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Sunday, May 22, 2011

Sof Sole Product Review & Giveaway

With all of the miles I have under my belt, I've hardly played around with insoles. After scouring the internet earlier this year, it appeared that Sof Sole (HERE) sold some of the most popular Insoles (HERE). I have always had foot problems, bunion problems, pain in my toes and on the sides of my feet and in my arches. It's been a bit easier this year, because I have yet to tackle marathon training again. But, that is right around the corner. I'm dreading the pain and icing of my feet again. I figured I would give some trusted insoles a try.

The entire line of Sof Sole insoles are designed to meet the highest standards in the industry. Here is a list of design features that go into every one of their insoles:

•Shock Absorption with IMPLUS Shock-Absorbing Material
•The Maximum Comfort for Your Feet
•Podiatric Science
•Distinct High-Tech Materials
•The Physical Requirements for Males and Females
•Functionality Without Wearing Out and the Ability to Keep Their Shape

I received a set of Womens' Airr Insoles (HERE). The Sof Sole Airr insole is the first insole to combine an air cushioning system with moisture control technology. The Airr features an encapsulated air chamber for maximum cushioning and Coolmax top cover to provide climate control for the surface of your foot. Simply put, the Sof Sole Airr is the best performance insole available.

Sof Sole Airr insoles help reduce foot pain with unsurpassed technical features including:
•Encapsulated air technology featured in the heel and arch are air chambers used to provide exceptional comfort while increasing shock absorption
•Coolmax fabric cover absorbs moisture and provides breathability
•Lightweight insole can be used in all types of shoes
•Coolmax technology for climate control
•Polymer gel forefoot cushioning


I paired the insoles with an older pair of running shoes that have quite a few hundred miles on them. These babies felt like new again. I wore them on a 5K on the treadmill and a 5K out in my neighborhood. They really were comfortable in both forms and my feet were really happy. I can only imagine how these could affect my marathon training (which starts next month!). They felt slightly heavy when I took them out of the packaging, but didn't weigh down my running shoes or make my feet feel heavy. As far as moisture, my feet and socks didn't feel any different than they do in my socks after any other run.



Little Diva was able to try out some Kids All Sport Lite Socks (HERE). She wore these around town, to school and at a local inflatable-bouncy place (where she was required to wear socks). They fit her comfortably and the moisture management design was perfect for our bouncing outing! Had seamless toes, which is perfect for my kids that fuss about the comfort of their socks in their toes. These socks are no-show and perfect for sports or wearing to school. The fun, bright neon colors make them perfect for summer, too!



I was able to try out two different packs of Sof Sole socks. I tried the Coolmax Trainer low-cut sock, at left (HERE) and Anti-Friction no-show sock, at right (HERE).

Coolmax Trainer:
Seamless toe moisture management for comfort
•Deep heel pocket minimizes movement and friction
•Banded instep for secure fit and arch comfort
•Nonbinding top provides comfort
•Half cushion sole for protection
•Hand-linked toe

Anti-Friction:
•Mesh vent for airflow
•Fitted heel pocket
•Seamless toe
•Patented anti-friction ribs enhance stability




I really loved the seamless toe in both designs. I love low-cut socks, but sometimes get annoyed as they slip-down during a run. I wear a size 10 running shoe and wore a size Medium in both designs (for size 5-10 shoe) and they fit comfortable, didn't slip or bunch up during my runs. My running shoes didn't rub around my ankles. I REALLY loved how soft and comfortable the socks were. They were super comfy both before and after my runs. I appreciated the variety of colors I received in my three pack of Anti-Friction socks. It's always fun to mix it up with each running outfit. My feet stayed as dry as can be and I didn't experience any irregular rubbing and no blistering during my training runs.




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a Sof Sole Prize Pack
of Insoles and Socks

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103 comments:

  1. I'm a follower :)

    I'm also going to have a giveaway soon. Just need more followers http://runningfitnesshealth.blogspot.com/

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  2. I've never had a need for insoles - thank goodness.

    Socks are hard for me to find. I may very well have to check these out. The seamless toe sounds perfect as I have experienced trouble with seams and my toes.

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  3. I follow your blog on my google reader :).

    Amy Lauren
    proudpatriot2007(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  4. Also, I follow you on facebook.

    Amy Lauren
    proudpatriot2007(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  5. I would like to try the Performance Arch inserts

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  6. I follow RDM on FB (Randi S)

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  7. I love how easy and fast their website is. As for products, I'd be open to any and all socks. I just run in normal socks - isn't that awful?

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  8. I like them on FB & said you sent me (https://www.facebook.com/sofsole/posts/210594502308648)

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  9. The athlete sof sole looks soooo comfy!

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  10. Visited their website too. I usually use Superfeet insoles but these have me curious. :-)

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  11. I am a follower. Great giveaway!

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  12. Checked out their website and I love the variety of insoles they have! I would go with some heel cushions as that seems to be the area I have the most pain.

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  13. Linked to this on my blog!

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  14. I'm a follower! I love their products too.

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  15. I'm a follower on FB as well.

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  16. I visited their site and I think their Airr Insole are the best!

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  17. I like Sof Sole on Fb and told them you said hi. ;-)

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  18. I'm a follower of you...FB and blog.

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  19. Liked SofSole on FB and LOVE their insoles! Used them with my last pair of running shoes when recommended by a saleman. Interested in their socks but couldn't tell from their website if they have arch support. I love my running socks that wick and have the snug arch support!

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  20. I really need to try insoles too. Marathon training starts next month for me, already dreading those achy toes. I'm a follower.

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  21. I follow on facebook also.

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  22. I like them on FB and I told them you sent me.

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  23. Posted a link on the sidebar of my blog!

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  24. I think the Air Insole looks cool.

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  25. Checked them out and think the insoles would be great!

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  26. Posted on Twitter:

    http://twitter.com/#!/scrapping4twins

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  27. I like the coolmax socks and the fact that they can actually make socks with air vents... how cool,.literaly!

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  28. I love that they retain 92% of their cushioning after a year!

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  29. im now a follower of running diva mom

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  30. i visited the sofsole website and i like that the products are not expensive, and there are many options

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  31. I posted a link about this giveaway on my fb

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  32. I follow Running Diva Mom on FB

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  33. i already like ya on fb!

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  34. i went to the website and i think the memory foam insert is fabulous! I've had bursitis in my heels for about 12 years -- i have heel cushions (some of them memory foam) that i put in ALLL my shoes...

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  35. Am i an idiot? apparently other people are finding Sof Soul on fb but your link doesn't take me to their page and when i search it, i don't find it! I was GOING to like 'em and say you sent me! I just can't find 'em!

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  36. I like RDM on FB & Commented.

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  37. I like the Coolmax® Trainer Socks.

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  38. Like SofSole on FB & Commented.

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  39. Google Friends Connect - following your blog publicly as Louis

    Thank you for hosting this giveaway

    Louis
    schnitzomage {at} gmail {dot} com

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  40. I like your blog on facebook (Louis Here)

    schnitzomage {at} gmail {dot} com

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  41. I like Sof Sole on facebook (Louis Here)
    I left a Wall Comment

    schnitzomage {at} gmail {dot} com

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  42. Sof Sole Performance Insoles are fantastic! We off the new SOF Sole FIT at our online store at www.TheInsoleStore.com -if you or any of your followers have an questions, let us know how we can help.

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