Thursday, March 25, 2010

Fit Sok review

I think a good pair of socks are ones that you can't even tell are there. I have had socks that bunch, that rub or are rough, or the sock itself moves so your shoe rubs, socks that slip and make the running/walking experience not so hot in general. So, I was excited to see that there is a fitness sock company local to me in Minnesota that I could try on for size.

I contacted Jeff at Fitsok and he was kind enough to send me their product to review and to giveaway!! 

Fitsok has features that are unique to its brand including airflow channels, right and left food construction and perfect toe fit (no bunching!) 

The first pair I tried were the F4's, which have compression and wicking material, precision fit for the right and left foot and back and front tabs to provide additional padding--I loved that feature! Overall they were comfortable, breathable and had a barely there feel, plus they kept their shape nicely when I took them off:

The F4's: 

Next up were the Cf2's: Good ole gray! 
They are a thermally balanced sock and move moisture and heat from the highest to lowest concentration.  

The Cf2's: in white! 
They are also antimicrobial, fighting against odor and bacteria so they stay fresher and cleaner!

I love the feel of Fitsok and have been wearing the ones they sent me to try, like there is no tomorrow! They are on the wide side for socks, but don't bunch in shoes even so. I don't mind because I have a bit of a wide foot, but if you are really narrow, you may find them roomy. I tested them both out running and in group fitness at the gym.  They didn't slip, they kept my feet comfortable, cool & cushioned. 

If your company or race would like, Fitsok also can customize socks for you with you logo. They do this  for a lot of the races that they sponsor throughout Minneapolis! Such a cool company to have in the hood!  You can contact them here about creating something unique for you!  

Wondering where to get Fitsok near you? Check out this map and see if they are available where you live, if not, you can order them online

OR, you can enter below to WIN a package here at Fit this Girl!    Fitsok only comes in packages of three's since they understand how much we fitness lovers go through socks!  
I have three packages to give away, so there are three chances to win!  

2 packs of the Cf2's and one of the ISW Isowool technical sock (which I didn't test)

* UPDATE: These are women's sizes 7-9 
Men's 6-8!! Sorry for the oversight!

How to enter: 
1) Leave me a comment telling me your favorite brand of running sock so far (assuming fitsok will top your list soon!)

Optional entries: 
(leave one comment for each item, 2 additional entries possible) 
1) Become a follower of Fit this Girl
2) Become a fan of Fitsok on Facebook 

Three options to enter, three socks in each package, three winners! Ready, set...go! 

This contest is open to readers in US and Canada only. Three winners will be selected by Comment number using an amazing random generating number machine and the giveaway is open until Tuesday, March 30th at 7pm Central time!  Thank you to Jeff and Fitsok for donating my trial pairs and the contest items. 

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