Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Spun Performance Compression Socks and Giveaway


 I was given the opportunity to try out a pair of Spun Performance Apparel Compression socks.  Because I am on a bit of a green kick I chose the Nano Green color.  Not sure I would call them green except for the stitching on the feet and around the ankles, I would call it awesomely bright neon yellow.



 
 So far I have worn them
  •  to work once, since I am on my feet all day at work I like to wear compression socks to work
  • on three runs varying between 8 and 14 miles
  • spent time in them for recovery
Impressions
  • the band and the top is wide so it never pinches or becomes uncomfortable
  • seems lighter weight than some of my other compression socks so might be great for summer distance running.
  • never have felt uncomfortable
  • feels like a  perfect amount of compression
  • no complaints
  • Nobody will miss seeing me on the road in these..really
I recently got a pair of compression socks that were one size fits all... luckily they fit me, Spun Performance bases theirs off of shoe size and calf circumference which I like a lot more.  I went off my calf circumference for these and got a size smaller than I would have if I went by shoe size and was very very happy with my decision to go with a size small. Even though they looked short when I first got them they come up to a perfect height below my knees.

I think my skirt is telling me to lay off the Starburst jellybeans...oops
They also come in black, white, pink and grey.  You can see the colors here.

How did Spun Apparel come up with their name?
No matter what the sport is, there is almost always something spinning. In Olympic Weightlifting, a barbell is spun as a lifter drops down to catch a heavy snatch. In softball, a pitcher spins the ball to get it to rise. In soccer, a ball is spun to bend it around a defender. Even a runner's legs resemble a locomotive as it starts spinning to get up to speed.
 
You can read more about their company here.  They also have compression shirts, shorts, and tights and extremely reasonable prices.

Why so reasonable?  They don't sell through retail locations so there is no markup and they don't pay athletes to wear their gear.

Want to win a pair for yourself?

  Greg is being super generous and is offering three pairs up for grabs in the size and color of your choice.  Yup there will be three lucky winners!

Don't want to wait?  Use the code cr10 to get 10% off .
 
Here is how you can enter to win


a Rafflecopter giveaway

I was sent these socks to review, they are valued at 34.99.  I was not required to give a postive review, all opinions are my own.

95 comments:

  1. I would also choose the nano green. There is no such thing as being overly visible! I'm just starting to increase my mileage, so I think compression socks are something I'm going to have to invest in. I love the fact that these are at least a little more affordable.

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  2. I would love these - I gave my pair of calf sleeves to a friend who needed them and have not replaced the compression gear! I would love pink!!

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  3. I like how these go by shoe size!! I would of course go for pink!!

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  4. I'd so go for the nano green! Those are gorgeous!

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  5. I love compression socks and I am always looking for new ones!

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  6. Your modeling pictures are just cracking me up! Do I see a camelbak bottle in your hand? If so, how do you like it? I haven't used mine and when I tried it just seemed a little heavy.

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  7. I've always been really curious about compression wear. I'm glad to hear that it actually works!

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  8. Those are pretty bright socks! I would say that they are more neon than green too. I would love pink, just because I always get pink. :-)

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  9. Nano green! I love bright, hi-vis gear. Makes me feel less likely to get hit.

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  10. I love the green and the pink ones!

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  11. Thank you so much for a chance to win! I would love a pair of pink or nano green! I love walking/running outside and these would make me feel like I was easily visible on the winding country roads.

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  12. Big thanks to Greg! 3 pairs wow!! Ummm, I want to say pink but those green look pretty awesome. You have good running mojo and you like green so I say green too! :)

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  13. I like all colors! But bright colors are my favorite.

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  14. I want the bright ones---so you can see me coming! (From the moon!)

    Sarah
    www.thinfluenced.com

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  15. I want the nano green ones. So bright!

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  16. I have not heard of this company before. I Love the nano green though. I am all about bright and obnoxious green stuff. :)

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  17. Those are some awesomely bright socks! Great choice going with the green!

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  18. I'd choose the black ones :) .

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  19. Great giveaway! You can never have too many compression socks. I'd pick gray or black!

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  20. I'd get the bright green ones...thanks for hosting this giveaway!

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  21. I totally love the "Green" but I'm a guy who just likes black.

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  22. Love the fact you say they are lighter weight. Looking forward to trying them out.

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  23. those are BRIGHT!! I like how they sit below the knee... too often compression socks sit on my knee and its just uncomfortable. Surprisingly I don't have black, so I'd be boring and go that route (i already have pink)

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  24. Like the bright "green" color. No one will miss you!

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  25. I like the Black and Grey...with the Nano Green coming in close second (polar opposites, I know haha).

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  26. Neon green as well !! It's the color of my bedroom too.

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  27. Nano Green!! Thanks for the chance to win!!!

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  28. I love the pink but love the green too....so hard to decide!

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  29. Would love to give these a try!!

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  30. I would like the grey
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  31. I'd like black w/ grey! You can never have too many compression socks!

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  32. OH MY GOSH I'D LOVE TO WEAR THE YELLOW/GREEN SOCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  33. Love the green! I am all about bright. Pink would work as well though :)

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  34. hmmmm black? not sure what color I would choose. I like them all though.

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  35. This color would be perfect! I've had to do 3 night runs and it scares me that I'm not seen. I'm used to running in the daytime so a neon green would be great. But I kind of like the pink! Not sure! lol

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  36. Green, though would consider black so I could wear them to work a bit less noticeably....

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  37. The Green ones are FANTASTIC.. so nice and bright.

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  38. I really like the Nano Green...they are just plain fun!

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  39. I'd get the nano green...they're bright and fun!

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  40. Love that pair of green socks that looks like a neon green, eh. I also want to have that especially yellow and pink. :) However, I'm already in love with Jobst compression socks that I buy from Legs Therapy, but I will surely join the giveaway. :)

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  41. anything BUT the pink. I already own so much pink stuff that I'm trying to force myself into other colors again!

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  42. I would like black with grey

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  43. I already have several colors, so I would go with grey

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  44. How in the world do you get those great pictures of yourself?? I want a bright color like yellow or green.

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  45. Fun giveaway! I have green, but I'd love black with grey.

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  46. Nano green for sure :) I love neon!

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  48. Awesome giveaway! I'd pick black with grey.

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  49. I love those nano green (yellow!) ones!

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  50. I think you are showing off the green really nicely, I already have some neon green compression sleeves (although they pinch the top of my calves so I'm about to get rid of them!) These sound like an awesome option to look into! Black would probably be my first choice though!

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  51. I would love a pair of the green or grey socks!

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  52. They are so pretty, I have pink but would love to try another color!

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  53. Super cute - love the pink in medium :)

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  54. Love the pink! So cute and functional.

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  55. Great review! I'd pick the pink ones. :)

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  56. Would loovvvveeee the green (like yours) in the small :)

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  57. I think I'd pick the nano green ones!

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  58. Love the socks! i would love some pink ones!

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  59. I could use the for my spring training!

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  60. I have never tried compression socks. I guess I am late to this game! Would love to win some and I like the Neon Green!

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  61. Definitely the green! This is my first time commenting, but long time reader. I love your blog and hearing about life in Montana, I am from Utah but my husband would love to live in Montana! I am a nurse too:)

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