Whenever I think of UnderArmour, I picture their TV ads of football players wearing muscle sculpting workout shirts training in rainy conditions. I never really thought of them as a women’s brand till they sent me a pair of their new Women’s Running Quickstep Cold Gear Socks.
These are designed to be highly wicking (to keep the sweat off your toes), lightweight, and provide extra arch support.
I tested them out on a few trail runs this week, and they live up to their marketing. What I really like about these socks is the fit – they hugged my feet and toes so there was no extra fabric to rub against my shoes and cause blisters. Plus, the definitely did a good job “wicking” sweat away, and the arch support is a nice extra feature.
The only thing I’m neutral on is how lightweight these socks are – they definitely aren’t bulky, which I admit is a good thing, but they are a little too thin for trail running. Personally I prefer a more cushioned sock for trail running, however, at the gym or on pavement these will work great.
An added bonus is that they are a fashionable mix of gray and hot pink, which blends well with my gray trail running shoes! 😉