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By: Michael Allen
I decided to start this series of short reviews because sometimes there are products that either slip through the testing cracks or are just overlooked altogether. From time to time I come across products that aren’t often talked about and I think to myself “man how come I didn’t know about this?” So, from now on when I come across a great product that has slipped through the cracks without getting any attention, I’ll be sharing that info with you, the loyal Keefer Inc. Testing reader.
For the first installment of “Hidden Gems” I’ll be telling you guys about a pair of socks that I randomly purchased two years ago (yes, I’ve been wearing them on and off for that long). I forgot my socks at home one day so that forced me to swing by my local shop and buy a pair on my way to the track. I was in a hurry and these were the first pair I saw, so I grabbed them and was on my way. The Acerbis MX Pro Sock is a very minimalist sock made of a thin mix of 60% acrylic, 20% polyamide, 10% polypropylene and 10% elastin. The socks pull up just below the knee and over time the elastic never seemed to get stretched out. I am fairly hard on gear not just when I wear it, but also with washes. Some people tell me I over wash my moto stuff, but I like everything to be clean at all times so I wash all my gear after every time I ride, so I have no doubt these socks have been washed at least 80 times.
Like I said, these socks are on the thin side, so if your boots are a little big or you’re riding in cold weather, you’ll want something a little thicker. Whenever it’s not cold these have become my go to socks and I have yet to wear a hole through them or have the threads come apart. This is most likely due to the fact that Acerbis reinforced the socks in the necessary areas of wear to help with durability. With a price tag of $20.88 these socks are a great deal. I liked mine so much I went back and purchased a second pair for when I need them. The pictures attached will look different than the ones on websites because they changed the look, but that just goes to show you how long mine have lasted. I hope this little tidbit of information on a not so talked about product was helpful for your next purchase. Stay tuned as I write more about some other “Hidden Gems” I come across in the near future.