Monday, March 19, 2012

Lin Performance Socks Review

I am normally not a running socks type of gal, I usually run in whatever socks I can purchase at my local Target. Recently, during one of my long training run's I received a horrible blister on my heel. After running with the blister for about 5 miles, I knew these cotton socks were not making the cut for any more of my long training runs.

While on my search for new socks I ran into a post on Facebook from one of my friends. She had won a giveaway of some fun running products, one of which were a pair of Lin Performance Socks. I asked her to let me know how they work out for her as I was on the hunt for some new socks. She assured me they were pretty legit and, that I needed to try them out for myself.

I purchased two pairs and was super excited to give them a try. They had tons of awesome designs and, even some plain ones that still looked nice. I decided to try a pair of their Tech Socks and, a pair of their cushioned bottom socks. (I opted for the 13.1 design to help me stay motivated for my half marathon in May!!)

I received my socks in the time frame they told me. (About 5 days) I put them on as soon as I received them and took them out on a run. I ended up wearing both pairs for all my training runs and, races for 3 weeks.

What I really liked about both pairs were the fit. They were snug right where I needed them but, didn't feel tight at all. The tech socks had ankle and, arch supports. They were higher in the back of the heel which I loved because that was where I had some rubbing from my shoes. It made it so it didn't rub anymore. I also really loved the color I selected, they were very spring like. After my runs, my socks were less sweaty too. I believe the ventilation in the socks helped with that, as well as the smell. Overall, these socks were wonderful. The price seems just right, the colors and designs are great and, the fit was spot on for me. I even went and ordered more!!!

A little back story on Lin Performance Socks off their website: "This company was started by Ken Wong and Hillary Lin who met at Utah State University. They married right after they graduated and started this company shortly thereafter in 1991. They are truly entrepreneurs. Ken sold sock knitting equipment at first while Hillary ran the business in Logan, Utah. With their business expertise, they have subsequently expanded their operations with factories throughout Asia. The company has produced socks that are literally sold around the world both directly and through partnerships with large sock distributors. The company is now one of the largest hosiery manufacturers in the world."

While ordering my socks there was a promotion going on where I received a free pair of socks! So, who better to try out a pair than my lovely blog readers!! The pair I picked was a pair of their cushioned bottom socks. I chose the 5k design on them because, I wanted to make sure all running types were included. Maybe these will be a pair you will wear at your 1st 5k or training for one. Maybe your a seasoned 5ker, or a marathon runner that still loves those shorter 5k's every now and again!! ****The Winner of this Giveaway receives the 5k Socks pictured below in a Women's Size Small (Sz. 5-8). You must also be a US resident. Giveaway is open until April 9, 2012. Please make sure you leave an email address. Winner will be chosen by****

For a chance to win a pair of these socks please do the following:

1. Mandatory: Leave a comment answering the following question(s):What is your favorite brand of running socks? Do you usually wear plain white or colors/designs?

2. Like Momma on the Run on Facebook and leave me a comment that you did.

3. Follow me on Google Friend Connect (on the right side of my blog) and leave me a comment that you did.

4. Tweet "I want to win a pair of Lin Socks from @Trulove821 !" and leave a comment that you did.

5. Facebook share this giveaway and leave me a comment that you did!!

* All opinions are my own. I was not compensated for this review. All products for the review and Giveaway were paid for with my own money. *
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