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Balega Aims to Eliminate Hot Spots with New UltraGlide Sock for Friction-Free Running

June 18th, 2019

Durham, N.C. (June 18, 2019) Balega International, a leading sock brand in the run specialty market, aims to eliminate the most common ailment among runners with its innovative new UltraGlide sock. Many runners struggle with ‘hot spots,’ a pre-blister state that can lead to the formation of a blister. The UltraGlide is specifically designed to prevent hot spots with Balega’s unique, friction-free technology and will be available online and at specialty retail stores at the beginning of August.

Key UltraGlide features include:

  • Strategically placed, varied density cushioning pads, designed to protect the most vulnerable weight bearing areas of the foot from blisters;
  • Balega’s proprietary Drynamix® fibers which wick moisture away from the skin, thereby reducing the friction potential and mechanical stress in the heel and ball of the foot, keeping feet cool and dry;
  • Friction-free yarn that wraps around the first metatarsal head to the first toe joint to account for bunions or arthritic deformities;
  • Anatomically-shaped left/right construction with seamless toes to minimize exposure to blisters;
  • Heel tab to protect skin from blisters commonly caused by the friction of footwear near the Achilles tendon.

“For more than 15 years, Balega has offered solutions to many of the common problems runners experience, and each Balega sock collection is created for a specific purpose,” explained Tanya Pictor, Vice President of Marketing for Balega. “If you are prone to hot spots when you run, the UltraGlide is for you. With targeted cushioning, medium low volume, and a non-cushion flat knit structure, this highly technical new sock offers a friction-free running experience without bulk.”

The snug arch bands provide support and a compressive fit while ventilation panels offer breathability. The cushioned V-shaped band on top of the foot offers relief from shoelace pressure, and the double tab liners hold your sock securely in place. Unique to all Balega products, these socks are hand inspected for quality and feature a hand-linked toe closure system for a seamless, non-irritating fit.

The new UltraGlide socks will be available August 1st and will retail for $16 MSRP. Take a closer look and check out the Balega UltraGlide video here. For more information and to locate a Balega dealer near you, please visit Balega.com.

About Balega International


A leading performance sock brand in the run specialty market, Balega is a designer and manufacturer of technical performance socks and part of the Implus family of brands. With a proud American-South African initiative, the company develops its product in both South Africa and North Carolina production facilities utilizing the best performance yarns produced in the United States. Crafted for a superior fit and unmatched comfort, Balega is committed to the technical excellence, quality, and performance expected in the Balega brand. A brand with ‘sole,’ Balega prides itself on its commitment to the community with projects aimed at enriching those less fortunate than ourselves. For more information, please visit www.balega.com.

About Implus International

A leading performance sock brand in the run specialty market, Balega is a designer and manufacturer of technical performance socks and part of the Implus family of brands. With a proud American-South African initiative, the company develops its products in both South Africa and North Carolina production facilities utilizing the best performance yarns produced in the United States. Crafted for a superior fit and unmatched comfort, Balega is committed to the technical excellence, quality, and performance expected from the Balega brand. For more information, visit www.implus.com.

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Balega International

Balega Aims to Eliminate Hot Spots with New UltraGlide Sock for Friction-Free Running

Contact Info

Jade Eaton
317-460-3464
jade@verdepr.com
www.balega.com

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