Friday, August 12, 2011

COOLMAX/New Balance socks review and giveaway!

Let me shout it out: I love good running socks!

It's true. Running socks, snazzy skorts, sleek sunglasses. I love it all. I'm a bit of a running gear fan.

And I don't think I'm alone.

I mean, most of us wear socks when we run, right? Yeah, I thought as much. So, when it comes to socks, runners are all in.


And I was certainly all in when I was invited to test out some COOLMAX(R) socks from New Balance that are sold at Academy Sports and Outdoors retail locations. The socks are great for running and for all sports because they feature COOLMAX Moisture Management. In other words, they handle the sweat. And, really, who among us likes sweaty feet? Not me!

I was sent six pairs of socks to try out, including three cute pink-accented jobbers like these:


 

They are cushy and comfy and the COOLMAX material does a good job wicking away sweat. I've worn the socks on five runs so far and have liked them. My only complaint about the socks is that they aren't tight around the arch and I'm a bit crazy for that. I just like socks that really grab my arch/middle of my foot and offer that extra support. But, that's me. Not everyone goes for that and, as I said, they are cushy and comfy!

To buy:


The COOLMAX New Balance socks are available at Academy Sports and Outdoors retail locations. To find a location near you, or to order by phone, visit their web site HERE. A three-pack of the socks retails for $9.99 and they offer free shipping.

Would you like to win a week's worth of socks?


Well, lucky, lucky you!

That's exactly what one reader will win: A week's worth of COOLMAX/New Balance socks. To enter: leave me a comment letting me know that you'd like to win.

Additional entries:

As always, you can gain extra entries. Remember, though, you must complete the required entry first! (Leave one comment per entry for the additional ones to count):

  • Follow this blog, or let me know that you already do (leave a comment) 
  • Become a fan of The Happy Runner on Facebook, or let me know that you already are (leave a comment) 
  • Link to this giveaway from Facebook or Twitter (do as often as you'd like, just leave a comment each time) 
  • Pop over to COOLMAXBrandSocks to learn more about their technology and then let me know what you learned (leave a comment) 
  • Visit Academy Sports and Outdoors and let me know which COOLMAX/New Balance socks are your faves (leave a comment) 
  • Link to this giveaway from your blog (leave a comment) 
This giveaway will run through Thursday, August 18 at 11:59pm EST and the winner will be announced on Friday.

Good luck! 

And have a great weekend, everyone. 

~ Felice

Review/giveaway disclosure: I received six pairs of socks for review. I was not otherwise compensated for this review/giveaway and the opinions expressed are entirely my own.

112 comments:

Keelie Sheridan said...

What an awesome giveaway! Who doesn't love socks? And good socks at that! :)

Keelie Sheridan said...

I'm a follower! :)

Keelie Sheridan said...

Both myself AND my page, Sweat=Success, like your page on FB! :)

Keelie Sheridan said...

Tweeted!

Keelie Sheridan said...

I visited CoolMax's website- the fact that they dry faster than polypropelene blows my mind!

Finallyfit2011 said...

I would loooove to win some of these cute socks!!!

Finallyfit2011 said...

I follow you!

Finallyfit2011 said...

I'm a fan of Happy runner on fb :)

Finallyfit2011 said...

I tweeted this giveaway!

Finallyfit2011 said...

Posted giveaway to fb :)

Jeanette said...

I already follow your blog

Finallyfit2011 said...

LOVE the idea of pulling the perspiration away from the body. Especially in this AZ heat - hate that gross feeling of taking off sweaty socks ha ha :)

Britton said...

I am a running gear junkie too and I would love to win some new socks, especially some new GOOD running socks!! awesome giveaway!!!

Jeanette said...

Already a fan of you on FB

Britton said...

I am a follower of your blog!!!

Finallyfit2011 said...

Love these! ASICS® Women's Hera® Low-Cut Running Socks - White/Watermelon/Frost

Britton said...

I am a fan of the happy runner on facebook!!

Finallyfit2011 said...

Posted giveaway to my bloggy :)

Britton said...

I learned that these socks are breathable and the absorbe moister and are quick to dry--a definite plus!!

Jeanette said...

I'd like to win!!!

Britton said...

I tweeted!!!

Jeanette said...

I would try the New Balance Adults' Lightning Dry® Low Cut Socks

Erika said...

I'm a follower on your blog!

Erika said...

I also follow you in FB!

Erika said...

Also love that these socks help keep sweat/moisture away from the skin - can't beat that!!

Kerrie T. said...

I follow!

Kerrie T. said...

I am a FB fan!

Kerrie T. said...

Tweeted:


Win #running socks here: http://t.co/iA1AS8W #momsrunning

Kerrie T. said...

Shared on my Mom vs. Marathon FB page. I tried to link your FB page, but it wouldn't let me. This happens a lot. Does anyone know why?

Kerrie T. said...

I learned they are made from four-channel fibers.

Proper Paige said...

I'd like to win!

Proper Paige said...

And I like you on FB!

Proper Paige said...

And I follow your blog!

Kerrie T. said...

White/pink of course!

Kerrie T. said...

Linked on Mom vs. Marathon. :)

Nobel4Lit said...

I am a follower!

Nobel4Lit said...

Those black lightning dry NB socks look cool!

Nobel4Lit said...

