The Versus Socks - Story

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XMiles are very excited to bring Versus Socks to the UK, Versus Socks is the brainchild of two ex-Stellenbosch (South Africa) students, both passionate sports people, Hanno Lategan and Jurgens Uys.

Their Story

During a bike ride in 2013, the topic of socks came up and with both partners always on the lookout for new business opportunities they realised that there's a gap in the market for comfortable, durable and just outright good looking socks.

From there designs were put on the table, chocolate milkshakes were consumed, a reliable local manufacturer was pinpointed and Versus Socks came to life.

Today, Versus Socks provides a range of active, running and cycling socks that will make your feet smile from toe to toe.

All their socks are proudly designed and made in South Africa.

How did the Versus and XMiles relationship happen?

During a training holiday in the French Alps village of Sainte Foy in the summer of 2018, XMiles owner Anthony meet up and trained with South African elite runner Gerda Steyn.

Gerda has some pedigree in the Marathon / Ultra Runner world being the 2018 Two Oceans Marathon Champion and 2nd place finisher in the 2018 Comrades Marathon. Not only is Gerda sponsored by Nedbank, Nike, Biogen & Futurelife. She is also a massive socks enthusiast and especially a big fan of Versus socks.  Following an introduction between Anthony and Jurgens things have moved quickly and we are super excited to have the first batch of Versus socks arriving in the UK September 2018.

Check out the UK range


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