Winter socks have become a staple item for cyclists, after years of experimentation it has become clear that by far and away the best material for this is merino wool. We have used the same footbed as the 1.51 Socks, a ceramic thread giving it extra strength and increased heat transfer, important even in winter.
As odd as it may seem, wool socks were only recently reintroduced into the professional peloton. Their reappearance may have gone unnoticed – in team colours, they’re visually almost indistinguishable from the standard-issue socks – yet their increased performance in cold conditions was very noticeable, making them a favourite three-season sock for many racers (probably not a good idea to wear them in the height of summer).
The upper part is constructed with a mix of merino wool and silk for softness, and the footbed is made of the ceramic material I've always liked (I'm still not sure what it does, but it does it well).
The design is a nod to the CHPT3 secondary identity of dashes signifying the years of my racing career. While the socks are designed to be worn on the bike, we kept the colour palette subdued so you can wear them off the bike as well, with a pair of jeans or perhaps a bespoke Timothy Everest suit if that's your fancy.
The most remarkable attribute of the socks is their thin construction because although they're designed to keep your feet warm, they fit seamlessly into your snug cycling shoes. At 18cm the 1.52 Winter Socks are slightly longer than the summer sock, providing a little bit more protection from the elements.
- Merino wool upper is mixed with 5% silk for softness, 10% Nylon for durability and 20% elastane for stretch
- Ceramic footbed for durability and to help keep your feet warm
- Pro length plus (18cm) for winter warmth
- Thin construction doesn’t constrict inside your cycling shoes
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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