Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Drymax Socks- Review and Giveaway!






Why is it so important to keep feet dry?Moisture on the skin creates a host of problems; in hot weather it causes blisters and fuels the growth of odor-causing bacteria, and fungal conditions of the skin (Athlete's Foot), and toe nails. In cold/freezing weather, moisture pulls heat away from skin 23 times faster than air, lowering skin temperature so rapidly that wet feet become painfully cold and are much more susceptible to frostbite.
And that is just one fact that makes Drymax socks better then the rest! I was beyond excited to be able to do a review on these awesome technical socks. I now know the difference between wicking fibers (bad!) and Drymax socks (good!). In a nutshell—Wicking fiber socks keep feet wet! Who wants wet feet? I sure don’t! Drymax socks are not wicking socks. They actually are Super Hydrophobic or water repelling. Moisture does not adhere to the inner layer of Drymax terry loops. Because sweat does not adhere to Drymax fibers they can mechanically lift sweat off the skin like a squeegee into the moisture attracting layer without retaining moisture. The Drymax Dual Layer design creates a self-contained Moisture Removal System keeping feet dry and comfortable in all types of footwear, in cold, hot, and even wet conditions.
I was able to try out several different styles and types of Drymax socks. I wore a pair on my 22 mile run. I wore a pair while doing a standard gym workout. I wore a pair made for walking and also a thin pair while I ran. I was totally amazed. My feet were completely and utterly DRY at the end of each and every one of my workouts. Dry as a bone. No sweat/moisture whatsoever was on my feet. I had to wear a pair of my wicking socks again to make sure these Drymax socks were different and they indeed were. My feet were sweaty after a long run in the wicking socks. I thought that was normal. I now know that it does not have to be!
The special fibers used in Drymax socks have a comfortable springiness and do not get stiff, shrink, or lose shape over time. The whites are crisp and the colors never dull. Drymax socks are designed to last a long time due to the use of the highest quality Drymax & Polyester fibers and special abrasion resistant Nylon fiber reinforcements placed in the normal heel & toe wear areas.
I am very excited to use the cold weather running Drymax socks this winter. I am pretty positive I will love them and that my feet will remain dry. I really can’t say enough good things about this product. There are no negatives. Zero. You need to trust me and go and get some!! There is a lot of science behind what makes these socks so good and basically a no brainer. I only wish I knew about these socks a long time ago. I would have saved a lot of money searching for the perfect pair (which I never found..until now!). I almost don’t want to admit to this, but I will. I have worn a few pair of my Drymax socks multiple times before washing them. I am not saying they recommend you to do this! I am just saying that they still remained clean. They were not smelly or damp or even dirty. They remained the crisp white color they started out as. And their magical moisture removal system stayed—even after washing them. They don’t have any special washing instructions either and they can even go into the dryer. I could go on and about Drymax. They offer a money back guarantee as well, although I would bet money that no one has had any complaints. And if they did; I am sure they were lying. Trust me. These socks are AWESOME!

I am pleased to announce that Gus from Drymax Sports has donated: Hiking HD, Lite Hiking, Walking, Sport, tennis & Golf socks! If you want to win all of these items please follow the simple directions!



  • MAIN RULE (this must be followed or no other entries will count!) Log onto the Drymax Sport website and tell me 2 types of socks that you want to try.
    · 1 extra entry- subscribe to my RSS feed (or let me know that you already have) in a separate comment.
    · Sign up to follow my blog.
    · 1 extra entry- Write a post in your blog linking to my blog
    · 1 extra entry- Write a post in your blog linking to the
    Drymax Sport site
    · 1 extra entry-Follow me on Twitter.
    · 1 extra entry-Tweet about this giveaway (be sure to include the link in your comment so I can check!), can be done daily.


  • Comment on a non giveaway entry and leave the link. This can be done up to 3 times daily.
    *you have lots of chances to enter……. Please be sure to separate your entries in the comment box.* GOOD LUCK!!


  • This giveaway will run through 11:59pm of October 13th and the winner will be announced by the afternoon of October 14th. The winner will be chosen by using Random.org from all valid entries and will be contacted via email. The winner will have 48 hours to contact me before they forfeit their prize. Giveaway is open to US residents only.

77 comments:

Krystal said...

woo! i want the hiking socks for me and the men's dress socks for Mr. Swampfoot aka my hubby!
:)

Krystal said...

rss subscriber

Krystal said...

follower

Krystal said...

twitter follower

Krystal said...

I tweeted but i don't know how to link it back here! duuuhhhh hopefully you saw it!

tawnda said...

I would love to try the MAXIMUM PROTECTION RUNNING v4 for my daughter and the WALKING v3 for me (I can't run... )

tawnda said...

rss subscriber

tawnda said...

google follower

Krystal said...

http://twitter.com/hikermom13/status/4527756555

Jenna Z said...

I could really use some new socks for running, really cushy ones! Like the RUNNING v4 and TRAIL RUNNING v4! Thanks for the chance to win.

mar said...

The Walking v3 and the Sport v3 socks are the two I would like to try!

lisaray said...

I hate it when my feet get so sweaty that my socks are wet! I like the MAXIMUM PROTECTION RUNNING v4 and the WALKING v3.

kendra22 said...

trail running v4 and hiking , thanks for the opp!

kendra22 said...

follow on twitter: kendra22007

kendra22 said...

rewtweet: http://twitter.com/kendra22007/statuses/2147483647

ali said...

I'd like to try the Running Lite Mesh v4 and the Walking v3!

THANK YOU!! atraditionalsurro at comcast dot net

MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

COLD WEATHER RUNNING v3
MAXIMUM PROTECTION RUNNING v4

1agordon said...

