SW43W | Moderate 15-20 mmHg
Spandex throughout the sock
Graduated Compression Leg
Turn Welt Top
Seamless Toe Closure
Light Cushion Sole
33% Merino Wool
33% Rayon from Bamboo
28% Stretch Nylon
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Tough Mudder took place in Georgia on Saturday March 12th www.toughmudder.com It was a demanding 12.4 mile obstacle course race based off of the training exercises of the British Special Forces. It was well beyond a traditional mud run. 5 minutes into the race we were neck deep in freezing cold water and still had 12 miles to go. Some of the other obstacle highlights were carrying with a teammate a 8ft log for a 1/4 mile up and down hills on a wooded trail, diving 15ft off a plank into a pond then swimming 15 yards, and running 10 yards through mud while live electrical wires dangle in front of you. I (wore) my Black Goodhew Sport Footie socks. The best compliment I can pay Goodhew is that not once during the race did I notice my feet. I was sore on all other parts of my body but not my feet. I have no doubt the decision I made to wear these Goodhew socks helped me get to the finish line of Tough Mudder. Not only that but the socks withstood the pounding they took during Tough Mudder and after washing are back in my drawer ready for more wear!
These are great boxers. I've been more of a boxer-brief guy over the past 10 years or so, but these boxers make me want to replace my entire underwear drawer.The cotton feels like silk and they have a great sort of retro look.Great item, I'll be sure to buy more!
The first time I heard about the Goodhew/Sockwell line was at the 2015 Wild Trails Still Hollow 10k & Half Marathon. My wife and I were volunteering at the race, as we were in the middle of our 2015 Grand Slam of Ultrarunning adventure. As I'm getting ready to leave for the day I was told to grab something out of the grab box for volunteering. I started digging around and was immediately drawn to a pair of Sockwell Plantar Ease. A friend saw me admiring the pair and quickly asked if I ever struggled with Plantar Fasciitis (PF), well, running 100's of miles a month I was very accustomed to having PF issues. They swore up and down about how I would love these Plantar Ease socks and I should take them and give them a shot. I wore them the very next day on a run and continued wearing that same pair of socks day-in and day-out for the next 4-5 days, of course my wife made me wash them occasionally! I was sold on Goodhew/Sockwell after this one pair of socks and then finding out that they were a Chattanooga-based company was just icing on the cake. After trying out more of the Goodhew/Sockwell options I found that all of their product line met the needs for different aspects of my life. Depending on the situation, I've found a combination of Sockwell Plantar Ease Quarters and Compression Sleeves work well when I'm running 'long' trail races where my calves are going to feel the benefits of compression throughout the race but I may have to stop occasionally to remove my quarter socks to change into a fresh pair or simply re-apply foot creams. Sometimes a fresh pair of socks will feel like a God-send during a 100-mile trail race! For a race that's going to be less likely to require any foot attention during the race, then a good pair of Incline or Elevation Compression socks does the trick. Regardless of the race distance I've found that using a pair of the Elevation Compression for recovery immediately following any distance race significantly improves the mental and physical aspects of my recovery. This is true from as short of a race as a 10k to as long as a 100-mile trail race through the Colorado mountains. Having used many different brands of socks over the past few years I haven't found any higher quality manufacturer than the Goodhew/Sockwell lineup and definitely haven't found any other companies as willing to work with community to get them the products they need for their every day lives. Photo by Jobie Williams (@jobiewilliams)
Goodhew socks are...the first socks I've ever put on my feet that seem to massage and support them like nothing I've placed on my feet before. I think the rest of my body is a little jealous as it has started having little pains ever since my feet became that comfortable.
I have learned to not always trust my first impressions when it comes to Goodhew (aka wool) socks. Initially, I thought the Bergamo socks would be too hot and thick since they had a cushioned sole; however, the soft, tight and amazingly comfortable socks blew me away. I currently work in law enforcement and I wear boots that are waterproof which only means that the boots do not breathe. Having dry and comfortable feet while working long hours on my feet is very important to me. I must say that the Bergamo socks made by Goodhew made all of the difference! Every step is like a constant reminder of how bad all of my other socks feel after a long day....I love how the Goodhew socks maintain a tight fit and never seem to stretch out. I would highly recommend these socks to anyone in law enforcement or anyone who spends long hours in work boots.
...I must say these Goodhew are the best! I have beat them hard and they are holding up. I sent a few pairs to be tested at the military test facility. The 50 wash cycle testing results were a pass. For me, they don't fall down!