Sunday, April 19, 2015

7 Socks That'll Keep You Running (+ A Giveaway!)

As thousands of runners have their sights set on Boston, I am thinking about socks.

Have you ever been on a run, or a few minutes into a workout, only to feel your sock slipping under your heel or bunching under your toes and your workout takes a toll? Well I've been there.

So I recently set out on a quest to find some great running socks that won't get in our way as we push towards reaching our goals. A few awesome brands - Asics, Balega, Bombas, Brooks, Feetures! - pitched in to help me out.



I was somewhat surprised to find that I liked all of these styles, but for different reasons. Some are super-thin, ultra light weight perfect for a hot day, some are in between and others provided a good bit of cushioning and were better for those chilly Spring runs.

Because of this, I decided the best way to break it down for you is based on the amount of cushioning. After all, the shoes we're wearing and the weather have a lot to do with the socks we choose.

You Might Forget You're Wearing These Socks
3. Balega: Weightless Hidden Dry "Weightless' is no joke. These guys are thin, light, and silky
6. Asics: Quick Lyte Single Tab come in packs of three and will not weigh you down!

Mid-Weight All-Purpose Socks
1. Balega: Second Skin Fit: Ultralight While still very thin, these are a bit more substantial than the Weightless Hidden Dry, and are soft and supportive (so far, these are my favorite)

2. Feetures!: High Performance | Ultra Light | No Show Tab Supportive and snug feel in the right places
5. Brooks: Infiniti Double Tab Mesh Left and right foot specific design that rises above the shoe a bit, but not too high
7. Asics: Mix Up Your Run Low Cut Slight bit more padding but hugs the foot for a supportive feel. These peek a bit higher above the shoe than most the others

Cushioned 
4. Bombas: Ankle In my opinion the cushioned support of these socks are great for cool weather runs. Bonus: one pair purchased = one pair donated

Good news for you... Asics sent me extras so I'm sharing the love! Happy feet make a happy runner, am I right?


Two people will win all of these socks. I'm giving you four options to enter the giveaway but you have to leave a separate comment for each to count - and enter by 11:30pm MT, Saturday, April 26

1. Follow me on Twitter HERE
2. Click HERE to Tweet this:




3. Follow me on Instagram HERE
4. Brag a little: What recent running or fitness related accomplishment are you most proud of? 
5. Sound off: What races do you have on your schedule?

39 comments:

Lisa said...

I'm proud of my recent good showing in a 5k - my first of the season.

Lisa said...

I follow on Twitter @Christyruns

Lisa said...

I follow on Instagram @Christyruns

Lisa said...

https://twitter.com/Christyruns/status/590091002892845056

Lisa said...

I recently got a 5k PR very unexpectedly

Lisa said...

Next up is a 5 mile race and a half marathon after that.

Lisa said...

I follow you on Twitter with the handle @FireRunner2379

Lisa said...

I posted a tweet: https://twitter.com/FireRunner2379/status/590113677082238976.

Lisa said...

I follow your Instagram account.

Lisa said...

After a couple of years of trying I finally was able to qualify for the NYC marathon and got accepted this year.

Lisa said...

I turn 40 in May on a Friday and am running the Horse Capital Marathon in Lexington, KY on Saturday followed by the Cleveland Marathon on Sunday. It should be an epic weekend!

Lisa said...

I just completed my 3rd full with a PR ...AND I was wearing the Balega Second Skin Fit: Ultralight Socks. :) We had mile 14-26 in the rain but we still PR'd!

Lisa said...

Running 4-5 days a week while abroad is definitely something I'm proud of! The only official race on my schedule is the Prairie Dog Half Marathon in Westminster in September!! (Although I plan to do a 5K with my mom early this summer:) ) great blog, Lisa!!! I heart socks and totally get the importance. Asics are my personal fave!

Lisa said...

Following you

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Tweeted

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Following you on Twitter

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Tweeted

Lisa said...

I follow you on twitter with the name buddlakecats

Lisa said...

I tweeted https://twitter.com/buddlakecats/status/590636694703079424

Lisa said...

I follow you on instagram with the name shroomfrog

Lisa said...

I want to run in the Cooper Bridge Run next year.

Lisa said...

I can stay on the stairmill for an hour with no breaks now, not much of an accomplishment, but the best thing I've done lately.

Lisa said...

Following on Twitter! Channynn

Lisa said...

I had twins in Nov and just started back after a year off and it was a tough year physically. I feel way discouraged at how long it's going to take me to get back in shape and I'm proud of myself for forcing myself back on the road.

Lisa said...

I tweeted! https://mobile.twitter.com/channynn/status/590643584258441217

Lisa said...

https://twitter.com/OhioCatfish/status/591254396945707008

Lisa said...

I am proud of increasing my mileage. I had been stuck at 3 miles for a while and am up to 4 this week. Three times a week is pretty good for my busy life.

Lisa said...

I have a 10K on the schedule for June.

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Tweeted:https://twitter.com/PrettyHotPink6/status/591962039859417088

Lisa said...

I follow on twitter.

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tweet - https://twitter.com/GreenButtrfly/status/592037412076965888

Lisa said...

I am most proud of being able to run recently without my legs feeling like million lb. weights immediately and thereby increasing my endurance and distance.

Lisa said...

Following on twitter @Munchtalks!

Lisa said...

I tweeted! https://twitter.com/MunchTalks/status/592509769706934273

Lisa said...

following on instagram as iamalighthouse

Lisa said...

I started running and still kept my pace and distance over the winter!! Yay!!

Lisa said...

I recently had to quit running because of medical but now I want to get on the road again to running. These socks look good inspiration to me!
I run for my daughter who had cancer from when she was two months old. She is a survivor and my inspiration to a health life!

Lisa said...

Has a winner been chosen? :)

Lisa said...

Hi Jasanna, Yes, winners were chosen and posted on Monday. Christy Runs and Sadie B were the winners. Thanks for entering!