Graduated compression and magical merino.
The Icebreaker Women's Ski+ Ultralight Sock utilizes graduated compression and merino wool for the ultimate in comfort and performance. Graduated compression applies pressure to the leg in order to improve bloodflow, decrease soreness, and speed up recovery time. Made mostly of merino wool, the Ski+ thermally regulates your leg's temperature, naturally resists odor, and retains a super soft feel. Icebreaker also added light cushioning at the Achilles for comfort and an anatomical toebox for dexterity. The LIN seam might just the be the smallest seam you've ever seen, applied here for extra comfort.
- Merino wool Lycra blend
- Graduated compression throughout
- Anatomical toebox with LIN seam
- Light cushioning at Achilles
- Item #ICE005S
- Q & A
Ok - not really.
Fauxion?? --> FASHION ???
FASHIONABLE SKI SOCKS - yup.
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: True to size
I've paid a bundle ($60+) for compression socks before, but I found the price point on these FAR more attractive. I've only tested these out a couple times, but will update this review accordingly.
* FIT: I'm really stoked on the fit because I really have a tough time finding socks (especially ski socks) that aren't too big for my small feet. (Size W's 6). These in the size small perfectly fit my foot and left no extra fabric bunching around the heel or forefoot. Seriously - can't tell you how many ski socks I've had to abandon because the heel cup is in the wrong place. These fit awesome.
* COMPRESSION: These are quite a bit looser than the CEP socks I've had, which for me is a good balance. The CEP socks I tried were so restricting I found them uncomfortable and never use them. They are tight, you have to finagle them to get them on, but they aren't painful like my CEPs were.
* Height: Height of the sock is great.
It hits right below the bend in my knee, so they are comfy while providing ample coverage. I also like a longer sock because it ensures that my 3/4 insulating pant layer covers the sock with no exposed skin.
* FUNCTIONALITY: I've taken them out on a couple cool-weather trail runs and my feet have felt warm, protected and comfy. I've used them in 40s and 50s with no problems. Will update this review once I test them in skiing temps.
Comfy, warm and I love the color.
So far so good! Will update this review in terms of durability and ski performance once I log some ski days : )
Do a ** Snow** Dance !