News and Events

Runner's World Magazine - May 2011
Runner's World recruited 100 Portland area runners to test 26 sock models.
Of the Asics socks tested the Kinsei Classic Quarter had PTFE NanoGLIDE and Copper CuTEC.

Backpacker Magazine Bridgedale's X-Hale Light Hiker was featured in Backpacker Magazine's March Gear Guide. "Blister-prone testers loved the Bridgedale X-Hale Light Hiker with NanoGLIDE which uses a slick, synthetic fiber to reduce fricition over the instep and toes. "It feels silky," one wearer reports. "And the mesh panels keep my feet drier than other socks." At key impact zones around the heel and under the ball of f the foot, dense double looped fibers of wool provide extra padding. "

Snow Shoe Magazine Salomon’s NanoGLIDE fiber technology focuses on the toe and heel areas of the Fastpacker socks. These are the prime areas for blisters, especially for runners. These foot blister “hot spots” are what can end a race quickly or, at the very least, slow a runner’s pace.

Military Times-Gear Scout- Hitting the US later this year, the X-Hale Light Hiker is a tech-infused merino crew height sock with sculpted padding areas. Bridgedale ‘s newest sock technology uses a new material called Nanoglide, with yarns the company says contain micron-sized super-slick particles that all but eliminate friction between foot and boot while wicking moisture.

Rick Schneider, Managing Director-Global Compass International-PP Presentation: INNOVATION. Nano-Glide by Next Fiber Technology. Nano particles to increase comfort and reduce abrasion for active sports , socks and other end uses...

Inside Outdoor Magazine, p 26...NanoGLIDE, a new PTFE-based technology that not only wicks moisture fast but goes after abrasion and heat that can cause skin discomfort. A natural for socks...

I only wear socks that meet my rigid criteria: no sag, high-crew length, friction free and no pilling. As a result I’m always on the hunt for great socks. Holy crap, Sockman! I’ve found the next generation of sport socks. They’re made with NanoGLIDE...

FabricLink's Top 10 Innovations for 2010 - Consumer Guide - February 2011
Next Fiber Technology's NanoGLIDE® is a next generation permanent, all-in-one, PTFE patented fiber technology offering maximum control over sweat, friction 

The Journal for Textile Professionals-AATCC Review Vol.10.No4 July/August 2010
Best Foot Forward p32. 

Running Gear for Men - NanoGlide - Rebecca Bryant, Editor, MSN Shopping, 01/12/2011
Whether you’re an experienced marathon runner or a beginner to the sport, buying the right gear can make or break your time spent in the big outdoors.

Runner's World - Shoes & Gear - Sock Stuffers - Lisa Jhung 11/29/10
Socks - You can always stuff socks with more socks, like the Asics Kinsei Classic Low Cut, with its NanoGlide yarn built in to the heel and toe to eliminate abrasion.

Please stop by the Salomon booth (30112w) at the upcoming summer OR show in July 09 to learn more about the new Salomon sock lines with NanoGLIDE®.

Please stop by the United Knitting booth (39034) at the upcoming OR show in July 09 to learn more about the new nylon and polyester knits from United Knitting with NanoGLIDE®.

2010 Winter Outdoor Retailer Show, January 21 - 24, 2010Please stop by the
Concept iii/Kingwhale Booth at 38037 to learn more about the new nylon and polyester knits with NanoGLIDE®.

2010 Summer Outdoor Retailer Show, August 4-7, 2010 - Please stop by the
Concept iii Booth 38037 to learn more about the new Cotton/NanoGLIDE knits co-developed with Cotton Incorporated