The Wright Sock Review

So I was asked to do a review on Wright Socks. Usually, I run in very, very thin socks. I have run in socks like that since high school, when I first started running. They are almost like a ‘no-show sock’, and they work really well for me. I do know a lot of people who really like Wright Socks and especially when I was having issues with my toes being all messed up I thought, what the heck, lets give it a try, in hopes that it would help the toe issue if it truly was from my toes rubbing together because of sweat or something like that. Now, remember during reading this review, I am the biggest advocate for ‘different things work for different people’. I mean, look at me, I CANNOT take Gus, and most of you can no big deal. I have found that running is all about finding specific things that work for you.

I can definitely see how some of you LOVE Wright Socks, they are no- doubt very comfortable and cushiony, which I liked, but I just personally don’t like that for running. I love to wear them around the house and they are very supportive, which sounds weird for a sock, but it’s true. I really like the cushion part a lot. The part that doesn’t work for me unfortunately is the fact that these socks are very thick. For me, my feet like to be free, and these socks are a little too thick for my liking. I understand that they are cushiony becuase they are thick, but these two features are just not friends with my feet. They make my feet REALLY hot, which is weird. I also don’t like how high up the socks go. They don’t really go up that high, but for me that is very high. Most of my socks barely show out of my shoes.

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Here is the side view of the sock. Seriously, they don’t go up that high, I know it’s a whiney thing, but I really like my socks to be low. I do really like the part in the middle of the sock, that is almost like a compression sock.

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I know, I have really weird small feet. They do fit the foot well and I do like the design of them.

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Here they are laying on my bed. I really like how the middle part compresses and did like that part on my foot when I was running, but the toe area and heel area got really warm for me, becuase of the extra cushion.

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Here is another really bad picture of the socks. These are a different kind and I did like these ones a little bit better but they are still all thick socks. These ones have the same compression affect on the arch as well and I like how they go a little bit lower on the ankle.

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I also really liked the design on these ones much better as well. They seemed to fit my foot a little better than the other ones too. They were very cushiony and really had a lot of support in the sock as well.

So, overall, if they were thinner, I think I would personally like them much more, but I do hope that you guys try them out for yourselves. I did actually happen to find that after the day one of the walk, I opted for the Wright Sock, the thinnest one they offer, and I did really like them for the walking aspect of things, which as I stated before is much different than running. I also wore a pair to bed around the house that night and they were super, super comfortable and I really like them, just oddly enough not for running. The cushion and support are very cool features and you won’t know if you like them or not unless you try them out yourself. I do like even wearing mine almost as recovery socks for my feet as well after a run because they give so much compression and support, unlike, perhaps flip flops that I usually wear. :) I wish I could say that they are awesome and totally worked for me, but as I said before, different things work for different people.

xoxo

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24 Responses to The Wright Sock Review

  1. janice says:

    I love Wright Socks… but I am not to picky…. I just like my feet to be comfy.

  2. Keri says:

    I like thin socks as well. I have found that Old Navy socks work best for me!

  3. Marlene says:

    Thanks for the review! I’m a WrightSock fan myself, but I know what you mean about the thickness.

  4. Sam says:

    They have thin Wright Socks, which is what I run in and I really like them. They hold up pretty well, too. I have maybe 8 pairs or so in my rotation and they last two years.

    If you don’t like the socks you reviewed, it’s not because they’re Wright Socks — it’s because they’re thick. You should try the thin ones.

  5. x-country2 says:

    I’m super particular about socks too. They look cute though.

  6. DP_Turtle says:

    I agree with Marlene — try the thin ones. They’re also shorter, though they still may be too high for you.

    Have you ever tried Injinji socks? http://www.injinji.com/ I’m SURE these are too high for you, but they may help your toes out … a lot!

  7. Hanne says:

    I have one pair of Wright Sock too. But I use them for skiing! I prefer thin socks too. You should try the Falke RU 6 if you can find them “over there”… Absolute the best. Promise!

  8. Alisa says:

    I’m with you, my feet like to breath. But they are kinda opposite for spin clas, I like thicker cushy socks. Weird!

  9. I am new to your blog, love it! I have never worn a Wright Sock before. I just might have to give them a try to see if my feet like them when I run. Thanks for the tips and review.

