Friday, August 21, 2009

KN Running Socks review.

It's been a while since I've had a Friday review for you, what with all the travel and then my need to share my stories and all that. Today, I'm back on track! With socks, no less.

Socks. They may seem inconsequential because when they work you probably don't notice them, but when they don't . . . ouch! Look out for blisters.

A few weeks ago, I received a pair of KN Cool Running Socks from Mary, KN's PR rep. According to the material that Mary sent --

KN Karen Neuburger, a lifestyle company dedicated to bringing comfort into people’s lives through their products, is thrilled to introduce a new sport sock that keep runners safe and cool while they run. Their sport socks incorporate special moisture control yarn that wick away moisture and allows your feet to breathe.

I'm all for wicking moisture, let me tell you! So I tried them out. I've run in these socks four times now and I like them. The socks are low-cut (which is what I prefer) and they fit well -- no bunching at all. They have a nice amount of forefoot cushioning (not as much as my long run Thorlos, but more than my Drymaxsocks -- my faves), and they had an appropriately firm band across the arch. I like that in a sock. I'm not ready to put these socks as number one above my beloved Drymax but I am happy to have them in my sock rotation. They were comfortable and didn't bother my feet in the slightest.

The best part is that the socks retail for $5.00, which is a good deal. You can find them on the KN web site here. **Edited: You can also purchase the socks at Bon-Ton, Dillards and Macy's.

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Thanks to everyone who left feedback on my 5K plan. If you haven't and want to, please do! Also, if you missed my request for book recommendations, please check that out. I'm still compiling my list but I've gotten some great recommendations so far, thanks!

One more thing: A special, "Good luck!" to Mel who is competing in her first triathlon this weekend. Go, Mel!

Have a great weekend, everyone!

~ Felice


Marlene said...

Five bucks for running socks? That is a great deal! I seem to continue losing one of each pair and I need some new ones in my rotation.

Have a great weekend!

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

$5 WOW!!! Great review.. I have a few socks to review but it is SOOOO hard because everyone likes socks a bit different.

Have a great weekend!!

Dana said...

Awesome! I'm not the runner that you are but I do need to research some more quality socks for my daily exercise. I have had those blisters you mentioned and they are NO fun. Thanks for the review. I'll check them out.

Thoughts on Life and Dirty Diapers

Diana said...

Thanks for the review! I'm terrible for not even thinking about buying quality socks. Will look into it!

Mel-2nd Chances said...

Great review, price is right too!!! Thank you so much for the shout-out!!!! have a great weekend! :D

Denise said...

$5 running socks?? what a steal! I'll have to look for these.

Lindsay said...

wow that is an excellent price! definitely worth checking out. thanks for the review - i'm gonna need to keep an eye out for these.

RunnerMom said...

Hello, Muthah Runnah! Thanks for the socks tip. I'm going to Dillards this week. Can't beat that price.

Good luck on your 5K training! Our coaches emphasized running 25+ miles per week when training for a 5K and it looks like you are upwards of 20 miles several weeks.

X-Country2 said...

I've only recently been buying good socks, and they make a HUGE difference.

Rich Poley said...

Balega makes the best socks i've ever tried. They make your feet feel like a pampered guests at a five star luxury hotel. I never thought socks made any difference at all until I tried these. They cost a lot more but they're a lot better.

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