London, Oct 22: A hole in a sock can be embarrassing for anyone – and an American entrepreneur seems to have come up with a solution.
Cameron Carter, a 23-year-old Chicagoan who attended the US Air Force Academy, decided to take the military technology usually found in bullet-proof vests, and put them into socks.
The resulting product is called ‘Socrates’, and are guaranteed to never develop holes or worn out bottoms.
Carter has turned to online site Kickstarter to fund the project, and has already almost tripled his original aim, raising $28,000, according to the Daily Mail.
Most people wear socks every day, all day, but continue to buy flimsy products, said Cameron on the firm’s web site. It’s the ‘crowdsourcing’ website where anyone can raise tens of thousands of pounds for their idea. But are any of them any good?
The sock is made primarily from fabric with built-in lycra. The Kevlar sections are carbon threaded around the toe and heel areas where wear and tear is greatest.
The Socrates have kevlar fibres, usually found in bullet-proof vests, sewn into the sole, toes and heel. The firm is selling the socks online for $25 for two pairs, or $65 for three, and says they will be shipped five weeks after the Kickstarter funding closes later this month.
The product has already become a huge success, with over 700 people having signed up.