I recently discovered a new & funky concept to athletic socks called My Soxy Feet. What a cute name for a sock line! After seeing the name, I just had to check them out. Their motto is..."You don't have to be a match to be a pair". Every pair of socks is mismatched with colors and designs. You may be asking...mismatched? Why would I want to wear mismatched socks on a run? You've got to see these cute 'lil socks to understand.
My Soxy Feet are the creation of Melissa Corp, an avid runner. Here's a little bit about Melissa and what inspired her to create these new socks:
"I know how important it is to stay inspired, and at times, just how difficult that can be as life gets in the way. Challenges big and small can become easy excuses that keep my running shoes tucked away in the closet awaiting the next sunny day.
It's on these days that I am so very grateful for the many friends and family in my life who motivate me to be my best. They are the ones who face challenges head-on and not only pick themselves up again, but also push beyond to celebrate life with exuberance. They are the reason I run every day and my muse for creating My Soxy Feet. I looked down one gloomy day contemplating my run and was struck that my boring white running socks were a perfect blank canvas for inspiration.
Each pair of our high quality running socks is an ode to someone who has helped me understand the interplay between challenge and joy. So on those days when excuses are looming, I hope that these colorful socks inspire you to get out and run."
Currently there are 8 different styles to choose from: (all are a low-cut sock, except for Play A-Long)
- Heart & Sole (a portion of the proceeds donated to the National Breast Cancer Foundation)- these socks would be perfect for Breast Cancer Awareness Month & all those Susan G. Komen & Breast Cancer races
- Loves Me
- Play A-Long (Knee-high socks)- I SO want a pair of these! I could see myself wearing these while running a half-marathon. I could also see a softball, soccer, or volleyball player wearing these.
- Run With It (these are the ones I had the privilege of trying out) **See below
- Soxy Man (for the "fun & funky" man in your life)
- United (show off your American pride)- these would be perfect for those Fourth of July races!
- Wintery Mix (a portion of the proceeds donated to the Sandy NJ Relief Fund)
Here's how the package arrived.
Cute label, huh?
Here's the pair I received (Run With It).
All of the socks come packaged with a dedicated message to those who have inspired the design of the socks.
**You can even contact Melissa to personalize the packaging for the ones who inspire you! How cool is that?
And she has a sense of humor!
It says "For clean feet, take a shower"
How cute are these?
"Good Run...Good Fun"
**I think they even made my feet smile. :)
Another one of their mottos: Inspiration for your sole...Personality for your feet!"
"Play Hard, Live Happy"
When I put these socks on, they felt nice & cushy, yet not in a thick & bulky way. I tried them out on the treadmill with a 45 minute run/walk. They never rubbed or irritated my feet! Since I'm injured, I can't really speak for how they'd be on a long run, but they are definitely worth giving a try!
**All opinions are strictly my own.
Please check out My Soxy Feet at http://www.mysoxyfeet.com/ . Also, LIKE their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/MySoxyFeet and be sure to tell them Jennifer from TeacherinTraining sent you! Melissa at My Soxy Feet is offering free shipping to those interested in purchasing a pair of your own, but you must message her & say "Jennifer from TeacherinTraining sent me" before ordering.
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