INNER STRENGTH APPARENT ON THE ROAD. IN THIS CASE, TIMES 11. The special padding on the instep provides protection and equalizes pressure, significantly reducing the risk of sustaining skin irritations and abrasions. Climate-regulating compound yarns ensure that moisture is conducted away from the skin, and, besides, they are extremley soft and breathable. X-SOCKS® Street Biking, with the high-performance Advanced Foot Protection System, optimally protects and supports your feet in biking shoes. Features: Self-adjusting cuff (Socks): Adapts to any size leg without slipping or constricting. Air-Conditioning Channel®: Conducts air away from the anatomically shaped footbed via the inside surface of the foot and thus ensures that moist,overheated air is pumped out of even tight fitting shoes with every movement. Duckbill Shaped Footguard™: The Duckbill Shaped Footguard™ pads the toes, instep and balls of the feet against the heavy strain encountered when attacking a hill, and during high intensity sprints. The special Silver NODOR® or Skin NODOR® and Mythlan fabric combination means that the fabric does not reduce space within the shoe. Toe Protector: Guards against blisters and chafing. ToeTip Protector: Asymmetrical impact-absorbing protectors made of hollow-core Robur™ fibers cushion and protect toes at the pressure-sensitive tips. Anatomically shaped footbed: For “L”-left and “R”-right foot with integrated AirConditioning Channel®. Traverse AirFlow Channel System™: Regulates the temperature of the sole of the foot and conducts moist and overheated air into the AirConditioning Channel®. Heel Protector: Guards against pressure and friction. AirFlow™ AnklePads: Ankle bones are often scraped up during falls since they jut out from the sides of the legs. The crescent-moon-shaped alignment of the pads offers the best possible protection without affecting the ventilation ability of the AirConditioning Channel®. X-Cross® Bandage: The unique crossover ankle bands, knit of elastic materials, give stressed tendons, muscles and joints secure hold and stability without limiting freedom of movement. Achilles Tendon Protector: The Achilles Tendon Protector reduces the incidence of pressure points and the risk of scraping and bruising.