Tuesday, February 28, 2012

New Balance Sock Review and *Giveaway*

I love great socks - besides, what good is a great pair of shoes if the socks you wear with them give you blisters?  Kovas and I were recently given the opportunity to try out some New Balance technical socks (check out what he has to say at Midwest Multisport Life).

Technical Elite NBX (859)
List Price $11.99

Designed with innovative Cocona fabric to keep you cool, dry and odor-free, this performance sock is not only packed with comfort and cushioning, but is also environmentally friendly! 

Features include:

  • Environmentally friendly activated carbon from coconut shells provides superior moisture management and odor absorption;
  • Lightning Dry® wicking technology for maximum comfort;
  • Stability Fit Arch Support and Hold technology provides gentle compression to support the arch;
  • Left/right engineering in toe box for anatomically correct fit;
  • Seamless Toe for maximum toe box comfort;
  • Mesh fabric for breathability;
  • Cushioning in key areas of foot to deliver essential shock absorption;
  • Body: 38% Cocona Polyester, 22% Polyester, 22% Olefin, 12% Nylon, 6% Spandex

Technical NBX (705)
List price $11.99

This high-performance low-cut sock features moisture management and light compression arch support, plus a seamless toe and an extra-comfortable heel. These features and more add up to a superb experience for your feet during your workout in the New Balance Technical NBx Low Cut sock.

Features include:

  • Stability Fit Arch Support and Hold;
  • Lightning Dry® wicking technology for maximum comfort
  • Left/right fit
  • Odor resistant - antimicrobial topical yarn treatment
  • Seamless toe
  • Strategic "strike zone" cushioning
  • Body: 54% Nylon, 43% Olefin, 3% Spandex

No-Show Expression (6 pairs)
List Price $15.99

These socks are perfect for everyday wear. Features like moisture management, mesh ventilation panels and a deep heel pocket for a fabulous fit will make you happy that the No-Show Expression comes in a pack of 6!

Feature include:

  • Stability Fit Arch Support & Hold;
  • Lightning Dry® wicking technology for maximum comfort;
  • Mesh ventilation panels enhance breathability;
  • "Y" heel-deep pocket for perfect fit;
  • Body: 97% Polyester, 2% Spandex, 1% Nylon; 

I wore all the above mentioned NewBalance socks primarily for treadmill and some outdoor running, for walking and casual everyday wear.  Throughout all the activities, my feet stayed dry and comfortable plus had no slipping or rubbing.  Thin, yet provide adequate cushioning, these are great technical and everyday socks!

More information on New Balance socks can be found at GoldToe.com or ShopNewBalance.com.


Would you like to try all of these New Balance technical socks 
(yes - 8 pairs to one lucky winner!!)?  

How to enter:

- Be(come) a follower of this blog (hit the "join this site" button) - mandatory.

For more entries:

- Follow WEG on Twitter
- Tweet (include @womensendurance), post on FB, and/or mention on your blog

Please leave a comment for each. 
Contest runs through Thursday, March 8, 2012.  
Winner will be chosen using random.org on Friday, March 9, 2012.

(Disclaimer: I was sent this product for free to review on my blog - via Jennifer at Maguire Public Relations, Inc.
 I did not pay for the items, receive payment for this review, or agree to give it a positive review. Aside from information gleaned from the websites, the opinions are my own.)

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  3. What a great giveaway! So nice you need running socks again. :)

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  26. this is a great giveaway, and i could use these socks like you wouldn't believe!

  27. Have these sock and other NB socks.. love em

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Have you tried this gear? Something similar you like better? Something I should try? Let me know by leaving a comment!

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