Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Sock Talk


Who all out there is responsible for dressing the men in their lives?  More times than not, we women are the ones that have to tell the men if they match and what is appropriate to wear.  We went through all of this with our dad once we start running with him. Over the years he has learned to wear tech material on his runs and he won't be caught wearing white socks with black shoes. We've taught him well.

With that being said, we wanted to share a little anecdote from last week.

While we were preparing for our race last weekend, we casually asked our dad what he was planning on wearing.  He had just come in from mowing the lawn so when he told us what he was going to  wear for the race, he assured us that he would not be wearing the type of socks he currently had on. He was wearing the mid calf socks.  He left us know that he knew enough to wear the low cut socks for running. Bless his heart!

 But we were not expecting the tangent that came out after that. He proceeded to tell us that he doesn't understand these low socks. They (apparently in his mind) are more money than the taller socks and the tall socks serve more of a purpose. 1) They protect your legs while mowing grass  2) they are warmer  3) you get more material, and my sister and I couldn't even hear arguments 4 and 5 because I think we were rolling on the floor laughing so much at the conviction in my dad's voice as he talked about his socks!

I can't even write this post without laughing about that incident.

I know everyone prefers there own type of socks. I for one prefer the low cut ones.  Lacey on the other hand prefers the over the ankle socks.  I have to agree that the over the ankle ones are nice for running on the trail. I always ended having dirt and a few stones in my socks after running the trail in my low cut ones.  Of course the tall compression socks are nice for recovery but neither one of us make a habit of running in them.  


In the spirit of all this sock talk, check out our Instagram feed to win a pair of socks from Pro Compression.  I'm finally trying out the low cut compression socks!  Afterall, who couldn't use an extra pair of running socks!

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What type of socks do you wear running?  Does our dad have a point?

33 comments:

  1. Your dad is too funny! I'm laughing over here too!

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  2. If I do compression, I just go with the taller socks - but I've never tried the short ones - I may need to give it a go.

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    1. They feel so good on the feet. They are a little tighter than most other socks!

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  3. I don't wear compression socks either while running. I use the low-cut, under the ankle socks and if I wear compression during a run, I use calf sleeves.

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    1. Most times I prefer the calf sleeves to the taller socks.

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  4. I totally get what your dad says. He should see the price of thong underwear. ;)

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    1. Haha, you are too funny Shelley! Good comparison though!

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  5. Love your dad, that was cute sounds so much like something my dad would say! In your dad's defense he has a great point!
    I like both ankle and over the ankle. But if I am running I prefer the over the ankle, I have just had less slippage problems with those. But when I walk around at home, I wear a lot of ankle socks.

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    1. I certainly understand my dad's point but hearing him defend it was just way too funny..lol!

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  6. Cute comments from your dad and I certainly understand his thought process. I am total fan of my experia socks by Thorlo and would highly recommend them to anyone (and I do). recently I scored several pairs at Marshalls for only $5.99 with the regular price being $15. I love a bargain too!

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    1. I have a few experia socks from Thorlos too and they are among my favorites!

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  7. Dads are so practical - you get more material! LOL. Thin and low cut are my choice. I think ankle socks have a purpose in the rain though. They stay in place better for me when my shoes are soggy.

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    1. I never thought of low socks being better for rainy runs. Makes total sense!

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  8. oh...the men in our lives, if it weren't for us they would wear the same thing multiple days in a row. I know you to got a chuckle about that, they are very black and white sometimes :) I will check out the instagram post- I love free socks the best!

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  9. I love parents and how they speak with such CONVICTION like you said. I recently called my parent's house and they weren't home and an answering machine picked up! I was so surprised because my parents have never EVER had an answering machine. When I asked my dad about it, he said he was so upset that Comcast MADE everyone have a voicemail on their home phone because they didn't want phones ringing and ringing and tying up the lines. He spoke with the same CONVICTION your dad spoke about the socks haha! I told my dad he was "getting old" and then he laughed.

    I myself prefer thick ankle socks. For some reason I feel like if they are thicker I have more cushioning, but I believe it is all in my head! I get my socks at Ross or Marshalls where you can get a name brand sock for about $1 a pair. Tell your dad to go there!

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    1. Oh my goodness that is a funny story. My dad probably would have reacted the same way if he didn't already have the voice mail service!

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  10. Haha, I guess I could see the benefit of wearing taller socks for mowing the lawn!
    I love pro compression socks, and the lows are great especially in the summer when its too hot for the tall ones!

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    1. Perhaps I should get my dad some tall compression socks for lawn mowing..lol

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  11. Even tho I am an ambassador for SLS3, I love my ProCompression low socks. SLS3 doesn't make a low compression sock. Since I struggle with PF, the compression in the low sock really helps me a lot.

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    1. I have never heard of SLS3. I'll have to check it out.

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  12. I wear their marathon socks all the time, and I've totally been wanting to try these! It was so hot to wear the tall ones all summer long, so I'll bet this is a great alternative!

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    1. Oh yes, the low ones will be much more comfortable for you in the summer!

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  13. Your dad cracks me up! Sounds like something my dad would have said. I used to play roller derby, so I have an insane sock collection. It's out of control!

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  14. How strange - I had a dream about socks last night. I know, I know, I have some crazy dreams.
    I never used to worry about running socks so much, but recently I got cuts on my heel and I need to get some proper running socks.

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  15. Haha, that's hilarious. I wish I could get my dad to wear low socks...it must be a generational thing :)

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  16. Lol! I'm laughing so hard at your Dad! And I love low cut socks. I also love my compression socks and I wear them both during a run and after for recovery!

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  17. Oh neat, I had no idea Pro-Compression made socks!

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  18. Ha! I love the conversation with your dad!

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  19. You're dad is hilarious. And he Has a point! It's so strange that smaller versions of things cost more
    Money when clearly, they use less raw material, and thus, should be cheaper.
    I wish him and you all a great race!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog btw. I don't think I follow you now so in
    Going to do that now. I hope you'll do the same 😀

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  20. Your Dad is funny,. but I have to agree tall compression socks should cost more lol I have been thinking about trying the shorter pro compression while running, because my feet have been aching a bit lately. Thanks for the code :) I usually like tab socks, but I will try a pair and see how they feel.

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