Socks are not an afterthought for Assos. In fact, they receive as much thought and care when being designed and engineered as all other offerings in the product range. And why shouldn't they. They are the type of product if done well make your cycling experience that much more enjoyable. They need to fit correctly, have plenty of elasticity and smooth flat seams. Seems like a fairly easy item to produce, but many manufacturers do not seem to get it right.
The Skinweb is exactly that - a skin web. Meaning, it fits like a web around your foot. Super thin and highly elastic, they are truly a second skin and natural extension of your body. The fit is perfect. Assos's AEPD fit and paneling make this one of the few lasted socks available on the market. The quality of the material is clearly Assos. The wicking capacity is superb and the elastic on the cuff is short and effective. We are not talking about the height of the cuff out of the shoe and up your calf, but the actual height of the elastic cuff. It is just tall enough to keep the sock snug without binding around you ankle. The smaller the elastic cuff height results in more comfort and improved venting.
Don't be fooled by the simple appearance, a lot of time and resources went into producing the Skinweb and it will become apparent as soon as you slide them on your feet.
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I have been using them for years, they fit great, and are very durable. The colors dont fade out easily.