Review: FITS Co Sock
There are select socks that I refer to in my life. I’m not a complete sock snob, but I am pretty darn close to it. I love Smart Wool socks in the winter or for cold rainy training rides, I love Twin Six socks (especially their new brand) for the look and sexy factor. The rest of my sock drawer is mostly filled with Sock Guy and DeFeet cycling socks, keeping only one or two “girl stockings” on hand for when I have to wear a suit.
FITS Co sent me a couple pairs of socks to try out, nothing behind it but a beautiful handwritten note and a funky business card from their brand manager Wood Talkington. I won’t lie, their story is unique and worth a visit by itself.
Knitting socks in Niota, TN since 1902, Crescent Sock Co. endured the ups and downs that shaped the character of America’s people and her textiles industry. Today the company produces socks under its own FITS™ name in the oldest operating hosiery mill in the U.S. -FITSSock.com
Review of FITS Performance Trail Sock
Pulling on the Performance Trail sock I felt like I was pulling on a Smart Wool sock but with more arch support. As if the sock was giving my sock a nice hug at the end of a long day. The cuff seems to be of a different knit than the body of the sock, I’m assuming this is for circulation and support, without cutting your circulation off in the leg. The socks are heavier in weight and warmth. I wouldn’t wear these around in 90 degree weather with out reason but on a hard hike and mountain biking these socks provide the shock absorbing to my feet for all day comfort.
The cost is high for FITS socks, $17.99 for the Performance Trail. One could argue it is American made and high end wool, I would argue to buy a pair to keep for those long rides or cold night rides in the winter. I don’t plan on wearing them too often for everyday around the house as I want them to last!
Review of the FITS Light Runner Sock
These socks were reviewed by my girlfriend so I’ll turn over the keyboard to her.
I don’t know what to say about reviewing the socks, but this is what I think of them so far. For wool, these socks are very soft, the compression is exactly where I want it and when I was riding in 100 degree weather I didn’t notice these socks at all on my feet other than comfortable!
The MSRP is $15.99 for the Light Runner socks. With the cuff showing above the shoes, and a heavy cuff at that it seems that it is going to wear well without Kim wearing a hole in her socks quickly. If Kim can’t kill these socks, no normal user will be able to!
Overall Review of the FITS Co Socks
The socks feel amazing, both pairs feel amazing. If I had a larger income, I would wear some variety of this and Smart Wool of some variety. The costs on the flip side is what brings me hesitant from giving this a 100% positive review. $15-20 for socks is steep, and I hope these socks feel as amazing as they did the first day for the next 8 months.
These socks were provided at no cost. I was not paid or bribed, and hopefully if you read this far you know I’m honest and won’t put my name next to something.
Winter Clothing Essentials
It is a wonderful time of year, some places in the US have received snow already, and others are only now finishing the changing of the leaves. This is also the time of year you need to decide if you are investing in extra winter clothes or going to invest on an indoor trainer.
Here are my essentials :
A good base layer, this will be snug and close to your skin. The goal is to pull moisture from your skin so that you don’t get cold and wet as you ride harder. Base layers can be sleeveless, short sleeve or long sleeve. It is completely up to you what you pick.
Tip : If your sports bra doesn’t wick put your base layer on first.
Arm Warmer and Knee Warmers
Your knees are precious and your arms get cold easily. If your ride starts off in the cool morning and warms off you can quickly take your these off and put them in a jersey pocket. I personally run knee warmers under 65, and run arm/knee with a combination vest well into the late fall.
I love wool socks, and will live in them from November through March. They manage moisture well, and keep you toasty warm. Personally, I wear the 6″ through the winter as it comes close to touching my knee warmers and then ski style ones that come up to my knees when its snowing or a cold rain.
Tip: Put a plastic bag over your socks before you put your feet in your shoes. It will help keep the wind chill down and warmth in.
Keeping the chill off your body is key. A good vest will keep your chest and core warm by keeping your body heat in and the windchill out. There are many different vest out these days, some with Windstopper, others that pack very small, and others that have a layer of thermal fleece.
I have three different types of gloves I wear through out the winter. A basic mountain bike glove that is good down to 40 degrees or so. A basic cycling liner glove that keeps the heat in and has a brushed top that keeps the wind out. Finally a good winter glove that is thermal, wind and waterproof with insides that wick off my sweat as my hands heat up.
This is only the essentials that I recommend to every woman. Depending what weather and how cold you can endure the extras like jackets, knickers, tights, jerseys and such are all going to be personal preference. I hope to get you through picking those this winter as well.
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