I am very excited about my new favorite socks (NFS), especially since I have a hard time finding socks that I like. My drawer is filled with a smorgasbord of different brands: Adidas, Ironman, Asics, Bolega… but they are all only okay compared to my NFS.
So, without further ado, my NFS are: Feetures! light (thin and breathable, specifically designed for running and cycling)
Here’s how the love story unfolds: Andrew, BJ’s friend, is the head buyer at Hudson Trail Outfitters and always has a new product for us to try. Most recently, it was a pair of socks and he told us that Feetures! are the “best socks on the market for what we do – running and cycling.” Who am I (not the head buyer at HTO) to call Andrew (head buyer at HTO) a liar?? Duhhh! I got my butt to HTO ASAP for a pair of Feetures! light. Final Price: $8.99. BJ and I went biking that same afternoon (23 miles) and I thought they were great – absolutely no complaints and totally worth the price.
But, the real love story begins one week later, when I went to Pacer’s to buy a new pair of running shoes. Since I was on a Feetures! kick – I picked up a “no show with tabs with colors” pair in pink. So cute!! Price: $8.95. But, as I was paying for my items, I noticed a huge bin filled with Feetures! for $4.00!! Why were they selling for $4.00, you ask??? Feetures! changed their packaging and decided to sell the old pairs for 50% off. YES I WILL – thank you very much!
So, I sadly put the pink pair down, and bought 8 pairs (yes, 8) of the “no show with tabs” socks. I literally can not stop wearing them. They are deliciously light-weight, so comfortable, fit perfectly (hint: I buy a size small, even though my shoe size = medium) and do not cause blisters. I wore 2 pairs on the day of The Columbia Triathlon – pair #1 was soaking wet after the bike (it rained), so I quickly changed into pair #2 and went on my way – my feet felt great the entire 25 mile bike and 6.2 mile run. I think they are awesome socks and can’t imagine training or competing in anything else. Bottom line: I’m in love with Feetures! light and I don’t care who knows it!
I don’t dare throw away my old socks – because you can never have too many – but you better believe that I am only wearing those if I haven’t done laundry in 9 days!
(Now, if only I could get a pink pair!)