"Happiness is the highest form of health." -Dalai Lama
This sock is made to encourage circulation throughout the feet and legs, while maintaining comfort, aesthetic, and quality. It is great for plane travel, circulatory issues, and anyone with larger ankles requiring roominess around the legs.
Features + Benefits
- Please kindly take note: this is NOT a compression sock, it is what we call a Circulation Sock. This sock has a loose-fitting ankle and leg band, but still holds its place on the leg comfortably and does not slip down. The Circulation Sock is made to encourage circulation throughout the feet and legs by eliminating the tightness in the sock band around the ankle and leg band.
- Luxury made to last. Alpaca is exceptionally durable if cared for properly, and more durable than sheep's wool. Non-itchy, lightweight, breathable, windproof, silky-smooth, resistant to piling and matting, non-shrinking, water and stain-resistant.
- Alpaca has unique thermal properties due to the mircoscopic air pockets found in its fiber, allowing air circulation on warm days and heat insulation on cool days. This prevents sweating in warmer weather, and in colder weather, contains heat for warmth. Wear these alpaca socks year-round in any regular shoe without overheating.
- No animals are harmed in the making of any Pokoloko product. Alpacas are shorn in cycles like sheep according to the seasons.
- Ultra soft hand feel, luxurious texture. Soft and gentle on the skin. Alpaca is hypoallergenic.
- Unisex, suitable for all humans.
- Status symbol. In Incan history, alpaca was considered the “fiber of the gods,” and reserved for royalty. Domesticated more than 6000 years ago, the alpaca represents a unique South American textile tradition.
- Alpaca is one of the Earth's most sustainable fibers. Alpacas have soft, padded feet, not hooves, which minimize soil erosion. They consume relatively less water than other animals, and have efficient digestion, low level feeds, and they only nibble on top of pasture grass without uprooting it. No harsh chemicals are necessary to process alpaca as alpaca contains no lanolin oil.
Artisan + Origin
- Fairly-traded. Made by highly-skilled, independent Peruvian artisans, with whom we work directly.
Materials + Care
- 50% alpaca 35% acrylic 10% nylon 5% spandex
- Cold, delicate wash, and hang to dry.
Size + Fit
- S = Womens: 5-7 & Mens: 4-6.5
- M = Womens: 7.5-9 & Mens: 7-8.5
- L = Womens: 9.5 - 10.5 & Mens: 9-11.5
- XL = Womens: 11- 12 & Mens: 12-14
Q: What are some fun alpaca facts?
An alpaca is an intelligent animal of the camelid (camel) family native to the South American Andes. Alpacas come in 22 natural shades, and their luxurious fleece is sheared once a year in Spring. Alpacas are herd animals, their social structure requires they live with other alpacas. An alpaca will be lonely, and may even sicken and die, if isolated. They share a bathroom, alpacas use communal dung piles removed from where they graze. They are musicians, alpacas vocally communicate with a melodic hum to express a spectrum of emotions, from curiosity to mourning.
Q: Does it hurt the alpaca to get its fleece?
Alpacas are not harmed while their fleece is harvested. In fact, alpaca wool is one of the most ethical fibers available. Farmers take great care in gently shearing the wool and releasing the animal back to roam freely. Alpaca fiber does not contain lanolin, meaning it does not require strong chemicals to clean it.
Q: If I get my alpaca wool socks wet, will they still keep me warm?
Depending on how soaked your socks are, alpaca has an ability to resist water and, even when damp, provide warmth. The hollow fibers of the alpaca fiber trap air in their core which provides enduring insulation.