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.
I have several pairs of Balega socks. I actually bought these for my wife, but I personally have experience with them. They are my favorite socks. I have thrown out all my other poorly fitting athletic socks and buy these and the hidden comfort ones and that is it when it comes to running, cycling, etc. Buy these socks. They may look expensive, but they last a long time and they are high quality.
Socks are expensive but worth it. Love that the socks come in sizes and not one-size-fits all. I have size 4.5 feet and the small fit perfectly. It is snug enough so that it doesn't bunch up in my shoes. I've been having blisters with all the other socks I've been using and I thought it was my shoe. I decided to give this sock try and I can't believe I don't have blisters. It wasn't my shoe. The material is thick, well made and with quality stitching. I ended up buying 3 more pairs. I've been using it for walking on my treadmill. Recommend.
I'm so disappointed in these socks. I can't believe how the insides look, there are long, loose threads everywhere and a ton came out in the wash. I hate, hate, hate having loose threads inside socks which these have in abundance. There are much, much, much better socks for the price if you're looking for running/exercise specific socks. There are actually much better socks that are significantly cheaper than these. I can't speak to the odor control, as I couldn't stand to wear them for any length of time. Also, they immediately fall down inside of your shoes and you have to pull the tab up constantly. Into the trash they go, a total waste of money. Will stick with my normal Feetures and Smartwool socks from now on.
These provide good cushion and compression, however, the quality is not on par with Feetures. They are pilling and fuzzing after a few uses and washes (yes I wash them inside out and do not dry them). Also, it may be a nitpick, but they are not labeled right and left. Yes i know my right from my left, but it does make a difference it fit, feel, and performance.
They are super comfy. Extremely padded yet not hot.
2 reasons why I gave them only 3 stars: 1. The size is just right. But I'm 43-44 and I got size L... Would expect it to be a bit bigger. 2. After the first run, some strings started to pop out in one of the socks... Not cool. I don't think they will live long.
One weird thing - they don't come in one righty and one lefty... Never seen that before. Hope that really is the case and not that I got 2 lefty socks.
I loved that you get a sticker with the face of the person how hand checked the socks. And the fabric is superb. To conclude - mixed fillings.
These socks are ama ing. I purchased on pair, in white, about six months ago. I wanted to wear them everyday so I decided that I should purchase another pair. The are so comfortable and hug your feet. I usually wear Thorlos. These are not as thick so you won't have to purchase your running shoes a half size larget.
Yes, theyvarepricey for a pair of socks. If you are a runner or walker, you will understand and thank me for this suggestion.
Cute as can be. I wear a 9.5 Womens and the size Medium socks were too small. The Large socks fit just right. I was expecting these to help keep my feet dry during a 2 mile walk on the treadmill at the gym. Alas, my feet were as soaked as could be when I peeled the sock off. I was disappointed because for the price, I expected the socks to help whisk away the moisture. My 6 pack Adidas socks for $7 do a better job of keeping my feet dry.
Th fit is perfect. I am a women's 8 and need a supportive sock that is soft, breathes, comfortable. I've bought this brand before at the sport stores and this is my 6th pair. I am a fan for life as long as they don't change anything. I originally got charged a ridiculous s/h fee from Fleet. It was more than the price of the socks. I complained and they comp'd the s/h. Good service! Good delivery time.
If you’re a runner, or heavy walker, do your feet a favor and purchase true running socks. I learned the hard way that there is a difference. I won’t go back to “basic, inexpensive socks”. My feet are so much happier now that I have multiple sets of these. No, they are not inexpensive, but the return on my investment is so worth it.