Support/sport sock and method of use

  • US 6,032,296 A
  • Filed: 02/09/1999
  • Issued: 03/07/2000
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/31/1996
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A support/sport sock for covering the leg of a wearer and comprising:

  • a sock body including a foot portion configured to enclose said wearer'"'"'s foot and a calf portion extending up the leg of said wearer and terminating in a proximal end, said sock body comprised of an elastomeric material formed to exert a compressive force against said leg, wherein said elastomeric material provides said compressive force as being graded throughout the calf portion such that said gradient varies from a maximum proximate said foot to a minimum at said proximal end;

    a cushioning member disposed along the plantar surface of said sock portion to cushion and protect a portion of said wearer'"'"'s foot when said wearer is engaged in activity; and

    a layer of hydrophobic material disposed on an inside surface of said sock body to create a wicking gradient from said inside surface to the outside of the sock.

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