However, just because I got the product free or because I do have a relationship with a brand, doesn't mean I am going to jeopardize my credibility promoting something that I don't believe in.
One of the products that has really impressed me since I received them are the Swiftwick Pursuit sock line:
As you can see the Pursuit line of socks is made from Merino Wool, which is a natural fiber that helps wick away moisture and stays warm even when wet. I love the way that they fit my feet, there is some compression, but not so much that my toes feel squished together and then are uncomfortable when running in them.
I have been using these particular socks since early November and they have become my go to socks when it is nasty outside. This is something that I really got to try out the other day, when I was running in a cold, wet, slushy, sloppy mess during a storm up heah in Maine.
My feet were pretty much soaked half-way into the run and yet they stayed warm. This surprised me, because my feet get cold very easily and typically when I get through running in this type of weather, my feet feel like they are frozen blocks of ice by the time I am done. Not that day, I got done and they were not cold at all. I could tell that my feet were pretty wet though, because after I took my shoes off at the gym and walked around, you could see the wet footprints that I left behind with the Pursuits still on.
Then on Friday, it was 12 degrees F, with a 10+ mph wind, which brought the wind chills down to the zero range. I ran a 5.0 miles run in these socks (yes I had shoes on) and again my feet didn't get cold.
These two different extremes, are great examples of how well the Pursuits have performed for me.
I also wear them as liners for my heavy wool socks in my winter boots and my feet are comfortable and haven't gotten cold yet with that combination, in spite of being outside in the cold for several hours walking on trails or working in the yard.
Now I can't guarantee that your experiences will be the same as mine because everyone is different, but I do know that so far the Pursuits have exceeded what I expected. Plus the fact that they don't have the "odor" problem that I get with my other socks in my running shoes or boots, which means less complaints from TheWife - which is always an important consideration.
The reality is that I am a Swiftwick Blogging Ambassador and I do feel very strongly about how good a product Swiftwick makes and that they work well for me. These and other Swiftwick products are definitely worth looking at a lot closer and here is the link to the Swiftwick site, if you would like more information or to buy a pair.
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No I don't get any commission or anything extra, if you do end up buying a pair of Swiftwick socks. :-)
Disclaimer: I received the Sustain socks and other Swiftwick products as free samples since my selection to be a Swiftwick Blog Ambassador. I am not a Swiftwick employee or representative and do not officially or unofficially speak for Swiftwick. My thoughts, comments and opinions about any Swiftwick products are my own. For official information pertaining to Swiftwick products, please contact Swiftwick.com.
Originally written by Harold Shaw and published at "A Veteran Runnah" © 2011-2013, All Rights Reserved. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Harold Shaw and A Veteran Runnah" with appropriate and specific directions or links to the original content.