Monday, October 5, 2015

wigwam sock review

Disclaimer: I received a pair of Wigwam Ultimax Ironman Lightning Pro Low-Cut Socks to review as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review, find, and write race reviews!


 I know, socks, right? It seems like a boring subject, but not to us runners. Socks are a very crucial piece of a runners's gear arsenal. I'd say after getting fitted for running shoes, getting a pair of socks comes next.

What do you want in a sock? A pair that will pull away moisture and keep your feet dry (this helps prevent blisters), lightweight, odor prevention, seamless toe closure. These socks have it.

Laura and I relaxing by the fire in our Wigwams.

I tested them first on a casual work day. I have a commute of about an hour each way, and they were quite comfortable for driving. Very soft and airy. You know how some socks are scratchy? None of those problems here.

Then, I wore them on a 3 mile run. They felt good - no blisters, my feet were dry, and I had no other issues with them.

The ULTIMAX moisture control system keeps your feet cool, dry, and blister free. I brought mine with to Wisconsin this past weekend for The North Face Endurance Challenge Series WI, and wore them for an approximate 14 hour day. The temps were in the upper 40s, with winds at about 20mph. My feet never felt cold. Even though I didn't run on Saturday, I did a lot of standing around, walking, and jumping (for joy!) at my friends' accomplishments. When I took them off to shower, they (and my feet) didn't even stink. That's quite an accomplishment, too ;)

Another fun photo by the fire.

I woke up on Sunday morning with feet that were feeling fresh (not tired), and no blisters to speak of. I didn't wear them for my race, as I hadn't tested them on longer runs yet and wasn't about to try anything new on race day (or get crazy with the marathon in a week... eeks), but I know fellow BiBRave Pro Laura did (she ran the half marathon at TNF ECS), and she finished with a smile, mentioning that her feet felt great and there were no blisters later that night. Holler!

Some technical details on this particular model:
• 42% Stretch Nylon, 32% Dri-release® TENCEL®, 22% X2O® Acrylic, 2% Stretch Polyester, 2% Spandex
• soft
• dry
• odor free
• prevents blisters
• seamless toe closure
• breathable mesh air vents
• ultra lightweight design
• heel tab prevents slipping
• $11
• Sizes are MS, MD, LG, or XL (check the size chart for figuring out which is best for you)
• Colors are white, black, lemon yellow, orange, scarlet, bright rose, purple, blue, limon
• Made in the USA

Size chart for Wigwam Socks

I think if you know me, you know if I were choosing my socks, they'd be one of the bright, fun color options, and just maybe I'm adding some more fun colors into my online cart as we speak...

Maybe low-cut isn't your favorite style (are you like Pro Jeremy?), but as he mentions in his review, there are so many options to choose from: knee-high, crew, quarter, low cut, and no show. Do you race in Ironman competitions, run, bike, hike, ski, snowboard, walk, or hunt? They've got you covered. There are also lots of varieties of fibers including drirelease, drierelease wool, merino wool, and rayon. I plan on picking up some merino wool for winter time. Ahhhh warm feet.

Tons of options for all varieties of activities.

Want to know something else this company is doing right? They have a 2-year performance guarantee. If you are not completely satisfied with your Wigwam socks, they will replace them for up to two years from the date of purchase. That's pretty awesome. I'd say they stand by their products, and that's always nice to see a company have a strong passion and belief in what they are selling.

Wigwam is sponsoring #BibChat tomorrow night (Tuesday, October 6) at 8pm CT over on Twitter. Join the BibRave gang for some fun discussion on running and get some motivation and inspiration. They usually have fun prizes, too, but you have to follow and join in on the conversation to win :)

However, if you can't make it, or don't win anything, you can get your OWN pair (or multiple pairs) of socks at DISCOUNT. Use code 10-WG615BR and you will receive 15% off + free shipping. Your welcome :)

Connect with Wigwam:

2 comments:

  1. I am 100% in love with these! I have a bunch of socks in my cart right now :)

    ReplyDelete
  2. Ohh!! I really like the purple ones!

    ReplyDelete