What Run Oregon is Wearing: Penguin Dojo Running Socks


If I’m running, I’m in merino socks. That’s a hard and fast rule. When Penguin Dojo‘s socks showed up in my mailbox, I was excited to give them a try. In addition to these mid-height merino running socks, they have heights and styles for any preference and come in super fun colors! We particularly like the Knee High Staircase Hiker (pictured above) which both fit and look great. We are especially partial to the penguin pattern on the calves. We wore these in the cold temps on our race in Tennessee a few weeks ago and they held up to the challenge – providing warmth and compression without going overboard.

Heading into the winter months and another long training cycle, I need socks that are going to hold up through mud and long miles, especially when paying double digits for a pair. Penguin Dojo offers a lifetime warranty on their socks and I’m looking forward to putting that to the test! Made with durable but breathable (and sustainable!) fabric and intentional compression zones, they are warm without being hot, well-fitted without being tight (or worse, sloppy!), and also come in casual and cycling styles as well.

You can check out more info and images on their Instagram and Facebook pages as well!

More about Penguin Dojo:

Penguin Dojo is a company that was created with the mission of making “enjoyable exercise” more accessible to everyone. We don’t just provide cool, innovative, stylish, and extremely comfortable socks for athletes–we enable ordinary people to enjoy exercising with socks that will perfectly fit their everyday need, outfit, and busy lifestyle.

Penguin Dojo is the ultimate underdog in the fitness industry that encourages and enables people to gear up, not to butch up.

We try to enable people to enjoy exercising and balance work with life. We do not aim to encourage ordinary people to achieve extraordinary fitness goals.

For all of you that find exercising as a hobby and healthy habit, we provide the perfect pair of socks that will enable you to enjoy your active time without extra commitments, additional investments, or special maintenance. Just put them on and you are ready to take the hit of the new day, whatever it brings.

We managed to find the perfect mix of design, science, and technology that will work the magic when it comes to sport socks.

Thank you to Penguin Dojo for providing us with sample socks. Please read our transparency page for info on how we do our reviews.
About Author

Bobi Jo has lived all over the midwest but moved to Portland in 2007 and now calls it home. She started casually running in 2012 and trained up for the "Run Like A Mother" 5k as her first proper event. She got a taste of the runner's high and is now a veteran ultrarunner. While running is her favorite sport, she is a "Jill of all trades, master of none" - her other hobbies include rock climbing, hiking, skiing, mountain biking, snowshoeing, and traveling the world. On her elusive rest days, she is an avid bookworm and a Green Bay Packers fan.

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