What Run Oregon is Wearing: Swiftwick MAXUS Zero Tab socks


Run Oregon was given the opportunity to try out of Swiftwick Maxus Zero compression socks.

Features of the Maxus line include:

  • Cushioned toe guard: Creates second skin fit to virtually eliminate the risk of blisters
  • Breathable upper: Constructed with Olefin fibers and open knit pattern for maximum comfort
  • Maximum cushion: Made with a unique structure and materials to provide maximum cushion and moisture wicking

Swiftwick designs their socks products with the following premise:

Our socks will increase your endurance with Managed Compression construction, keep your feet dry with the most effective moisture wicking fibers, eliminate the risk of blisters with a second skin fit and defeat odor with the most advanced antimicrobial technology.


Thinking about my feet is probably the last thing on my mind, but it only takes a little issue to make the priority of thoughts readjust. Something as simple as a sock uncomfortably slipping or even a teeny tiny blister or hot spot can quickly escalate from a “little issue” to a big problem!

The thing I noticed right off the bat was how soft the Swiftwick Maxus Zero‘s were. I was also a fan of that fact that they were much thinner than other compression socks I have, as others tend to be thick and bulky. A few days prior to testing out the Maxus Zero’s, I had actually gotten blisters on both of my feet from some minor hiking in the rain. I worried a bit that running would re-irritate these spots. I ended up trying these socks out on a few runs, ranging from 3-5 miles and was incredibly happy with how comfortable they were. There were zero hot spots, they kept my feet dry, and there was no rubbing or slippage, which meant that my blisters could continue to heal properly.

The Swiftwick Maxus Zero‘s are offered in 4 different colors and come in sizes S, M, & L. They can be purchased for $14.99. After normal machine wash and dry, my pair of Maxus Zero’s continue to hold their shape and softness. I would definitely recommend these for runners seeking a compression sock made with superior quality.


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More about Swiftwick (from their website):

COMMITMENT: We commit to providing the best socks you will ever wear, sustainably produced in the USA.

BEST SOCKS: Best socks ever. Guaranteed. We are committed to providing each customer the best experience possible. If you are unsatisfied with a Swiftwick product, reach out to us and we will take care of you.

SUSTAINABILITY: We produce durable products that last, manufacturing in the USA to reduce garment miles, choosing materials and processes that minimize waste and energy consumption.

MADE IN USA: We craft higher quality products with cutting-edge technologies and a greater focus on sustainability – and it creates a larger impact on our local communities.


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


About Author

Matt Rasmussen lives in Keizer, Ore. with his wife and three daughters. He enjoys watching hockey, going to as many breweries (618) and wineries (152) as he can, and all things Canada (he was born there). Matt was raised as a baseball player and officially transitioned over to running in 2010.

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