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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Fox River Socks Product Review & Giveaway

I was recently given the opportunity to test out a pair of Fox River Socks. I chose pink (of course!) and was sent a light weight pair of running socks in size Large (go Team Big Foot!) to try out.



Visit the Fox River Mills website (HERE) and start shopping!! Their socks are made in the USA!

I love that they are nearly in my back yard!!

Since its beginning in the Fox River Valley of Appleton, Wisconsin, in 1900, Fox River Mills, Inc. (now based in Osage, Iowa) has been committed to producing quality knitted socks and handwear. Fox River was founded on the principle of offering a superior product with great service at a fair price. Today, Fox River Mills in one of the leading outdoor, athletic, and lifestyle sock manufacturers in the world.

Check out their website for a lot of interesting FOOT FACTS (HERE). I bet you didn't know that feet sweat about 10-15 gallons per foot per year, and 5-8 gallons of that perspiration gets absorbed by socks.





Special features of the Light Weight Running Socks I tried:
  • Wick-Dry to keep your feet dry and comfortable
  • Mesh on top and under toes for flexibility and ventilation
  • Smooth, flat, strong toe seam
  • Dimensional knit for a women's fit
  • Spandex arch support helps hold sock in place

When I first put the socks on for the first time, they were a little bunchy, near the heal. With some adjusting, they were completely fine and didn't slip during my run. But I was a little concerned at first. I believe the sizing was fine (I wear a women's size 10 running shoe). I think that the height of the sock was a lot taller/higher than I'm use to. And, it just took some getting use to.

Even though these were labeled "light weight", these socks were definitely a great balance between thickness (padding) and thiness (light-weight). I'm not sure if they offered the same padding as some of my other running socks (to prevent blisters in my hot spots -- on the inside of the front of my feet), but they were definitely comfortable and stayed in place.

I've now worn these socks three times and they've washed up fine wear-after-wear. I love that they are pink and fun to wear. As already mentioned, these are a little higher than I'm use to wearing, but the only difference I see is a higher tan line!!

These socks are made from sustainable resources like plants and recycled waste, as well as recycled polyester. How cool is that???!!!!





Fox River Socks also has an awesome Soldiers Program. Read all about it (HERE).


Shop from their soldier-supplied wish lists to send socks to US deployed troops, including a personal message of support. Fox River pays the shipping cost on these orders! For rugged conditions, Fox River socks provide comfort and durability these soldiers want and need. Blessings to our soldiers!

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One lucky winner will win


A blue pair of Women's (Size L)


Running Socks (Light Weight)

PLEASE LEAVE A SEPARATE COMMENT FOR EACH ENTRY!!!

1 – Become a follower of my blog or already are?! LEAVE ME A COMMENT

2 – Visit the Fox River Mills website HERE and tell me something you learned. LEAVE ME A COMMENT

3 – Become a fan/friend of Fox River Socks on Facebook HERE. LEAVE ME A COMMENT

4 – Post about this giveaway on your blog, Facebook or Twitter account. LEAVE ME A COMMENT FOR EACH.

Enter now though Sunday, August 1.

Winner will be announced on Monday.

[If you would like YOUR product or website featured on Running Diva Mom, please email me at jamie dot edge at charter dot net]
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54 comments:

  1. I learned that our feet grow with age...can I blame my size 10 on getting old?

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  2. Yay, we big-footed women have to stick together! I'm a follower.

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  3. I sent a friend request to Fox River socks

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  4. Added as friend on Facebook...

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  5. Like Fox River Mills - Socks for Soldiers on Facebook...

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  6. I learned that new socks are washed and dried before you every own them.

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  7. Following! I just saw your comment from a few days ago...I'm not running the R&R Half in Chicago. I did the half in August a couple of years ago and it was miserable :) Are you running it?

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  8. Being distance runners, I learned that we will probably not be log the average amount of miles on our feet...In a lifetime, each person logs an average 70,000 miles on their feet.

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  9. Mentioned it in today's blog post!

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  10. I knew most of the foot facts already, but the sweat amounts was rather shocking!!

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  11. they wash your socks before you get em

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  12. I learned that Fox River was at Clear Lake today (Tuesday, July 27th) for RAGBRAI! I bet that was a good place to advertise!

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  13. I linked your giveaway on my blog side bar.

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  14. new follower!
    jacksoncrisman@yahoo.com

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  15. Added to my sidebar on my blog.

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  16. Friended Fox River Socks on Facebook.!

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  17. I learned that all cotton socks keeps your feet wet.

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  18. It's nice to see products made in the USA and sustainable :)!

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  19. Checked out their site - can't believe 85% of people are wearing shoes that don't fit correctly - ouch!

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  20. I learned that our feet continue to grow.

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  21. I am just getting back into running, and I now follow your blog. Would love a chance to win a pair of those socks-I'm sporting size 10's too!

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  22. I learned that you shouldn't be wearing cotton socks b/c they hold moisture.

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  23. I asked to become a friend of Fox River Socks on FB.

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  24. I checked out the website and I have to say that sending sock to soldiers is the best idea ever!!

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