Along with announcing 2014 Ambassadorship with Feetures Brand, here is a review after using the socks for a month. I’m very selective when it comes to choosing socks. When finding something that works, stick with it. The first thing that stood out when putting them on was the fit. They are snug. According to their website www.feeturesbrand.com they use bands of Lycra that cause the socks to contour to the shape and curve of each foot. For me, the socks must be comfortable and consistent. Rotating seven different pairs of running shoes, yes seven, I was anxious to see how Feetures responded with each shoe under different surfaces and conditions. The temperatures here have ranged from 12 degrees to 60 degrees Fahrenheit, Running surfaces have included treadmill, trail, road, and track. In the last 30 days, I have run a total of 40 times in Feetures. Here are my thoughts.
I will start by saying that all of my old socks have been relegated to being non running socks now. I have been pleased by the consistency and performance of Feetures. The snug fit allows me to feel connected to my shoes. I don’t like having so much cushion in my socks that I can’t feel my shoes responding to the surface that is below. On long runs, Feetures doesn’t slide or bunch up toward the heel. My feet sweat even during cold weather but the socks wicked away moisture to keep my feet dry and comfortable. I know each time lacing up to run what to expect from them. Running in the rain or cold whether trail run or track, I have not taken Feetures off and been disappointed. They also offer a Lifetime Guarantee! How’s that for belief in the quality?
From Feetures website: “Our commitment to quality extends to the durability of our product, too. We use high density knitting to create a more durable construction with less bulk. Additionally, we reinforce all of our products in the high impact zones to help extend the life of the product. As a result, we are proud to back up all Feetures! socks with our unique Lifetime Guarantee!”
Below are the socks I chose and what works best for me. I prefer the no show performance and the no show Elite Ultra Light. I look forward to hearing your feedback once you try them.