Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Under Armour Socks

While I've tested (and will continue to test) quite a few shoes in a quest to find those that support, cosset, and protect me while running, I'm always amazed at just how much difference a good pair of socks can make. I recently was given the opportunity to test out two styles of Under Armour's HeatGear® line of running socks and came away impressed for several reasons.



  • Signature Moisture Transport wicks sweat and accelerates evaporation.
  • Strategic Cushion provides shock protection and space compensation.
  • ArmourFit™ elevated support for a more secure fit.
  • True Seamless Toe for ultimate comfort.
  • Strategic vent zones built into key points where the body dumps heat, keeping you cool, dry, and comfortable.
  • ArmourBlock® helps prevent the growth of odor-causing bacteria in the sock. The result: moisture transport with maximum scent suppression.
  • HeatGear®: For when it's hot. Keeping athletes cool, dry, and light. Ideal use: Extremely warm weather. Over a decade ago, HeatGear®, the original second skin layer, sparked the revolution of performance apparel.
These socks interested me for two reasons. One, they feel soft and fluffy in hand, yet stretch to thinly cover the foot, without losing the feeling of cushioning, something I can't figure out. Second, these socks are in no way expensive for the comfort and seeming quality they possess.
 

  • Under Armour's best technology, built specifically for running. Seamless toe eliminates abrasion for total comfort.
  • Advanced cushioning elements provide protection and space compensation.
  • Left/Right technology gives an unparalleled anatomical fit.
  • Accelerated moisture release technology filters moisture to the outside of the sock, keeping you cool and dry.
  • HeatGear®: For when it's hot. Keeping athletes cool, dry, and light. Ideal use: Extremely warm weather. Over a decade ago, HeatGear®, the original second skin layer, sparked the revolution of performance apparel.
These socks felt and looked like they would make me a better runner, though, of course, that is idle daydreaming on my part. They do however, work as advertised. Incredibly comfortable, wicking and breathable, these will be in heavy rotation for warm-weather running. Or, as luck would have it, continued treadmill running as winter retains its grip on the Midwest. These socks are also designed as a left or right specific sock. I kept planning to try the sock on the opposite foot to check whether this claim held water but, I kid you not, without looking and without fail, I put the left sock on left foot and right sock on right foot. I wonder if they are subtly weighted differently. Considering how many times I ran in these socks, it seems more than chance that they always ended up on the correct foot.

(Disclaimer: I was sent this product for free to review on my blog - courtesy of Jennifer at Maguire Public Relations, Inc and Under Armour. I did not pay for the item, receive payment for this review, or agree to give it a positive review. Aside from information gleaned from the company website, the opinions are my own.)

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4 comments:

  1. Funny, I have several pairs of cycling socks with a designated left and right yet always manage to start putting them on the wrong foot first.

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  2. I love socks, seriously, I have way too many pair. And I never put them on the right feet when they are designated and then I go to put on my running shoes and am like...DOH!

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  3. I'm obsessed with Under Armour socks. I first got introduced to them in basketball and now pretty much exclusively run/work out in them.

    I'm a spaz though so I rarely get the feet right.

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