Whats in a 1.51 sock? The footbed is made with a ceramic thread that not only increases strength but also decreases heat build-up. The main body of the sock is a microfibre nylon base using Meryl® Skinlife, a fabric technology that belongs to the most advanced mix of intelligent polyamide yarns. Its composition offers a permanent antimicrobial effect able to reduce unpleasant odours in your garments, allowing you to exercise hard and stay feeling fresh. The Monzamilano version matches the special edition kit to commemorate the Monza to Millano TT the design is based on a dark anthracite colourway with yellow grid markings.
They have a height of 15cm, which although taller than a classic sock, does not enter into the domain of the ridiculously tall.
When it came to the subject of CHPT3 socks I told Steve Smith of Castelli, “I have the best socks in the world, but I don’t know where they are from.” So the search began. Steve and I gave our email correspondence the subject title: TBSITW (The Best Socks In The World). I couriered one of my last pairs to Italy to be studied by Laura in R&D at Castelli. Laura ultimately tracked them down to a factory in Northern Italy but the factory was no longer in business.
So we had to start over and re-engineer the best sock in the world. 1.51 is the fruit of the quest for TBSITW. The footbed is made with ceramic thread. I don't know what this does, makes them awesome I think. The height is quite high; this is how I like them. They will lose a little bit of this height after their first wash, but minimal. I wanted socks I could wear with a suit if I wanted; these I can.
- Meryl Skinlife bacteriostatic upper portion
- Ceramic footbed for durability
- Pro length (15cm)
- TBSITW (The Best Socks In The World)
- Weight 47g pair
In 2015, the Chpt3 project provided the newly-retired David Millar, and designer Richard Pearce, with the opportunity to work alongside long-time sponsors to create something truly different and exclusive. A collaboration with Castelli launched the brand; a collection of lovingly designed cycling garments that fuse the latest material technology with a sartorial elegance opposed to the billboard stylings of the peloton. The result is the ultimate in both performance cyclewear and coffee-stop chic. Read more about CHPT3.
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