4.0 out of 5 starsVery Comfortable and Cool Design. But Not Worth $15.
January 7, 2018
These socks feel like butter! Cool design and are very comfortable to run in. Not sure how the antimicrobial feature comes into play yet. Technically they aren't "no show" since the heel blister guard sticks out of the back. For the most part I really like them. 4 stars because they definitely are not worth $15, maybe $10. Maybe.
Edited to add that these socks sprung holes in them after only about 4 months of light usage.... These socks are very comfortable and fit very well but the antimicrobial properties seem to be nonexistent as odor was no less than any other regular sock I have had. This was the main property I was looking forward to so a big disappointment.
These are more pricy by definitely worth it for runners. They are super breathable and light weight but are somehow also supportive and fit like a glove. I normally wear a size 10 shoe, my running shoes are a 9.5 so they are a little more snug, but I got a Medium and it's the perfect fit. I have bought a few other pairs just to run in.
I purchased these socks on a recommendation because I run. I liked them so much that I bought two more pair for my wife who doesn't run. We love them. They hold up well to repeated washing and are definitely the best quality sock you can buy. As someone who is of average income, I understand the pull to buy an entire bag of 'athletic' socks to save money, but try and resist. These are worth the extra cost. You will actually save money in the long run. Heh...'long-run'. That was unintentional.
Training for my 5th marathon and needed new socks. I like the Balega style best because of the tab behind the heel- this prevents any potential blisters. I wore this brand and style for my last marathon earlier this year. Also,the fit of the sock around the toes is comfortable. Sometimes the seams of ill-fitting running socks are thick and rub against my big and little toes.....not these! This particular style has an antimicrobial feature. Personally I cannot tell if these are less stinky than the regular version.
These socks provide just cushioning and comfort I didn't even realize I was missing out on. These socks are worth the price (which isn't too high, really). I run a lot, and have enjoyed these socks more than any of the other running socks I have used over the years, and have been forced to re-evaluate my previous view that socks don't really matter much (beyond a certain quality level).
I've been wearing this brand for at least 12 years and even though they have fit well in the past it seems that the different lines are too large for my shoe size 8.5m female foot. This sock fits my foot perfectly in a size Medium; that is, true to size. It fits smaller than the Hidden comfort line which I have been wearing forever. Love the way they feel on my feet.
I purchased these socks for my boyfriend for a birthday gift as he is a big runner. One evening I was over his house and I needed a pair of socks so I went into his sock drawer, pulled them out, and slipped them on my feet. I thought I had died and gone to heaven. I would never have spent this kind of money for socks (for me) but because I loved them so much, went on line and bought 2 pairs for myself. They are amazing. I wear them to the gym to workout, and when I'm wearing running shoes to run errands. These are a game changer!!!!
This is now my favorite brand of socks. They are so well constructed. I have worn these in my oldest hiking shoes and they did not stink at all afterward. However, I let my daughter borrow them and they didn’t get as stinky as her regular socks, but they were definitely not stink free. I think it really depends on the person and the environment.
I'm a runner and these socks are great for gliding where any normal socks would cause chafing. They are comfortable and wear well. They are, however, toasty warm and don't breathe as well as my thinner Adidas running socks. I wouldn't wear them for an indoor workout either for that reason. I will keep them in my sock stash for cooler outside workouts!
Great sock. Not sure if it helps odor of feet well because my feet don't smell bad. These socks are extremely soft though. I was extremely surprised when. I put them on with the softness. They are comfortable however it's not as thick as I thought they'd be. I still give them 5 stars however if you're looking for a thicker sock try one of their more cushioned socks
My favorite type of socks! Perfect thickness and keeps your toes warm. They do hold moisture though so they’re not dry fit. The padding is great and I love the colors. Only downfall is they start to get really rough feeling after only a few wears and washes.