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What Run Oregon is Wearing: New socks from Swiftwick

Swiftwick Aspire Zero in pink/blue (there are 10 color combinations)

The thing about socks is, you don’t always notice them unless they are bad. “Bad” has many definitions when it comes to socks, as it could mean that they itch, that they don’t wick well, or maybe there’s an annoying seam on them that could potentially give you a blister. You can really pay attention to socks when they suck, but not so much when they don’t. And that’s usually the mark of a good sock, because you’ve forgotten all about them and there are more important things to think about on a run.

Anna: I have high arches and crooked big toes so finding socks that fit my feet comfortably AND can stand up to my toes poke through them is not easy. The Swiftwick MAXUS Zero Tab socks are breathable, moisture-wicking socks made with a lightweight fabric and relaxed compression. I wore these socks during short and long runs and the socks gently hugged my arches and provided the support I need while keeping my feet cool and dry. Low cut socks don’t always provide me with enough coverage causing my Achilles heel to rub on my shoes, but these socks stayed up the whole time and survived several washings like they were new.

The branding on the front of Swiftwick’s MAXUS Zero Tab socks claims these are the best sock you will ever wear guaranteed. My cozy warm cabin socks I wear around the house are the best socks I have ever worn, but for running socks these rank in my top 3. I recommend them to anyone looking to make an investment in good running socks.

Swiftwick’s Pursuit line is constructed with nature’s technical fiber (Merino Wool) and features a reinforced heel and toe, and extended heel pocket to maximize durability. Swiftwick does amazing with their socks and I have found myself unknowingly buying this line specifically from them over the years – and it fails to disappoint. I feel like these do a really sold job at keeping my feet dryer on those sweaty runs.

 


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Specs for MAXUS Zero Tab: (From website)

  • 52% Polyester / 44% Nylon / 4% Spandex

Specs for Pursuit Seven: (From website)

  • 63% Merino Wool / 35% Nylon / 2% Spandex

More about Swiftwick:

We’re a passionate group of athletes serving athletes. We started when a mountain bike racer saw the need for high-performance socks with superior moisture-wicking and incredible fit. Today, we’re an international brand developing performance socks for running, cycling, hiking and other adventures. We share your passion for an active lifestyle and are committed to making the best socks you will ever wear. Wherever you chase adventure, our goal is to help you get there.


Thank you to Swiftwick for providing us with samples. Please read our transparency page for info on how we do our reviews.

About Anna Alexander (7 Articles)
I get ideas. I write things. I sometimes follow through with those ideas. I also run long distances and live in the Pacific Northwest with my husband cat who lets us pay the mortgage on his house.

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