Tuesday, February 28, 2012

New Balance Socks Review

I love socks. Socks can make or break a workout, maybe even more than a shoe can, sometimes. Maybe it’s because they are so much closer to the foot, the feedback more immediate. Recently, Laima and I had an opportunity to try out some New Balance socks (check out her thoughts over at Women’s Endurance Gear).


Enhanced Shield q1:
  • X-Wide (Fits up to 4E)
  • Stability fit arch support and hold
  • High density shock cushioning
  • Soft acrylic
  • Comfort Toe
Contents: 86% Acrylic, 12% Polyester, 1% Nylon, 1% Spandex, Exclusive of Ornamentation

Just a nice basic sock. Worked as promised. Wide feel is great for people like me with large volume feet, but may be too much for those of normal width.

I'm running afoul of the Velominati here,
 if not for the tall black socks,
then surely for the hairy legs.

Enhanced Dry:
  • Stability fit arch support and hold
  • Lightning Dry Moisture Management
  • Breathable side vent panels
  • Comfort Toe Seam
  • Reinforced heel and toe abrasion
  • Medium density comfort fit
  • Y heel pocket fit
Contents: 92% Polyester, 7% Nylon, 1% Spandex, Exclusive of Ornamentation

Three-pack is a great value. Super comfortable socks, I ran in these, cycled in these, and they have become my go-to sock for daily wear. Really comfortable – I like that they look like a normal black dress sock unless you’re up close, but perform like a sport sock.


Technical NBx lc1:
  • Stability fit arch support and hold
  • Left/Right Fit
  • Cocona™ fabric moisture and odor management
  • Seamless Toe
  • Lightning Dry Moisture Management
Contents: 38% Cocona™ Polyester, 22% Polyester, 22% Olefin, 12% Nylon, 6% Spandex, Exclusive of Ornamentation

I love non-white socks, maybe because they make me think of trail running. These were whisper-thin in feeling, but great in performance. Comfortable on street, trail, and treadmill.

Nice, un-flashy socks that get the job done. More information on the New Balance socks can be found at GoldToe.com or ShopNewBalance.com.

(Disclaimer: I was sent this product for free to review on my blog - via Jennifer at Maguire Public Relations, Inc. 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 websites, the opinions are my own.)

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2 comments:

  1. didn't know NB socks where part of the Gold Toe sock empire....

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  2. Love great socks! Glad we had the opportunity to try them.

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