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.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Your Feet will Feel Better GIVEAWAY

The Tall Mom Test Lab is going to be shut down for a few days as I try to KICK this sickness gunk. Thankfully I was able to test these Bright Yellow Pillows before I fell ill.
In my Sweats, chipped nail polish, no makeup.. Umm Hi World!! I am SICK.

EXPERIA by Thorlo (HERE):
  • COOLMAX fabric is the original permanent high performance moisture management fabric that helps move moisture away from the skin and keeps you cool, dry and comfortable.
  • Experia eliminates all but the essential Thorlos exclusive think cushion padding, which is sculpted and contoured to match the foot's natural ball and heel strike pattern.
  • Protection without the weight and an aero-dynamic fit that hugs your foot.

Tall Mom Thoughts:

  • Wore and washed 3 times. The socks still feel new and COZY.
  • The padding is enough for comfort but not too much to be too hot. My feet felt cool even on a 90'++ day.
  • The Moisture wicking fabric worked on a hot day and on a rainy day.
  • I was sent the Yellow pair to test. I am a MATCHY-MATCHY girl so I had some issues with the color since I have no yellow running gear. I NEED a white or Orange pair. Once I put the color issue aside I was truly happy with the fit and comfort of the socks.

Because THORLO is excited to teach the world about Experia they are the sponsors for the YOUR FEET WILL FEEL BETTER GIVEAWAY today. Thank you THORLO!!

What will you win?



1 Pair of Experia XCCU Experia® Multi-Sport - Thin Cushion
with CoolMax®. Powered by THOR·LO pads

Pick your color: Yellow, Lime, Orange, Pink, Black, Blue or White
Pick your Size
Socks for Women and Men
*Guys FINALLY a Giveaway for you too :)
$13.99 Value

To ENTER:

1. (Required Please) Go to the Thorlo website and click around. Learn about some of the great products and promotions including
  • Thorlos to the Troops (HERE)
  • Pink Ribbon Socks (HERE)
  • Thorlos Activities Socks (HERE)

Leave a comment and let Tall Mom and Thorlo know what you like about the website and which products you are interested in learning more about.

Extra Entries..

**1 COMMENT PER ENTRY Please :) Pretty Please :)

2. Tell me what you do to "Make Your Feet Feel Better" after a long, run, walk, ride, Work-out, etc. Leave a comment.

3. What do you LOVE about your favorite pair of socks? Leave a comment.

4. If you own a pair of Thorlo's tell me what you like about them. If not, which pair are you interested in purchasing from Thorlo.

5. Link back to this Giveaway and leave me a comment with the link.

Contest Ends on Friday 9/25 at 6:00AM (PST) with the Winner being announced later that day.

FYI if you REALLY want to win these socks go visit Busy Running Mama and enter her GIVEAWAY HERE.

And More Giveaways:

  • And Her Little Dog Too HERE **Please tell her Tall Mom sent you :)
  • Fun Faster Mommy HERE

98 comments:

Marlene said...

Aw, look at you all cozy and sick. :( Hope you are resting and that you feel better ASAP!

1. I clicked around the website.... I like the company's values as well as their product. I also appreciate a money back guarantee. You just never know how things are going to work.

Marlene said...

2. To make my feet feel better, I soke them in icey cold water, then slip on my Recovery Socks. Later on, I'll treat them to a hot epsom soak. Ahhhh... bliss.

Marlene said...

3. I don't own a pair (YET!) but I think I'd most like to try the Thin Cusion for Women!

Marlene said...

4. (Oops, accidentally switched 3 & 4) - my favorite pair of socks is a pair I picked up at our local Running Room a year and a half ago. They're low cut thin Nike's and I have not seen them anywhere since, nor can I find them online. They carried me through an entire training season, my first marathon, and now a SECOND training season. They have JUST started to wear thin. These are amazing socks.

RunToTheFinish said...

comment 1: I learned they make socks specifically for those on their feet all day like law enforcement that's cool

RunToTheFinish said...

comment 2: post run my favorite thing is to soak in espom salts!!

RunToTheFinish said...

comment 3: my favorite socks are my DryMax socks

RunToTheFinish said...

comment 4: I don't yet have any thorlo's but would loooove to try the roll top with thick cushion..oh yah love me some cushy socks

KAT said...

Oh, i love the money back guarentee. I seriously have a problem with finding good running socks, since my feet are so sensitive, so these seem so helpful!

Britt said...

I love all of the promotions that they are doing. I think it says a lot about a company when they give back to the community.

Britt said...

