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November 28, 2009

Sockwa Giveaway; Wilderness Gift Cards

As much as I love reviewing gear, I also enjoy giving stuff away. I love it even better when companies make it easy for me to be generous, and that’s just what’s going on this week.

Earlier this month I did a review of Sockwas, a neoprene sock with a braided outsole that can be used as a slipper, beach sock, or an insulated layer for barefoot running. I was sold on their products right away, and the Sockwa company is proving to be even cooler than I originally thought: they’ve given me a few additional pairs to give away, just to spread the love.

I have two size L (fits men’s 8-10, women’s 9-11) and one size XL (men’s 10-12, women’s 11-13) pair of Sockwas to hand out. Since they’re made of neoprene, sizing is somewhat flexible – so if the numbers appear a size big or small for you, you can probably still make them work. I’ll select winners by a drawing for each size later this week – so if you want a crack at them, just leave a comment below, along with the size you would like.

And this doesn’t really have anything to do with the giveaway, but … if you never thought neoprene socks could be sexy, I offer the following:

Photo courtesy Caesar Lima Studio

Have I mentioned how much I’m liking this company lately?


I also announced earlier that I have a few more winter apparel reviews on tap courtesy of Wilderness Running Company. For the next two of those – probably on each of the next two weekends – I’ll also hold a drawing to give away a $15 gift card to use for whatever you’d like from WRC. Between the gift card, and the cool sale prices available, and using my coupon code R&R10, you can make off with some amazing bargains, just in time for the holidays.

No nude models, but they're cool nonetheless. Check them out sometime!

But that’s for the end of the week; for now, if you want some free Sockwas, put your name in the hat below. Good luck!


Pinkcorker 11/29/09, 5:03 PM  

Hi Donald!
I'll be the first to put my name in the hat for the Large Sockwas and of course, the gift card. I've not ordered anything from the Wilderness Running Company yet.
Hope you had a nice Thankgiving weekend. :)

Stuart 11/29/09, 5:17 PM  

Ohhh I try the XL Sockwas, no need to worry about WRC ;-)

Danny Miller 11/29/09, 5:18 PM  

My feet want me to try the large Sockwas. Should help make my barefoot transition smoother.

TK 11/29/09, 5:18 PM  

I tried out a a couple of GoLite shirts this weekend that I bought from Wilderness after your recent review. So far so good. I'd love that gift card. Also throw my name in the hat for the L Sockwas.

Donald 11/29/09, 5:33 PM  

Hi folks -

Thanks for the quick responses! Just to clarify, the WRC cards will be a separate drawing later in the week. The current drawing is just for Sockwas, and I'll probably pick the winners on Wednesday. Cheers!

dziendobry 11/29/09, 5:37 PM  

I'm in! Thanks for doing this.

Daniel 11/29/09, 5:38 PM  

The XL Sockwas would fit me. Please add me the drawing. Thanks!

Peace, Karen 11/29/09, 5:45 PM  

Oooh, pick me! Pick me! Been thinking about the Sockwas ever since reading your review. Size L, please.


Dave 11/29/09, 5:48 PM  

Add me in for the XL! You know what they say about guys with big feet... Big shoes!
Thanks !!

Turi 11/29/09, 5:56 PM  

Love to try Sockwas! The XLs would do... Thanks -


Barefoot TJ,  11/29/09, 6:09 PM  

I want 'em, I want 'em, I want 'em! Gimme, gimme, gimme! We're pals, c'mon. Seriously, I would love a pair of Sockwas. They are a grade above running in regular socks, no doubt. I would love a pair to try out. They would come in handy for the wintertime too.

don 11/29/09, 6:12 PM  

I would love some XL Sockwas

Josh H.,  11/29/09, 6:52 PM  

Hi, I'm josh, I'm 17 and I started Bf running 2 weeks ago, as I just started running again because I had to have a hip scope. You can find me on runnersworld under Joshisrunning Put me in for the mens 10-12's [=

Team Nickerson 11/29/09, 6:54 PM  

I do not like shoes, but I've always loved a nice pair of shoes! If I had a pair of those Sockwas I would have a nice way to log some miles without my shoes. What do you say?

