Product Peaks Winter 2012
Orthotics users may be interested in these socks woven from bamboo, a natural fiber that is soft, moisture-wicking, doesn’t harbor odor and is temperature regulating (doesn’t get too hot or too cold). The socks also are anti-static, which may help prevent blisters.
They feature an arch support to help fight fatigue and keep them from slipping, and extra cushioning in the ball and heel areas. The company also carries a selection of compression socks to help with circulation.
Ecosox come in medium (men’s or boy’s shoe sizes 3-9 and women’s shoe sizes 4-10½) and large (men’s shoe sizes 10-13)...
According to Steve Marino, PGA head professional at The Golf Club at Yankee Trace in Centerville, Ohio, Ecosox are a perfect fit for the eco-conscious golfer. "Natural Products go hand in hand with golf," says Marino. "They're made out of bamboo and customers have responded well to this unique material. We started with a small order but brought in 144 pair this season and almost sold all of them."
November 26, 2011
Hooked On Golf Blog Review
For my last few rounds of golf, and the last few rounds at the gym I’ve been sporting some new Ecosox. Ecosox are not regular socks. They’re not made from cotton or wool or some sort of synthetic fabric. Ecosox are made from bamboo.
Why Bamboo? Bamboo is just about the most “green” and replenish-able source material there is. Bamboo is one of the world’s fastest growing plants and produces 35% more oxygen than an equivalent set of trees.
One of the biggest benefits to the person wearing the socks is the high moisture wicking. These socks soak up about 60% more moisture than cotton socks do. My lower legs and feet are where I sweat from the most, so this is a really big deal. To go with the high level of absorption, these socks do a far better job than cotton at controlling odor. No stinky feet!
Ecosox also provide great UV protection, even though I pretty much only wear ankle high socks. At least I know my ankle won’t get skin cancer!
Perhaps the best benefit of Ecosox though, is the comfort. These socks are so soft. I wear them around the house instead of my slippers. They provide great comfort and cushion during a round of golf or when I’m battling the treadmill at the gym.
Styles / Colors: There are nearly 20 different styles of Ecosox to select from. Each one of those styles comes in various sizes for men, women, boys and people with x-large feet. Along with each size comes a large selection of about five colors per. So far I’ve tested out the Ecosox men’s low cut and men’s quarter with fantastic results. I still have a model or two more to try out, but I’m sure I’ll be very happy with them. I’ll post a followup when I’ve put them through the rigors.
Conclusion: I could recommend Ecosox only based on the comfort, performance, odor and moisture control. Huge bonus that they’re eco-friendly and made from a super fast and quickly replenish-able source.
Check out the blog at www.hookedongolfblog.com
March 19, 2011
Huge Hit at DLM Health Fair
Dorothy Lane Market hosts their ninth annual Health Fair at the Many vendors including Ecosox were set up for the event in the Healthy Living Department sharing educational information along with samples of their products. It was a successful day interacting with new and previousocation.
us Ecosox customers and being able to share information with everyone about the benefits of bamboo socks. Numerous customers stopped by the Ecosox booth to share their experiences and opinions. Most stating they loved that Ecosox are “Made in USA” and the extra cushion helps their feet to feel rejuvenated after a long day. The Health Fair was an exciting and remarkable experience. For those who missed out on the event can plan for next year or visit DLM’s Healthy Living Department for all the great products offered at the Health Fair.
February 06, 2009
Bamboo Socks have small eco footprint
Sustainable socks a big hit with consumers
By Kim Margolis
Staff Writer - Dayton Daily News
WEST CARROLLTON - A local company is distributing socks that could protect the environment and maybe ever your feet. BBS Hosiery Inc. is distributing the EcoSox line of socks made entirely from bamboo, which is grown without pesticides. When they eventually wear out, the socks are biodegradable, said Bill Birkett, founder of BBS Hosiery. Birkett said the socks have arch and heel support, making them comfortable for those with foot problems. They creat no friction, which makes them particularly helpful to diabetics. And they are affordable, sold in West Carrollton at the true warehouse price of $3 per pair. The company has retail outlets on the West Coast, but none in Ohio. Its customers range from the Professional Golfers' Association to local soccer and baseball leagues. "With so many businesses going out of business, here's a brand-new business and we are going to grow," Birkett said.
Contact this reporter at (937) 225-2216 or kmargolis@DaytonDailyNews.com.
February 05, 2009
Eco-friendly company stepping into West Carrollton
Business specializes in footwear made from woven bamboo fibers.
By Kristen McAllister
Staff Writer - Dayton Daily News
WEST CARROLLTON - A new business specializing in eco-friendly socks made of bamboo has made Miamisburg its home. BBS Hosiery/Ecosox recently relocated from its combined Centerville office and Alabama warehouse and manufacturing facility to 235 S. Alex Road in West Carrollton. The company sells and distributes eco-friendly socks made of woven bamboo fibers. "After months of testing other eco-friendly fibers, we decided to use bamboo," said owner Bill Birkett, who has been in the sock business for more than 25 years. "In all these years, this is the most exciting thing in socks that I've seen," he said. Bamboo has moisture management features that wicks moisture away from the feet, Birkett said. "It also has features which are effective against bacteria and fungi that cause foot odor and athletes feet problems," he said. The socks can be purchased online at www.ecosox.com, or from the company's warehouse from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturdays. For more information, call (937) 866-1223.
Contact this reporter at (937) 225-9338 or kmcallister@DaytonDailyNews.com.