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Review: Bombas Socks

Review: Bombas Socks

Let's preface this review with: all socks are not created equally.

Socks really can make a huge difference in your comfort and athletic performance! Especially if you put a lot of miles on your feet. I'm an advocate of investing in the wellness of your feet and getting some quality socks. They'll provide more support, less blisters, and last longer than low-quality socks.

Typically, I will only wear very high-quality socks to exercise, like SmartWool brand (retail around $14/pair), especially for long runs. Obviously, those are expensive socks, so I wanted to try another brand with a lower price point, but who claimed to keep quality high. I saw Bombas on my one of my all-time favorite TV shows, Shark Tank, and I knew I had to try them out. They're less expensive, claimed high quality, and they donate a pair of socks for every pair bought! I'm a sucker for a good social mission. Seemed like a win, win, win! Was this too good to be true? See my review below to find out!

Where to buy: www.bombas.com

Bombas Socks Review - 'Bright Marls' Model

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Comfort: These are cozy socks. Not thin, but not too thick. They also have a thicker lip on the back of the sock, so you're less likely to blister on the back of your ankle. 

Quality: First, they passed the wash test (aka they felt the same coming out as they did going in), which is very important. Second, they passed the lifting & long run tests - no blisters or rubbing at the end of either session. 

Value: With my 15% off coupon + free shipping over $40, my total for 6 pairs of socks came to $51.84 (one pair of socks was not pictured bc I was busy wearing them!). That's $8.64 per pair of socks, which is about half of what I usually pay for quality socks. For half the price, I did not receive half the quality. I think quality is extremely comparable to the thicker, wool versions of more expensive socks!

Aesthetics: First, love the packaging and their social mission note! Adorable. As for the actual socks, the color and design are on point. Plain and cute, which is right up my alley!

  • Would you do it again? Yes! Absolutely, as long as I were looking for a thicker pair (versus thin pair) of nice socks.
  • Overall: 9/10 
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