Thursday, August 8, 2013

Feetures Socks

Looking at my sock drawer, one would think I might be opening a Thorlo store. My drawer runs over with these socks, but I do have a few other pair that I keep on hand. They are mostly what I wear when I am cycling.

To those that know me, they know that I am a diehard Thorlo fan. I have run in them for years and have always had good results.

But I have also come to realize that really Thorlos are great for about 9 months of the year. These are the months between September and May.

Now, for the months of June, July, August, Thorlos are still a good sock but they do have one side effect. The style that I use soaks up sweat like nothing else. I will finish a run and my socks will feel like they have been dunk in a tub of water and weigh a couple of pounds. For those that have run any distance at all, they know that wet socks are no fun at all.

This past weekend, I was out doing a little Tax Free Shopping and decided to try out the Feetures Socks. Based on the product description, they say they do a pretty good at moisture wicking. Thus far, I would have to agree.

I used one pair during my Tuesday rainy tempo run and used the other pair during my 10 mile run on Wednesday with the temperatures in the mid 80s. Both days, my feet felt a lot better and a lot dryer.

The real test will come when I run in them during my 20 mile long run later this week. I have my fingers crossed that they do what they advertise.

For those that are wondering about cost, the Thorlos and the Feetures Socks differ by just a few dollars.

In my opinion, trying something new out never hurts and could provide a leg up on the competition.

Sharing one thought at time,

The Cool Down Runner

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