Don't be such a heel, wear good socks

by jennifer24. January 2013 21:54

I was going to say "a few weeks ago" but thinking back on it, it's more like 6 weeks ago. Wow, time flies. Any way, a while ago I had a conversation with a friend at my previous gym and she was telling me about how she only wears certain socks when she works out. Our discussion brought in a few other women, and soon we were having a nice little chat about athletic socks. I seemed to be the only one in the group that didn't wear a speciality sock. I honestly had no idea that socks could make such a difference. Well, I take that back. When I did the 128 mile Keys Endurance Challenge, they gave me good socks and I did notice the difference, but I thought maybe it was my endorphins from being with so many amazing people on a fantastic adventure. Okay, back on track. So, I had this conversation, came home and posted on my Facebook page about athletic socks and was again surprised by the sheer number of people who said they wore special socks. I took notes of some of the brands they recommended and sort of forgot about it Undecided  A week or so later my friend Denise included me in on a tweet that she had made to Feetures Brand socks. Feetures and I opened a dialogue and within a day they had offered me an amazing opportunity and they sent me 24 pairs of socks that I got to pick out! So cool!

I went from virtually NO speciality athletic socks to being fully-outfitted.

I could hardly wait to try them out! But I did wait. I waited one whole day. And then I wore a pair to go Spinning!

I chose to wear the Feetures Elite Low Cut sock in Lime/Iris. People, when I put these socks on they gripped my foot. Like a mother holding her child's hand through a busy parking lot. They grabbed on and didn't let go. It was awesome. Normally in Spinning I am always messing around with my toes in my shoes because the top of the socks bunch up, and by the end of class my socks are just drenched with sweat. I thought that was how it was supposed to be. But guess what...IT DOESN'T HAVE TO BE!!

Feetures have iWick® fibers that wick moisture to keep feet dry and odor-free. And it works!! And there is no irritating toe seam! Lovely!

Today I wore these. Elite Light Cushion Low Cut in Aqua/Pink. And look, they even put the L/R on the sock so you know which foot to put it on (cough cough)

Do you want to have your very own pair of Feetures Elite Performance Socks?? You are in luck! Feetures will send 2 readers each one pair of the Elite sock in the color, size, and style of your choosing (sorry, no Compression sock.)

What do you have to do to win? Pick ONE (or both to increase your odds!!)

1)Comment on this blog post. Tell me what activity you'd do wearing your new socks.

2)Play along on Twitter by tweeting: Follow @jennymetamorfit and RT this for a chance to win a Feetures Elite Socks http://tweetsw.in/2057/ #contest #giveaway

Contest ends January 31st, 1pm.

And that's IT! :) As my kids would say, Easy Peasy, Lemon Squeezy!

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Jenny

Comments (43) -

Shauna Janssen
Shauna Janssen
1/24/2013 11:44:23 PM #

I would go to CrossFit wearing my new socks! <3

Nancy Candy
Nancy Candy
1/24/2013 11:46:14 PM #

RUN! Baby RUN! I would run so far away. =D Hoping they help the PF in my left foot.

Maryalice
Maryalice
1/24/2013 11:46:53 PM #

I wear Feetures socks when I run or cross train.

Jennifer
Jennifer
1/24/2013 11:50:49 PM #

Denise says that the PF Sleeves work wonders!!

Annalisa Murden
Annalisa Murden
1/24/2013 11:54:28 PM #

I would wear them for everything I do - dancing, kickboxing, running, walking. They look very comfy!!

Tina
Tina
1/24/2013 11:57:00 PM #

I'd wear my new socks running! My 1st half marathon is in a month!

Erin Hunt
Erin Hunt
1/25/2013 12:02:35 AM #

I will probably be running in them!  I have a half in 4 weeks- yipee!!!

Erin
Erin
1/25/2013 12:07:36 AM #

Right now, my daily exercise is walking the dog 2miles, over hilly neighborhood street terrain.  Laughing  Nothing too exotic, but I bet these socks would rock for that!

Missy O&#39;Reilly
Missy O'Reilly
1/25/2013 12:08:39 AM #

I'll be keeping up with my 9 year old son.  I homeschool Connor and we do a bike ride everyday before school.  We also jump rope and other exercises.  I used to CrossFit during the Summer.  Family comes first!

Wendy
Wendy
1/25/2013 12:49:23 AM #

I would wear them to the gym to run and lift weights!!!!

katie
katie
1/25/2013 12:52:35 AM #

I LOVE socks! Spinning is my favorite but I'd love to try out some new socks for running!

Beth Bender
Beth Bender
1/25/2013 1:06:01 AM #

Being that I just started exercising - I would be super excited to try them! I would wear them to the gym and do my cardio exercises  with them - strider/air walker/bike and rower!

nancy
nancy
1/25/2013 1:08:39 AM #

I would wear them while im biking walking and on the elliptical! They look awesome!

meghan
meghan
1/25/2013 9:47:39 AM #

I love Feetures! They're my definite favorite to run in, so of course, I'd run in the ones I won! But I'd also do other stuff in them too, like weights and spinning, etc.

Marie
Marie
1/25/2013 9:52:07 AM #

I love Feetures!  The pink Elites and turquiose Elites are my favs!  Oh and I'd wear them to RUN, RUN, RUN!  (Since I do every run anyway!). Congrats on our journey Jenny!  I'm a FFG too, 117lbs lost!  

