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We wouldn't recommend reaching for Swiftwick's Twelve Pursuit socks if you're going for a ride on a midsummer day, but if there's a chill in the air, the socks will add serious warmth to your kit. Made with 168-needle American merino wool, the socks are designed to quickly wick moisture away from the skin while regulating body temperature in cool conditions. They also feature Swiftwick's graduated compression, which can be especially beneficial on a cool or cold day as it promotes circulation throughout your lower legs and feet, keeping muscles warm so they can perform their best. This construction, paired with finishing touches like linked-toe technology and arch support, make the Twelve Pursuits a versatile addition to your sock rotation.