Monthly Archives: November 2011

Stem Footwear Video

I loved this short video which accurately describes the benefits of Stem Footwear minimalist shoes for hiking and urban wear.   

Drymax Cold Weather Socks — Don’t Be Left Out in the Cold!

The Drymax Cold Weather Crew Socks are selling like hotcakes, literally.  Or is that coldcakes?  

One of the hardest challenges in cold, freezing temperatures is keeping your feet warm and toasty.  Once your feet get cold, the rest of you will be miserable.  Staying dry is the key to staying warm in cold weather.  Moisture pulls heat away from the skin 23 times faster than air.  Yet we walk around in moisture all winter long — it’s called snow.  Moisture can reduce skin temperature so rapidly that wet, damp feet feel painfully cold.  Drymax socks have a special dual-layer moisture removal system that keeps feet dry.  The moisture-attracting outside layer draws moisture to the outside of the sock, keeping your feet warm and dry.  

Drymax Cold Weather Crew Socks are a high density protective padded sock.  Think “thread counts” in your bed sheets.  A high density (HD) sock has higher thread counts compared to a lower density sock.  This little illustration tells the story.  The Drymax Cold Weather Socks are considered a high density sock, so this helps to aid in the insulation factor.   

They are knit with hollow core polyester fibers on the outside to increase the insulation factor.  The front of the sock has a third layer of Drymax fiber insulation, since that area is inclined to get the coldest due to wind chill.  

Independent laboratory tests have proven that Drymax Socks are the #1 Sock to keep feet dry — up to 25 times dryer than other socks.  Cotton is the absolute worst because it attracts and holds moisture, but even wool socks are no comparison to the fiber technology in Drymax Socks.  

Drymax Socks Moisture Comparison to Polyester, Acrylic and Wool
Drymax Socks Fiber Technology vs Wool Socks

Needless to say, we are smitten with the technology in Drymax Cold Weather Socks.  There is nothing worse than cold, freezing feet!  

For additional information or to purchase online, visit:  Drymax Cold Weather Socks

Minimalist Footwear – Stem Primal Origins


We are SO excited to have the new Stem minimalist footwear at  We are incredibly psyched about these shoes!  I am not a runner, but I appreciate the need for a comfortable, natural feel.  Stem Primal Origins are right on target for my requirements.  They are getting rave reviews from everyone, including us!

Stem Footwear Minimalist Shoes at

Stem Footwear is noticeably different from other minimalist shoe brands.  It is the most flexible footwear with the widest toebox so that your feet can be comfortable and your toes can splay apart freely.  These shoes feature a proprietary air-infused rubber outsole that is 50% lighter and more flexible than the rubber sole used in Vibram Five Fingers.  The Stem Footwear shoes also have a natural foot shape and a stitch-down footbed that eliminates the need for a midsole/insole.  These are not shoes from a traditional shoe company!  

The soles of Stem Footwear is made from air-infused rubber.  Think ultra light and flexible — they move with your foot, not against it.  

To give you an idea of how well received these are in the marketplace, one of our first customers bought a pair, and then turned around and purchased three more pair from us within 2 weeks.  Do you get the impression our customers love these shoes?  

I will have more on information on Stem Footwear soon.  For now, check these out:  

Stem Footwear — Purchase Online offers free shipping to US and Canada, and low cost flat rate shipping to other international locations.