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OTC Socks Featured

Apparel Review: Long Socks and Compression Technology

We wanted to put together an article on the growing fascination with long socks and if you aren’t exactly sure what we’re talking about, the “technical” term is over the calf (or OTC). In reality, manufacturers are designing these socks more like hosiery which aids in compression and runners around the world are taking notice. In this article, we reviewed some of the top sellers from various manufacturers and wanted to share our findings.
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Stance Socks - Featured

Apparel Review: Stance Running Socks

I was a fan of Stance socks the first time I saw them in a boutique store in San Diego a year plus back. Every model featured interesting, but not over the top designs and the construction was top quality. The fact that they are now in the running game with their Fusion Run line had me super excited to say the least and I couldn’t wait to try them out. In addition, we got one of our female testers to try out the women’s line and got her insight as well making this one of our first his and hers.
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CSX Compression Socks

Clothing Review: Champion CSX Compression Sport Socks

Compression technology has been taking off in the recent years, we’ve all seen it races all those calf sleeves and socks that more and more runners seem to be wearing. It’s almost become a staple on the ultra scene where almost every one out of two athletes is wearing them. We’ve all questioned how much they can really help and you’ve probably weighed trying them on yourselves, so we went ahead and did it for you. Champion CSX recently got us a couple of pairs of their full length compression sport socks to try out and from a recovery perspective there’s something definitely here.
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Feetures Elite Socks

Clothing Review: Feetures Elite Light Comfort No Show Socks

Socks are one of those interesting spots in the industry where manufacturers continue to innovate even though you may not expect it. Feetures is one of those companies that thinks having a couple of pairs of really high quality socks is drastically more important to your overall performance and it shows throughout their product line. Many runners, especially beginners, tend to pickup whatever’s cheapest and these usually come in a 6 or 12 pack and I think its important to view whats under your shoe just as much as you focus on the shoe itself. We had a chance to review a few pairs of the Feetures Elite Light No Shows and put them through their paces and the team was very pleased with the results.
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Review: Balega Socks – Ultra Light and Enduro

Our team had a chance to test out some of the sock latest releases from Balega including the new Ultra Light No Shows and their Enduro models. Balega, the Zulu word for “to move with speed”, is based in is committed to designing products of technical excellence and their development team is composed of racers of all sorts, ultra marathoner to everyday runners. We had our male and female reviewers take them through their paces and we have thoughts on them from both sides.
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