Having uncomfortable feet can make your runs, walks, and daily movement unpleasant. When socks are comfortable, you may forget they are there, this is a good sign. Comfort becomes even more important during athletic events like hiking, trail running, skiing, fishing, or snowshoeing. We got the chance to try on Avoalre Socks with LYCRA technology and put them to the test. Here is our review:
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Avoalre is an activewear brand that focuses on creating high quality products at affordable prices. Between athletic socks, sunglasses, yoga mats, and other items, Avoalre offers a variety of products to help the budget minded active individual find quality products.
You can read more about Avoalre here.
About The Socks
Materials, Technology & Process
|Materials||30% CoolMax, 30% cotton, 35% nylon, 5% LYCRA|
|CoolMax Fiber||The CoolMax fiber offers moisture wicking properties that work extremely well and stay comfortable for long periods of time.|
|LYCRA Compression Technology||The LYCRA technology brings in compression that stays comfortable, is durable, and is made sustainably.|
|OEKO-TEX Standard 100||STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® is one of the world’s best-known labels for textiles tested for harmful substances. It stands for customer confidence and high product safety. Find out here what STANDARD 100 means and why it is worth checking for this label when buying textiles.|
|Colors||Black+Gray & Gray+White.|
|Sizes||S: <6 for men, 5-7 for women (EU 35-38)
M: 6-8.5 for men, 8-10 for women (EU 39-42)
L: 9.5-12 for men, 11-13 for women (EU 43-46)
XL: 12.5-15 for men 13+ for women (EU 47-50)
Free Shipping On All Orders
Avoalre offers free shipping on all orders on the website and Amazon.
Returns & Satisfaction
Avoalre has a great process for returns within 30 days of purchase. They have no hidden fees, they just simply want customers to be satisfied. To read the details, see here.
In our review of Avoalre Socks, we took them on several Colorado hikes, took them trail running, road running, and other activities best suited for a mid cut sock. We also frequently wore them for non athletic use around the house, and going out.
This testing has given some great insight into how these socks perform.
Fit & Comfort
Overall, these are very comfortable socks in our opinion. These are tighter fitting socks, hence the compression technology, which has its benefits, but the wicking in them is high quality, making them still very comfortable to wear for long periods of times. Upon pulling the socks out of the package, the material doesn’t seem like the softest material, but on the feet they actually feel really great, and we were very happy with comfort. Especially when we compare these to other compression sock brands.
In addition, the cushioning all over the sock is super nice for walking around the house, adds just a tiny bit of cushioning in the shoe, but doesn’t hinder the fit within the shoe. We thought the cushioning might be restrictive, but after testing, we love it.
Overall Quality & Materials
The 30% CoolMax, 30% cotton, 35% nylon, 5% LYCRA blend is great. The CoolMax and LYCRA blend creates a great compression technology with moisture wicking capabilities.
Warmth & Breathability
These are super breathable socks, making them amazing for sweaty conditions or warm weather conditions. We have warn these in freezing conditions, but you’ll likely want a more insulated sock for cold weather conditions if your feet run cold. Overall, these are highly recommended in warmth due to the great breathability and moisture wicking.
The mid cut makes these great socks for road running and daily use. We hope that they add a longer version soon and then the versatility of these socks will go up.
The two color options are super simple, but both good looking. These mid cut socks are fantastic as they stay nice and low and look great for their style. They look great in all types of pants, shorts, and shoes. Both the grey and black colors go with most styles. Images below for help.
In terms of pricing, these are affordable socks in a mid price range, which is the price range we almost always recommend for socks. They have the materials and technology of higher end socks, without paying crazy prices per pair. We believe that the value of these socks is right where they should be.
Recommendation and Overall Thoughts:
These socks have become some of our favorite daily use socks to go road running in, wearing around the house, or going to the gym in. They are great for these particular use cases. While we don’t use these for trail runs, or colder weather conditions, we think these are fantastic for the intended uses and would definitely recommend these socks.
Max DesMarais is the founder of Hiking & Fishing. He has a passion for the outdoors and making outdoor education and adventure more accessible. Max is a published author for various outdoor and marketing websites. He is an experienced hiker, backpacker, fly fisherman, trail runner, and spends his free time in the outdoors. These adventures allow him to test gear, learn new skills, and experience new places so that he can educate others. You can read more about him here: hikingandfishing/about