Longtime readers may remember when I first discovered Thorlo Experia socks - they've been my go-to, absolute favorite running sock for years now. I love the cushioned pads on the balls and heels, I love the snug fit across the top of the foot, and I love all the fun colors that they come in...I've pretty much bought a rainbow of socks over the last few years. These things aren't cheap, but they seem to be indestructible, as I'm still wearing the first pair of socks that I bought (which was close to four years ago). So considering my love of Experia, you can imagine how thrilled I was recently to get an email from Thorlo, offering to send me a pair of new Experia Crew socks for review - my favorite socks, for free? Yes, please!
The socks arrived and, um...they're a little dorky. I mean, the colors are really sharp - I love the black and white and hot pink combo, but they are BLACK CREW SOCKS. I put them on and felt like a tourist on vacation, only instead of wearing them with sandals, I was wearing my running shoes. I know it's not all about looks, and they feel fantastic, but honestly, I can't see myself wearing them in public. On a really (dark and) cold morning, sure...they'd bridge most of the gap between my ankles and the bottom edge of my running capris and keep my legs warm, or I could wear them with my full-leg running tights - they'd blend in better. But for me, I'll stick with my micro-mini crew (ankle) Experias . Oh, and just to be sure I wasn't being silly about these, I asked Jeff if he'd wear them...he said maybe with boots, but not to run in. So it's not just me - or else Jeff has lived with me for so long that my fashion taste has rubbed off onto him!
Thanks, Thorlo, for sending me the socks to review. I still love your regular Experias, but I probably won't be wearing the crew socks in public.
FTC disclosure: I was sent a pair of socks for free to review. Opinions expressed are (quite obviously) all mine.