6'0 Tall wife to Muscle Man, mother of 3, full time career woman, with an addiction to running wherever her size 10's will take her.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Tall Mom Test Lab- WrightSock

I had HOPED to have a post ready about Inspiration today....but alas life is BUSY... So SWAMPED that I may be a little distant in commenting this week, trust me I am as sad as you are :)
The Tall Mom Test Lab has been HOPPING... so many wonderful things to tell you all about. Next up WrightSock (HERE). When I test socks I have specific lab conditions....wear and wash 3 times before review. I have 2 pairs of socks to tell you about today..
WrightSock Running (HERE):
What WrightSock Says:
Our Running sock is our Original sock and all other styles are variations off this core product. The Running sock is a flat knit (no cushion) midweight sock designed for all running activities. Features the perfect combination of moisture management and friction-free control. This sock provides all the protection you need without shoe sizing issues.
Tall Mom Thoughts:
I was sent the SLX to test (Not 333% sure that is the sock linked above?). I find the website a little confusing in selecting the right socks?? Make sure to pay attention to the Wrightones link to the left for SLX, SLR, SLC and SLT versions. This sock is double layer....which honestly SCARED me. I have visions of wearing 2 pairs of socks while playing basketball, SCARY!! The Double-Layer antiblister system was a deterrent at first, but performed GREAT! I never had bunching with the layers, in fact I could hardly tell I was wearing socks at all. I would prefer a lower sock, but this higher version will be great for the winter months.

WrightSock Running II (HERE):


What WrightSock Says:
NEW!!! Our new Running II sock is a variation on our Original sock. The Running II sock is still a flat knit (no cushion) midweight sock designed for all running activities. This new style also has a bit more Lycra® and a Stabilizer ZoneTM for a snug (but not tight) fit. Features the perfect combination of moisture management and friction-free control. This sock provides all the protection you need without shoe sizing issues. Perfect for the Running sock user who would like just a slightly snugger fit.
Tall Mom Thoughts:
I like a snug sock and this sock is TIGHT, in all the right places. The heal and toe cushion is lovely, with the no cush strip for breath ability mid foot. You can see the pair I was sent in the photo of me stretching above. Because I am matchy-matchy obsessed I only wear these socks with blue....I know I am WEIRD!! I would prefer an all-white pair. Color aside this sock has no distance too great...I loved them at 14 miles as much as I did at 2 miles.
  • WrightSock carries a Pink ribbon Crew and Quarter style sock...HMMMM new socks with PINK... and portions of the proceeds of these socks are sent to breast cancer research. APPLAUSE to WrightSock!! Totally on my Tall Mom Christmas list.
Battle Tested
Tall Mom Approved
  • If you have tested WrightSock and posted a Review, and I know many of you have through RunnersLounge, let me know and I will add your review link to the bottom of this post.

7 comments:

Marlene said...

I *LOVE& Wright Socks! I don't think I've published an official review.. I should get on that.

Cute pic! (Are you running in tights and long sleeves already?!)

Have a good day!

Mel-2nd Chances said...

i love my Wright Socks too... but realized on my 100k ride this past weekend that perhaps the double layer sock is overkill while riding. It bunched up a bit on my already-asleep soles... but they're definitely my go-to sock for running. :)

robinbb said...

I was thinking about getting a pair of these and trying them out before the marathon. I may have to order a pair, thanks for the review.

Marlene said...

Just droppin' by with some more comment-love. Where is everbody today? Jeez! :)

Alisa said...

I'm a thin sock kinda gal for running but for biking I like thicker. What can I say, I'm weird!

IzzyBubbles said...

I like the shirt you're wearing with the thumb holes...where can I get one of those??

HEATHER @ runfastermommy! said...

I'm also a huge fan of the wrightsocks!!!