It's easy to overlook your socks as you prepare for a ride, but they can have a big impact on its outcome. Many mid-ride ills can be staved off simply by making sure your foot-sock-shoe interface is perfect; the Castelli Velocissimo 6 Equipe Socks will work with your foot like a protective second skin, thereby guaranteeing some happy dogs even on the hottest, hot-spot-prone days. By using a dual layer construction, Castelli has found a cushioned solution to saving the feet from moisture-induced friction. By pulling the moisture away from the foot with the first layer, transporting it to the second layer where it can evaporate more easily, the Velocissimo Equipe Socks works in perfect unison with the body's attempt to cool itself. That's because it has used CoolMax fabric for the interior layer against your skin, and Meryl Skinlife fabric on the outside, which induces a natural balance between skin and fabric. Moisture is evaporated, so you stay drier; it also prevents odor build-up. The mid-foot has a support band that helps form the sock into a comfy, cushioned and perfectly contoured layer. The six-centimeter (or just over two inches) ankle cuff hits that sweet spot on the ankle between giving you enough protection around the Achilles to prevent unwanted rubbing, and keeping the tan line low down the leg. The Castelli Velocissimo 6 Equipe Socks come in Black/White and Red/White. They are available in three sizes: Small/Medium, Large/X-Large and XX-Large.