What I do to make my tootsies feel better?
I ice those babies down after a long run. I also rub and stretch them throughout the day.

Britt said...

I have the Experia's and LOVE THEM.
They are my go-to sock for my runs. I have used them for EVERY single long run and have never had any problems.

Velma said...

I like that the socks are made in the USA. Go North Carolina :)

Velma said...

I eat chocolate to make my feet feel better after the run.

Velma said...

I noticed that they had socks that may help with plantar fascitis. I would like to learn more about this.

Britt said...

Left you a link on http://themilesofamommy.blogspot.com/

MCM Mama said...

Hope you feel better quickly!

I poked around the site a bit and am excited that they have kids' socks too!

MCM Mama said...

i think I have their "crew" socks. (Not 100% sure that's what they are called). I LOVE them for winter running. My toes stay warm and dry and they come quite a ways up my calf and keep my legs warm. Wonderful cold weather socks!

Catey said...

I was looking at the Experia last week-it looks great! I totally missed the pink ribbon socks though! As someone with friends who are breast cancer survivors, I am all over those! They will make a great Christmas gift for my uber-walker mom! : )

Catey said...

To make my feet feel better I prop them up on my husband's lap. He gives THE best foot rubs EVER! Honestly, I've paid for massages for my feet that don't even come close. And the best part, he usually offers to rub my feet before I can even ask!

Catey said...

I love that my favorite pair help my feet not hurt! I'd never experienced running socks until this past spring, I just used regular sport socks. What a difference running socks make! They hug my feet just right and don't make my feet all sweaty.

Catey said...

I don't own any Thorlos, but I'd love to try the micro mini-crews. Or anything in pink. I like pink. : )

Kerrie said...

Wow! I didn't realize there were so many ways to make socks! I'd like to know more about those Coolmax running ones because I suspect my blisters come from too much moisture.

PS: I like the yellow!

Mary Sailors said...

I am totally digging the Tennis socks, with the roll top by the ankle. This is PERFECT for roller derby because our skates are low top!! Good website, great give away!

Mary Sailors said...

I like to soak my feet and then rub them with this Dead sea salt, mint lotion my mother gave me, specifically for rejuvenating feeets! Then I put cushy socks on and go to bed.

Mary Sailors said...

I don't have a favorite pair of socks that serve a purpose for fitness. I have a few nice thick pairs that I used for derby and my feet never slipped in them. Ever. They were like the cheap socks from Target.

Carlee said...

1. I love the quiz that matches you with your best sock. I got the experion by the way...go figure. Plus they have socks in orange!!!

Carlee said...

2. I try to take ice baths, wear my recovery socks and use my little spikey ball to roll my feet. Sometimes I specifically ice my heel or arch too (with a frozen waterbottle)

Carlee said...

3. Right now my favorite socks are wright socks. So far they have really helped in the beating up of my toes on long runs.

Carlee said...

4. Like the quiz directed me to....I'd want to try the experias!

Marlene said...

5. Alrighty, I included a link at the bottom of today's post.

busyrunningmama said...

I want Experia in every color!! I have green, black and white!
I also want to try the micro mini crew in thin cushion!!
Yay for Thorlo!!!

busyrunningmama said...

I own some really thick thorlo socks that I have had forever, I love them for the cooler days in FL when I am lounging around the house OR when I am in the NC mountains! Otherwise, I like a thinner sock with a bit of cushioning which is the Experia and I have bought 4 pair this month!! LOve them!!

busyrunningmama said...

My favorite pair of socks are the Experias by Thorlo, Why? because I think my feet smile a bit when I put them on. They are soft and comfy , yet thin and they have just enough cushion!! Love them!!!

busyrunningmama said...

After a long run, what do I do to make my feet feel better - I get off of them, massage them, and rest! They are happy if they are not carrying my big butt around any longer!!!

busyrunningmama said...

I'm linking back on my post today......stay tuned!!!

Molly said...

ugh, hope you feel better fast!

The first thing I liked about the site was their Pink Ribbon Socks, especially since my mother in law is battling breast cancer.

I also really like the ski sock collection, because winter is coming fast. I cross country ski, so I'm wondering if one sock in particular is better for that.

Molly said...

now, what I do to make my feet feel better....over my long runs this summer, I would go out back and dunk my feet in the kids' baby pool....chilly but lovely!

runsher said...

After a long run, I like to put on my yoga toes. They make my feet feel better instantly.

Running, kind of. said...

UM! Wow! Totally like the socks for the troops thing! That is awesome! I know first hand what those feet can be like! You think that runners feet are bad until you see a pair of feet that have been in combat boots for months. ICK! :) Pretty awesome that Thorlos is doing this!

