Lunatik Athletiks Zuza Review

So, I was lucky enough to be offered to review a pair of Zuza Compression socks from Lunatik Athletiks! I was allowed to pick the pair that I wanted to try and to be completely honest it was NOT an easy choice! I decided to go with the Energetic Argyle ones, though I loved them all!

So I received them last Friday the 23rd.. I got home from work and was debating not going for a run and just pushing it off until Saturday, which is normally my rest day. However, when I got home and saw that I got a package I immediately knew what it was and HAD to take them for a spin!

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I think I had that picture taken before I even had my backpack off of my back.. Seriously I was stoked! If you follow me on Instagram you’d already know that! But anyways, I got changed to go for my 5K run (supposed to be 3miles, but the route is a bit longer so I normally just round it off to a normal 5K).

 

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Aren’t they just beautiful?? I was so excited! I actually decided to wear all black on my run so that the socks would POP! Yes, I am a girl!

 

So anyways, put on the socks and wasn’t really expecting a great run or anything. I’d ran four miles on Tuesday & Thursday (9:03pace & 8:51pace respectively) and my legs were pretty much beat. So I started out letting my legs do the talking.. but a mile in I realized I was making great time.. 8:55 for the first mile.. I just kept on keeping on, second mile 8:34pace. At this point I owed my pace to these awesome socks! My legs were so beat before putting them on that I figured my pace for the run was going to be close to 10minutes.

 

Ended the last mile at 8:20pace, then the last .1mile (5K=3.1miles) in 49seconds.

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Couldn’t have been happier with these socks! I wish I wouldn’t have drank so much on Saturday so that I would have been able to get my but out of bed BEFORE 5:30pm to actually do my 8mile training run.. Lucky for me I have another 8 miler planned for this weekend, so it’s not really going to set me back for my training.. Seriously, NEVER drinking again!

 

Ok.. maybe just not for a while.. 😉

 

Anyways, back to Lunatik.. I would recommend these socks to EVERYONE! They’re fun, GREAT for runs, and I’m sure that they’ll be great for recovery too! They also have running skirts (which are ALL adorable), as well as, compression socks & sleeves for men and women! Seriously check them out, you won’t be disappointed!

Swiftwick Compression Socks

I was lucky enough to have the pleasure of winning a pair of Swiftwick Compression Socks from Girl Gone Veggie‘s blog contest. I figured that with such a great opportunity to try some compression socks that it would be wise of me to write a review on them. I’ll note here that I received these socks as part of a contest and that all thoughts are my own.

 

I received these socks Wednesday morning in a nicely labeled and packaged box. Story here.. The maintenance guy at my apartment complex graduate from the same college that I did, he also cycles (which of course he brought up one day that I saw him after he saw the bikes in my apartment post fixing something.) So, when I took the trash out Wednesday morning here was pulling in and we walked back to my apartment building talking. I politely said good-bye then went back into my apartment to grab my things to head off to school. About five minutes later someone was knocking at my door, I was throughly confused. Realizing it was the maintenance guy I opened the door to find out that he was bringing me this package so that it wouldn’t have to stay outside all day. Well, I was appreciative AND so happy to finally have the socks. But being as I had to go to campus, I opted to wait until I got home to see what lay inside.

Upon opening the box I saw that I had received one pair of white compression socks (my size too! because someone from Swiftwick contacted me to make sure I’d get the right size!) and a Swiftwick logo sticker. I decided right away that I needed to wear them for my next workout! So I put them right into my gym bag (after posing them for a picture of course) so that I wouldn’t forget them.

Instantly when I put on the socks at the gym I knew that they were going to be great. They offered support around my arch, and seeing as I’m flat footed, even the smallest amount of extra support is appreciated. I liked that the support wasn’t over bearing either, not once during my workout did I feel that the socks were compressing too much. Plus these sparkling white socks went great with my shoes and since they weren’t knee-high compression socks I didn’t feel like I was drawing attention to myself at the gym.

All in all, I think these socks are pretty much amazing. I would even consider getting a few of the other types! Check out their website, they have socks for hockey, golf, cycling, running, skiing, and more! So, if you’re in the market some new workout socks, give Swiftwick a look!

 

Note: I received these socks as part of a contest and all thoughts are my own.