One negative I've noticed among compression sock companies is the price. They often range in prices from $50-$70 for just one pair. $60 for socks is just crazy looney to me ( I huff and sigh at paying $9 for a movie or a $5 cup of coffee #helpmeimpoor, but they help me during my training, races and recovery, so TAKE MY MONEY. A couple weeks ago, Tiux reached out to me and sent me a pair of their compression socks to try out. I read a little about the company first and was really impressed with their business model.
If the company wasn't awesome enough, they've partnered with MAG ( Mines Advisory Group) and donate 1% of their revenue to the organization.
"At Tiux, it’s important for us to look for ways to make a positive difference. That’s why we’ve partnered with MAG (Mines Advisory Group) and will donate 1% of our revenue to help save lives and protect communities from landmines, unexploded ordnance (UXO) and other weapons remaining after conflict. This means that 1% of every purchase will go towards providing a safe and secure future for men, women and children affected by violence and conflict" source
When I received the socks, I first noticed the difference in packaging. They arrived in a sleek black box, and I'm a nerd so it made me excited.
I choose the pink and purple pair in an x-small ( I wear a size 7.5 shoe, but an 8 in running sneakers). The second thing I noticed right away was how soft (they're made of 200 thread count) and durable they felt. The material is so dreamy and fit like a glove, but didn't send me into a fit of swear words and sweats from trying to get them on. Tiux uses premium technical fabrics for awesome moisture wicking and breathability. I was so excited to try them out and took them for a couple runs of differing distances, one race and 1 day of recovery. They held up great and I was immediately hooked!! The graduated compression of these socks was seriously awesome. There's a wide band at the top that is comfortable and not too tight, amazing calf support, achilles tendon protection and a supportive and soft-padded footbed. They also added a left and right anatomical design. No more guessing which sock goes on which foot!
I hope you give these compression socks a try! I fell in love and I am so excited to see this company grow! They really have a passion for what they are doing and really really care about their customers.
Disclaimer: I was provided a free pair of Tiux Compression Socks in exchange for this review, however, the opinion are entirely my own.
Happy running! xo