BRIDGEDALE HER­ITAGE

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Bridgedale be­gan mak­ing socks in New­tow­nards, North­ern Ire­land in 1915, mak­ing socks for the Sol­diers in the Bri­tish army for World War 1, and they’re still there to­day. Since then the firm has led the world with nu­mer­ous firsts in the tech­ni­cal sock arena.

1990

Fu­sion Tech­nol­ogy – Bridgedale were the first to ’twist‘ nat­u­ral yarns with man-made fi­bres to create pro­pri­etary yarns that en­hanced dura­bil­ity and com­fort.

1993

Bridgedale launched the Trekker, now the Hike Mid Weight Merino Per­for­mance sock, which has been the best-sell­ing Hik­ing sock in the UK ever since.

2000

Bridgedale wins De­sign Coun­cil Mil­len­nium Award for the Sum­mit sock.

2002

Bridgedale were the first tech­ni­cal out­door Brand to launch a spe­cific women’s fit that recog­nised that women’s feet have a wider fore­foot, a shorter arch length, and shorter toe bones.

2006

T2 launched – the first dual den­sity, anti-shock tech­nol­ogy.

2008

Bridgedale be­comes the rec­om­mended sock of The Duke of Ed­in­burgh’s Award scheme.

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