I was contacted a few months ago by Catie at BrightLife Go to let me know about their new site selling compression socks, sleeves and stockings, for both athletic and everyday use. In exchange for a review, I was sent my choice of socks or sleeves. I’m a huge compression fan already, and already own socks and sleeves from many of the popular athletic brands they carry, such as CEP, Zensah and 2XU.
I decided to try something both functional and fashionable, and chose a new-to-me brand, Sockwell. I chose the Chevron Sock in Teal.
I love the colors, and the design is so cute. They are a blend of Merino Wool, Bamboo Rayon, Stretch Nylon and Spandex. I’ve only just worn them around the house right now, but I imagine they’ll keep me toasty warm in the winter. I actually had to postpone this review a number of weeks — my air conditioning was broken all summer, and I couldn’t give a proper evaluation. Finally, many thousands of dollars and a new HVAC system later, it is now chilly in my house.
I’ve had a chance to test them out a couple times now. I like that they offer two sizes for women’s socks, Small/Medium for sizes 4-7.5, and Medium/Large for 8-10.5. As a size 6, one-size-fits-all socks often have extra material at the toes, or the heel doesn’t line up in the right place. These are a perfect fit!
I haven’t tried running in them yet (it’s too warm for that!), but they seem like they should be suitable for active use as well. It was definitely a touch choice picking socks, as there are so many great styles at BrightLife Go. Check out the cute VIM & VIGR everyday compression socks!
Want to win a pair of Sockwell socks for yourself? BrightLife Go will give one of my readers a pair of Chevron Socks too! (Your choice of color / size).
Disclaimer: I received a pair of socks for free in exchange for my review. Opinions are my own.
10 thoughts on “review: BrightLife Go for all your compression-sock needs”
I love wearing compression socks for recovery.
I’ve never tried wearing compression socks for a race, but I have worn compression sleeves. I have a pair of socks I wear for recovery, but they aren’t cute like these are!
I always wear compression socks when I run races.
I wear them mostly for running but have used them for recovery also. In May I ran 2 marathons in one weekend to celebrate my 40th birthday and was pretty much compressed the whole time especially during the 5 hour car ride between race locations and bedtime.
I feel like such a slacker, I only ran one marathon on my 40th birthday (in March). 😉
Yeah, it was insane but fun. Maybe again for my 50th. The second marathon had a huge cupcake for me at the finish complete with a candle, my wife was holding it just past the banner!
I got a cupcake at the turnaround (mile 19) — it was a race put on by my running club, so I knew the aid station volunteers. Another friend was waiting at the finish with this: https://instagram.com/p/00q4dpK8lQ/
That’s awesome, what a great idea with the suckers!
Here is a post from the marathon’s page, I was emotional seeing my wife at the finish and totally spent! https://www.facebook.com/ClevelandMarathon/photos/a.392886726445.175190.94744046445/10152916757731446/?type=1&permPage=1
I wear these socks at work in a nursing home and then another pair for running. Couldn’t live without them!
I like them for long runs (8+ miles)