These socks are the latest specialist sports and casual range of sock in the market. The manufacturers make the bold claim on the packaging that these are “The world’s ultimate sock”. I decided to take a closer look.
The socks are endorsed by 2004 Olympic medallist Kelly Sotherton and worn by many professional sports people including members of the England football team. But does that make them any good? There are a lot of sports socks in the market. So what makes these better than your average multi-pack you see at sports direct.
The packaging is high quality and gives glimpse of the socks they encase. Very clean design and professionally presented. The four designs we had are the sports, diabetic & casual. There’s plenty of information about the product on the packaging including type, size & material content.
How do they look on your feet?
They seem really good quality. Very soft, lightweight & comfortable. I’ve tried many different types of socks and these are some of the nicest I’ve tried.
The socks do feel a bit on the thin side when you first feel them, but the quality of the material and weave seems very good. The Falke sports socks by comparison have a heavier feel.
What are protect it socks made of?
The Protect IT sport/active comfort line, list the fabric content as:
- 66% Giza Egyptian Cotton
- 31% Polyamide
- 3% Lycra & Elastomer
So what happened when I washed them?
The manufacturers state on the packet that the socks should be machine washed on warm at 40 degrees, inside out. Then tumble dried. No bleaching, but can be ironed or dry cleaned.
I certainly don’t know many people who dry clean there sports socks, but each to there own.
After the first week of use the sports sock still retained it’s fresh smell!, this was after 20+ miles in temperatures of around 15 degrees.
Now don’t get me wrong I wouldn’t usually wear a pair of socks on repeated runs, but that said this is a review so I do stress test the products to see how they go above and beyond the users requirements.
They say they’re good for diabetics, so are they?
From the feel of the socks, the first impressions are good. they are very well stitched and have minimal seams which is important for any diabetic needing a good quality sport sock.
My girlfriend is a diabetic so I asked her to trial the socks to see what she thought and see how they performed whilst exercising.
The socks feel very soft, and didn’t rub on my feet at all. I tried them for a couple of gym sessions one a 1 hour kettle bell session and one long treadmill run. when I finished there were no red or sore spots which I can be prone too.
Pro’s and Con’s
- Soft and comfortable
- Good fitting
- Didn’t degrade after multiple washes
- Good for diabetics
- Feet don’t get as sweaty as other brands
- Not the cheapest in the market
- Slight material bobbling after long prolonged running
Protect IT Socks Summary
If you’re looking for a high quality general sport sock whether you’re diabetic or not then you can’t go wrong with the Protect it sports socks. they are clearly better quality than 90% of the cheap sport sock market.
Whilst pricey, you certainly get the quality you expect and they feel great on your feet. So far they’ve stood up to repeated exercise sessions and multiple washes.