Socks. Before I became a runner, no brand came to mind when you mentioned that word. I had some pairs of socks that were so old, they had holes in the heels and toes and I really didn’t care. I had thin pairs, thick pairs and lots of pairs that had lost their mates long ago and were matched up with another unfortunate, mateless sock. When I first began running, I tried wearing those same ones and realized right away that there were two things my feet needed: new shoes and good socks.
So, the search began to find comfy socks that would also keep my feet dry. Since then, I’ve accumulated quite the abundance of running socks. Some worked for me and some….not so much. That being said, the ones that I do like, I wear A LOT (even on non-running days) and I’m not easy on them. I was so excited when a representative from Sof Sole contacted me and offered to send me some of their Coolmax Runner Socks and Airr Insoles to try out.
I actually tried the socks out on the first day during a training run and loved them! The first thing I noticed was that they were very soft! They felt snug and fit my foot well and had a little cushion to them but not too much. There was no uncomfortable sewn in parts that rubbed my toes and they kept my feet dry. I have worn them tons since I got them and of course, that means I’ve washed them a lot too and they’ve held up great! I have to say that my other favorite running socks have taken a back seat to these!
Here’s what Sof Sole‘s website says about their Coolmax Runner Socks:
- Deep heel pocket minimizes movement and friction
- Banded instep for secure fit and arch comfort
- Nonbinding top provides comfort
- Half cushion sole for protection
They are available in sizes XS (5-7), Small (7-9) and Medium (9-10.5). If you’re like me and wear a larger shoe size, they’ve got you covered! When I emailed her and told her that I wear a 12 in running shoes, she said that she could send me a men’s size 10 and they’d be exactly the same. The Coolmax Runner socks are available in white and are low cut. You can get a 3 pack for $9.99. I hope you try them and enjoy them as much as I have! Click here to view their complete line of socks.
The next item I was eager to try out was their Airr Insoles.
I’ve never used insoles that you can buy separately and put in your shoes, so I was curious to see how they would work and feel. I put them in a pair of my Nike LunarFly running shoes to test them out. I ran on the treadmill with them, wore them out and about for errands and even raced in them on Halloween night. I could definitely feel a difference in the support and overall comfort. I’m even thinking about switching them out and putting them into my Pegasus 28s and trying them on a long run.
Here’s what the Sof Sole website says about them:
The Sof Sole® Airr® Insole is the first insole to combine an air cushioning system with moisture control technology. The Airr features an encapsulated air chamber for enhanced cushioning and a Coolmax® top cover to keep your foot dry and cool. Simply put, the Sof Sole Airr is the best performance insole available.
The Sof Sole® Airr® utilizes the most cutting-edge technologies in order to:
- Ease the stress on joints during high-impact exercises
- Manage moisture and ensure breathability and comfort
- Provide shock absorption and support for even the most strenuous activities
If you’re looking for better shock absorption, comfort and breathability, I’d definitely give them a try. They are priced at $24.99 and you can find them at Finish Line, Sports Authority, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Famous Footwear and Olympia. They also have many other types of insoles available. You can click here to browse through them all.
I want to thank Sof Sole again for providing me with these great items to try out! Would you like to win some Sof Sole products? Click here for details!