Thursday, 8 June 2017

Falke All Terrain Advance Performance Socks Review and Giveaway

If there's one thing I don't want to worry or even think about mid-run, it's my running gear. Gear that rides up, slides down, bundles together or abrades my skin detracts from the joy of running and quite frankly drives me mad. And that's especially true for running socks. Give me a pair that I can put on and forget about until my run is over (and beyond!) and I'm a happy camper.

Enter the Falke All Terrain Advance Performance socks. Guys, these socks are amazing! They're soft, comfortable and they do their thing while I can focus on the important stuff, like running.      


One of the most technologically advanced running socks in the Falke range, the All Terrain boasts some pretty impressive qualities:

  • A seamless toe and mohair/wool blend that prevents friction and blisters;
  • An elasticized cuff and ankle that provides stability and support and keeps out dirt and pebbles;
  • A knitted mesh panel on top of the foot that ensures ventilation;
  • Drynamix yarn that aids moisture transfer and cooling;
  • A reinforced heel and toe that provides cushioning, durability and comfort; and 
  • Elastic arch support that prevents the sock from sliding and supports the arch of the foot.

Quite a mouthful, right?

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But how does this all pan out in practice?

I can honestly say that these are the most comfortable socks I've ever run in. I love the fact that they're padded, and the mohair/wool blend provides some serious comfort without being itchy. And although I'm used to running in a slightly shorter sock, I've come to love the almost geeky-looking, longer-length ankle support. It stays put without being too constrictive, and it really does prevent trail gunk from interfering with your run.

As far as the sock's friction and blister prevention qualities go, I can happily state that I completed the Saint Clair Vineyard Half in my All Terrains last month without a single blister or hot spot. Score! 

I also just have to add that I love the fun and funky darker shaded colours in which the All Terrain is available. Hands up if you're a fellow trail junkie who loves socks in practical colours that are easy to keep clean and looking like new...? 

Rocking the Saint Clair Half in my All Terrains. [Photo by Marathon-Photos.com.]
So is there anything that I don't like about the sock? For me personally, no. I do think, however, that if you're a running sock minimalist at heart who fancies thin, hidden-type socks that don't leave a tan line, you might want to look for another option in the Falke range (and they do have plenty!).

I personally also haven't tested the All Terrains in hot, summer conditions, so it would be interesting to see if they deliver in terms of cooling and ventilation. I'll keep you updated when summer rolls around!

WIN! WIN! WIN!


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Want to win yourself a pair of Falke Advance Performance All Terrain Socks? We have one pair each to give away to a lucky South African and New Zealand based reader! Here's how to enter:

1. Leave a comment on this blog post, saying why you love running and whether you're based in South Africa or New Zealand.

OR

2. Head on over to our Facebook page and leave a comment here, again saying why you love running and whether you're based in South Africa or New Zealand.

OR

3. Head on over to our Instagram page and leave a comment herealso saying why you love running and whether you're based in South Africa or New Zealand.

OR

4. Increase your chances of winning by doing all three!

Winners will be selected on Wednesday, 14 June. Open to New Zealand and South African residents only. Good luck!


*I am part of the Falke SA ambassador team for 2017 and receive free Falke running socks to train and run in for the duration of this term. All opinions are, as always, my own.


6 comments:

  1. I love running because going for a run always makes a bad day better, and a good day great. (I live in South Africa)

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    1. Amen to that! Thanks for your entry, Jacob!

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  2. I've always loved running. It gives me the chance to relax, think about things and just be. And nothing beats those endorphins

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    1. Thanks for your entry, Jolene! I SO agree with you!

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  3. And our randomly drawn winners are... Jolene van Wyk from South Africa for her entry on the blog and Juandre Nel from New Zealand for her entry on Facebook! Congratulations, ladies! Please get in touch so that I can arrange to have your All Terrain socks sent out to you ASAP!

    Thanks everyone for entering - happy running!

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