Press Release: July 11, 2019
MERGE4 is proud to welcome legendary professional skateboarder, Christian Hosoi, to their family of collaborators. As part of the collaboration, the Santa Cruz-based sock company has released two custom socks highlighting Hosoi’s iconic skate career.
MERGE4’s Christian Hosoi capsule collection includes two classic crew socks: ‘Sacred’ and ‘Three Crosses’. Both socks feature skateboarding-inspired graphics created by Hosoi himself, with a combed cotton terry looped foot, self-adjusting welt cuff, arch support, and a reinforced heel and toe. Printed on technically-advanced yarns, the socks are knitted with MERGE4’s signature ‘cult-weave’ to uphold vibrant and detailed graphics as the socks are stretched with use. The y-heel socks are also athletically-ribbed for performance, making them ideal for skateboarding and other action sports.
“We’re big fans of Christian Hosoi,” said MERGE4 founder and CEO, Cindi Busenhart, “He’s an incredible skateboarder and an even better human – we couldn’t be happier to have him on board.”
After entering the pro ranks at the age of 14, Christian Hosoi’s competitive career highlights include 13 first place contest finishes, inventing the “Christ Air”, and being recognized as Transworld Skateboarding’s 4th Most Influential Skateboarder of All Time.
The MERGE4 Christian Hosoi socks are available for purchase on the company’s online store, as well as through a list of retailers available on the MERGE4 website: https://merge4.com/.
MERGE4 is a sock company based out of Santa Cruz, California that is a Certified B Corporation using business as a force for doing good. Beyond magnificent in appearance, style and comfort, MERGE4 socks are constructed like no other. Your soles are GRIPPED by MERGE4’s deviously interesting CULT-WEAVE. The CULT-WEAVE works to cushion arch area. YES, you heard correctly; MERGE4 “GRIPS YOUR SOLE.”