Jill Will Run | There are 30.48 centimeters in a foot, and for every foot there’s Thirty 48.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

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There are 30.48 centimeters in a foot, and for every foot there’s Thirty 48.

That’s the tagline for socks I was recently sent… and if you can’t figure it out, they’re from a company called Thirty 48.

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I like that the socks are foot specific, meaning you have to put them on the right foot (or left foot) in order to have them fit properly. Obviously, since they’re a sport sock, they are made of a wicking synthetic blend of fabrics to keep your foot from feeling like you’re traipsing through a swamp.

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The specifics from the company:

  • Right & Left foot specific for a better fit and blister prevention
  • CatalystAF ™: Design which allows increased airflow
  • COOLMAX ® fabric to move moisture away from the feet, keeping them dry

We are the socks geeks because we are obsessed with sock technology so our customers can focus on their active lifestyles.

The socks seemed a little loose to me, and loose socks are a recipe for blisters. Due to this I washed them on hot to try shrinking them a little to see if they would fit better. They did fit a little better after the hot wash and after running in them they don’t seem like they’ll be a source of friction. The tops of them come just up over my ankle bones, I usually wear socks that go just below my ankle bones. For some reason, that makes me feel a little like I’m wearing socks that are too tall! I’m sure nobody looking at me is going to think, “Her socks look 1 inch taller than normal!” but they sure feel conspicuous to me when I put them on. But while running, I obviously forgot about them. And I guess that is the mark of a good sock… if you’re not constantly aware of it during the run, right?

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The socks are available for purchase on their website for $15.99, as well as cycling socks and compression calf sleeves. For the most part, they felt like any other specialty running sock I’ve tried on, I didn’t feel anything that was amazingly WOW! about them, they were just a well-made running sock. (I almost said they didn’t knock my socks off, but that would have been a terrible pun, even if it was unintended!)