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Fox River

Fox River

Fox River Mills, Inc. was founded in Appleton, Wisconsin in 1900 and got its name from its location in the Fox River Valley. During its first 60 years, Fox River manufactured socks, mittens and gloves primarily for hunters, fishermen and lumberjacks. In the early 1960s, Fox River extended its product line to include new and innovative styles and colors to keep pace with the expanding active sports market.

In 1985, Fox River began manufacturing hosiery under the Wick Drya; brand name. The patented Wick Drya; Health System; reinforced Fox River's commitment to meet and exceed consumer's expectations. Today, that commitment continues with innovations like our award-winning high-performance socks-Wick Drya, anatomical styles, and the naturally antimicrobial X-STATIC(X-Static). The Silver Fiber socks. NASA has even certified four of our styles for use in the space program.

Fox River's ties to Osage, Iowa started with the purchase of the Marr Knitting Mill in Osage in 1966. Three years later, this mill burned down. By 1971, a new mill was completed and the company permanently relocated its headquarters from Appleton to Osage. Fox River continued to grow by acquiring Rockford Textiles of McMinnville, Tennessee, in 1985, and Portage Mills of Portage, Wisconsin, in 1988. Zwicker Knitting, Zwicker International and Nelson Knitting (manufacturer of the Original Rockford Red Heel, affectionately known as the monkey socks were acquired in 1992. The company completed its state-of-the art addition in 1995 bringing the total square footage of Fox River Mills to more than 250,000 sq. ft.

The growth of Fox River Mills can be significantly credited to the efforts of the Lessard family. In 1940, Joseph Lessard went to work for Fox River as knitting superintendent. He worked his way up through the ranks and bought the company in 1975.

The Lessard family still owns and operates Fox River Mills. Today, Joseph's sons John and Jeff Lessard (along with many other talented people) manage the smooth and efficient operation of the company.

Fox River's success can also be attributed to the dedication of more than 300 hard-working, long-term employees drawn from Osage and surrounding communities.  

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Pattern Book

Pattern Book

Features:
This recently updated 48-page, soft-cover pattern book features photographs that highlight detail and finishing techniques; a clean, whimsical design that makes for an easy-to-follow read; and updated pattern that add new toys and puppets to make.

  • Full-color photos show toy details and finishing ideas
  • Updated layout makes patterns easy-to-follow and clearer than ever before
  • Advanced hair, facial feature and clothing patterns and tips

Price: $8.95

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Trailmaster

Trailmaster

Features:
Soft merino wool fibers keep you itch-free while drawing moisture away from your skin. The medium weight knit and full lining cushion your foot on your next quest.

  • Medium weight Crew
  • Spandex compression arch holds form and adds support.
  • Fully thermalined design absorbs shocks and insulates.
  • Reinforced toe and heel add comfort and longer sock life.
Packed: Half dozen
Contents: 75% merino wool, 24% stretch nylon, 1% spandex

Price: $11.00

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Wick Dry® Tramper

Wick Dry® Tramper

Features:
Eco fibers are where it's at. In this sock, recycled polyester meets soft, itch-free Merino wool for natural wicking and warmth. Plus, our Eco-fibers wick away moisture 30% faster than Merino wool alone. Stay-up technology adds all day comfort.

  • Medium weight Crew
  • Made to resist the friction that causes blisters and hot spots
  • Spandex top for stay-up power
  • Fully thermalined construction absorbs socks and insulates
Packed: Half dozen
Contents: 41% merino wool, 41% recycled polyester,16% nylon, 2% spandex

Price: $9.25

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Gibraltar Frontier

Gibraltar Frontier

Features:
No matter your frigid activity, these FoxSox will keep your toes toasty and feet free from the freezing temps outside. Over-the-calf height and extra heavyweight wool with a foot-hugging fit keep your feet dry and warm.

  • Extra heavy weight, Over-the-calf
  • Spandex compression arch holds form and adds support
  • Smooth, flat toe seam adds comfort and durability
  • Fully thermalined construction absorbs shocks and insulates
  • Reinforced toe and heel add comfort and longer sock life
Packed: Half dozen
Contents: 85% merino wool, 14% nylon, 1% spandex

Price: $15.50

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Red Heel

Red Heel

Features:

  • Light Weight, Crew
  • Soft cotton absorbs moisture
  • Smooth, flat jersey knit makes socks so comfortable to wear
  • Smooth, flat toe seam
Contents: 87% cotton, 7% Polyester, 2% acrylic, 3% nylon, 1% Spandex

Packed: 2 pair pack

Price: $12.00

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Norsk

Norsk

Features:
This classic ragg wool style has been keeping hikers warm and comfortable for centuries. Our technical know-how adds performance and durability while retaining that classic ragg look.

  • Heavy weight Crew
  • Memory-knit construction holds form, wash after wash
  • Classic ragg wool adds thermostatic insulation
  • Reinforced toe and heel add comfort and longer sock life
Packed: Half dozen
Contents: 80% wool, 19% nylon, 1% spandex

Price: $11.50

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Silklite Liner

Silklite Liner

Features:
Feel luxury in every step as silk surrounds your feet and acts as a natural thermal insulator in these ultra-lightweight liners. Silk is naturally strong and durable which makes this luxurious liner last longer so you can keep on going all day long.

  • Ultra light weight, crew
Packed: Half dozen
Contents: 75% wool, 24% stretch nylon, 1% spandex

Price: $11.00

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Youth Double Ragg Mitten

Youth Double Ragg Mitten

Features:
Extra heavy weight premium rag wool keeps hands warm with a plush terry liner for added comfort. This double-thick rag mitt is knit to fit left and right hands anatomically.

  • Extra heavy weight
  • Soft terry liner
  • Double thick construction
  • Anatomically knit
Contents: Outer shell: 85% wool, 15% nylon Liner: 67% acrylic, 23% wool, 10% nylon

Price: $10.50

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Ragg Glove

Ragg Glove

Features:
Premium Ragg wool keeps hands warm, while anatomical knitting for the left and right hands ensures a better fit.

  • Heavy Weight
  • Anatomically knit
Contents: 85% wool, 15% nylon

Price: $12.25

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Norwegian Long

Norwegian Long

Features:
This style has been keeping Scandinvians comfortable for centuries. Adding our technical know-how improves warmth, comfort, performance and durability. Available in mid-calf and crew styles.

  • Heavy weight, mid calf
  • Stretch nylon core helps socks retain shape, wash after wash
  • Wool provides natural insulation that keeps feet warm
  • Breathable-knit construction keeps feet dry and comfortable
Packed: Half dozen
Contents: 85% wool, 14% stretch nylon, 1% spandex

Price: $9.75

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