Karl Meltzer, aka Speedgoat, is the winningest trail 100 miler of all time, with 38 victories, including five at the iconic Hard Rock 100, making him the winningest 100 Miler of all time. Most recently, Karl set the iconic Thru Hike record of the 2,189 mile Appalachian Trail in a stunning time of 45 days 22 hours and 38 minutes and averaged approximately 47 miles per day. Meltzer’s time beats the previous record by more than 10 hours, which was set by Scott Jurek in 2015. The 2017 Edition of the Speedgoat sock celebrates his achievement with 2189 MILES knit into the foot of the sock. Meltzer, who has been wearing Drymax socks since 2008, helped to design his version of the Lite Trail Mini Crew Running sock to his exacting standards and for your own adventure. SPEEDGOAT is a trademark of Karl Meltzer.
LITE TRAIL RUNNING
Trail dirt inside a sock is a bad thing; it can easily cause blisters or rub the skin raw. To help prevent dirt from getting inside Lite Trail socks, we did not include vents.
DRYMAX SOCK FEATURES
Several features work together as an anti-blister system to actively prevent the formation of blisters.
3D ADVANCED FIT
Drymax’s five sock sizes fit because they were developed on special 3D foot models which accurately represent the human foot as opposed to the 2D flat form that are the hosiery industry standard. Each sock includes an S, M, L, XL, or XXL color size mark for easy match-up after laundering.
All drymax Running socks with the exception of Cold Weather and the Trail socks, possess top and/or bottom air vents. These vents release heat/sweat vapors to keep feet drier & cooler. They’re designed to work with the built-in vent systems in the latest generation of breathable running shoes.
Most drymax Running socks are designed using different levels of protective padding: Low-, Low, Medium, Medium+ and High. We use dense padding as opposed to thick padding, because dense padding protects the feet without adversely affecting the fit of the shoes.
ACTIVE ODOR CONTROL
The antimicrobial in the drymax fibers fights odor-causing bacteria, helping keep socks odor free. Not a topical treatment, the antimicrobial is molecularly infused into our drymax fibers. Being non-migratory and non-toxic, the antimicrobial provides long term active odor control.
LONG LASTING COMFORT & DURABILITY
The special fibers used in our drymax Socks have a comfortable springiness and do not get stiff, shrink or lose shape over time. They are designed to last a long time using the highest quality fibers, and abrasion resistant nylon fiber reinforcements throughout the entire sock.