Then as the Portland Marathon approached, it looked like rain was in the forecast. I remembered about Drymax socks and the good things I'd been reading about them and I scurried out to buy some.
Well, I had no luck purchasing them at the last second before the marathon. (My fault!) But, the good folks over at Drymax blessed me soon after with a few pairs to try out.
First of all, my feet are cold much of the time. When fall weather sets in I really don't mind the cooler weather, after all, the autumn colors are beautiful. However, it isn't long before the reality of wet, cold feet set in. It only takes one misstep before I'm having to finish the rest of my run in a sloshed shoe. Once the shoes and socks are wet-- I'm miserable. But, this is the Pacific Northwest--if you want to be a runner you will run in the rain.
I do love these socks. I've had a chance to wear them in some wet weather. I finished one run with completely soaked shoes but my socks still felt dry and my feet pretty comfortable. Pretty impressive!
I like the trail running sock, although it is just a bit too bulky for the fit of my regular road running shoe. I think "dense" describes the sock, it is really only slightly padded or bulky, but this is a sock to use with a shoe with more foot volume (as more trail shoes allow for, generally). I am planning on doing more trail running soon and I especially like how the ankle is padded to protect. I also like how snug they fit at the top to keep debris of all kinds getting down in your sock. And honestly, I like how the colors of the sock help me find them quickly in the laundry amongst a houseful of people's socks!
The Lite-Mesh running sock is perfect for my road running shoes. Though I can't understand what the little wing thing on the heel of the "no show tab" sock is supposed to accomplish. I don't see the purpose of it. A wing to keep the sock in place? I could do without that feature, I prefer the ones without it.
So far, they've come out of the wash in perfect form. (Still in the right shape and still fit snugly.)
I am kind of in between sizes in drymax because I wear a size 10 running shoe but I have a narrow shallow foot. Drymax sent me some medium size socks (womens 7.5-9;.5) and some large sizes (10-12). I find I can wear either size and surprisingly I have no preference between the two sizes.
By the way, the folks at drymax didn't ask me to write this review --I'm just sharing it with you because I really do like these socks.
There were also a pair of longer crew type thick socks in the package and these are my favorite socks for throwing on with tennis shoes and jeans for everyday. I guard these as they go in the laundry lest the men in my household discover them and steal them! (selfish I am)
I'm pretty spoiled now, all my other socks neglected.