Drymax Review: Maximum Protection Running Socks
Drymax Maximum Protection Running Socks, Mini Crew, orange/white, size UK L: 7.5-9.5
They appear moderately thick but only in the lower half and this is where the maximum protection is provided. The clever design means that the upper part of the sock is made from a much thinner fabric. The bright orange padded lower half means that these socks will be easy to spot in your kit bag or wash basket.
As with all Drymax socks the size is neatly printed on the left toe area of each sock. Very handy when mixed size batches of socks are being washed.
Fit & Feel
They have a smooth feel to them and were a good fit with no seams or nobbly stitching.
The socks come with a very detailed and informative packaging which covers the scientific background to how the socks have been made, the way extra protection has been built into the design, fit and sizing information, the anti-blister system and details of the odour control properties and the guarantee.
There are a couple of key points highlighted that need to be adhered to if the socks are to ‘work’ properly. Fabric softeners and chlorine bleach shouldn’t be used and skin lubricants and powders should also NOT be used with these Drymax socks.
I used the socks over a period of weeks and always stuck to the guidelines, although traditionally I am a lubricant-user, in order to give them a fair trial.
The main selling point, amongst many, are that Drymax socks keep feet drier and more comfortable than any other sock, so I was interested to see how they would perform.
I used these socks on a variety of surfaces including road, track and treadmill and for durations ranging from an hour to all day.
I was delighted with how they performed and found the thin upper further added to the heat loss aspects. I suffered no blisters at any time.
Overall, in my experience, the socks certainly stood up to their boast of ‘keeping feet drier and more comfortable than other socks’. In other words they worked for me and I know what I will be wearing in future ultra training runs and races.
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