The technology allows for wicking whether the sock is thick or thin!

mtchinookwinds said...

they are engineered from four-channel fibers that move perspiration.
Low cut socks are my favorite.

Allison Behan said...

I love socks!

Lisa said...

I am a follower of your blog and would love to win some socks!

DEM said...

I would love to win some of those coolmax socks :)

DEM said...

I already follow your blog!

DEM said...

I already "like" The Happy Runner on FB!

DEM said...

I tweeted this! @nello33

Rose @ Eat, Drink, and Be Meiri said...

I would love to win!

Rose @ Eat, Drink, and Be Meiri said...

And, I totally follow the crap out of your blog.

Bridget said...

I want to win!

Bridget said...

I am a follower!

Bridget said...

I am a fan of you on FB!

RunningLaur said...

I'd love free socks.

RunningLaur said...

I'm also a follower.

Carrie @ Maine Mom on the Run said...

I'd like some awesome socks!

Carrie @ Maine Mom on the Run said...

I follow you!

Carrie @ Maine Mom on the Run said...

I like you on Facebook!

Carrie @ Maine Mom on the Run said...

I linked this giveaway on Facebook!

Carrie @ Maine Mom on the Run said...

I learned that COOLMAX socks have been around for 25 years.

Carrie @ Maine Mom on the Run said...

I like the Combed Cotton No Show Socks!

Carrie @ Maine Mom on the Run said...

I linked this giveaway to my blog- mainemomontherun.blogspot.com

Katie said...

I want to win! Always looking for good socks

Katie said...

I already follow your blog :)

Katie said...

I am a fan on Facebook

Katie said...

Linked to my Twitter account

Katie said...

I love that these socks are moisture wicking, especially since it is summer and so hot...it means less blisters! (What I learned on Coolmax website)

Katie said...

From Academy website...I like the low cut pink ones you already have pictured...sucker for anything girly...

ultrarunnergirl said...

I've been wanting to try these, but I'm not a shopper so I just haven't gotten around to it. I'd love to win a pair!!

ultrarunnergirl said...

I'm a follower!

Darlene said...

I am a follower, of course.

Darlene said...

I'm a fan on FB too.

Darlene said...

I posted your giveaway on my blog

Darlene said...

Love moisture wicking sock that prevent you from blisters.

Darlene said...

I posted your giveaway to FB as well.

Darlene said...

I think I'd get adidas Women's ClimaCool® II No Show Socks

missris said...

These socks sound great!

missris said...

I follow your blog!

Katey said...

I would love to win some coolmax socks!

Katey said...

I follow your blog!

Mel said...

I follow your blog

It's been 105 or more here every day this summer. I'm always in need of good moisture wicking socks!

ajh said...

I'd like to win.

ajh said...

I am a follower.

Seb said...

Great blog. Great socks

Nan said...

Pick me! I like you on FB!

Angela said...

I am a follower AND I would love to try some new socks. I'm not loyal to any brand yet...still searching!

KT80 (Running Like a Girl) said...

I follow your blog!

KT80 (Running Like a Girl) said...

I follow you on FB.

KT80 (Running Like a Girl) said...

I'd go with the low-cut socks, preferably the ones that have some color to them. Thanks for hosting a giveaway!

Russell Family said...

I need running socks SO bad!! Pick me. :)

Russell Family said...

I like you on fb!! :) Pick me

Russell Family said...

I follow you

Lisa said...

I'm always looking for great socks! Nice giveaway. (I follow your blog!)

Suzy said...

I'd love to win. I just tossed out a bunch of old (& stretched out) running socks and need to replace them.

Suzy said...

I follow your blog.

Suzy said...

I'm a fan on FB.

proudpatriot07 said...

I would love to win :). Running socks are just as important as shoes really.

Amy Lauren
proudpatriot2007(at)yahoo(dot)com

proudpatriot07 said...

Also I learned that the socks absorb moisture which is really good because it's very humid here!

Amy Lauren
proudpatriot2007(at)yahoo(dot)com

J said...

I follow this blog!

Heather @ The World Through My Eyes said...

Of course I'd love to win!

Heather @ The World Through My Eyes said...

And I'm already a follower!

Helen said...

I'm a follower!

Helen said...

I'm a FB fan!

Helen said...

I learned that after 30 minutes of drying time, CoolMax socks are over 90% moisture free vs cotton, at less than 50%. Wow.

Helen said...

I love the Lightning Dry No Show Socks in Fuchsia because, well, they're PINK! lol

Bev said...

Oh yeah! I'd looove to win new socks, which would push me toward my 1/2 marathon goal. I am a Happy Runner follower!

Anonymous said...

oh, hope I am not too late - I follow your blog, and liked you on Facebook - plus, I am a relatively new runner and clueless when it comes to "accessories" ... would be nice to win something to try it out :) Karyn Murphy

Sarah Turnbull said...

I'm a fan!

Steel Springs said...

I'm always looking for great socks! I'm a follower.

Steel Springs said...

I went to the Coolmax website and was surprised to learn that the fabric loses over 90% of its moisture in only 30 minutes!

Steel Springs said...

I went to the Academy Sports and Outdoors website. I like the Lightning Dry No Show socks.

bobbie said...

I agree who doesn't LOVE running stuff!

bobbie said...

I follow your blog :)

bobbie said...

Already a facebook fan of Happy Runner

Bev said...

A FB fan of Happy Runner

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