As promised, I am back from my holiday break with a great giveaway to kickstart the year! And I've got lots of other reviews and giveaways scheduled so get ready for some fun :-)
On to the first review of the year . . .
Do you know Smartwool? Well, I had heard about the products but hadn't tried any until recently when I received a pair of socks from a fellow blogger. I was a little worried at first because wool tends to make me itch like mad. But, I tried out the socks on a particularly cold run and they kept my feet nice and warm. Much warmer than any of my other running socks. And, the good news for someone like me, my feet didn't itch at all and haven't itched any of the times I've worn the socks.
Now, you might wonder if such warm, wool socks made my feet sweat more than usual. Nope, not a bit! I was surprised, too. But, here's the thing about wool (from the Smartwool web site):
"Wool is a natural fiber that keeps you cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Wool fibers have tiny pockets of air that provide a buffering layer of natural climate control. This natural buffering capacity helps the body maintain a stable core temperature."In addition to being warm, my Smartwool socks fit well, comfortably wrapping my arch just the way I like it, and not shifting around in my shoe. Warm, well-fitting socks. What more could you ask for? How about a truly renewable material? That would be nice. And that brings me to the other thing about wool (from the site):
"Wool is natural and annually renewable. All the sheep have to do is get a haircut once a year!"There's a lot more that you can read about wool here, if you are interested.
Now, after having such a good experience with my socks, I decided to share the wealth! The folks at Smartwool have been kind enough to offer a giveaway of a pair of running socks for one lucky reader. Here's what you can win:
Leave me a comment to let me know what size sock you would order if you won (and whether that is a men's or women's size).
Additional entries (leave one comment per entry for the additional ones to count):
- Follow this blog or my other blog, or let me know that you already do
- Link to this giveaway from your blog
- Leave me a comment and tell me what healthy living product you would love to see in a giveaway on this site
Good luck and have a great week!
Review/giveaway disclaimer: I received no products from Smartwool, nor was I compensated for this review/giveaway. The winner will receive the socks directly from Smartwool.