Feetures socks are well known in the running community, upping the sock business with their engineered targeted compression tech and a custom-like fit that prevent blisters. Though I’m not a big runner, I was still aware of the brand, as Jason reviewed a pair last year and is quite fond of them.
So when I was asked to be the talent for their new line of Elite Light 5″ crew socks, I jumped at the opportunity to try them out for myself.
The Elite Light Cushion Mini Crew sock is woven from 96% Nylon and 4% spandex. Feetures socks are designed with what they describe as ‘Sock-Lock Technology’ that provides targeted compression where it’s needed most. The Targeted Compression adds comfort and support and as they’re also marketed to the hiking market, aids in eliminating blisters. They feature an anatomical design for left-right specific fit which keeps loose blister causing material at bay.
Sock details include:
- Patented ‘Sock-Lock Technology’ to provide targeted compression where it’s needed most
- Anatomical design enhances fit, delivering maximum comfort and protection by eliminating blisters
- High density cushioning provides extra protection in high impact areas
- iWick fibers for moisture wicking
- “Perfect Toe design” prevents irritating toe seam
- 5″ cuff is well suited for cycling
On The Bike
I recently spent 5 hours riding around Portland and was blown away by how comfortable my feet felt in my carbon sole shoes. The dense cushioning provides extra protection in the usual hot spots, (typically the ball and sides of my foot) without added bulk. I liked the amount of compression as well, since as my feet tend to swell in warmer weather. As a bonus, after removing my socks post-ride, I didn’t have the usual — dreaded — cuff indent. I am also a big fan of 5″ cuffs and liked the colorways as I won’t have a hard time pairing these with my favorite riding kits (road and mountain).
I’m looking forward to adding more Feetures socks to my collection and find the pricing reasonable given the level of comfort and performance; $18 is in line with other performance sock brands.
Photography in this post is courtesy of Jonathan Taylor.