Eculage™ Hi-Performace Military Socks


THE SOCK THAT SOLVES CRITICAL PROBLEMS

Designed for Professional Evaluation and use by Militaries Worldwide

Risk Factors for Tinea Pedis Infections (Athlete’s Foot) among Armed Forces

Skin problems are a universal problem in armies. High rates of skin diseases of the foot have been reported for other armies with combat units experiencing up to 75% loss of man-days.

Tinea pedis, known as Athlete’s foot, is a common fungal infection of the feet, the majority of cases caused by dermatophytes.

Athlete’s foot and fungal diseases are soldiers’ most common skin diseases. Moisture and heat conditions in the feet resulting from strenuous exercise cause the fungus, hence foul odor & bridged skin , to thrive. Humidity and elevated temperatures common in a soldier’s boot are a perfect environment for proliferation of fungi and bacteria, mal-odor, wound infection, and athlete’s foot. These conditions may significantly reduce the performance of soldiers.

A soldier’s feet endure high pressure and friction, which in many cases results in small cuts and wounds. In addition, the foot is an area that is exposed to significant dirt and, within the shoe, to high humidity and temperature. These factors taken together, increase the risk of minor wounds and cuts in the soldier’s feet becoming infected. Indeed, it is well known that soldiers suffer badly from infected wounds, which can eventually result in chronic wounds.

Turkish soldiers suffer from skin diseases, including 25% from athlete’s foot, and fungal infections are the most common skin diseases requiring medical therapy (51.5%)*.

Protection of Soldiers’ Feet


Protection of Soldiers’ Feet by Copper Oxide Impregnated Socks
Protection of Soldiers’ Feet By Copper Oxide

Eculage™ Military Socks

Based on Cupron® Enhanced technology, the Eculage™ Military socks are transformed to an essential device in the soldiers’ arsenal

FEATURES

Kill 99.9% of bacteria & fungi that cause foot infection.
– Anti-Odor
– Improve skin appearance
– Non-sensitizing and non-irritating to the skin
– Hypo-allergenic
– Non-binding sock
– Non-irritating & smooth toe seam
– Wick moisture away from the skin
– Extra padding in the area of the heel and toes to protect the sensitive areas
– Thin enough to maintain shoe size yet deliver the comfort and relief needed

CAREFULLY CONSTRUCTED

• Protect the soldiers’ feet from fungus and bacteria
• Protect bridged skin (wounds) from becoming infected and could help repair the skin
• Anti-Odor
• Allow soldiers to perform better
• May contribute to reducing illness
• Reduce loss of working days
• Reduce related medical costs

KEEP THE SOLDIER’S FEET SAFE

Designed for Professional Evaluation

IDF selected Cupron technology for the next generation of military textiles after 2 years of qualification process, including an extensive field trial where improvement was recorded in over 75% of the soldiers using the socks.
Cupron’s military sock was also chosen by other armies around the world as well as by Special Forces, Police, Professional Workers and Track Travelers.

ANTI-MICROBIAL AND SKIN ENHANCEMENT

Copper is an essential mineral in the human body that has been used for health and wellness for thousands of years. With its two distinct properties – broad-spectrum anti-microbial efficacy (proven against fungi, bacteria, and viruses) and skin enhancement (up-regulating collagen, elastin, and other proteins) – copper is an optimal element to improve a diabetic patient’s health and well being.

EXTRA PADDED BUT NOT EXTRA BIG

Eculage™ Military Copper Socks, based on Cupron scientifically proven patented technology, are extra padded in the toes and heels and the carefully contoured material maintains shoe size, which means they won’t take up too much space- simply order according to your shoe size

WHAT CUSTOMERS ARE SAYING

Combat Soldier

“I represent an operational combat unit that sometimes passes long days without being able to take the shoes off. We have been using the Cupron socks for two months now. Even after 3-4 days in a row when we cannot take our shoes off due to operational requirements there is no odor and the feet are in excellent shape, and most importantly several fighters who suffer from Athlete’s Foot reported a significant improvement in their condition”.

Rating: 5 out of 5.
Matio Gomez Heredia

“The truth is that the socks were the solution for us because we were really already suffering from very bad fungal infections. We started using the socks immediately and within 3-4 days the fungi began disappearing”.
Matio Gomez Heredia, one of the 33 miners.

Rating: 5 out of 5.
Dr. Melibovsky

“I am convinced that these socks containing Cupron technology played a major role in protecting the miner’s feet from developing additional infections until rescue.” Dr. Melibovsky, Head of Dermatology Department, Copiapo Regional Hospital.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

EFFECTIVE

SUSTAINED

SAFE

THE COPPER BASED HI-PERFORMANCE military socks

Sizing and Colours

Eculage™  Military Copper Socks are unisex

Color: Black

Size : 36-38 | 39-41|42-45|46-48

Material

70% cotton ;
17% cupron polyester ;
12% polyamide ;
1% elastane

Care instructions

Machine washable
Tumble dryer friendly
Don’t bleach them or use cleaning products containing silicone. 

