Nomex® clothing is absolutely crucial if you compete in auto racing. Nomex® fabric, which both absorbs and wicks moisture away from the body and provides invaluable protection against heat and fire, provides the racer with everything that he or she could want in a fabric. It is lightweight and comfortable, yet durable enough to withstand extreme temperatures. Put simply, Nomex® clothing can prevent serious injury or death in the event of an accident.
However, it should be pointed out that Nomex® can't provide any benefits if it isn't being worn – this is why we offer our K1 Nomex® fire socks. To ensure that you are properly prepared in the event of a collision or off-track excursion that results in fire, you must be covered from head to toe. This includes wearing Nomex® balaclavas, gloves, shoes, underwear, and of course, an SFI-certified suit. It may seem trivial, but Nomex® fire socks can save the vulnerable and sensitive skin and tissue around your ankles from severe damage should a fire break out in your car.
They may seem like normal socks, but the fact of the matter is that they are anything but. Our Nomex® fire socks have been designed specifically to withstand multiple hundreds of degrees of heat for upwards of a minute or more to provide the wearer with maximum protection in the event of a fire. Nobody thinks that his or her car is going to catch on fire in the event of an accident; after all, that's what fuel cells and fire extinguishers are there to prevent. But the simple fact is that racecars routinely erupt into flames, on tracks throughout the world – don't be caught in yours unprepared.