The Bridgedale Men's X-Hale Speed Demon 1/4 Crew Socks are the ultimate warm-weather, mid-cushion cross training socks. The Speed Demon features an ultra lightweight synthetic body with anatomically sculpted cushioning, mapped to improve heel fit and relieve lace pressure. Ideal for running and cycling when some cushioning and durability is necessary, but heat retention is not. A unique metatarsal pad shape prevents hot spots on the bottom of the foot, while double loop cushioning provides much-needed cushioning everywhere else. The Speed Demon won't slip off your heel and stays in place all day long. This anatomically knit sock also includes light, fast-wicking Tactel mesh fibers to help keep your feet dry and comfortable — and make sure your feet are the last thing you're thinking about on race day.
WoolFusion: These socks feature Bridgedale's legendary WoolFusion technology. This process combines the highest-quality natural yarns and fuses them with high-performance micro fibers. The resulting hybrid yarn has dynamic characteristics providing both wicking and absorption; dual properties that neither natural nor synthetic fibers can achieve alone. They provide warmth when needed and keep excess moisture away from the skin. WoolFusion socks are also extremely tough, and backed by an otherwise unheard of 3-year guarantee.
Ultra lightweight synthetic body with anatomically sculpted cushioning mapped to improve heel fit and relieve lace pressure. Ideal for running and cycling. Unique metatarsal pad shape prevents hot spots, while double loop cushioning remains supportive.
X-Hale: Mapped impact cushioning, cooling ventilation. Speed Demon: Light and highly breathable. T2 double loop cushioning for impact protection.
Light, fast wicking Tactel mesh removes excess perspiration. WoolFusion® combination of Merino Wool and Endurofil™ is mapped for maximum support and heel retention. Ultra-thin fit with cooling ventilation, mapped cushioning and heel retention. This anatomically knit socks improve heel fit and forefoot comfort during endurance sports. Features Bridgedale's proprietary T2 anti-compression technology that keeps socks springy and comfortable for hours. (Click on the images above for more information on T2 technology).
Calf-Height Cuff, Ideal for 3/4 height footwear
Cushioned Ankle Protection
Targeted cushioning in lace-up stress points
Open mesh for breathability & improved wicking
Deep Heel Pocket
Flat toe seam
Reinforced Toe Box
T2 Dual Density Cushioning with Reinforced Areas
Fast & Light
X-Hale Series - Light & Vented, with Sculpted Pads
Ventum Series - Fast & Fresh, with Asymmetric Fit
Our Fast & Light category of socks sets the standard for lightness and comfort. Designed for use in warm condition utilizing sculpted padding to minimize thermal effect of cushioning and broadly venting the rest of the sock to keep feet cool. Available in variety of fun colors for today's lighter and faster footwear. Great for speed hiking, cross training, adventure racing for everyday.
X-Hale Series: Light and Vented socks with bold styling and fun coloration. You'll feel cool in these highly breathable socks featuring 360 degree of ventilation and anatomically sculpted cushioning. This series includes four socks featuring Bridgedale's proprietory anti-compression technology that keeps socks springy and comfortable for hours.
Ventum Series: Fast & Fresh styles knit using our Be-Fresh WoolFusion yarn. Be-Fresh is an extraordinary comfortable yarn providing a silky handle along with moisture management and anti-microbial protection. Each sock is asymmetrically knit with cushioning & mesh specifically sculpted for the left or right foot.
T2 Anti-compression loop
What is Anti Compression?
T2 Anti Compression loops are a propietory innovation from Bridgedale featured X-hale Trailhead & Trail Diva. T2 is a unique loop within a loop design offering impact protection at pressure points. The inner loop (shown in red) has more resilience than the outer loop (blue) to help cushioning stay a loft.
T2 Anti Compression cushioning keeps sock comfortable longer.
Where is it? T2 cushioning is positioned at high impact areas where pressure points are a factor, such as ball of the foot, metatarsal bones, lace up area and Achilles. At left, T2 zones are shown in a contrasting plum yarn, the pink yarns are sculpted cushioning that provides next to skin comfort. White areas are broadly vented lightweight knit.