Post by: Brian of Brian’s Running Adventures
“Few things in life bring back the simple excitement of your birthday or Christmas- but new sock day does!
Running has changed my outlook on many things, one being my socks. No longer are socks just another part of my wardrobe that must match the color of my shoes… white, black or brown. No longer are socks simply something to keep my feet warm. Socks are no longer an afterthought. Socks are an important part of my running kit, my race preparation and a staple of my running life.
Simply… life is too short for boring and or ill-fitting socks!
I was very happy when Swiftwick offered me a chance to test their product line. Getting right to the point- these are great socks. I loved the fit, the construction and the super cool colors.
THE FIT: Not every foot is the same, and not every sock fits the same. I’ve had socks bunch here, be to tight there and have seams that just rubbed me the wrong way. Swiftwick socks have none of these issues. I loved the way their socks fit my foot the instant I put them on. No extra material, no bunching and no pulling. They simply fit.
THE CONSTRUCTION: The Swiftwick socks I tested used a bit thinner material than I’m used to. At first I thought that this might cause me some issues, but once my foot was in my shoes, I hardly noticed it. In fact, my foot felt more in tune with the shoe and in turn with my foot strike. These socks made my foot, sock and shoe feel like one unit. I ran training runs between 6 and 12 miles, and I loved the performance and feel. The light weight material made my feet feel cool, comfortable and fit.
From their website: “Thin and light for serious runners, yet still perfect for athletes of any sport. Our Managed Compression™ prevents bunching and hot spots by supporting all 3 arches in the foot. Our Linked-Toe technology prevents blisters by eliminating bunching in the toe-box. The result is a sock designed to fit your feet perfectly while helping you do what moves you.”
THE COLORS: Life is to short for plain socks. Live your live and be bold. Swiftwick offers a rainbow of colors. Be bold run in Razzle Red, get to work in Halo Green or attend your kids PTA meeting Deep Purple. Make a statement!
I have to admit I felt faster in my Swiftwick colors!
Think more about your socks. Life is too short for ill-fitting, heavy construction and or drab colors. Give your feet some love and hug them with a pair of Swiftwick socks.”
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