Running wardrobe (+ Feetures! giveaway!)

I am always interested in what other bloggers wear to run or workout. I have found some really good new clothes that way. Meals and Miles did a good post on running shorts –> which inspired me to check out Lululemon for running shorts and now they are my favorite pair and what I wear for 90% of my runs. Becky at Olives ‘n’ Wine did a nice post on what running gear she got in her most recent Ellie box. So, in the interest of spreading the love, here is my usual running gear!

Side note – I wear slightly different things to teach aerobics (i.e capris instead of shorts) than to go running and if there is interest, I can do a post on that. . .

First up: shorts. . . these are the Lululemon shorts that I just love! Comfortable, wide waistband, doesn’t ride up. Pockets!

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The tank in the above picture is from Lululemon as well. . . I promise, I did not mean to be a lululemon commercial in this post. . . but it is probably the tank I wear most often to run. However, I am still searching for that “perfect” running tank. Any suggestions???

I have like 6 of these sports bras – Nike Pro with Dry Fit. They fit perfect and keep everything in place. Winking smile 

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I love these socks by Thorlo. Thick padding in the toe box and heel. Comfy. And pink!

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I tried a new running sock recently from Feetures! I was sent a pair of their Elite Ultralight socks to try out. These are different from my usual socks because they have no padding at all and  is definitely a more performance-based sock.

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From the Feetures! website and packaging. . .

Better fit. Better feel. Better run.
Sock- lock support system.
Anatomical right and left foot deign enhances fit to help eliminate blisters
Ultra thin construction takes up minimal room inside the shoe
The perfect toe (no irritating toe-seam)
iWick fibers wick moisture to keep feet dry and odor-free
The Power arch provides targeted support where it’s needed most

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My thoughts:

First impression – the color – PINK! It is a nice bright pink and I love it. I also love the bright blue toe. First thoughts after putting them on: they fit nice. They conformed to my foot and felt really light. I liked the front and back tabs at the top of the sock that helped to pull them on. I also liked the fact that they were marked R and L for a better fit. After a 5 mile run, no chaffing, no blisters, no sore areas. They didn’t move at all. And my feet didn’t seem very sweaty after I took them off.

A few negatives: if you don’t like minimalist socks, then you wouldn’t like this particular sock (ultra light no show tab – they do have other options with ‘light’ padding). It is really very light and there is no padding. Some people might like this and some probably wouldn’t. Also, they call out that they are a USA company, which they are – a family owned and operated in North Carolina – however, the socks are manufactured in Vietnam. Again, not a big deal for some people, but just wanted to let you know! And they try to be totally open about using global resources to ensure that they have the best materials, manufacturing and quality.

Overall I would give these socks a solid B. I really liked the color and the fit and they did really well on my test run!

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I let the kind people at Feetures know that while I liked the Ultralight socks, they were a little too minimalist for my taste. So, they kindly sent me their light cushion socks to check out. I tried out the light cushion high performance and light cushion elite (below).

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And I am in love. sock love that is. I have a new favorite pair of socks to wear running, but also just in general. Now, I am always skeptical about bloggers who do reviews of free products and gush about how awesome product x, y, or z is. . . and I will always promise to give you my 100% honest opinion here on Running4Cupcakes. . . so, when I say I am in sock love. it is the total. honest. truth.

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These 2 pairs of light cushion are the 1st ones I pull out of the drawer now. And I will have to be honest, when I realize they are in the laundry because I wore them for the past 2 days already, I might be a little sad, and I went crazy when I thought Luke had “put” them away and I couldn’t find them. I have never had this issue with socks before. I mean I have a favorite pair of yoga pants, PJ bottoms, jeans, but a favorite pair of socks, really? really? Yup. Really. Smile So, obviously I give the light cushion an A+. They stay in place during an hour of teaching body pump and a 5 mile run. And they keep up with me while chasing Luke around the house!

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Almost immediately after putting on these socks, I had to send this tweet!

