Company Announces Launch Of Latex-Free, Men's No Show Socks
July 11, 2014 - St. Charles, MO -- "Latex-free" is one of the important features of Best Socks USA's first new product, men's no show socks, which are made of 80% cotton and 20% polyester.
"Many people are allergic to latex, and we felt it was important to provide a good quality no show sock that men can count on to not irritate their skin," said President and CEO, Kimberly Smith.
According to Smith, some people may have an allergy to latex and not even know it. Latex can cause a range of allergic reactions, from minor skin redness and itching, to serious breathing difficulties.
Smith adds, "Often, people who wear socks that contain latex will take them off at the end of the day and have raised, red lines or welts on their legs or ankles where their skin came into contact with the latex. These areas can be very itchy, as well."
Smith experienced this reaction years ago without knowing what the problem was. "It was a minor latex reaction, nothing life-threatening, but it was very itchy and I would have reddish-pink, raised lines where the sock band was touching my ankle. After years of thinking this was just something I had to endure, I finally figured out what the issue was."
Knowing she wasn't the only one to suffer with this problem was one of the reasons she started Best Socks USA and launched its first product, latex-free men's no show socks.
And why did she choose a no show sock for the company's first product? She personally likes no show socks and even wears them year 'round.
About Best Socks USA
Best Socks USA was founded in 2013 and is dedicated to providing comfortable, latex-free socks that are made and packaged in the USA. Their headquarters are in St. Charles, Missouri.