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
Do what I need
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: Small
I don't have anything miraculous to report about these socks, but they've certainly served me well so far. I grabbed them after finally getting ski boots in the right (small enough) size, and they stay out of the way and never bunch when I'm wriggling my feet in and out of my boots. As far as warmth goes, I've still lost feeling in my toes a handful of times this season, but I'd attribute that more to tight boots and sub-par circulation in my feet than the socks themselves. If you need an ultralight sock and a true compressive fit that won't move around, these are a great buy--just don't have any crazy expectations for warmth. I'm also a size 6.5-7 and the small fits great.
So far... SO GREAT!
These are my initial impressions, but so far I LOVE these socks! I've been super jealous of my boyfriend's compression ski socks, but I've finally got a pair to join the game. I've always really liked Icebreaker socks, and I'm stoked on these. The fit is spot on- I am a women's 7, and the size Small is good (and tight). I've got fairly large calves- so it's a bit of a wrestle to get them on, but once I do they're really supportive. And the color is AWESOME! I've used them once so far on the slopes, and I have to say that my level of soreness is substantially decreased- though I will most definitely put them to the test more and update if anything changes. All in all, definitely would recommend!
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 !