Heat Holders inventor, David Doughty, spent his working life making and selling socks.
Laid off from his factory job in the late 70s, he bought a sock machine with his severance check and began making socks in his garage.
Things got tougher in the 90s. Imports flooded the market, forcing David to switch from manufacturing to importing. Socks got cheaper, but they got thinner and lighter too – and people’s feet got colder.
One winter’s day in 2006, while David was watching his son play football, he realized his so-called ‘thermal’ socks were doing absolutely nothing to keep his feet warm. Sock-makers had tried so hard to be cheap, that they’d forgotten about quality.
Right there and then, David decided to create a superior thermal sock. A sock so warm, his feet wouldn’t know it was winter.
Developing Heat Holders® took two years of hard work, dozens of experiments, and a complete redesign of machinery.
Eventually, we found the answer: a three-stage manufacturing process incorporating a high-quality acrylic yarn mix with an incredibly soft, cashmere-like feel, a special long looped pile, and finally an intense brushing process.
The key to insulation is to trap as much warm air as close to the skin as possible, and that’s what Heat Holders® do better than any other sock in the world.