Latitude15 test sock.




Most everyone knows that the success  of an army or of a team in any sport may depend upon a simple thing, a sock.

Today we are going to talk about socks,  Latitude 15 socks to be frank.   Latitude15 is working on a sock which we hope will prevent scenes such as are depicted in the above photos.  These are feet which have been subjected to extreme physical stress in a polar ice climate.   We at Latitude15 intend that the X-static silver lining of the baby alpaca and silk socks will  prevent infection and also enhance the warmth of one’s own body and trap this heat in the luxurious surface layer of baby alpaca and silk.   We are in the process of making field test samples of socks using the Latitude15 system.  The photos of the stressed feet above are borrowed from the web site of the Shackleton Centenary Foundation.  (

The Shackelton Centenary Foundation is the major sponsor of the 2009 expedition to the South Pole in the Antarctic. The expedition will be both physically as well as mentally stressful to the extreme.  One of the ways to reduce stress levels at night or bivouac is to achieve a deep sleep in bags and tents designed to protect the team.   It has been discovered anecdotally that medicinal silver such as found in the X-static silver in the Latitude15 socks provides a relaxation symptom with edema reduction to allow “deep sleep” to occur.   This form of “deep sleep” can assist in the more rapid recovery of the body from fatigue.  By wearing the Latitude15 socks with their X-static silver lining, this restful condition may be achieved to the benefit of the Shackleton Centenary Expedition Team.

Bob Hardy, President,
AIC, Inc.  June 22, 2008
Producers of Latitude 15 performance wear.


A patented, intimate blend of synthetic and natural fibers that accelerates the water release rate of wet fabric. It is set apart from other moisture management products because of its faster drying time, the aesthetics imparted by its natural fiber component and its permanently built-in odor eliminator, FreshGuard®.

We've chosen Dri-release for the inside of the shirt because of its multiple comfort and protection features - features that appeal to the extreme sports aficionados targeted by Latitude 15 including skiers, trekkers, climbers, sky jumpers, big game hunters and the like that often find themselves among the elements for hours or days at a time.

"I was so glad to have my Latitude15 shirt with me. It turned out to be the favorite piece of clothing I had with me and so I ended up wearing it for the most of the trip. The level of comfort it provides in an extreme outdoor environment is amazing and its ability to keep your body "climate controlled" is absolutely unmatched by other materials like fleece or cotton. I can only say: Don't leave home without it!"

Gebhard Jochum,
The Lorunser Sport Hotel, Zurs am Arlberg, Austria