Lee Thibodeau grew up in northern Maine with a farm boy's knack for practical problem-solving.
He came by that talent honestly. His mother showed him the simple solution that would end his struggles to remove his damp knee-high boots at the end of each day. The ingenious woman showed young Lee how to place two long plastic bread bags over each sock to slip in and out of his boots with ease.
Years later, as a ski racer, Lee was confronted by the same challenge every time he wrestled in and out of his tight ski boots. That problem was born anew when he faced the same issue with his impatient young children. Solving this dilemma led Lee to create the low-friction sock that allows users to quickly put on and take off high-performance footwear, like ski boots.
As a neurosurgeon with a thriving practice at Mercy Hospital in Portland, Maine, Lee was also well aware of another longstanding footwear problem. He understood the demand for socks that could aid people whose jobs require prolonged periods of standing and walking. To meet their needs, he developed compression sock prototypes to support the feet of his operating room staff.
Thus began the cycle of field-testing and refinement that would become the standard for product development Lee would adopt as the founding member of Maine-Lee Technology Group (MLTG). In MLTG, Lee found the partners who could help him perfect his ideas for the complete re-engineering of sock design.
The EZ Glider® Sock is the result of that effort.
It combines the latest designs in fiber composition and apparel construction to create a single sock solution for keeping active feet dry, clean, and fresh—all day long.
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