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Wednesday, September 02, 2009

wrightsock challenge - final

By now, I've tried all of the socks graciously provided by WRIGHTSOCK and the Runners' Lounge.

The last two:

I took the Running II pair out on a 10-mile run a couple weeks ago. It was warm, humid, and hilly so I really put them to the test. I was still recovering from the 10 miles I did while at the beach, but those trouble spots weren't too bad considering the conditions. My feet were comfortable and I barely noticed my socks.

I tried the final pair for the first time a few days before the triathlon. I was mainly going for a bike ride, but knew I wanted a short run as well, so I put on the SLX. These felt great! But I only ran for a mile.

I tried them out again this weekend on a 9-mile run. It wasn't too warm out, but really humid. I was quite pleased with the socks. Despite the sticky conditions, my feet were feeling good. By the end, I had trouble again with the callous-blisters that have been bothering me for a couple weeks, but I can't really blame the socks for that.

Overall, I've really liked all of these socks!

My favorites are the Coolmesh, which will be coming to Virginia Beach with me for my next half marathon on Sunday. The SLX, SLR and Running II are quite comfortable as well. I especially like fit of the SLX -- no annoying toe seams!

The thin SLT, which I thought I would like the best, come in behind the others. I found I preferred the slightly thicker socks, and got a better fit around the toes with the others.

That leaves the DLX as the loser. But that doesn't mean I didn't like them! It was just too hot for thick socks. I'll be happy to break those out again in a couple months!

Thanks again to the Runners' Lounge and WRIGHTSOCK for inviting me to this challenge. While it is technically over, I'm going to continue to test them against my old socks as the weather changes. I may have to start investing more in my socks!

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At 8:23 PM, September 03, 2009, Blogger Running and living said...

good luck with the 1/2. the socks deal was sweeeeeeet!


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