Parásoles are supportive socks. They help adapt the natural shape of your foot to hard ground surfaces, and provide traction on slippery floors. Hybrid footwear designed to be more sock than shoe. They are not running shoes, and we do not recommend running in them. Our 3D socks are deigned for casual wear, light training, and recovery.
Our 3D socks are designed to primarily function outside of a shoe, although they can also be worn in some shoes. They generally fit into casual and lifestyle shoes. Fit is dependent on the shoe design, how much room is in the toe box, and how tight you wear your shoes. Similar to over-the-counter insoles, it may help to remove the existing insole to improve fit.
To wear them in shoe, its best to place them in the shoe first, then slide your foot in place. You do the opposite to take them off, removing your foot first. They will not work in all shoes, but for some it definitely helps. They really shine for the times you need more than a sock but less than a shoe.
Parásoles are designed to function like a recovery/training sock. They will also provide light protection from gravel and small objects, but are not intended to protect like a shoe. We wouldn't recommend wearing them for hiking or in unfamiliar or potentially treacherous areas.
Combining properties of both, our 3D socks provide functional arch support when weight-bearing and being active on your feet. The compression hugs your foot for comfort, and helps to improve circulation.
Parásoles come in a standard B (Women's) or D (Men's) width. The dual layer sock is designed to stretch and comfortably hug the foot, if you are a few millimeters wider in some areas. If you have a slightly wider foot, you may consider sizing up to the next size.
We currently offer Parásoles in whole sizes only. If you are between sizes, we recommend sizing down for a tighter fit or size up for a looser fit. Please keep in mind our 3D socks hug the foot, and it is normal for your toes to extend to the end of the sole. You would not leave extra room in the toe the way you would for a shoe.
You may wear your Parásoles with a thin sock. If your feet sweat more than most, a thin sock can help absorb excess moisture and keep your 3D socks fresher longer. You may also wear a thin sock, if you prefer a snugger fit.
Yes, our 3D socks are antibacterial and antimicrobial. Using Ultra-Fresh antimicrobial infused materials inhibit the growth of bacterial and fungi responsible for creating unpleasant smells and staining in textile and plastic consumer products.
If your 3D socks get a little dirty, you can easily wipe them off with a damp cloth. If they become less than fresh or soiled, you can wash them by hand or just throw them in the wash in a mesh laundry bag (Gentle cycle (30C). We recommend allowing them to air dry overnight. Keep them away from the dryer!
Parásoles are sustainably designed for a minimal footprint. Made with a recyclable polymer sole, and the knitted sock can be ground up and woven into new 100% recycled fiber. We are also developing bio-based nylon for reinforcing our dual layer knit fibers. Our goal is to create a closed-loop retail cycle, where your used items can be made into something new. Keeping them out of the landfill.
Parásoles are designed to be durable with more utility than a typical pair of socks. We have been wear testing pairs for over 2 years, and have yet to wear them out. That said, it really depends on how you're using them, body weight, and total steps traveled. Because of these variables, we can't estimate exactly how long they will last for you. We recommend replacing them with new pairs every 6-8 months, to maintain the best cushioning and compression properties.