I have a wild love affair with work out gear. More specifically running gear, although I’ve never met a pair of sweatpants or a hoodie I didn’t like…
However, socks usually took a back seat when it came to spending available funds on new gear. A black pull over jacket (again)? Of course! Oh! What about a new tech shirt (even though I just got 6 from the Dopey Challenge)? YES! Can you see where I am going with this? I lay down the mullah for compression socks but other than that I go to Target for some C9’s.
Until I found Fitsok. My good friends and former Ragnar teammates do a Longest Run fundraiser. They’re on their third year and their efforts are so impressive! (Look for opportunities to donate and get hooked up with some sweet gear if you win the raffle!) Last year, I donated and won a few items in the raffle. Fitsok was a sponsor (which makes them even more amazing) and I got a package of 3 pairs.
“Give athletes the best in engineered fit and performance. We’re about building products that allow everyone to excel” Fitsok motto
When I first got them, I thought they felt on the thicker side as far as running socks are concerned. I wasn’t very interested to be honest. Then a couple of weeks later the laundry mountain had sucked up all of my socks and I decided to give Fitsoks a whirl.
These are prime running socks people. As you can tell by the title of this post, Fitsok isn’t sponsoring me (please feel free Fitsok!) nor are they showering me with socks (again, please feel free Fitsok!), I simply love this product. And since I skimp in the sock department on a regular basis, this is huge for me. What I notice about the C9 socks and many others I’ve tried, after a little while the socks stretch out and then do the dreaded slip to the middle of your arch thing. Seriously, I feel this is the worst sin a sock could commit! This resulted in me buying C9 socks in large quantities because I considered them cheaper. And they were – in quality.
Fitsok offers arch support and a snug but not a too tight, fit. While they do feel padded at first touch, once on my feet they do not feel thick. It’s just the perfect amount of cushion! I even wore them for my 1/2 marathon in Disney World with compression sleeves because they are so comfortable and supportive. I love them as much as I did the first day and I’m always bummed when I don’t have a clean pair.
Last week I bought 2 new packages of Fitsoks because with only 3 pairs I was sometimes (gasp!) wearing them twice before washing. Yes, I know this is gross but I really love them! I’ve been wearing them for months now and they are still in great condition and don’t even slide down when I am wearing my Hokas – a sock-pulling-down-culprit. They have a variety of lengths and I opted for the low ones. You can find local places to order them here. I ordered mine from Amazon since there isn’t anyplace around me to buy them. The cost was about $15.00 for 3 pairs (not even that pricey!).
Check out their website. They have a much better technical description of why the socks perform so well.
As an important side note, I did figure out a smarty-pants way to avoid losing my precious Fitsoks in the dryer (or wherever they go). I’m going to wash them in a lingerie bag all together. YAY! I’m protecting my investment and avoiding the inevitable one missing sock rage.