Sockmine GripLock Lightweight V2 Review

Review of the lightweight socks from Sockmine

Review Scores

Material - 95%
Value for Money - 94%
Design - 94%
Delivery/Shipping - 93%
Sizing Options - 98%


My Score

The best lightweight sock I've had, grips to the foot, stopping movement, the fabric allows your feet to stay cool and dry while giving maximum comfort

User Rating: 4.37 ( 3 votes)

Sockmine have been provided me with socks since September 2015, I have been through the early version one of their Griplock lightweight socks and I was also a test subject for the version 2 which I am reviewing today. These days I use my lightweight socks for speed work and short race distances and I use the Sockmine Performance Quarter for daily runs, however I’m looking forward to trying the new version 2 socks that have just been released.

About Sockmine

Long ago, in the textile heartlands of Nottinghamshire, there was a picturesque factory called Roy Lowe and Sons. It was run by Roy and his two sons, Tim and Martin. It was a happy factory and they made the best socks in the land until one day, an evil economic spell was cast that ground the proud machines to a halt.

The factory closed down. Myths about the abandoned factory floated on the wind around the county. Some people believed it was full of elves who still produced socks; others even claimed to have seen elves running out to do a cob run on Friday mornings. Myth grew into legend and things that should never have been forgotten fell out of memory.Until one day, a son of the third generation, Ben, a golden child with flecks of silver in his curly hair, was sweeping the factory floor when he came across what turned out to be a great mine shaft.

With a head full of adventure and a heart full of valour, he descended and found a mine full of elves who were proudly knitting the finest technical socks in the land. This gave Ben a marvellous idea. A treaty was formed with the elves and on this fateful day the SockMine was born!

Product Description

At Sockmine, we understand that to be your best, you need to feel your best. That’s why it’s important for you to have faith in all parts of your equipment. When it comes to your footwear, incorporating your own style and colour has a great impact on how comfortable you feel.

Although looking at your best helps you feel good, you should never sacrifice functionality for style. Luckily, our Griplock™ lightweight Pink socks let you have the best of both worlds.

Combining an eye-catching Pink design with our innovative and award-winning Griplock™ design, you can guarantee that your socks won’t let you down.

With an elasticated design, our Griplock™ socks are made to perfectly fit your feet. Following the exact contours of your feet, our Griplock™ lightweight Pink socks minimise any movement between the sock and your feet, removing friction and preventing the one problem many athletes dread: blisters.

Using a lightweight design and extra padding on the heel and toes, our Griplock™ lightweight yellow socks are perfect for comfort.

These socks also use breathable Coolmax® technology to wick moisture away from your skin, keeping your feet cool and dry no matter how hard you train.

Overall, our GripLock™ lightweight socks will:

  • Suit your style, with an eye-catching Pink colour.
  • Completely fit and adhere to your skin, preventing movement and friction to reduce blisters.
  • Reduce rubbing and add extra comfort through padded heels and toes.
  • Leave your feet completely dry and cool with our unique Coolmax® breathable meshed fabric design.
  • Give you the ultimate fit and control in a lightweight design.
  • Allow you to go further and faster for longer.

Our GripLock™ lightweight pink socks are designed to help you feel at your best, so you can set new personal bests and go further and faster for longer.

59% Polyester (COOLMAX™), 25% Nylon, 14% GripLock™, 2% Elastane

My Review

Socks, one thing all runners need, yet sometimes we neglect. My issue has always been finding something that fits, a lot of leading brands don’t go over size 10/11. Thankfully Sockmine came to my rescue and not looked back since. In past I’ve used their Griplock Anklet. However I wanted something more lightweight for racing, so they sent me two pairs of their version one lightweight socks, nicknamed Grippy. Now I race in the updated version 2’s

The socks come in a few colours, yellow, orange, black and pink. I usually race in orange or yellow depending on my choice of race shoe but also like the black for when it’s muddy. Besides balck the others are very vibrant colours and won’t be everyone’s cup of tea as I know runners prefer black or white, I’ve found they actual blend in great most of my racing trainers be it be my adidas takumi sen or my nike vaporfly. I’ve raced the recent Leeds 5k series in my yellow pair and I loved them, when you are racing you need to have faith in the gear you are using will do their job. The socks were perfect. Thanks to their unique make up which combines comfort with their GripLock™ technology. The sock fit to the skin and stops movement of my feet. As you know movement can cause blisters and I can say I’ve not had a blister ever since I started wearing Sockmine socks.

These socks use what they call COOLMAX fibre which keeps moisture away and keeps the feet cool and dry which is another massive plus. They wash up great every time and my current ones were brand new at turn of the year but are like new

They have really thought about the sock, the Griplock is in place in the right areas, yet the toes and ankle are free to move naturally.For me socks are a highly underated part of the kit, yet one of the most vital. If like me you train several days a week you need to look after your feet so the wrong pair of socks means blisters and sores. This then means time off. With the GripLock socks you can run for miles knowing that your feet are being looked after and not getting smashed to pieces.

What I like is they have sizes to fit all feet and at only £12 they are a decent price. Best place to grab a pair is from their online store. If you are looking for the perfect race day sock then I can hand on my heart say these are the best I’ve worn. I have every confidence in them I will use them in all my short distance races. . I would never endose a product without testing and having used them for 5 years I think they have more then proven themselves.

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