Amy S
Amy S
1/25/2013 9:57:53 AM #

RUN! I am proud to admit I have a sock fetish and would LOVE to try a pair of Feetures! I purchased the Feetures! Sleeve at my local running store this past fall and have not had any PF pain since! Hope the socks are as good as the sleeve Smile

Robert
Robert
1/25/2013 10:00:39 AM #

I currently own multiple pairs and mainly wear my Feetures while running and weight lifting.

Shannon Grubbs
Shannon Grubbs
1/25/2013 10:46:18 AM #

I would wear them for running, cycling, Zumba, Body Combat... Oh my, any workout! Smile I have a Feetures PF sleeve, and it is wonderful!!

Kerry Barbera
Kerry Barbera
1/25/2013 11:00:57 AM #

I never leave home without  my features when I run! I love colorful socks and have to have the aqua/pink pair!

Lindsey Ascher
Lindsey Ascher
1/25/2013 11:13:11 AM #

Um...what DON'T i do in my Feetures. I sleep in them, lay around the house in them, workout in them, and tell everyone about them. Best socks ever.

Kat
Kat
1/25/2013 12:20:32 PM #

Fit2Run always hooks their ambassadors up with these lovely socks ;) I personally dig Balegas!

Chrissy
Chrissy
1/25/2013 12:36:01 PM #

I would run in my feetures!

Christy
Christy
1/25/2013 12:55:07 PM #

I wear them running.  I LOVE Feetures!  

Photogrl
Photogrl
1/26/2013 11:14:44 AM #

I would wear them running & cycling, as I'm just starting my training plan for a sprint triathlon in May.  Smile

STTGirl
STTGirl
1/26/2013 11:20:06 AM #

I have never had speciality socks. When I run my socks get bunched up around my pinkie toe and I have to continually stop and readjust my socks. I thought it was normal; after reading your post maybe I just don't have the right socks. I would love to try them out while running to see if they stay in place so I can concentrate on my running.

Running Betty
Running Betty
1/26/2013 6:35:08 PM #

Elite Light Cushion No Show Tab, womens medium in violet. And I would wear them for running. And Mommying at Ragnar Relays.

Running Betty
Running Betty
1/26/2013 6:37:22 PM #

I tweeted. You may want to consider moving your comment link to the bottom of your post, so readers don't have to scroll back to the top to comment after they've finished reading.

Jennifer
Jennifer
1/26/2013 6:40:25 PM #

good idea, Raffi! Thank you!  I'll see if IT can work on it. I've been torturing him the past 20 hours ;)

Julie Donahue
Julie Donahue
1/26/2013 6:48:09 PM #

These would be great for walking and doing C25K.

Tif
Tif
1/26/2013 7:29:57 PM #

These look awesome! I'm always looking for good socks to spin in!

Cassandra
Cassandra
1/26/2013 9:49:55 PM #

I honestly had no idea socks could make a difference!  I really only run, but I only have boring white socks now.  I want some pretty ones!!

April Kulovany
April Kulovany
1/27/2013 11:55:08 AM #

I would wear them for TRX!

Cindy B
Cindy B
1/27/2013 12:00:24 PM #

I would CrossFit, Bike, run and of course just my everyday on my feet all day taking care of my little patients nursing! ( yes some days it feels like nursing should be a sport)

Jeanne
Jeanne
1/27/2013 12:11:07 PM #

I would walk on the treadmill, very slowly, at first.  Then I would work my way up from just walking to mixing in some running.  Then I would graduated to actually running for my whole session on the treadmill.  After I get my cap and gown from the treadmill, it is out to nature!!!  My neighbors are going to be amazed!  They will bring out their kids to show them my form and strength!  I will inspire millions just with every foot strike.  ..
Ha!  Ok, I might not hit that last part for awhile.  But I would love to try out a pair.  I have only ever worn normal socks and I have the opposite issue.  The end up pulling my toes down.

Sheryl Edwards
Sheryl Edwards
1/27/2013 4:30:56 PM #

I would wear the socks for CrossFit workouts, taking my dog for walks, riding my bicycle, and lifting weights!

Vanessa
Vanessa
1/27/2013 11:36:12 PM #

Running is my new love but will continue to bike as well Smile

Sherri Jones
Sherri Jones
1/28/2013 9:42:18 AM #

Would wear them on my walks.  

Jonathan Celone
Jonathan Celone
1/28/2013 1:51:48 PM #

I wear these for every half-marathon I run!

John Trucillo
John Trucillo
1/28/2013 4:34:13 PM #

Training and running in Dumbo Double Dare

BeckyM
BeckyM
1/28/2013 11:07:41 PM #

I would run a 10k (that I am working towards) in my new socks!

Kim H.
Kim H.
1/29/2013 5:48:38 PM #

I'd wear them running and cycling!

Adam Palmer
Adam Palmer
1/29/2013 6:43:31 PM #

I would wear my Feetures for a run, I would wear them just to have fun.  
I would wear my Feetures to school, but would take them off in the pool.
I would wear them on a bike, or a hike, for this is what I like.
I would wear them on my feet, and would keep them on in the heat.
I would wear my Feetures for joy, I would wear them eating soy.
I would wear my Feetures without tear, because of this I wear them everywhere.

Jennifer
Jennifer
2/1/2013 7:05:47 PM #

Congrats Tif and Cass!! I sent you both a message!!

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