The first Monument of the year, Milano-Sanremo is such a journey. A 300km point to point race with 270km of ever-building tension for what seems like 30km of real racing, it has a character all of its own: a strong, slightly mad, identity. It feels like winter when congregating at the start line among the early morning shadows of the grey, cold and often damp capital city of Lombardy. This all changes when cresting the Turchino Pass at the halfway point, the summit is passed via a tunnel whose entrance is painted with black and white chevrons, signifying to those in the know, the end of the beginning. The exit of the tunnel and descent to the coast becomes an explosion of life and colour. It feels like a different world, a different race begins, and with it a new season, winter is finally over and for this reason, we call it La Classicissima di Primavera.
Crafted from the most advanced mix of polyamide yarns, the MSR socks are beautifully soft, comfortable and stay correctly positioned on your calf all day long. Owing to permanent odour-reducing antimicrobial properties, these are the socks your room-mates will thank you for owning.
The footbed is made with a ceramic thread that not only increases strength but also decreases heat build-up. The main body of the sock is a microfibre nylon base using Meryl® Skinlife, a fabric technology that belongs to the most advanced mix of intelligent polyamide yarns. Its composition offers a permanent antimicrobial effect able to reduce unpleasant odours in your garments, allowing you to exercise hard and stay feeling fresh.
They have a height of 15cm, which although taller than a classic sock, does not enter into the domain of the ridiculously tall. Fits true to size.