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Not a tight fit, and material not up to par
on July 6, 2013
Balega are the only running socks I've worn since I bought my first pair in 2005 while training for the Chicago marathon. Wearing them (and good shoes of course!), I have never had a single blister, although I sweat a LOT!!
Since I like my previous Balega socks so much, I decided to try this style only because I wanted the lower cut. I assumed the fit and material would be the same as the other styles I'd bought. They were NOT!
I wear a size 6 shoe, and bought the small socks - they are not nearly tight enough. They slip around on my feet, and don't have that snug, supportive feeling my older Balegas provide at all. Also, I've only washed them a couple times, and just noticed the bottoms are pilling a lot - not a good sign. Not sure what they've changed in the construction details, but these were a major disappointment. Hopefully it's just this style and my 'old' styles are still made properly because I still need new socks!