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Friday, April 12, 2013

Powersox: A Review and Giveaway

***In exchange for an honest review, I was given 2 pairs of PowerSox to try.  PowerSox will also graciously give the exact same (but new) socks as a giveaway to a lucky blog reader.***




I had first heard of PowerSox when another blogger had a giveaway for a pair.  (I didn't win, by the way)  So I was surprised when I was contacted last week via Twitter if I'd be interested in reviewing a pair myself. If you know me, you know I can't say no to free stuff.  With all the miles I'm going to start putting in, I figured trying out a new brand of socks wouldn't be a bad idea.


I decided on the Advanced Dry sock in pink.  The website describes them as:
  • HydroTec® Moisture Wicking Yarn
  • Ultra Thick/Thin Construction
  • Hand Link Toe Seam
  • Moisture Management
  • Arch Support
I received them in the mail in a couple days and immediately put them on to go for a run.

Honestly, they are THE most comfortable low cut work out socks I've ever worn!  What I liked the most about them was the extra material along the heel and around the toe and forefoot.  Around the arch is less material and allowed my foot to breathe.  Here are some closer pics of the socks and me actually wearing them.  Ignore the fancy couch pattern.



They are seriously comfortable, hugged my arches appropriately, provided the right amount of warmth (I hate hot and sweaty feet!) and they weren't too high or too low around my ankles.  I even wore them to bed and I never wear socks to bed unless I absolutely have to.

So then I wondered how they would hold up in the wash.  Were they made cheaply? Would they pill and would I have all these fuzzy balls on my socks?  Would they shrink in the dryer?  Would the colors bleed?  None of those things happened.  There was just a little bit of pilling in the gray areas, but I didn't think it was too bad. 



On to the GIVEAWAY... 

I will be using Random.org to pick the winner by April 20, 2013.  To enter, leave a comment with which PowerSox Advanced Dry socks you would want, what your favorite form of exercise is AND also follow my blog.  That's all there is to it!  

Feel free to share the love!  Good luck!!!

11 comments:

  1. I would like to try the powersox advanced dry socks in white and grey. I hate having sweaty feet. My favorite exercise is waking, riding bike and working my dog on sheep out in the field.

    thanks,
    Kathy Flynn

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  2. I would want the white and pink ones.. I'm all for socks that don't slip down into the shoes.. My favorite type of exercise is dancing of any kind.. :)

    and I already follow your blog..

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  3. I LOVE color! So any color will do. My favorite exercise is running, biking, and swimming!

    I enjoy reading your blog! So keep running and writing my friend!

    Thanks,
    Kris

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  4. I LOVE color! So any color will do. My favorite exercise is running, biking, and swimming!

    I enjoy reading your blog! So keep running and writing my friend!

    Thanks,
    Kris

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  5. Just want to say you have the cutest little feet EVER ha ha ha I love the socks you are wearing!!! They are awesome! You know I am into weight training ;-) These would be perfect when I train legs.I am in the gym a min of 3 hours that day and my feel could use some air ha ha ha This is an awesome giveaway!!! xoxo

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  6. What a cool thing to do! I would love to have the same pair you do. They sound great! My favorite exercises are running and swimming. I am now a subscriber, but I read your blog everytime you post a new one on Facebook:) Thanks for sharing!

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  7. Thanks for the giveaway, I'm a follower. I like the black/white socks. These would be great for some upcoming 5Ks I have coming up! My favorite form of exercise is basketball.

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  8. Advanced Dry Sock for me! ;)
    Favorite form of exercise? Toss up between running, waterskiing, and kettlebells!!

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  9. I've read your blog off Facebook, but now I'm a subscriber! ;) I would love to try the Advanced Dry Sock in any color, really. Pink is great - love it on your cute little feet! My favorite exercise is rollerblading, and I also enjoy running and weightlifting.

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  10. Pink is good - but any color would be good! As long as they're as comfortable as you say! :) My favorite is swimming, but have been doing some running/walking lately as well!

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  11. I would choose the Advance Dry in Pink. I HATE having sweaty feet. My favorite exercise right now is walking, but I hope to be running soon!

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