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If you haven’t heard about Swiftwick, then it’s about time you get
out from that cave you’re dwelling in ;-). Seriously, you’re missing out if you
haven’t try any of their line up. It is that good and don’t just take my word
for it, you got to try it and see for yourself.
If you’re not familiar with Swiftwick, well
here’s a brief background on who they are. Swiftwick is a small company based
in Brentwood Tennessee founded in 2008 by a group of cyclists wanting better
socks than what was currently available in the market. They just wanted
something that would wick moisture better, fit better and wouldn’t bunch during
the long course of their mountain bike race. That’s it...the rest is history!
Swiftwick is well known for their athletic and
medical compression socks but they also produce high performing sport apparels
as well. Yes, they’re still a young company and probably have no match against
big companies if we’re speaking in volumes. Sure, I wouldn’t argue on that, but
at the end of the day, it’s not the quantity that matters but the QUALITY of the products they
produced. That my friend is something you can take into the bank.
Swiftwick socks have six different
categories to choose from that will suit your needs so you can perform better:
Aspire: Thin and light for
serious runner, cyclists and athletes of any sport.
Performance: the original
Vibe: Plush feel, perfect
fit and fun colors.
Pursuit: made of 200 needle
compression wool sock.
Team: your best option when
buying in bulk.
Vision: colorful and unique
designs to fuel your passion.
I contacted Swiftwick and asked if I could
review the Aspire Four socks and they kindly accepted my request. They sent me two pairs of Aspire Four socks and I was
really thrilled when I got these in the mail. So with that, let’s get started
with my review.
- It’s made of Olefin fiber
that pulls away sweat off the body and repels moisture.
- Seamless linked toe and
managed compression for blister free experience.
- Antimicrobial technology that
fights bacteria and odor, making your socks stay fresh.
- Half Density Weave preventing
the socks from bunching as the foot flexes.
- Zoned Climate Channels to
release heat and moisture for optimal temperature.
- Linked Toe Technology that
eliminates hot spots.
- It has a 4" Managed
Compression™ Cuff that stays up on your leg forever.
- Y-Heel Contour for no-slip
- 3- Point Arch Support that
helps increase endurance and reduce fatigue.
Image Credit: Swiftwick
Fit and Functionality
You might ask what the number stands for. The
number is the height (in inches) of the cuff that Swiftwick utilizes to
identify their socks (see picture on the right). Zero being the “no show” socks
and it goes up to Twelve (that just sits below the knee). One of the things
that is too obvious on the packaging is that Swiftwick advertises their socks are
constructed at 200 needles. I don’t know anything about knitting garments but
I’m assuming that this is a good thing and probably their advance process in
producing the best quality and highest density socks. The fit is next to none…it
wrapped my foot evenly without any unusual feeling and it delivered the right amount
of compression where it’s needed.
I’m no professional athlete but I’m keen to what
socks I need to use if I’m running or cycling. I have them separated in my
drawer, you can say I’m OCD and that’s fine with me. The Aspire Four socks are
my solution to both. I tested the Aspire Four socks on my training runs and
cycling and I got to say that I was blown away with its performance. The Aspire
socks did what they claim it can do: no blister, no hot spots, wicks moisture
away, stays on my legs and it didn’t bunch. At the end of my training, my legs maybe
sore but not my feet.
If Swiftwick could claim a masterpiece, the
ASPIRE line would be their Mona Lisa. From Masters to Iron Man Hawaii to Tour
De France to Olympics...these socks have been tested and proven. If these
accolades are not enough to convince you then I don’t know what else to say. I
truly believe what they put on their package “The best socks you will ever wear”. Without a doubt, this is the
best athletic socks I have ever worn and highly suggest that you give it a try.
You can purchase the Aspire Four socks directly
on their website for $16.99 and while
you’re on it, you might want to check the rest of their garments as well. You
may be thinking that the price is too much but Swiftwick socks are better in
value in the long run. An active person will go thru 12-24 cotton socks in
comparison with one pair of Swiftwick socks. Wear Swiftwick and you’ll buy
fewer socks. I can guarantee that you won’t be disappointed. Best of all, it’s proudly
MADE IN THE U.S.A!
Thanks for reading and let me know what you