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Celebrating Wool this Earth Day

by Jill Schuman | April 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

If you’ve given eNZees Foot Soother a try, you’ll already know how good our soft New Zealand lambswool feels upon your feet. But this Earth Day, see why you can also feel good about doing your part for the environment every time you use eNZees. 

It’s Sustainable & Renewable

Sheep produce wool which is a sustainable and renewable product.

Sheep by Katriona McCarthy

eNZees Foot Soother is 100% New Zealand lambswool. Because sheep are shorn each spring, each animal is technically producing a renewable product every year. And unlike synthetic materials, sheep create a product that’s part of the carbon cycle. According to the International Wool Textile Organization, “Fifty per cent of the weight of wool is pure organic carbon.” So the next time you use eNZees Foot Soother to relieve foot pain and prevent blisters, know that the wool you’re using comes from a better source than paper tape, moleskin, or other blister prevention and treatment products. 

It’s Biodegradable

That’s right, wool is completely biodegradable. When you’re done with your eNZees for the day, the wool you pull out of your sock won’t just sit in a landfill for the rest of eternity. Wool breaks down quickly and decomposes like other natural materials.

It’s Long-lasting

If you’re like me, your closet and sock drawer are probably brimming with merino wool. Wool garments are proven to last longer than their synthetic and cotton counterparts. eNZees is the same. We’ve heard from numerous thru-hikers and backpackers that get multiple uses out of one application of eNZees wool. eNZees will go longer and farther than any other blister prevention product, which typically only get one use per application.

eNZees Foot Soother is wool that prevents blisters and hot-spots on your feet.

Give eNZees a try on your next hike, bike, walk, or run. Your feet and the planet will be glad you did!


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Why Do We Use New Zealand Wool?

by Jill Schuman | March 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

New Zealand wool

Whenever I give educational clinics on eNZees Foot Soother, I am almost always asked, “Why do you only use New Zealand wool?” It’s true; wool is produced around the world – Spain, South America, and even in my own backyard here in the Rocky Mountains. But for decades, New Zealand wool has proven to be the best quality and consistency. That’s why major wool clothing companies like Icebreaker, Ibex, Point6 Socks, and others source exclusively from New Zealand.

There are many factors at hand here, but according to the farm where eNZees Foot Soother is produced, New Zealand wool is the best because the environment allows the sheep to live healthy, low-stress lives. New Zealand is one of the only places in the world where there are no major predators, which means our sheep never have to worry about winding up someone’s dinner. New Zealand’s unique climate also plays a role in the quality and consistency of the sheep’s wool.

If you’re like me, you love the soft feel of Merino wool t-shirts and sweaters. When I started eNZees Foot Soother, my first thought was to use Merino. As it turns out, Merino fibers are too soft and fine for foot fleece, which is used to protect feet from hot-spots, blisters and other forms of foot pain. With the help of the New Zealand Wool Testing Authority, we finally found the perfect type of wool for eNZees Foot Soother. After its been processed and refined in New Zealand, we package this pure lambswool in Denver, CO and ship it to outdoor gear stores, natural grocers, and podiatrist offices around the country.

If you haven’t tried it yet, see how New Zealand lambswool can help your feet be happy, healthy and blister-free this summer!

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