Nomex(R) clothing is absolutely crucial if you compete in auto racing. Nomex(R) 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(R) clothing can prevent serious injury or death in the event of an accident.
However, it should be pointed out that Nomex(R) can't provide any benefits if it isn't being worn - this is why we offer our K1 Nomex(R) 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(R) balaclavas, gloves, shoes, underwear, and of course, an SFI-certified suit. It may seem trivial, but Nomex(R) 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(R) 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.