Doug,  11/29/09, 7:00 PM  

Hi Donald,

XL would be cool. Add me also.


Sean 11/29/09, 7:06 PM  

XL Mens Sockas for me. :)

KatieK 11/29/09, 7:27 PM  

Hi There

Would love some, especially as they aren't black. DO you have any with Rhinestones on them?

justrun 11/29/09, 8:27 PM  

Man, reviews are happening left and right today! Must be the season. :)

Honestly, though, I have to say again how much I've enjoyed all your reviews on barefoot running "apparel." It's helped encourage me quite a bit to keep at it.

Spokane Al 11/29/09, 8:46 PM  

Donald, I would like to throw my name (feet) in the hat for the extra large version (I have the feet of a duck).


Rainmaker 11/29/09, 9:33 PM  

XL - and I assume that comes with a poster-sized version of the above photo?

AFrunner,  11/30/09, 12:07 AM  

OoOoO... Very kind of you Donald. Put me in for Mens 8-10 I guess..

RD Jim 11/30/09, 6:51 AM  

Donny, my size Large feet could use some coverage!

BigWoolly,  11/30/09, 7:25 AM  

I would love to get some of these, so put me in for a large!

lawmonkey13 11/30/09, 7:58 AM  

Hey Donald,
I'm interested in the large Sockwa's also.
Thanks for the great blog. I really have found all your site very informative about barefoot running.

theueckers 11/30/09, 8:04 AM  

I admit it was the picture that caught my attention but the prospect for a free pair (L) of Sockwa's got me to post a comment.

Eric,  11/30/09, 8:38 AM  

Hi Donald. Thanks for all your good reviews and for this offer.

Show some love (a/k/a the size L)for a BFR suffering through a Chicago winter. If I win, I promise not to pose nude!

Bob Tucker 11/30/09, 8:40 AM  

Sockwas Rule. I would love to be in the drawing of for the XL's.

Love the Blog, please keep up the good work.

I can't wait to read some reviews about running lamps.



Thomas Peterson 11/30/09, 8:47 AM  

I've been thinking about getting a pair of these anyway, ever since I read your review!

Spence 11/30/09, 8:58 AM  

I'd love me a pair of them Sockwas. I'm an XL.

DREW 11/30/09, 9:03 AM  

Is it too early to ask if you're running Big Sur this year?

Toss me in the bin for the XL mens, please!

The Dude 11/30/09, 9:06 AM  

I would like the L Sockwas and put me in the WRC drawing too!

Oz Runner 11/30/09, 11:06 AM  

great giveaway, i'm in..thanks

Neil 11/30/09, 11:17 AM  

Hi Donald!

Thanks first off for your blog, always a good read! And I'd love to put my name in the hat for a pair of Sockwas, I'm a large :)

Have a good one!

Royce 11/30/09, 11:26 AM  

I'd love a pair of the large Sockwas. Ordered an xmas pair for my wife and son based on your review, but not for me!

Sarah 11/30/09, 12:44 PM  

Please add me to the Sockwa sz L drawing. Thanks!

Alisa 11/30/09, 12:46 PM  

Love to see giveaways for those of us with BIG feet. Put me in for XL women's =). I'm always on a quest for good socks.

R.W. 11/30/09, 12:58 PM  

Please put me in for the XL men's sockwas. Thanks!

Amy 11/30/09, 1:25 PM  

Oh, I'd love the Sockwas-- they'd be perfect! Through me in the L for women :)

ToshiMoshi 11/30/09, 5:11 PM  

Please add me to the Sockwa drawing. Men's size L.

Barefoot AngieB 11/30/09, 5:57 PM  

I would like to be added to the drawing!! The size large should work although I am right on the cusp of the two with my huge feet!!!

Daniel 11/30/09, 9:02 PM  

sick review, the socks I'm in now are ripping my arches to pieces. I sure would love a new pair...

Jenna Z 12/1/09, 3:34 PM  

Oooh, dying to try BF running! Add my name to that hat!

SwimmingK 12/1/09, 9:46 PM  

Size L please...thx!!

Brad 12/8/09, 9:11 PM  

I'd love to give them a shot. I can't quite crack barefoot on the trails yet. Luckily, I'm right at a size 10, so whichever pair you feel good about.

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