Amanda

Running, kind of. said...

When my feet hurt I put on my flip flopps.

Feel better Mel!!!

Amanda

Running, kind of. said...

My favorite pair of socks are really tight around my arches yet they breath! They also have a L and R on them so I can put them on the right foot! Love that!!

Amanda

Running, kind of. said...

I don't have Thorlos socks, yet! ;) But I really like the colors available and the fact that they are made for specific activities! That is pretty cool! Who would have known there was so much involved in a pair of socks?

Amanda

P.S. Yes, my blog is named after my issue of nearly always running out of gas AND you were right, running out of energy too. I just have a problem with pushing too far...in everything! So whether it be driving, running, working, wife-ing, momming...I seem to always be five miles to empty! :)I have to rememer to fill up my tank!

Sarah said...

I have a pair of Thorlo's that are thick and cushiony. I love them for winter or cold day runs. I also just wear them around the house when my feet are cold! I've had them for apprx. 9 years and they are still in great shape! They are to hot for summer running though so some thin ones would be awesome.

Karry said...

They have a money back guarantee and kiddie socks
karryknisley76 at hotmail dot com

Karry said...

After a long day at work on my feet I soak my feet in warm water with a peppermint footbath...so soothing
karryknisley76 at hotmail dot com

robinbb said...

Cool website. I liked the Quick Purchase option on the website. Would love to try out the running socks.

robinbb said...

After a long run, I like to wear recovery shoes or sandals so that my feet are supported and can breathe.

robinbb said...

I love that my favorite socks don't give me blisters. It is a rare thing to find a pair that I don't get blisters from.

robinbb said...

I don't own any of these socks but would like to try the running crew socks for women.

robinbb said...

I put a link on my blog:

http://westfordmommy.blogspot.com/

Lisa said...

The product I'd most like to try is the Experia. I love the variety of colors! I'm glad you gave them a positive review.

Lisa said...

I've only done this once, after my last half marathon, but instead of taking a full ice bath I soaked my feet in a tub of ice water. It was definitely not the most fun thing to do, but my feet felt so much better afterwards.

Lisa said...

I've never thought about my favorite socks before. I guess I'd have to say my gray coolmesh Wrightsocks. Gray is kind of a boring color, but at least it hides the dirt and dust that gets kicked up when I run on a trail.

Lisa said...

I don't have any Thorlos. I guess I'll repeat my answer from comment 1 and go with the Experia - in pink!

EricaH said...

I really like the Thorlos for Troops promotion thanks for the link. My husband was in the military for 6 yrs. and went on three tours to Saudi Arabi so he can really relate to how important something like socks are in that situation. :)

also I personally would be interested in tryin out the I would like to try the micro mini-crew LRCW.

erica_haggins@hotmail.com

Mike and Emily said...

I like the low cut experia socks. I've never owned any so maybe i'll try them. =)

Mike and Emily said...

To make my feet feel better, I stretch stretch stretch and soak them in COLD water in the sink. I'm sure my hubby thinks i'm funny for that! They feel so good though. When I would run at my grandparents farm I would put a waterhose in the grass and stick my feet in the water. Love the feeling of grass and water.

Mike and Emily said...

My favorite pair of socks are low low cut and are so comfy. I feel like running when I put them on...yes, running is very mental right?!

Suzy said...

1. I'd love more info on the coolmax socks! They sounds great.

Suzy said...

2. Lots and lots of lotion for my feet after a run. The lotion helps the skin and the rubbing feels great.

Suzy said...

3. I love how my favorite socks are low cut! It is the first time I've run with low cut socks and I'll never go back.

Leslie Elizabeth said...

I would love to know more about the running socks in general. I would like to know more about the recovery aspect the sock provides. They look great though!

Leslie Elizabeth said...

After a long run, I like to put lotion on my feet after a shower. I am also a big fan of my foam roller and recovery socks!

Leslie Elizabeth said...

My favorite pair of socks I feel are supportive, yet soft and comfortable. I like thick socks that aren't heavy, but don't loose the softness in the wash!

Leslie Elizabeth said...

i would really like to learn more about the pink ribbon socks because they look really supportive!

Kat C. said...

I really like that there are categories in the website according to your line of work/ activities that you do. This is so helpful.

and i'd like for my boyfriend to try the Uniform socks-moderate cushion socks

katch05 at gmail dot com

Oz Runner said...

looks like they have some great socks...i only wish they had purple...