Storage

Store at room temperature

Warning

Product contains copper. Do not use if you have an allergy to copper.

THE POWER OF COPPER

Don’t Risk Infection

Copper is an essential mineral in the human body that has been used for health and wellness for thousands of years. With its two distinct properties – broad-spectrum anti-microbial efficacy (proven against fungi, bacteria, and viruses) and skin enhancement (up-regulating collagen, elastin, and other proteins) – copper is an optimal element to protect the soldiers’ skin health.

The same conditions that nurture microbial growth are precisely those optimal for ionic copper release. These copper ions, contained in the Eculage™ Military Copper Socks, by Cupron®, made with yarn impregnated with copper oxide particles, act as a biocide that protects the feet from fungal and bacterial infections and cures athlete’s foot infections. In addition, the Eculage™ Military Copper Socks, via the copper ions, may protect the skin by increasing its stability and integrity, reducing irritation and secondary infection, and enhancing wound healing.

LAB DATA

In October 2010 the IDF selected Cupron technology for the next generation of military textiles after 2 years of the qualification process, including an extensive field trial where improvement was recorded in over 75% of the soldiers using the socks. Cupron’s military sock was also chosen by other armies around the world.

THE ISRAEL DEFENSE FORCES SELECTION

THE ISRAEL DEFENSE FORCES SELECTION

Made with Cupron® copper technology to kill fungus-causing bacteria, the Military Copper Socks are the “Copper Bullet” to fight soldiers’ foot fungal, infections, and foul odor.

Based on this test IDF army has started to equip all their soldiers with Cupron socks.

ANTIBACTERIAL TECHNOLOGY

The Eculage™ Military Copper Socks with the powerful, effective Cupron® copper oxide technology embedded throughout the entire feet surface kill Fungus-causing bacteria and fights the soldiers’ foot infection.

Synthetic/merino wool blend is soft yet durable and moisture-wicking and regulates temperature year-round.

GUARANTEED STABILITY AND DURABILITY DURING LONG-TERM USE

Eculage™  Military Copper Socks guarantees a no-sag fit and long-haul durability. A leading army conducted an extensive rigorous test with socks manufactured according to the regular army sock spec but containing Cupron yarn. The socks were given to a large fighting unit and the test showed excellent results in protecting the feet of the soldiers and reducing significantly the number of soldiers reporting to the infirmary due to foot problems.

Scientific Trials

proven on patients and in the lab

Protection of Soldiers’ Feet by Copper Oxide Impregnated Socks

Copper ions, contained in socks made with yarn
impregnated with copper oxide particles, act as a biocide that protects the feet from Protection of Soldiers’ Feet by Copper Oxide Impregnated Socks
fungal and bacterial infections and cures athlete’s foot infections. These socks, via the copper ions, may protect the skin by increasing its stability and integrity, reducing irritation and secondary infection, and enhancing wound healing.

Authors: Gadi Borkow PhD

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A Report of a Large Scale Internet-Based User Survey

Improvement to Foot and Skin Appearance by Using Copper Oxide Impregnated Socks.

68% of the analyzed participants (2,429 participants) reported that they had a problem showing their bare feet in public before the campaign. Out of these 2,429 participants, 2,001 (82%) reported that after using the socks they felt more comfortable showing their feet in public.

Authors: Gadi Borkow PhD, Vikram Kanmukhla, Alastair B Monk

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Increase In Skin Surface Elasticity

Using copper oxide containing socks results in
an increase in skin elasticity of the feet.

Authors: P. Dykes

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Reducing the Risk of Skin Pathologies

Reducing the Risk of Skin Pathologies

Reducing the risk of skin pathologies in diabetics by using copper impregnated socks: Diabetic individuals frequently suffer from skin pathologies, especially in their feet. Co-existing peripheral vascular disease and neuropathy exacerbate the capacity of these individuals to cope with infections, minor cuts, and wounds, often leading to hard-to-treat and chronic ulcers.
Authors: Gadi Borkow PhD, Richard C. Zatcoff, Jeffrey Gabbay

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*References

1. In: Military Dermatology. Colonel William D. JAMES, MC, U.S. ARMY, Chief Dermatology Service, Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Washington, D.C. 1994
2. Sasmaz S, Celik, M. Skin diseases in Turkish soldiers. Dermatologica Sinica. Volume 29, Issue 2 , Pages 44-46, June 2011.
3. Treatment of tinea pedis with socks containing copper impregnated fibers. The Foot. 18:136-141 (2008)

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