MAXIMUM PROTECTION RUNNING v4 and trail running v4

Anonymous said...

I would be interested to try the Walking v3 and the Work Boot v4. They sure have the socks over there...unbelievable and a wonderful idea for 'stocking' stuffers this xmas. ruthing73 at hotmail dot com

degood said...

I would want to try the Soccer v4 and the lite trail running v4 socks

kerrie@mayansfamily.com

degood said...

I follow you on twitter as kmayans

kerrie@mayansfamily.com

rockymountain_brown said...

I'd say men's v4 and ski v4. Thanks for the chance!

krstrpp said...

What a great selection of socks! I like the Running Lite-Mesh and Maximum Protection Running socks. Thanks so much for the chance to win the Drymax variety pack! (krstrpp at hotmail dot com)

Krystal said...

tweeted!
http://twitter.com/hikermom13/status/4609810287

Joannie said...

I'm a walker/hiker, so I'd like the try the Hiking and Walking Sox!
hi_joan_elliott at hotmail dot com

Sunnyvale said...

walking and cold weather

Anonymous said...

I like the Maximum protection Running v4 and the Walking v3.
I am on my feet alot.

Nora SP
neneelynn@yahoo.com

Nancy said...

I would like to try the Lite Hiking and the Walking socks.

karenmed409 said...

the men and womens Hiking
karenmed409 at comcast dot net

karenmed409 said...

following blog publicly
karenmed409 at comcast dot net

karenmed409 said...

feed subscriber
karenmed409 at comcast dot net

karenmed409 said...

following you on twitter as karenmed409
karenmed409 at comcast dot net

karenmed409 said...

tweeted http://twitter.com/karenmed409/status/4629619128

karenmed409 at comcast dot net

Krystal said...

tweeted again!

http://twitter.com/hikermom13/status/4656083117

LittleEagle said...

I would like to try the Sport v3 and the Golf Lite Mesh V3

cdziuba said...

The Trail Running v4 and the HIKING HD v4 appeal to me. cdziuba@aol.com

My email is in my profile.

cdziuba said...

Tweeted http://twitter.com/cdziuba/status/4659599005

cdziuba said...

blogged http://ceeceeblogger.blogspot.com/2009/10/mission-possible-drymax-giveaway.html

cdziuba said...

follow

cdziuba said...

http://ceeceeblogger.blogspot.com/2009/10/mission-possible-drymax-giveaway.html blogged linking their site

cdziuba said...

cdziuba follow on Twitter

cdziuba said...

subscriber

jsc123 said...

I would love to try the Trail Running and Cold Weather Running Socks.
Thank you so much for the chance to win.

jsc123 said...

I am following via Google Friends Connect.

jsc123 said...

I am following via Twitter as jlsc123.

jsc123 said...

I am subscribed to your RSS Feed via Google Reader.

Krystal said...

tweeted again!
http://twitter.com/hikermom13/status/4679332461

karenmed409 said...

tweet http://twitter.com/karenmed409/status/4686415875
karenmed409 at comcast dot net

Michele said...

Thank you for the giveaway. I'd like the hiking socks for my son who just joined the boy scouts and the walking socks for myself because, I'd like a comfortable pair of socks for walking.

chromiumman said...

would love to try a pair of cycling and walking

Qwill said...

I would like to try the soccer and the sport v2 socks.

Qwill said...

Follow and tweeted: http://twitter.com/qwills2cats/status/4726210188

Smooshy said...

i want to try the walking v3 and cold weather running v3!

queenoftheclick said...

I would love to try the running and sport socks.

queenoftheclick said...

I follow you on twitter.

queenoftheclick said...

I follow your blog.

Krystal said...

test...
oh, and i had a couple tweets in there but i'm not going back to look! :)

dvice said...

I'd like LITE HIKING v4 and MEN'S DRESS v4

slehan said...

I like the lite hiking and walking socks. Thanks for the contest

slehan said...

tweeted: http://twitter.com/slehan/status/4823706714

Nancy S. said...

I'd like the walking and the diabetic mini crews.
ncschools at yahoo dot com

Nancy S. said...

I follow your blog.
ncschools at yahoo dot com

Nancy S. said...

I follow you on twitter - ncschools
ncschools at yahoo dot com

Molly said...

I definitely would love to try the tennis socks, as well as the warm weather running socks.

Glad the comments are working again!!

Sarah Z said...

Would love to try the Walking V3 and Lite Hiking V4!
Thanks
Sarah
believedreamcourage (at) gmail.com

Molly said...

I follow your blog as well!

Gianna said...

Lite Hiking & Walking socks :)

Nancy S. said...

I tweeted.
http://twitter.com/ncschools/status/4826141389
ncschools at yahoo dot com

Nancy S. said...

I subscribe to your feed.
ncschools at yahoo dot com

Heather said...

I'd love the RUNNING HYPER THIN v4 for myself and the GOLF for my husband. Thanks so much!

Heather said...

I follow on twitter - choochoo428

purango said...

I want to try Tennis and Cycling socks. garrettsambo@aol.com

EricaH said...

i would love to try the running v4 and the cold weather running v3

erica_haggins@hotmail.com

EricaH said...

i follow on twitter

erica_h

erica_haggins@hotmail.com

naynays1 said...

I like the MAXIMUM PROTECTION RUNNING v4 and the WALKING v3.

lilyk said...

I would like to try the Walking v3 and the Sport v3 socks.

Krystal said...

tweet tweet
http://twitter.com/hikermom13/status/4832059389

krys13@msn.com