Recently, I had been having some soreness after running in my feet, especially the bottom of my foot. The discomfort hadn’t been unbearable making it too painful for me to run, but just made my feet feel “tired”.
I have always had good success with compression calf sleeves making my legs feel fresh, so I decided to look at some compression running socks. I stumbled upon Swiftwick when searching the web, and thought I’d give it a try.
Swiftwick socks are all made with compression in mind. They have 5 different lines of socks (Aspire, Vibe, Performance, Pursuit, and Vision), and all of their socks come in different lengths/heights of socks starting at Zero and going up thru 12.
I decided I would give the Performance Zero a try as it had a little higher compression rating. Here is what I have found.
I’ve used the Swiftwick performance sock for about a week now on 3 separate runs, and my feet have never felt more refreshed after runs. There was still some fatigue in my feet after my runs; however, it was minimal in comparison to what I had been feeling. The socks fit great (they have various sizes as to your personal foot size). There was no slipping or slack in the sock, and the compression was felt thru my entire foot both top and bottom. There was nice compression around the arch of my foot, and I did feel that support on my runs.
All in all, I was very pleased with the performance of the sock. It did a nice job of keeping my foot feeling fresh and did its job with the compression.
- Nice compression around the foot
- Nice wicking properties
- The Performance socks were a little thin (easily fixed as other socks have different thicknesses)
- The Performance socks were not seamless (again, easily fixed as other socks to have seamless toes). The seams of the sock rubbed against my big toe and pinky toe and made them a little raw.
In the end, I will again purchase and use the Swiftwick socks, and will try a different version, and possibly look into the 12″ version as a full compression sock.