The Ultimate American Sock Uses Soft & Durable Bison Down

By: Rahul Kalvapalle - Nov 26, 2014
References: unitedbyblue & kickstarter
The Ultimate American Sock is a high-quality bison down and merino wool sock created by United By Blue, an outdoor lifestyle apparel company that strives to fuse high-quality products with socially conscious business practices.

The sock uses highly durable and ultra-soft bison down obtained from bison raised domestically in the Rocky Mountain West. These magnificent animals only produce 4-6 ounces of under-coat fiber a year, making bison down a prized commodity. The fiber they do produce is softer, warmer and more durable than merino wool. However, its short length requires that it be fused with merino wool -- which is longer -- to produce yarn thin enough for socks.

When you slip your feet into a pair of Ultimate American Socks, you feel as if you are walking on clouds. The fit is incredibly soft and snug; however, the socks somehow also manage to be extremely tough and durable. The socks are also hypo-allergenic and anti-microbial, besides having moisture-wicking properties to keep you dry and comfortable.

Another good reason to purchase these socks has to do with United By Blue's promise to remove a pound of trash from oceans and waterways for each pair of socks sold. The product is also all-American, with every stage of the manufacturing process -- from collection of bison down to spinning into socks -- taking place exclusively in the USA.