- by Rowena Scott
- Published: 1 February 2011
I finished a 105km ride in the Victorian Otway Ranges; it had rained, it was windy and I was freezing. Apart from the beautiful scenery the best moment on this ride had been the end; I was handed a pair of Feetures! socks.
I found a place in the sun (finally) and removed my water logged shoes and socks and slipped on the Feetures! socks; they have combined super soft merino wool with bamboo fibres to create a sock that felt like a little bit a heaven, they were softer and smoother than you would think possible.
The Feetures! are a cycling specific sock. I have always had problems finding the right sock to go in the right shoe as well as getting hot feet on hot days, these problems are eliminated with these socks. My main test was a 5km fun run in Wangaratta followed by a ride to Glenrowen in 35 degree heat, this gave me a good indication of how they would last.
The primary purpose of the sock is to be long lasting, to the point where you replace them just because you want more; they do feel that good. The bamboo fibres make the socks ultra-breathable, whilst the merino wool allows the sock regulate itself to temperature of your feet. As body odours are suppressed, they can even be worn more than once before washing. The merino wool is ultra-soft no matter how many times that you wash them or don’t wash them.
Feetures! believe in their product so much that they give a lifetime guarantee, their products are designed to withstand repeated wearing and washing, and to maintain their fit and feel over the lifetime of the product. If your socks fail to live up to this standard, then you can return them for an exchange or a full refund.
Fantastic! I would personally keep them for cold days as I am accustomed to wearing thin socks in the summer, these socks really were soft, practical and warm. You can get them in white or a darker olive colour which suits me, I’m forever getting my white clothes dirty, and the olive colour hides the dirt nicely. I’ve worn them running and cycling and they haven’t rubbed in my shoe, nor have they slipped. My feet have felt safely encased in them and surprisingly comfortable.
Even though they’re cycling specific socks, I wear them running, walking and to bed if my feet need warming up; they’re a cycling specific sock that does more than one job.
The tech talk?
– Thin flat knit construction takes up minimal room in the shoe
– The PerfectToe? (No irritating toe seam)
– SnugFit Technology? Unique Power Bands of Lycra? hug your entire foot for support. This snug, supportive fit eliminates movement to prevent blisters
– Durasoft, the blend of SuperSoft Merino wool and rayon from bamboo, wicks away moisture and naturally eliminates odour to provide unsurpassed comfort
– Graduated compression in crew top keeps sock in place and aids in circulation
The socks retail from $25.00 and Features! are distributed in Australia by Kikass Trading, you can find information on where to purchase them at www.feetures.com.au