Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Experia Socks – Thunder Road Expo – USATF Team Cross Country have in common

Okay, this is an easy one to answer – me.

This all started a few weeks ago when I posted a blog about my experiences with the Thorlo Experia Socks. A few days later, a comment was posted my blog from Tracy Harries a representative from Thorlo corporate.

Talk about getting into trouble with the big boys or in this case the ladies.

In my blog, I provided my opinion comparing the Experia Socks with the Crew Cut Thorlo Socks. And, it seems that the owner of Thorlo found my post and didn't quite agree with my assessment. He put Tracy on it to help set me straight.

A few emails later, Tracy explanation cleared up a lot. It also headed me down the road of going to the Thunder Road Marathon expo and meeting up with Tracy.

Tracy was great and explained to me about their line of socks.

I have been a Thorlo guy for years and will continue to do so as long as I am running.

But the story doesn't end here.

After meeting up with Tracy at the expo, I headed out to Lexington, KY for the USAT&F Club Championships. It is hard to tell from the photos but I was wearing my Thorlo Experia Socks during the XC Championship. XC Spikes are very narrow shoes so wearing a thick sock just doesn't work very well. That's why I took my Experia socks. Plus, I rarely if ever get blisters while wearing my Thorlos so what better way to test new sock than to wear them in my "NEW" XC spikes.

Just as I expected, I came through the race muddy and tired but with no blisters. This is always a good thing when you try out a new pair of shoes under race conditions for the first time.

Next up, I will test them in a few road races and if it goes well, I will use them at the Myrtle Beach Marathon.

As Paul Harvey use to say "Now you know the rest of the story"


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Tracy Harris said...

Hi Bill, it's Tracy from Thorlo again. It was very nice meeting you in Charlotte. I don't know how to attach a photo here, so I will have to e-mail you directly and send you the picture we took. I have to confess that I gave your winning secret away to your running buddy Stephen S. He came by the expo later and told us how you manage to edge him out at each race. When I asked him if he wears Experia or Thorlo, of course he said "no", so I told him that is why you are winning!

Cool Down Runner said...

That is so funny. I guess Steve has been trying to figure out my secret for the last 2 years. And now he knows. LOL :)