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The Fringe: Kentwool Tour Profile Socks

We thought we’d heard it all: Golf shoe technology, golf shirt technology, golf sunscreen technology…

And then we heard this: “Golf sock technology,” courtesy of a company named Kentwool. Is nothing sacred? What’s next in this technological rat race to capitalize on every nook and cranny of the golf experience? Golf insect repellent technology? Golf beer consumption technology?

But a funny thing happened as we prepared to scoff at the “technology” in the Kentwool Tour Profile socks. We wore them.

Hmmm…They sure feel nice. In fact, they still feel great at the turn. Wait, they’re still dry at the end of 18 holes on a summer afternoon? Holy cow! Anyone know where we can invest in some golf sock technology?

Under The Hood
With Bubba Watson and others wearing them on the PGA Tour, Kentwool Tour Profile socks promise an “unexpected edge for serious golfers.” Kentwool is a family-owned business that has been manufacturing wool yarn since 1843.

-Made with air-infused super fine merino wool yarn
-Enhanced cushioning at strategic micro-stress points along the foot for superior comfort and maximum support
-Integrated venting panel
-Blister-free guarantee
-Reduces fatigue and friction under rugged playing conditions
-66% merino wool, 24% nylon, 8% cocona polyester, 2% spandex
-$19.95 per pair

Why It Rocks
You can now add socks to the list of things in your life that might fall under the category of “inferior golf equipment”—at least until you try the Kentwool Tour Profile socks.

Now, the word “wool” doesn’t exactly sounds appetizing on a hot summer day. Anyone here want to wear a wool hat out on the course?

But these aren’t the thick wool socks that your grandmother gives you for Christmas. The Kentwool socks are made of super-fine merino wool that is very breathable and resists odor retention. They feel quite light, silky and buoyant on the feet, and, as mentioned, they remain remarkably dry throughout the round.

Yes, at $19.95, these socks are pricey. About as pricey as a sleeve of tour balls. And you don’t lose your socks in the creek, so they’re a better long-term investment. Suck it up and spend the money. You can thank us later.

The Final Word
The Kentwool Tour Profile sock delivers on its promise of superior comfort from the first tee to the 19th hole.

About The Fringe
The Fringe is where PutterZone.com roams “beyond the green” in search of golf’s hottest new gear. This bi-weekly series is reserved for products that truly earn the spotlight by demonstrating superior quality and ingenuity.

About Sean Weir

Sean Weir is the founder and editor of PutterZone.com, and the author of Putter Perfection, the definitive guide to putter fitting. Profile: Google+

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  1. I bought a couple of pair when they first came out earlier this year…I own the mens tour profile and the mens tour standard…in both natural and black colors…they are without a doubt the best socks you will ever buy…they wear well and I have played in 95 degree weather with high humidity and did not experience any issues…the cost is well worth the investment…and your feet will thank you!!

    John K.

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