Feet on the Grounds: Coffee Socks Eliminate Your Foot Funk

atlas smell-free socks

Nothing is more sweat- and smell-inducing for the feet than a pair of plain black dress socks. Hyper-professional clothiers Ministry of Supply feel very strongly about this, as they’ve turned to America’s favorite caffeinated beverage for a solution.

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Their new socks are simply called Atlas. Their composition includes a mixture of cotton and recycled polyester, with a shot of carbonized coffee to stamp out odors. Coffee has long been used to kill unpleasant odors, such as the stench of cut-up onions on the hands.

coffee odor absorbing socks

After the reclaimed coffee is procured from coffee roasters, shops and other sources, it goes through a pharmaceutical process to remove the coffee’s oils and smell. MoS has done testing on the footwear and claim that the Atlas is three times more absorbent than regular cotton.

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