During every kind of sports activity, excluding aquatic sports, the foot receives countless solicitations, given by the movement it makes, by the sock, by the shoe and the ground.

Some alterations of the sock or the shoe do not allow the right grip on the ground, causing important skin damages like blisters or lesions given by rubbing the foot against the shoe where to be blamed are socks that create slipperiness. The construction of Oxeego's socks, with its innovative technology, allows a reduction of damages to the skin due to rubbing and better stability of the foot and leg, stimulating the microcirculation of blood and reducing the excessive overheating. The increase in oxygenation that Celliant technology offers also manages to maintain a constant temperature. The union of this yarn to Oxeego Antibacterial technology, with its high absorbency, reduces the risk of fungal superinfections, the so called "athlete's foot", often due to excessive overheating and poor tissue oxygenation that cause its formation.

The particular construction of the Oxeego sock makes this sock not just 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 metatarsal and ankle areas. Furthermore the support made in the lacing area avoids discomfort and traumas due to the displacement of the shoe tongue and rubbing laces on the skin.

For sportsmen who suffer from hyperhidrosis, it reduces 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 combined action of Celliant fibers and Oxeego Antibacterial technologies means:
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More energy
The exclusive mix of natural and inorganic materials of the yarns 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.
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TEMPERATURE REGULATION
The union between the two yarns in the Oxeego sock helps the body temperature regulation in every situation, thanks to the increase of blood's microcirculation and to the absorption of humidity in the treated area.
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OXYGENATION
The energy reflected and re-addressed towards the foot's tissue reactivates the regulation mechanism of the blood microcirculation with consequent increment of the skin's oxygenation. In healthy subjects, the oxygenation can improve from 10% to 24%.
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ANTIBACTERIAL
Thanks to the strong antibacterial and antimicrobial function of chitin* molecules contained in Oxeego®'s yarns, it is possible to contrast the environment where bacteria tend to develop and the consequent bad odours. * organic molecule that has been used for many years in the medical, sanitary and pharmaceutical fields.
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HYDRATION
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.
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SWEAT REGULATION
Oxeego's items containing chitin have a very high capacity of absorption (30 times its weight) and can be used directly on the skin, guaranteeing a high comfort level and leaving the treated area dry, even in stressing situations.
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CELLIANT TECHNOLOGY
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.

The micronized particles (less than 1 micron) are added to a polyester fiber, which is the basis of any kind of fabric. The energy so re-emitted reactivates the regulation of the foot's microcirculation, leading to more oxygenation of its deeper tissues.

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SOCKS WITH TEXTILE FIBERS CELLIANT TECHNOLOGY
  • Microcirculation rebalance to improve tissue oxygenation without the use of any drugs.
  • Improvement in conditions of physiological microcirculation of the foot. 2*
  • More comfort in patients with diabetic neuropathy affecting the feet. 3*
  • TcPO2 (Transcutaneous partial pressure of oxygen): O2 measured at the skin surface.
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THE CHOICE OF NATURAL FABRICS TO AVOID THE RISK 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 fibers that can absorb water up to 30 times its weight.
  • Oxeego Antibacterial technology-based textile fibers are hypoallergenic, all natural and fully biodegradable. They are produced by co-extruding the chitin/chitosan dust with cellulose viscose.
  • Oxeego Antibacterial fibers look like soft cotton. They have high resistance to wear and high stability over time and even after many washes.
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BIBLIOGRAPHY

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

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