Disclaimer: I received a pair of Wigwam Ironman Run Socks to review as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review find and write race reviews!
I have talked many times on this blog about how I’m blister prone. No matter what shoes or socks I wear, I always seem end up with big, nasty blisters on the balls of my feet. Because of this, I’m always looking for new products that will help ease my blister problem. So when we BibRave Pros were offered the chance to try out some Wigwam Ironman Lightning Pro socks, I was eager to get my hands (feet?) on some.
About Wigwam Socks
Wigwam has in impressive array of products, from wool boot socks, to casual socks, to athletic socks like the ones I received. The Lightning Pro Low-Cut socks have a seamless toe, patented Ultamix moisture control to keep feet dry and minimize odor, and are made in the U.S. They also have mesh air vents, and are very light-weight. One pair retails for $11.00. They come in 9 color options, and a variety of sizes for optimal fit.
My Experience with Wigwam Socks
I had plenty of opportunities to put my socks through their paces, both in running, and other activities as well. They accompanied me on several short runs, a long run, the Color Run, to tap class, and to Body Pump, and they performed very well in all areas.
I was especially pleased at how well they cleaned up after the Color Run. I was sort of disappointed to have received white socks, because my feet always get sweaty and filthy when running, and I worried they’d get dingy really quickly. So far, they’ve washed well, and even after getting tie-dyed at the Color Run, they came clean in the washing machine.
I can’t lie, I felt the need to test the “odor resistant” claim, because I think that’s an important quality in running socks. I’ve had wool running socks in the past that have great natural odor resistance, and I was skeptical that a sock made of so much synthetic material could resist the stink. I was pleasantly surprised; I wore the socks to Body Pump, tap class, and for a short run without washing them (yes, I know, I know, that’s gross, but I let them dry in between!), and they didn’t smell at all.
As for my blister-y feet, these socks were slightly better than most, but I still felt some discomfort and blistering in my trouble area. For me, that’s just normal. I didn’t get any blistering in any unusual areas when I wore them, and found them to be very light and comfortable.
I would definitely buy these socks for myself, and I would absolutely LOVE to get my hands on some of their wool boot socks, because let’s face it, Vermont winters are rough! If you’d like to try some Wigwam socks of your very own, use code 10-WG615BR for 15% off your order, plus free shipping!
And if you’d like to read more about Wigwam socks before taking the plunge, check out what my fellow BibRave Pros have to say:
Have you tried Wigwam socks? Which style do you like best?