Swiftwick Socks Review
It’s rare that your socks match your shoes in terms of build tech and ingenuity; when it does, though, it sure feels good. Swiftwick socks represent the best of both worlds – there’s enough tech packed into this small package to make even the nerdiest runners happy, and enough ingenuity to make swiftwick your go to sock for all of your outdoor activities
The folks over at Swiftwick were nice enough to send two different sets of socks for us to review; the vibe zero, and the pursuit four. You’ll notice the name/number combination – one thing that sets Swiftwick socks apart is the fact that nearly every sock “style” comes in a length of your choosing. You can either a.) choose an activity, and then tailor the height to fit your preference or b.) choose a height of sock, and pick from multiple sock styles to fit your outdoor endeavor.
Running with Swiftwick Socks
The vibe zero was paired with the Mizuno Wave Cursoris shoe (reviewed by yours truly here) to see just how well the suggested fit style did with a minimalist shoe, and the pursuit four was paired with Salomon’s newest trail offering, the XT Wings 3. Both sets of socks were outstanding, to put it simply. The Vibe zero was plush without being slick, and wicked away sweat even on the sweatiest of my runs. I especially liked the vibe on one particularly hot weekend run where they kept my feet cool and dry. As I’m currently training for an early October marathon, I’ve been able to log a lot of training run miles which really has given me a good sense for the fit and performance.
The Pursuit four definitely had a completely different feel to them, and I was a bit dismayed at first as I didn’t think they would be as comfortable as the vibe. I was completely wrong, as they not only kept my feet cool and dry for a two hour long trail run, but also kept me blister free while testing out a new pair of shoes – this is a breakthrough for me, as blisters are common for me in new shoes – not so with Swiftwick socks.
SWIFTWICK SOCKS AND THE ENVIRONMENT
Swiftwick socks are also doing some really good things for the environment, including releasing a line up of socks built from post-industrial recycled nylon. Head on over to Swiftwick’s website to check out the full sock lineup, and grab a pair for your favorite outdoor (or indoor) activity. You might as well go ahead and sign up for the sock of the month club – for $20/month, you’ll get a new pair of limited edition socks every month. And hey, who doesn’t like new socks every month?