Cupron's socks were given to the Chilean miners on day 36 of them being trapped in the mines playing a major role in protecting the miners' feet and helping enhance their well-being. We are proud to be part of this touching humanitarian story and be able to improve lives where and when it counts the most.
The heroic rescue of 33 Chilean miners is featured in a new Smithsonian exhibit opened in August 2011 and will be on display indefinitely. The Cupron Enhanced socks could also be found in the exhibit itself, as well as in the museum's store
In January 2012 Cupron's help to the Chilean miners got scientific recognition and a study that was done on the miner's condition was published in the prestigious medical journal ג€“ Archives of Dermatology published by the American Medical Association. The study examined the effect of the socks on the wellbeing of the trapped miners and details how the socks helped them to fight foot fungus. In most cases the different symptoms significantly improved/resolved within 4 to 7 days. This is another support to the effectiveness of our technology, and a scientific recognition to the humanitarian help we provided to the miners in time of need. Please contact us to get a copy of the article.