Stink-free socks: can be worn for weeks on end apparently

Smelly-Socks-Plain-700A company called Copalife has just launched a new range of “stink-free socks”.

“Well, that’s nice,” we thought. “They’ll probably be handy for the gym and stuff.” Then we read the rest of the press release:

“Copalife plans to make smelly socks a thing of the past by offering socks that can be worn for weeks on end without any smell,”  it says.

Wait… WHY? Why would you even want to wear the same pair of socks for weeks on end? Assuming you’re not, oh, we don’t know, stuck up a mountain, say, or otherwise unable to change you clothes? Some people do, though, apparently, because the Copalife press release continues:

“People have been wearing the same socks for over two weeks and the socks still do not smell. By wearing the socks people have also seen an improvement in Athletes Foot. This is because the Copalife technology is stopping the fungus and bacteria that cause feet to smell and fungus to grow”

Well. That’s great that they don’t smell. It really is. And obviously we’re happy for those people that have seen an improvement in their athlete’s foot problems. And yet, we still can’t understand why they would want to wear the same socks for two weeks without changing? Anyone care to shed some light on this? There’s more information, plus the opportunity to but the stink-free socks for yourselves, at the Copalife website.


  • April 24, 2009


    Maybe they’re so worried about global warming that they thought they could help creating something that you don’t need to wash, so you could save water. Anyway, two weeks? I mean, did they wash they feet? Because I don’t think I would feel very at ease taking a shower and then using the same socks.

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  • April 24, 2009


    I think there are at least two demographics that might benefit. Military and backpackers, unfortunately I don’t see any good boot socks on the site.

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  • April 24, 2009

    Rock Hyrax

    Astronauts too! See
    (Sorry if this is a rival blog, but you have to admit, the picture makes up for it, hehe.)

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  • April 25, 2009


    Maybe they don’t wanna waste water by washing them? Or maybe they’re just socks for really lazy people.

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  • April 27, 2009


    Hmm…I can think of several little brothers for whom these would be perfect. 😉

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  • June 22, 2009

    Sheila Black

    I just dived into this article to make sure it had been posted on April 1st… and it wasn’t :S

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