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J.B. Field’s® was founded in 1877 to make socks for the Canadian logging industry.
As with several old-line Canadian companies, including Stanfield's,
they prospered supplying the Hudson’s Bay Company with reliable, practical products,
suited to the demanding conditions of Canada’s extractive industries: logging,
fishing, mining and farming. Today they are in the forefront in modern sock
Design and manufacture of socks has advanced rapidly in the past few years,
and J.B. Field’s has been a leader in this advancement. Development of computer
controlled sock machines now makes it possible to knit a sock with a specific
yarn and stitch selected for each part of the sock. For example, the inner layer
may be a cushioning terry knit, varying between a high density on the sole for
maximum cushioning to a low density on the leg for comfort. The inner surface
of the sock may be a soft long staple merino wool, for comfort and moisture
control, and the outer surface a wool-nylon mix for wear resistance. Heel and
toe and the section underneath the lacing of the boot can be additionally reinforced
for wear. The ankle and arch may be supported by elastic for comfort and to
ensure the sock stays in place.
Good design requires a good understanding of yarns and their properties, and
of the nature of socks in use. This understanding comes from extensive laboratory
tests of yarns and of knitted fabrics, and field testing of socks. J.B. Field’s
socks are made with the right yarn in the right place, with the right knit,
for each specific sock and its use.
Numerical sock sizes are given as the length of the foot in inches. This length
does not correlate precisely with shoe size, as the fit depends on both the
stretch of the sock and width of the foot. J.B. Field's wool socks are made
to stretch and adapt readily. If you are at the top of the range for a size,
and your foot is wide, take the next size up. If you are at the bottom of the
range for a size, and your foot is narrow, take the next size down.
|J.B. Field's Sock Size
||9 - 10
|Men's Shoe Size
||4 - 8
||8 - 12
||12 - 16
|Women's Shoe Size
||5 - 9
||9 - 13
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