Disclaimer: Tiux sent me a pair of socks to try. They did not pay me to write this blog (except in the form of a pair of socks), and all views and opinions are my own.
Ok now that is out of the way! Thank you so much to the folks at Tiux for letting me try out a pair of their wonderful compression socks. I picked the pink and yellow colored socks and I wear an XS. I was hesitate to try a size XS, because even though my measurements were right in the ball park, I hate it when my legs feel strangled. I want them to feel hugged, not like I’m going to hulk out and rip the socks hahaha!
This is maybe my favorite part of their website. Some types of compression socks are a serious struggle to get on. With this method it only took one try and everything fell perfectly into place.
The socks arrived SUPER fast, thank you instant gratification! And they arrived in this fantastic packaging. It makes getting the socks feel that much more special.
Like I said, the XS fit perfectly. Like a hug, but not suffocating. They lilac color around the foot also has some extra padding, which felt luxurious. It wasn’t such thick padding that it felt lumpy in my shoe though, because I hate that.
I did my speed work in them this morning. The high school that I go to for their track had a TV show crew filming on it. ALL the crew loved my socks! It was a really nice way to start speed work at 5:15 am on a Monday, you know?
I will say that in general, when I come home from a run, the first thing I want to do was peel off my shoes and socks. However at the end of this particular run, I got very suddenly sick from a bad batch of Honey Stinger protein chews. You can read the info on that here. I wish I would have it read it sooner!! I was sick for several hours and couldn’t get up to change or shower for quite a while. The socks never got hot or itchy, or uncomfortable.
The other thing I really liked is that the design on the socks didn’t leave imprints on my legs for hours after the run. On a normal day, I will run in my socks, take them off and shower, then head to work. BUT – if I want to wear a skirt, I have logos or stars imprinted all over my legs for a few hours! NOT CUTE.
They cost $35. In my opinion, that is super reasonable for compression socks. Especially really good quality compression socks. A lot of compression socks will run between $55-70 (run – see what I did there?).
Social Mission and Company Culture:
On top of making great socks, they are also doing good for others.
“At Tiux, it’s important for us to look for ways to make a positive difference. That’s why we’ve partnered with MAG (Mines Advisory Group) and will donate 1% of our revenue to help save lives and protect communities from landmines, unexploded ordnance (UXO) and other weapons remaining after conflict. This means that 1% of every purchase will go towards providing a safe and secure future for men, women and children affected by violence and conflict.”
Read more about their mission here.
I try really really hard to only give my absolutely most blunt and honest opinion. There are a lot of products and companies that I say “no thank you” to because I don’t believe in their product. That all said, I really don’t have anything negative to say about these socks. My only feed back would be please make more colors 🙂
Thank you for the opportunity, Tiux! PS – if you sign up for their mailing list, they give you 10% off your first pair.