January 26, 2013

Product Review: Swiftwick Socks

Recently Swiftwick socks offered a giveaway to blogger Jill Conyers at Fitness, Health and Happiness.  I have wanted to try out this brand of socks, so this was the perfect opportunity when I won a pair.  A box from Swiftwick arrived in my mailbox, and not only did it include the socks, but also a rubber bracelet and decal.  Bonus!



There were several things that immediately excited me about the socks.  First of all, they are made in the USA.  The materials to make these socks include Repreve, a recycled nylon that is a planet friendly item.  They have some compression and a moisture wicking feature as well.

Trying them out on a run seemed the perfect test to see if they would be part of my regular running gear.  Today was the day, and after 4 miles the result is that they are a winner.  The socks have enough compression to keep your toes and feet in a comfortable position. They are thinner than my normal sock (Experia by Thorlo), but after less than a mile, I forgot that my feet had more room in my shoes.  It is nice to find another brand that works well and Swiftwick is a quality sock that will be on my shopping list in the future.

Thanks for sponsoring a fabulous giveaway, Jill!

(Pam)

5 comments:

  1. Thanks for the review. I've been reading your blog for awhile and I nominated you guys for the Liebster Award (although I can't see how many readers you have so I'm not sure you qualify but I love reading your blog so I included you, just in case!)

    http://theunlikelycompetitor.blogspot.com/2013/01/the-liebster-award.html?m=1

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  2. Loved reading on your take on the swiftwick socks~ Always interesting to hear of different socks. I too LOVE the Thurlo Experia socks...they are Great! I just ordered and are going to try a pair of izzumi socks. I hear good things about those.
    I also tend to like a little thicker sock so always strive for a mid/cushion type. I do have a few thinner socks that are perfect for the gym.
    Thanks for the review! Melissa

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    1. Melissa, I also vary my socks depending on my workout...I usually wear thin ones at the gym. I also tried the Injingi and thought the individual toes were wierd at first, but they also work well for the gym.

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  3. Thanks for stopping by my blog last week Pam! =) I'm also one of Jill's winners and absolutely love the socks. I want more! I've been meaning to do a review on the blog but haven't gotten to it yet.

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