For some exercisers, any bargain-priced cotton sports socks will do. For others, the right pair of socks can mean the difference between a great workout and days of being hobbled by blisters and chafing. For these people, the search for the right sock can be both a costly and painful enterprise. Drymax sports claims to have solved the problem of blister-prone feet with its Hot Weather Running socks.
At a recommended retail price of $16 per pair, these socks don’t come cheap, but they do live up to the hype. The secret, it seems, is Drymax’ patented Blister Guard® system that reduces friction in the heel, forefoot and toe areas, as well as its Drymax fibers that help keep feet significantly drier, even in the hottest weather. In addition to providing great arch support, these socks manage to fit snugly without constricting the toes. The socks held up to repeated use and washings, maintained their shape and did not snag or unravel over time.
These socks are best suited for exercisers who have problems with their feet or who are prone to developing blisters.
What we liked:
- Prevents blisters and keeps feet dry
- Holds up to repeated use and washings
- Good arch support and fit
What we didn't like:
October 9, 2009