SealSkinz Hi Vis Socks are ideal if you want a fat sock to fill out a half-size too large shoe or you think a blowjob from blind sock puppet twins is ever worth $35. But don’t buy them if you’re a trailrunner looking for a solution to feet copping water damage on long races.
These socks have had 2 tests now and failed both. After a light run involving shallow puddles and 3 minutes of rain, these also failed.
SealSkinz say “SealSkinz totally waterproof and highly breathable socks have been worn, tested and loved by people using them for a variety of reasons, from outdoor activities, to their every day work life. We are confident that there will be socks here to suit you, your friends and family.”
I say “Bollocks”.
I wrote SealSkinz 2 weeks ago to tell them how badly these socks failed for running – their claimed purpose – even under mild conditions. No response, because they’ve already got my money and don’t give a shit. They’re too busy putting up testimonials like these:
“Socks – what a great product!… Comfortable feet whatever the weather – great with wellies – normally the coldest footwear – not now!”
Too bad they’re meant to be waterproof, not warm. Let me guess – “read the small print, these only work in gumboots”.
Are SealSkinz Hi Vis waterproof (HA!) socks going to be part of my gear essentials taking on a 100-mile run that partly travels through swampy subtropical rainforest? No. Because they’re a load of shit.