  10. SDrunner says:

    They do look cool though, too bad no one sees them anyways. Sometimes when I wear argyle dress socks at work, I will cross my legs more often, just so they get seen! But anyways, I’ve never been too picky about socks, so I’m sure I’d like ‘em. Great review!

  11. I hear ya. I cannot STAND for my feet to be any warmer than absolutely necessary. I’m currently searching for the perfect combo of padding and ventilation!

  12. Nicole says:

    I agree with you. I’m not a fan of them for running. Personally, my danskin socks from walmart seem to work better for me. Actually, i felt like the wright socks were way too thick and made my toes get blisters- even though they are supposed to prevent them.

    I would try some thinner ones, if i could get my hands on them! :)

  13. Kevin says:

    I am the same way with socks. I got a few pairs of wright socks through the runners lounge and the double layer socks felt wierd

  14. Zach says:

    while I haven’t used Wright socks before, my current favorites are DryMax socks. They stay dry through the longest runs… after any 20 miler or marathon, take them off after and they are almost completely dry! And no stink either!! They are also fairly thin, with the compression around the middle of the foot… check them out if you get a chance.

  15. Laurel says:

    That’s funny. I like my running socks to be thicker. I dont usually have a problem with them breathing or getting to warm, but I guess I never really paid too much attention to it.

    But when I do break down and get new socks for running, I always wonder why I didn’t do it sooner. Ha.

  16. Lacey says:

    omg i am so far behind but i finally fixed your blog on my blogroll!!!!!!!!!!!!1 lol. i feel really silly i didn’t get it right away. anyway!!

    i also tried the wright socks… they are VERY cushy! it’s sort of weird, like if both layers don’t line up it feels wrinkly. and i agree they go up too high. that said, since they were free, i definitely have been wearing them and they do work! :)

  17. kristen says:

    It’s all I wear. How do I get me some samples :)

  18. Denise says:

    I can see how they can be too thick. I have a pair and use them for racing and have been happy with them.But it can be tricky getting the layers to lay right.

  19. KatieA. says:

    It’s funny, I wear different socks with different shoes for different runs. Sometimes I want a thicker sock and sometimes I want a thinner sock. I have heard good things about the Wright socks and have been meaning to try them out – but part of me just can’t bring myself to spend $8-$10 on ONE pair of socks! I would rather put that towards some cute running shorts instead!
    Good luck with the 20 miler – I’m heading to Tahoe this weekend to tackle my long run! :)

  20. Sheryl says:

    I second Sam’s suggestion! You should definitely try out the thinner WrightSocks. Give the Lite or their original Running sock a try. I think the one you got is a double layer cushion sock so I can see why it would feel too thick. I also don’t like wearing thick socks, but I find that their Lite, their Running sock, and even their CoolMesh sock are all pretty light and breathable. I started using WrightSock almost 2 years ago and have yet to suffer from any blisters or bloody toenails! Good luck with the experimenting! =)

  21. Gretchen says:

    Not to repeat past comments, but you will love the thinner Wright Socks – they’re wonderful! I run in very hot temperatures (live in TX) and suffered terrible blisters on my feet from heat swelling. I was told to try Wrights and HATED the them at first because they were so thick (hello, they made my feet even hotter!). Went back to my local running store and they gave me the thin versions. They’re fantastic! No more blisters thanks to the double layering!

    However, one caveat is that I’ve worn through several pairs. I don’t think they hold up as well as the thicker ones.

    Happy blister-free running!

  22. aron says:

    i loooooove my wright socks!!! i need to do my review – i keep forgetting!

  23. Kristen says:

    You need to try Drymax socks! They have a really thin version that I love love love. I got used to running and biking without socks because of all the tri’s I do, so now I need thin socks because me feet feel clausterphobic with thick socks :-)
    http://www.roadrunnersports.com/rrs/products/RRU1032/

  24. MARK says:

    I have been using a thin high performance ascics running sock exclusively for four years with zero Issues, doing approx four marathons/ultras per year. I have just tried wright sock for a week,and had very sweaty feet, inside against the skin, and on the outside of the sock. They also felt hot, I believe due to the double layer, but they were comfortable to wear. They might only be good for cooler climes.
    The biggest enemy of runners feet, and blisters I believe are, moisture, heat, friction. I feel wright sock only covers friction, at the expense of heat and moisture.
    Go thin and single layer!.

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