Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Review + Giveaway: Tiux Compression Socks
I'm very much a believe in compression socks - though I don't always wear them during a run, I certainly use them for recovery after a particularly hard workout or a long run to let my legs recuperate. It's more often than not that I wear them to bed and really let my legs recover overnight.
A few weeks back, Tiux contacted me about checking out a pair of theirs - I'd never neard of Tiux, let alone their socks, so I was certainly intrigued by this fairly new company. Though small, Tiux has a lot of advantages that I really liked:
The other cool piece is that Tiux is philanthropic as well. 1% of revenue goes to MAG (Mines Advisory Group) to help save lives and protect communities from landmines, unexploded ordinances (UXO) and other weapons that remain after conflict. This means that 1% of every purchase goes towards providing a safe and secure future and life for children, women and men affected by violence and conflict.
I picked out a super fabulous pink, lime green and purple pair - becaue duh, color is better. Styles currently only come in three colors, which is difficult for me because I prefer all the colors rather than just black - so naturally, the pink ones were the first ones I flocked to.
Tiux's socks are designed for use during your activity - whether it be running, lifting or even yoga, rathern than during recovery (though you still can, of course!). My perfect opportunity was when I paced at Ventura this past weekend - again, sometimes I'm good about wearing compression socks during those long runs. Conveniently, the lime green in the socks matched our pacing shirts as well. Win!
Despite having never worn them before (because, you know, no new things on race day!) , I was a little nervous about if they'd rub or slide around in my shoes, but I had zero issues with them. Perfectly snug, but in all the right places.
These socks are incredibly soft, and I feel like the bottoms are padded just a little more than ordinary socks. Not super thick, but just enough to feel a difference as your feet start to yell at you for treating them this way. I loved the hot pink pair and might be scooping up the lime/blue ones in the near future (at just $35 a pop, why not?).
I'm also super stoked that they're letting me give away a pair to YOU, too! See, there's always something good out of this!
Giveaway begins Wednesday, September 16 and ends Sunday, September 20 at 11:59 pm PST. Only winner will be notified. Prize available to those in US and Canada only.
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Are you a compression sock believer?
Tiux provided me these socks to use and try for said review. I received no compensation otherwise to review this product. As always, all opinions are my own.