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The kind people at Feetures! have offered to give 2!! Running4Cupcakes readers a pair of Feetures! socks.

There are 4 ways to enter. Please make sure to leave a separate comment below for each entry.

1 –> leave a comment below telling me which Feetures! Brand socks you like best.

2 –> Follow Feetures! and Running4Cupcakes on Twitter.

3 –> Follow Feetures! and Running4Cupcakes on Facebook.

4 –> Tweet the following with a link back to this post:
I want to win a pair of @Feetures socks from @runs4cupcakes *insert link*

The contest closes at midnight on May 21st and I’ll announce the winner shortly after. If I don’t hear from the winner within 48 hours, I’ll pick someone new.

Good luck!

**I was provided with Feetures! socks for free, but the opinions in this post at 100% my own. And always will be!

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31 Responses to Running wardrobe (+ Feetures! giveaway!)

  1. I have a running sock obsession….I can’t get enough of them! I think I’d like the Light Elite like you. Also, I’m now going to check out Lululemon’s website for some running shorts…I may love and hate you for this 🙂
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    • KT

      I’m very sorry in advance! But they will be one of the best pairs of shorts that you have ever owned!!

  2. I haven’t tried Feetures, but I love minimalist socks. Definitely going to check them out based on your review. I think I’d like the ultralights or the light cushion.
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  3. Didn’t realize you were on FB! Just liked your page and Feetures too! You should put the FB Like button on your blog sidebar. Let me know if you want me to drop you an email about where to find it in WP.

  4. P.S. Thanks for the Nike sports bra info! I have some old Nike sports bras that I absolutely LOVE but they don’t make that style anymore. I’m in DIRE need of new sports bras, so I’m going to try the Nike Pro. Any tips on sizing? I like my sports bras snug but I like to breathe too!

    • KT

      Yup I am the same way.. . They seem to run true to size – like I usually wear a medium in most things and same is true for these bras.

  5. I’d go for the Elite light cushion, no show tab. So cute!!
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  6. I followed you both on Twitter!
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  7. I also followed you both on FB. Fun!
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  8. I just tweeted about the giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win!
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  9. Fun!! I always like new recommendations for workout gear 🙂 I’d love to try out the Feetures! Elite Ultra Light No Show Tab in pink and aqua! Love them!
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  10. FINALLY, I follow both you and Feetures on Twitter!

  11. i follow you both on twitter.
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  12. i follow you both on fb.

  13. i love a great sock too. i have some that take priority over others when they are clean. i think i’d love the same ones you love. a little light cushion.
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  14. I was just sock shopping this weekend! I will have to go back and look at Feetures again. I was not familiar with this sock brand so I just passed over it.

    I am also a fan of Lululemon — I’ve been wearing their stuff for about three years now.
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  15. I am crazy picky about my running socks. I like the non cotton ones to help prevent blisters with padding. I also have yet to find running shorts I like, I feel like the legs always ride up and become uncomfortable.
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  16. Jill

    I don’t like a real thick sock so I would try the Feetures! High Performace
    Ultra Light No Show. thank you.

  17. Jill

    I’m following both on Twitter

  18. Jill

    I tweeted @JillSnethen

  19. I’ve never been too picky about socks for running–the cheap 6-packs from Target work for me! haha. But maybe my world would be rocked if I tried some nicer ones. I imagine the padded ones are pretty comfortable–I’m a huge fan of cushioning for running.

    I do have some compression knee socks, though, and I love those for long runs and races. Feels like my calves are getting cradled. 🙂
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  20. Angela

    It has been years since I had “nice” running socks, but I recently got back into running and miss them! I’d go for the Elite light cushion, no show tab.

  21. Katie M

    I like the Elite Light Cushion No Show Tab socks!

  22. Katie M

    I now follow Feetures! and Running4Cupcakes on Twitter.

  23. Katie M

    I now like Feetures! and Running4Cupcakes on Facebook.

  24. rachel

    I’d like the Elite Ultra Light Low Cut