeet Aireator is the original custom design sock for cycling. Also ideal for every day casual wear, the DeFeet Aireator is the leader in durability, comfort, style and performance.

To read more about DeFeet's statement on racial equality, click here.

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Product Information

  • Thin, breathable construction
  • Non-sagging cuff
  • Quick drying Aireator mesh weave on top of foot
  • Minimal heel and toe seams
  • Eco-friendly: Made from recycled water bottles in North Carolina. 
  • Content: 60% Nylon, 39% Recycled Polyester, 1% Lycra
  • Weight: 2.4 oz/.15 lb
  • Care: Machine wash cool. Tumble dry low. No bleach, softeners, or harsh detergents.


The awareness of long term injustice toward Black people and the consciousness of racial equality is growing in society, and it encompasses us as individuals and as a company. This awareness has led to change within DeFeet that is never going to stop. Even the process of making a statement has led us in directions we have never traveled in our 28 years of business. We don’t know how much of a difference we make in the big picture, but we know our thoughts and actions add up. We are going to do more as a business and in the cycling community.

Writing and talking about injustice toward Black people and systemic racism forced us to begin to understand how much we didn’t know and ask what we have discounted for our entire lives. We realized that talking openly with each other about racial inequality and racial injustice toward Black people specifically was a way to move into an obstacle, not around it. We don’t want to go around this. We also don’t want to simply move through it. It’s so large we are going to move into it, try to get to know it and try to be part of creating positive change and equality. For now, that change means learning. We are also going to support more programs that grow this consciousness. DeFeet has begun by creating an “Equality” sock, and we are donating 100% of the proceeds from this Sockfunding campaign to the Bahati Foundation, at www.bahatifoundation.org.
 We’ve learned that even as kids, we weren’t all taught the same things about history. We realized how embedded certain beliefs became. We reobserve how influential previous generations are and how blindly following footsteps can be dangerous and unfair toward others. It began as an uncomfortable topic and is compelling us to tear down walls. DeFeet is openly deciding to build racial equality into the fabric of our brand. How true would that ring if it only meant putting photos of Black people and all races in social media and collateral materials? DeFeet is re-working its core values, the words we display on our factory walls to demonstrate what we stand for, to include racial equality. We learned that it doesn’t happen by itself, it didn’t exist to this point, and that we need to say it, do it and live it so that universal change can take root in the world.
The road to racial equality is a long climb. We are going to ride toward the summit no matter how long or how steep it gets. We’ll get off and walk our bikes if we have to. We’ll help those that need help. Never forget, this road also leads toward love. The road toward love is the last one we’ll all ride together, forever.

 

Shane Cooper & The DeFeet Team

DeFeet S M L XL
Women 6 - 8 8.5 - 10.5 11 - 13 -
Men 4.5 - 6.5 7 - 9 9.5 - 11.5 12 - 14
EU 36 - 39.5 40 - 42.5 43 - 45.5 46 - 48

DeFeet offers a variety of shipping options to fit your needs. Orders are shipped Monday through Friday from our warehouse in Hildebran, NC. Most orders will ship within 72 hours of being received. Please note that weather, peak shopping seasons, and shipping holidays can delay the shipment and delivery of your order. If you have any questions regarding shipping options, please contact us at support@defeet.com

If an item on your order is no longer available or no longer in stock, we will contact you as soon as possible with the option to substitute a different item or issue a refund for what is unavailable. If we do not receive a response from you within 72 hours, your order will be shipped and missing items will be refunded. 

SHIPMENT METHODS

DOMESTIC ORDERS

USPS First Class Mail – 
First Class Mail is our most popular, as well as the most economical way to ship your order. Please note, orders must be under 1 pound to utilize this method. Upon shipment from our warehouse, most packages will arrive within 5 business days.

**Please note - FedEx will not deliver to PO boxes. In order to ship FedEx, a physical address must be provided.**

FedEx Ground – Upon shipment from our warehouse, transit time is 1 to 5 business days within the continental United States. For residential addresses (Home Delivery), packages may be delivered on Saturdays. 

FedEx One Rate – Two to three day delivery applies to business days only. Orders must be received by 12 PM EST to be processed and shipped same day. Please note that any orders received after 12 PM EST are not guaranteed to be processed until the next business day. For example, if you place an order at 3 PM EST on Thursday, we will not process and ship until Friday. 

INTERNATIONAL ORDERS

USPS First Class Mail – First Class Mail is our most economical way to ship packages internationally. In order to utilize this service, orders must be under 4 pounds. Upon shipment from our warehouse, typical transit time is 10 to 14 business days but may take up to 21 business days.

FedEx International Economy - Upon shipment from our warehouse, typical transit time is 5 business days.

**Please note, DeFeet is not responsible for any duties, taxes, and/or customs fees that may be applied to your order when entering your country.