Thursday, January 20, 2011

The 8th Wonder of the World - Balega Running Socks

For Christmas, my niece and nephew gave me an endurance basket.  It was AWESOME.  It included a number of CLIF BAR bars, CLIF SHOT BLOKS, an iTunes Gift Card (for days at the gym) and a pair of the most perfect running socks in the world - I'm calling them the 8th Wonder of the World.

My friends, let me introduce you Balega.  Balega is a Zulu word with no literal translation...but it means “to move with speed.”  According to their website, the company is dedicated to:
  • Performance
  • Excellence
  • Harmony
  • Creativity
  • Community
There is really no way to know if this true.  What I do know, though, is that on my latest run, my feet felt like they were in heaven.  The specific pair I received is from Balega's Hidden Comfort line.  Comfort was far from hidden on my first run.  I had no moisture issues, no bunching, no nonsense.  Just a perfect cushioned run while making me feel like I was running sockless.  I wear Newton's and do a number of my runs sockless, so you can imagine how I sometimes fight my running socks. 

One of the coolest design features with the Hidden Comfort is the tab at the heel that keeps the sock from slipping.  It is so incredibly soft, yet so inconspicuous.  As for the rest of the design, there is some light padding on the sole and a very thin, yet soft mesh on the top helping with the breathability.  The sock is so light, you'll never know it is there.

Highly Recommend! 


  1. I got a pair from my Secret Santa, they are indeed awesome!

  2. Hi!
    I saw the Balega and just had to comment. yes...this sock brand is the best.