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National poll indicates Dahlgren Footwear makes Americas favorite socks


West Linn-based company credits fans with win

by: TIDINGS PHOTOS: VERN UYETAKE - Kris Dahlgren Kachirisky and her father, Dahlgren founder Ray Dahlgren, show examples of their socks, recently voted best sock in America.Dahlgren Footwear has been named the nation’s favorite sock, according to a poll by SNEWS, an outdoor media source.

“They took a poll open to all on what was their favorite sock,” said Kris Dahlgren Kachirisky, president with Dahlgren Footwear, which is based in West Linn. “The list included some pretty competitive contenders. To pull off a win like this with a grassroots effort is really cool. For a variety of reasons people really like our products and they like who we are and what we stand for. This wouldn’t have happened without the support of the Dahlgren Army.”

Dalgren Footwear was founded in 1978 by Kachirisky’s parents, Ray and Diane Dahlgren, also residents of West Linn. With the intention of making the best sock possible for professional athletes, the couple conducted research with professional athletes and podiatrists to create a sock that would keep feet cool and dry during the rigors of intense, high performance activities. To date, the company has six patents of its designs.

The entire line of Dahlgren Footwear products is made in the United States.

To learn more about Dahlgren Footwear, visit dalgrenfootwear.com or join the Dahlgren Army on Facebook.