Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Review & Giveaway: SLS3 Compression Sock

As most of you may know I only run in compression socks and the more colorful the better, so when SLS3 contacted me a few weeks ago and asked if I would be interested in trying some out of course I jumped at the opportunity.

This is the pair they sent me:
Awesome bright pink and a butterfly pattern! I could totally make these work for Peace, Love and Run Woodstock!
My first time sporting them was my 8.2 mile leg of Red Eye Relay:

I have since worn them for my 18 mile trail run and the day after as recovery socks. This is how I feel so far:

Fit: I was sent a large based on shoe/calf size but I really think a medium would fit better.  The large is almost to long to wear comfortably pulled all the way up because it goes over my knees.

Compression: These socks are a bit tighter then the ones I normally wear even in the larger size.  For me this was a benefit because I tend to like my socks tighter, I feel it makes a bigger difference the longer the run gets.

Quality: The socks appear to be high quality and since I have only had them a few weeks I cannot comment on how they will be a year from now.  But in the first few washings (including one time through the dryer which I know is not a good thing but after Red Eye I just wanted everything clean and dry to pack up before heading the 5.5 hours home) they have held up nicely.  On the 18 mile trail run this weekend they took a beating and ended up with several snags from the over grown trails, but that is to be expected, better the socks then my legs.

I am a big believer in the benefits of compression socks which is why I have worn them since pregnancy and on every run, including increased blood flow, faster recovery, and all the other reasons SLS3 details on their website here: How Compression Works

SLS3 also has what looks like really nice Tri gear (I have no plans for one anytime soon but some awesome tri speedsuits!)  The founders Sebastian and Sylvie Linke were actually pro German triathletes in 2004 so they may know a thing or two about a good trisuit. (Read their story here on their  About Us page)

Overall I was really satisfied with the socks, feel they are priced properly and will happily purchase a pair when the time comes to replace worn out socks.

The awesome folks at SL3S have offered me a free pair to giveaway, all you have to do is like their Facebook page then enter using Rafflecopter below.  I will choose a reader at random on Monday (8/5/13) morning (who wouldn't want to start their week off with a sweet new pair of socks!)

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Do not want to wait for the giveaway to end, go ahead and use the following code to order yours today!

1 comment:

  1. I remember noticing the butterflies on the socks during Malaria Miller! Clearly they work well, because we did pretty awesome on that leg. :) ~Amy