During every type of sports activity, excluding aquatic sports, the foot receives uncountable solicitations, given by the gestures they imply, by the sock, by the shoe and by the ground where the activity is practiced on.
Some alterations of the sock or the shoe do not permit the right grip on the ground, causing important skin damages like blisters or lesions given by rubbing the foot with the shoe where to be blamed are socks that create slipperiness.
Celliant fibers, with its innovative technology, permit a reduction of damages to the skin and better stability of the foot and the leg, also stimulating the microcycle and reducing the excessive heating of the part, maintaining a constant temperature.
The union of this yarn to Oxeego Antibacterial technology, with strong antibacterial power, can reduce the risk of superinfections given by fungus, so called "athlete's foot", often due to the excessive heating and the poor tissue oxygenation that imply the composition of it.
The particular construction of the Oxeego sock with proper support areas make this sock not a simple garment, but an essential tool while practicing sports. Paired up with right shoes, this sock is the key for improving sports performances, with a "cool-down" effect on the foot, a reduction of the risks of infections and skin lesions; with its support zones, it reduces the presence of micro traumas on the metatarsus zone and local traumas due to the movement of the frontal tab of the shoe and the rubbing of the ties on the skin.
For sportsman who suffer from hyperhidrosis, Oxeego can reduce the risks of maceration and fissuring of the skin that can happen especially after an intense and prolonged activity, thanks to its absorbing power.
The first textile that interacts with the body.
Titanium dioxide, silicon dioxide and aluminium oxide all have optical activity: they absorb the energy, mainly IR radiation, that is produced by the metabolic activity of the foot and re-emit it towards the deeper tissues of the foot.1
The micronized particles (less than 1 micron) added to a polyester resin, which is the basis of fibres that can be woven into all types of tissue.
The energy so re-emitted reactivates the regulation of the foot's microcirculation, leading to more oxygenation of its deeper tissues.
Socks with textile fibres made by Celliant Technology
Re-equilibrating the microcirculation to improve tissue oxygenation
The evidence - even in the physiologic microcirculation of the foot 2
The benefits in patients with diabetic foot microangiopathy3
TcPO2 (Transcutaneous oxygen partial pressure): O2 measured at the skin surface.
Oxeego Antibacterial Technology
The choice of natural fabrics against the risks of superinfections
Chitin/chitosan is a natural aminopolysaccharide similar to cellulose. It is found in hard shells of crustaceans, in seaweeds and in the wall of single-cell fungi and yeasts. It may be spun in very thin fibres that can absorb water up to 30 times its weight.4
- Oxeego Antibacterial technology-based textile fibres are hypoallergenic, all natural and fully biodegradable.
Oxeego Antibacterial fibres are produced by co-extruding the chitin/chitosan dust with cellulose viscose.5
- Oxeego Antibacterial fibres have touch and hue similar to soft cotton. They show high resistance to wear and high stability over time and even after many washes.5
Socks with textile fibres made by Oxeego Antibacterial Technology
Prevent skin's hygiene of the foot to prevent infections
Highly efficient absorption of skin moisture at room temperature5
Powerful intrinsic antibacterial activity also against the most resistant pathogens5,6
Klebsiella pneumoniae: in-vitro proliferation with and without Oxeego Antibacterial fibres5
The combined action of Celliant fibers and Oxeego Antibacterial technologies means:
The exclusive mix of natural and inorganic materials of the yarns present in the Oxeego sock, allows the reflection of infrared energy issued by our body, giving it back with a different wavelength,penetrating more deeply, improving physical activity and recovery.
The energy reflected is re-addressed towards the foot's tissue reactivates the regulation mechanism of the blood microcycle with consequent increment of the skin's oxygenation.
In healthy subjects, the oxygenation can improve from 10% to 24%.
Oxeego helps avoiding dry and irritated skin, thanks to its special structure Soft touch and to the regulation of humidity. Oxeego can also be used by people with sensitive skin like elderly and children.
The union between the two yarns in the Oxeego sock, helps the body temperature regulation in every situation, thanks to the increasing of the blood's microcycle and to the absorption of humidity in the treated area.
Thanks to the strong antibacterial and antimicrobial function of chitin* molecules contained in Oxeego's yarns, it is possible to contrast the environment adapt to bacteria's development and the consequent bad odours happening
* organic molecule used since many years in the medical, sanitary and pharmaceutical fields.
Oxeego's items containing chitin have a very high capacity of absorption (30 times its weight) and are particularly adapt to be used directly on the skin, guaranteeing a high comfort level and leaving the treated area dry, even in stressing situations.
York MB, Gordon IL, Divisione di Chirurgia Vascolare, Dipartimento di Chirurgia, Università della California Irvine Medical Center. Effect of optically modified polyethylene terephthalate fiber socks on chronic foot pain. BMC Complement Altern Med (2009)
McClue G, University Texas A&M, Houston, Texas. Celliant Study of Thirteen Healthy Subjects (2005)
Lavery LA, Loyola University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois. Celliant Blood Flow Studies (2003)
Takeuchi A et al. Esperienza sull'uso di chitina in forma di fiocco
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Manicardi G. "Attività antibatterica di alcune fibre tessili". Progetto di ricerca "Attività antibatterica", Università di Modena, Dipartimento di Scienze Biomediche