The Marathon Mommy and the Madame Deals girls getting ready to run a 5K at BlogHer13
Disclosure: Gone for a Run provided the products for this review free-of-charge. They have not reviewed or approved this post and the opinions expressed here are 100% mine.
I learned the importance of wearing proper running socks early in my running career. And like most of the best lessons, I learned it the hard way – with sore, cramped toes and horribly painful blisters. Anti-chafing products can help, but without the foundation of good running socks, you’re just setting yourself up for pain and discomfort.
I discovered GoneForARun.com while browsing online for running products. If you love running or know someone who does, you’ve got to check out this site! They have a huge selection of running gear and gifts – everything from personalized items and jewelry (love the 26.2 necklace) to t-shirts and phone cases – and much, much more!
The Madame Deals team (Amee, Rachelle, Gwen, and I) had signed up to run the BlogHer 5K in Chicago, and it seemed like the perfect opportunity to let my non-runner pals try out some genuine running gear. I loved the Yakety Yak! Running Socks – performance socks with cute slogans and colors. Perfect! With such great choices, I had a hard time choosing just one:
But I eventually decided on the Running Divas because, well, they seemed to be the most appropriate for the Madame Deals Divas:
As you can see from the photos, they’re very pretty and vibrant. But would they keep my feet dry and comfy? I decided to find out by trying them twice – first at the 5K in Chicago (a casual run in a mild climate), and then during my 6.5 training run in the Florida heat and humidity.
The results? My feet were dry and pain-free at the end of both runs. The cushioned sole and arch support made them super comfortable, and the moisture-wicking fabrics (a blend of recycled Merino wool, nylon and spandex) kept my feet nice and dry, even when the rest of my body wasn’t. I really love the Yakety Yak! socks – and the affordable price ($8.99 on GoneForARun.com) makes me love them even more!