This latest appearance focused on sports and recreational applications for our legwear. Runners and cyclists wear ACTIVSKIN when the weather begins to turn chilly, to keep the early morning chill off their bare legs when the first go out for their run/ride. As anyone who runs/rides can tell you, it doesn't take long before your body heat builds and you can become overheated if you're wearing sweatpants or thicker running tights. The open knit of sheer legwear facilitates evaporation of perspiration, which has a slight cooling effect on the legs. This same phenomenon is present to a lesser extent with the opaque tights. The decision of whether to wear sheer or opaque ACTIVSKIN depends on how cold the weather is, and individual preference.
An added benefit provided by ACTIVSKIN is the leg support it provides. The moderate degree of leg support can have a beneficial effect on stamina and endurance. Many athletes are already familiar with the benefits of compression shorts, and support tights extend the benefit to the entire lower body.
Other recreational activities where ACTIVSKIN can provide benefits include: soccer, lacrosse, football, basketball (remember the NBA tights from a couple of years ago?), golf, horseback riding, motorcycling, and many others. Each of these draw benefit from both the added warmth-without-bulk, as well as the leg support features. Horseback riders will also appreciate how ACTIVSKIN can eliminate chafing. Many a rider has worn women's pantyhose in the past to avoid a rash from long hours in the saddle. Now, men can wear a garment designed especially for them.
During the interview, I pointed out that we at ActivSkin feel a sense of responsibility to serve in an advocacy position to promote the masculine aspect of legwear to help alleviate the uncertainty some guys may feel when they first begin wearing it. As I said, "We're all about changing hearts and minds--from pantyhose to mantyhose."
If you missed the show, live outside the Columbus viewing area, or would like to see it again, you can watch it here (below). It will be available on the NBC4i website for one week. I've also posted in on YouTube, so you can send links to it, and the previous appearances, to friends. The more things like this get shared and discussed, the faster men's legwear will become firmly planted in the mainstream of mens wear... so make sure and share it with everyone you know. [VIDEO FOLLOWS...]