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These Socks Have an Odor-Fighting Silver Lining

A diagram of Heath Paine's silver-woven, American-made socks. Image via <a href="https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2003465612/heath-paine-the-antimicrobial-dress-sock?ref=discovery">Kickstarter</a>.
A diagram of Heath Paine's silver-woven, American-made socks. Image via Kickstarter.

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According to San Francisco-based sock startup Heath Paine, stinky feet will basically ruin your life, no matter how awesome you are otherwise. But socks that don't smell? That kind of magic will "quite possibly advance your chances to gain any and all positions in society you've ever dreamed of." At least, that's what founders Chance Heath and Manton Paine are telling Kickstarter backers.

Heath Paine's Kickstarter page explains that its socks won't succumb to foot odor because they literally have a silver lining. The founders say "silver has naturally antimicrobial attributes. Latent moisture transports the silver ions which, when they come in contact with bacteria and fungus, break through the cell walls, inhibiting their growth. By weaving silver into all of our socks (invisible to the naked eye), we reap all of the innate benefits without compromising our bold designs. And it never washes off."

In addition to the anti-stink technology, they have some pretty rad designs.

So far almost 400 backers have contributed more than $23,000 Kickstarter to make this sock line a reality. Though the project is fully-funded to produce six sock patterns, Heath Paine will introduce three additional sock prints if the Kickstarter reaches its $35,000 stretch goal. If you want in on the crowd funding action, you have less than two days to contribute.
· Heath Paine [Official Site]
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