Our Sports collection has vertical ridges on the leg for added stretch and comfort. The piquet strip across the bridge of the foot makes sure the socks stay snuggly in place even during heavy activity. An all-around thicker cotton sock for those who like to feel as they're walking on a cloud. The car that invented the hot hatch set a pretty high bar for all that came after it. But its birth wasn't easy... The prototype was based on a Scirocco, with an EA827 engine with dual carburetors and a lowered and stiffened suspension. When Volkswagen's Chief of Research drove this prototype, he objected to the harsh suspension and excessive noise from the intake system and declared the car "undrivable". "The Perfect Christmas Gift/Present"