• Choosing the Right Sock for Training or Race Day

    Jan 11, 2020

    How important are your socks?

    Choosing the right sock for the right activity is vital when training or competing. Get the sock choice wrong and it can make or break a training session or race. Blisters and sore feet is something everyone would like to avoid.

    There are numerous types and brand of socks on the market and finding a pair that works for you is sometimes a buy and try process and can be challenging to get it right. When looking for a sock for use in multi sport consider the following.

    Socks are made from different types of materials, the most common choices are 

    • Merino Wool - a material that comes form the merino sheep and is renowned for its excellent properties of softness and breathability. This makes it an excellent choice for sports socks. Merino wool socks are comfortable in cool or warm conditions.They absorb and wick away moisture from the foot.  
    • Synthetic Fibres - Blended fabrics are used in synthetic socks, these fibres wick away the moisture to keep feet dry and prevent blisters. They are durable, dry fast and moisture wicking. A commonly used fibre is CoolMax®. 


    Socks have different features also such as

    • Height - Socks come in different lengths and the height of a sock is sometimes a personal preference or style choice.
    • Fit - The socks should fit well in the toe and the heel. Getting this right is crucial. Check size charts as often socks are measured in European sizes. 
    • Reinforcement - Some socks have reinforcements in the arch to improve support. Together with the correct fitting shoe this can help with arch support.

     

    FUSION offer a range of socks that have different properties and lengths from cycling to race socks. There is a handy size guide online for choosing the correct size too.

    PWR Socks CLX are compression socks with Coolmax with enhanced moisture wicking properties. Leg length is 15cm and comes in fluro yellow or white. Use for cycling or running.

     

     

    PWR Sock MW -  Compression socks with merino wool for use all year round in all conditions. Available in black. Leg length 15cm. Use for cycling or running.

     

    Race Socks - Cool, lightweight and thin compression sock. Utilising Medical Grade compression to reduce movement, friction and the risk of blister Ideal for hot, humid and wet conditions. Available in white or black.

     

    Reviews 

    "Perfect Racing Sock. Easy to put on, comfortable, light, breathable, no blisters ever!" Lucas 

    "These are fantastic socks. Felt comfortable on and both warm and cool at the same time....how do they do that? No issues with bunching in the shoe or causing any chaffing or problems. Good for the run too!" Steve

     Shop Now the range of FUSION socks 

    www.fmsports.com.au/collections/mens-accessories

     

  • Fusion Team 2019/20 Invitation - Tri

    Aug 17, 2019
    Fusion Team

    It's been brilliant supporting age group racing through the Fusion Team for 5 years now. Not only to provide some support to great age group athletes, performing at the highest levels and achieving great results, but also to see the team grow across Aus and the region. Continue Reading>>>
  • Experiencing Chafing On Your Runs?

    Aug 06, 2019

     

    What is Chafing and why do you get it?

    Chafing is a result of friction that occurs when skin rubs against itself or clothing. Excessive moisture on the skin such as sweat or rain can exacerbate the effects of chafing making your run uncomfortable and therefore unenjoyable.

    Add to this hot and humid conditions like we experience in Australia and Asia and it can be a recipe for disaster for the runner.

    One way to prevent chafing is by choosing the right clothing. Choose clothing that is tight fitting and made from synthetic fabrics  Avoid loose fitting clothing that traps in moisture between your clothing and skin.

    What to look for when choosing run or triathlon clothing - 

      • Seams - flat lock seams. 
      • Material - choose fabric that dries quickly, avoid cotton. Synthetic fabrics with moisture-wicking properties are a much better option.
      • Short length - prevent chafing by wearing longer running shorts to create a barrier between the skin and upper thighs, ideally 5-7" inch length.

     

    FUSION run gear uses technical fabrics that have exceptional moisture-wicking properties made from Italian fabrics that actively wick the moisture away from your skin keeping you dry which prevents chafing.

    The popular C3+ Run Short has an inner tight combined with an outer short, flat lock stitching and a 5" leg length. This short also has 2 side pockets hidden on the inner tight for nutrition or phone. (Unisex fit)

     

     The C3 Run Short is longer in length at 7" and has an inner tight that is ultralight and soft to prevent chafing, uses technical moisture-wicking fabric and are extremely comfortable to wear from the short 5km runs to marathons.  

    Reviews

    C3+ Run Short - "Amazing product! Extremely comfortable and perfect for the weekly long run. No chaffing or irritation to report after a few months of use.The pocket fits my iPhone snugly and I can't even tell its there once I've tucked it away." Paul 

    C3 Run Short - "These are my go to shorts, not only for running but also sessions in the gym. It’s so hard to find a run short that prevents chafe but the built in inner tights do just that. The outer fabric holds very little moisture and drys super quick too." Jay

     

     

  • Fusion Team Invitation - Trail Runners

    Jun 19, 2019

    Fusion Team Luke Lambley Trail Runner

    We’re spreading our wings... Trail Runner? Interested in joining the Fusion Team? Performance + Giving Back. Continue Reading>>>

     

  • Fusion Team's Phoebe Nance, Bali Hope Ultra

    May 14, 2019


    Bali Hope Ultra

    Right from the start a key aspect of the Fusion Team has been about giving back. to the sports we love and people in it. So when one of our own, Phoebe Nance, decided to take on a epic challenge in Bali all in name of giving back we're on-board.

    Had a chat with Phoebe to get the low down on the event and what's been involved in getting ready. Continue Reading>>>  

  • Trail Running & the Fusion SLi Run Tights difference

    Apr 20, 2019

    Fusion SLi Trail Running Tights

    Trail running by its very nature involves varying terrain and conditions, a key part of the appeal. Given the varying and challenging conditions one of the obvious questions is around gear. For example, what is the best shorts to wear for UTA? Continue Reading >>> 

  • Back to Back Ironman World Champion, Patrick Lange

    Oct 15, 2018

    Huge congrats to Fusion Pro Patrick Lange, back to back Ironman World Champion 2017 & 2018, breaking his own course record and first to go sub 8 hours! Continue Reading >>> 

  • Why Fusion in Winter?

    May 17, 2018

    Fusion Winter Running and Cycling

    Fusion hails from Scandinavia, the home of long, and seriously cold winters. For those that enjoy a good winter there aren’t many better... This also makes it the perfect homeland from which to design, test and make winter cycling and winter running clothing. Simply put the gear must perform in the hardest of winter conditions.

    From one of the great modern explorers, who amongst a long list feats was the first person to cross the Antarctic continent by foot...
    “There is no bad weather, only inappropriate clothing” 
    Sir Ranulph Fiennes

    The Fusion mission - External conditions should be no barrier. How?.... Continue Reading

  • Ironman World Champion 2017, Patrick Lange

    Oct 20, 2017

     Ironman World Champion 2017 Patrick Lange_Fusion SLi Speed Suit_Sleeved Tri Suit

    Huge congrats to Fusion Pro Patrick Lange, Ironman World Champion 2017 and new course record holder! Continue Reading >>> 

  • Fusion Team 2.0

    Sep 25, 2017


     Fusion Team Logo

    We're growing up. A new look, along with a newer and bigger team. Expanding on the success of Fusion Team Aus over the last few years. Who is the Fusion Team 2.0? Continue Reading >>> 

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