Lorpen began as a small manufacturer of technical socks in the Basque region of Spain in the early 1980’s. Their founders were looking to make innovative and functional socks for walking and hiking enthusiasts. Lorpen are now a company with manufacturing facilities located on two continents and they sell our socks in 56 countries worldwide. While they have experienced significant growth, Lorpen's founders still manage the company with their original vision intact, “to produce the best technical socks for serious outdoor activities.” It's not unusual for Lorpen designers to head out into the local mountains that surround their headquarters in the morning before returning to design socks in the afternoon. This is what makes Lorpen different. Theri passion and commitment to excellence is a direct result of living and working in a natural environment.