Le Send x Cody Townsend
What do you get when you combine big mountain free-skier Cody Townsend, a sock sketch and Le Bent?... Well, you get the world's first specifically designed backcountry sock of course! Designed in collaboration with Cody Townsend, these high performance snow socks came to fruition after two years of R&D and some of the best field testing possible by the man himself as he went after the top fifty lines in North America.
We established key critical areas for improvement which set the baseline for how we redefined a sock made for the backcountry. These include:
1. Silicon Ankle Locks: strategically placed bonded silicone strips across the rear of the ankle, eliminating foot slip and avoiding the infamous anxious sock-bunch.
2. Silicone Cuff: once we started playing with silicone we immediately fell in love with it and went a step further, adding a silicone ring to the top cuff below the knee. Keeping socks standing tall, without claiming hairs, so you can break trail without your socks going flaccid.
3. Toe Box Cushioning: packing more cushion into this high-impact area making for a more comfortable experience with extra warmth over the foot fingers.
4. Shin Compression Area: we combined the thinking of a sports compression sleeve and a sock together in one. By adding slight compression to the shin & calf areas, helping to manage lactic-induced fatigue.
5. Mesh Ventilation: we developed a new mesh ventilation zone to increase breathability across the top of the foot, allowing cushioning to stay where it's needed on the base and toe, while letting moisture and steam release from the top of the foot.
These features and new technology have revolutionised comfort for any backcountry touring mission. Allowing your boots to do what they were built for.
Tried and tested but the unsung hero of Cody’s current The Fifty Project… and the reason he hasn’t had a blister since joining le team.
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DEFINITIVE FIT SYSTEM™ - A BETTER FIT
Elastics & strategic stitching provide targeted support in all the key areas:
SILICONE SOCK LOCK + STAY UP CUFF
Thoughtfully placed internal silicon grip and 360º cuff so they stay up all day.
SILICONE HEEL LOCK
No-slip silicone grips on the heel to keep your foot locked in place.
MESH BREATHABILITY ZONE
For maximum moisture wicking and temperature control.
TOE CUSHIONING + GHOST SEAM
Additional padding for your foot fingers, keeping them snug with zero annoying rub.
SEMI COMPRESSION ZONE
Semi compression in the calf & shin area to aid in recovery after hours breaking trail.
Great Socks. Just took them out for the first time on a 3 hour tour with variable uphill terrain and they performed perfectly. No heal slippage, they stayed up, and my feet stayed warm. I'm about to order a few more pairs.
for comfort, warmth, friction, etc.
These are good socks. They are thinner than all the other socks i have. So be aware you will have more room in your boots than your fatty smart wool or burton socks. The rubber at the top keeps them up when you pull your pants down to poo and i liked that.
After always getting blisters on my skinny little heel, it was really nice to not finish a weekend all kinds of le bent out of shape. Instead, I was le-hyped to not have gaping holes all over my feet! The sticky items could have been a bit smaller/flatter as they rubbed a bit inside my liner, but otherwise a great experience, and they didnt even bunch up at all!
I paid more for these sox than any I’ve ever had in my life — but they were “special” ski sox & more importantly, they were for my grandson! He was absolutely thrilled to receive them! And like a grandmother, I got 2 pair so he could always have a clean pair!!