The added coverage and compressive support provided by socks with taller cuffs, such as the Elite Tall, make them favorites among Pearl Izumi-sponsored riders. In fact, it was due to their requests that Pearl decided to bring a longer version of its popular competition-grade Elite socks to market.
Like the other Elites, Pearl Izumi uses its Elite Transfer yarn to create a sock that wicks moisture away from your feet — keeping them dry and comfortable. And similar to other Pearl socks, the Elite Tall Socks feature the company’s smooth-finished toes to keep the seams from irritating your skin, as well as to reduce bulk inside the shoes.
A defining features of the Elite Tall is that they are left- and right-specific, with special ventilation channels that work best when on assigned feet. The mid-section of the socks provides a slight amount of compressive support, which serves to cradle the foot and reduce fatigue on long rides. The cuff measures 7.6 inches.
The Pearl Izumi Elite Tall Socks are available in sizes Small to X-Large and in eight colors.