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Knit-Rite Products for Back to School

Many schools around the country are back in session.  Many others will start in the coming weeks.  We know you’ll be busy collecting notebooks, pencils and crayons for your children, as well as Back to School clothes.  Don’t forget to pick up new orthotics for your kids’ new school year.

SmartKnit seamless AFO and KAFO socks are made especially for kids that require ankle foot orthosis or knee and ankle foot orthosis.  Similar to our SmartKnit Seamless Sensitivity Socks, Knit-Rite’s AFO and KAFO socks are made with a technique that mirrors the way a caterpillar spins its cocoon – starting at the toe and circling the top of the sock.  There are no seams to rub and irritate.  And there is no heel, ensuring a perfect fit.  SmartKnit AFOs and KAFOs are exceptionally soft.  They wick away perspiration and are anti-microbial.  Kids love wearing SmartKnit socks – the comfortable and cool layer between your child and his AFO or KAFO.


For children that wear low profile bracing such as SMOs or UCBLs, the SmartKnit super soft seamless SMO Interface Socks are the perfect option.  Our SMO socks help reduce pressure and increase compliance.  Our patented Core-Spun yarns make a form fitting sock that doesn’t wrinkle or bunch.  The non-binding Halo top won’t slip down the leg.  And like the AFO and KAFO socks, our SMO socks are moisture wicking for a comfortable coolness.


Children wearing any type of spinal orthoses or body jacket will need to have several protective body interfaces for school.  Our Knit-Rite torso interfaces are heavier than a T-shirt to provide more cushioning between the child and the spinal orthoses. The torsos have moisture wicking and anti-microbial properties to keep skin dry, protected and comfortable.  The new and improved seamless finishing provides even more comfort throughout the day for the wearer.


These great products will keep children cool and comfortable in their orthoses throughout the long school day so they can keep their focus on their studies.

Happy Back to School 2015 from Knit-Rite!

Soft-Sock and Liner-Liner Great for Amputee Athletes

Every athlete knows it’s important to protect your body; it’s your most important piece of athletic equipment and the key to longevity in your sport.  Football players wear helmets and pads. Soccer players wear shin guards. Volleyball players wear a good pair of knee pads.  And runners wear the right kind of running shoes designed for long distance or sprints, and meant to protect their feet.

Amputee athletes are no different.  They must also protect their bodies, from the elements of their sports and even from the blisters and irritation caused from the prostheses themselves.  Protection is the role that Knit-Rite prosthetic socks play for these athletes.

“It doesn’t matter how fancy your prosthesis is, you have to have the right sock,” says Tanya Khvitsko, Knit-Rite employee and amputee runner. Tanya is a champion of the Soft-Sock. It’s her choice for everyday and for running.  “It’s lightweight and super comfortable,” she says.


Here’s Tanya wearing a Soft-Sock in one of her races!

The lightweight nature is important to Tanya in securing the right fit and being comfortable while she trains and competes.  The super soft and moisture-wicking fibers of the Soft-Sock are extra gentle on Tanya’s sensitive skin.

When irritation does set in, Tanya turns to Knit-Rite’s Liner-Liner.  The super soft, super thin material of the Liner-Liner helps to relieve irritation, while not inhibiting the suction grip of her prosthesis against her skin.


The Soft-Sock and Liner-Liner are important tools as Tanya trains and works toward her goals.  She wants to run a full marathon.  She started running three years ago and since that time, she’s run more than 50 races, one of them a half marathon.  And she ran her fastest 5K in 30 minutes.  The full marathon won’t be far off!

NEW! Patented Hemispherically Knit Toe

Knit Rite’s soft sock has a new, patented hemispherically knit distal end.  The originally cuddly, soft Knit Rite Soft Sock has been updated with a 3-D distal end to provide improved fitting and comfort over the traditional flat knit shape of traditional prosthetic socks.  Knit-Rite Soft Socks  contain the right amount of Lyrca to provide stretch for an optimal fit.

Soft Socks are available in X-Static and Micro-Cool.  Both fibers help to wick moisture away from the skin to inhibit the growth of odor causing bacteria.  With a fleeced interior, Soft Socks feel warm and cuddly next to the skin.

For more information about Knit-Rite’s Soft Sock or to find a provider near you, please visit Knit-Rite online.