Oz Runner said...

my feet like warm water soaks, but i usually trick them and give them an ice bath after a long run...

Laura said...

1 I visited them...I love this tagline: "Protect the fat pads on the bottom of your feet." Someone looking out for my fat bits. :)
2. Icing and elevating my feet are key for me as well as this amazing Body Shop cream that I used on them.

3. Favorite running socks? Ones that don't slip down into my shoes or give me blisters. I have enough to worry about...



5. http://lolasrunning.blogspot.com/2009/09/socks-giveaway.html.

The Happy Runner said...

Grrrreat giveaway!
I like that Thorlos come w/a money back guarantee. I've wasted so much $$ on running gear that just hasn't worked out for me.

The Happy Runner said...

Linked to ya: http://thehappyrunner.blogspot.com/2009/09/relish-run.html

The Happy Runner said...

My fave socks are my drymax socks. I have to admit I love them more than any other sock I've ever worn.

Susan said...

I'm really happy that they have a money back guarantee! Makes them very credible.

ryanw@mts.net

Susan said...

When I've been on my feet for a long time I take a hot bath to sooth them and put massage lots of lotion into them.

ryanw@mts.net

Susan said...

My favorite pair of sock are the kind that are light and really soft. They almost make you feel like you don't have any socks on.

ryanw@mts.net

KK @ Running Through Life said...

First, I hope you are feeling better!


I went to the website and checked out the Pink Ribbon Socks for Walking. Even though I am a runner, these intrigue me because money goes to a fabulous cause and anything pink catches my eye!

KK @ Running Through Life said...

As for what I do for my feet after long....I use the foot massage ball and give my feet a good soak!

KK @ Running Through Life said...

As for my favorite socks...I am a fan of Balega socks.

Lisa said...

I linked to the giveaway from my blog: http://sillylisa.wordpress.com/2009/09/23/running-in-the-dark/

Running, kind of. said...

Finally linked you up!!

Amanda

EricaH said...

i linked back :)

http://www.ericarunning.com/2009/09/what-i-ate-today-923.html

Anna said...

Hey Mel,

I've been reading your blog for a while now, and am now "officially" a follower as I've finally decided it's time to create my own blog. So first, just wanted to stop by and tell you how much of an inspiration your blog is to me.

Second, thought I'd enter your give away.

Right now the thing I'm loving about the Thorlos website is the promise to be blister-free, as I'm sporting 2 painful blisters at the moment. And love the support for our troops!

Anna said...

#3: My fav socks are a pair of Adidas, that were given to me as a race gift from my friend. She knew I wasn't feeling up to running with her, and surprised me with some brand new gear. I think it's more the sentiment than the socks that make me love them!

Shannon said...

I blogged about your giveaway!

Shannon said...

Dude, I totally love the pink ribbon socks :) In l.o.v.e

Shannon said...

I usually either let my feet go barefoot or I put on my ladybug slippers to make them feel better :)

Candice @ I Have Run said...

I have never spent so much time looking at socks! I love the variety of colors. I also thought the web site was great. Easy to navigate and lots of info.

Candice @ I Have Run said...

I know it's a little late, but I did link back from my blog =)

flowerchild said...

i love that they have socks for all activities...very informative too..thanks
i am interested in learning about the ECCCW Everyday Comfort Socks - Thin Cushion
with CoolMax®
thanks

flower_child_23(at)hotmail(dot)com

flowerchild said...

i soak my feet to make them feel better...and if i can convince my husband ,a foot massage too..
lol

flower_child_23(at)hotmail(dot)com

flowerchild said...

i love that they are low cut...
thanks
flower_child_23(at)hotmail(dot)com

flowerchild said...

i am interested in purchasing the ECCCW Everyday Comfort Socks - Thin Cushion
with CoolMax®
thanks
flower_child_23(at)hotmail(dot)com

cherdon said...

I like the fact that products are easy to find, they even have socks for kids which is a big plus and the support given to the troups. I'd be interested in learning more about the running socks.

cherdon@sympatico.ca

cherdon said...

I dont do much to make my feet feel better aside from soaking them in epsom salts and massaging them and then putting on some minty foot cream.

cherdon@sympatico.ca

cherdon said...

What I love about my favorite pair of socks is the comfort most of all, the material is super soft, my feet dont smell when I take them off even on very hot days and I like the ankle height.

cherdon@sympatico.ca

cherdon said...

I do not own a pair of Thorlo's currently but I would be interested in trying the roll top with thick cushion. The more comfort, the better.

cherdon@sympatico.ca

cherdon said...

tweeted

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cherdon@sympatico.ca