Friday, December 4, 2009
Thorlo Experia Socks
It was back in October when I ventured by the Thorlo store to pick up some running socks. Usually two or three times a year I drive to Statesville, NC for socks. There is a Thorlo store just off the 77 before you get to Statesville.
There are two of reasons why I make this trip. The first reason is that it usually precedes a marathon. I always like to have a new pair Thorlo crew cut running socks for my marathon. The 2nd reason is that because this is a Thorlo Store I get a chance to check out all of the other types of socks that Thorlo offers.
Last year, I picked up two pair of compression socks which I continue to wear after long runs.
This year, I stumbled across a new type of Thorlo socks called Experia. These socks have the same padding in the forefoot and in the heel as your normal Thorlo Running Socks, but the rest of the sock is an ultra thin material typically found only in racing socks.
After puzzling over them for a few minutes I decided to pick up two pair. One would be used for testing leading up to OBX and if the testing went well, I would use the other pair on race day.
A few days later, the first pair was tested in a track speed workout. While the test went well, I wasn’t convinced enough to switch up socks for race day.
No don’t go away thinking that I shelved the socks entirely. I continue to use them on my speed days and I use them in my cycling shoes. For some reason, the padding is perfect in the forefoot of my cycling shoes and the thin uppers don’t leave my feet feeling cramped.
If you are looking for a racing sock, I would definitely recommend swinging by the Thorlo Store to check them out.
Tales from the Cool Down Runner wearing Thorlo Racing Socks.