Feetures Elite Ultra Light ReviewMarch 6, 2018
- Reinforced landing area
- Snug fit
- Not so comfy
- Support can miss target
We tested the no-show variant of this nearly all-nylon sock, which is scooped out below the ankle, yet has a heel tab. The asymmetrical fit and targeted compression made for a tight fit that proved durable throughout the test period. The ultralight fans were happy with how the sock fit inside the shoe, but other testers wished for a bit more comfort. Even testers who prefer no-show socks felt this one rode a bit too low under the ankle.
The Feetures Elite Ultra Light socks are designed specifically for each foot, with the toe box and arch compression tailored to each foot. Those weren’t always perfect fits though, as one tester noted, “The only issue with this sock is that if you fall on either extreme end of the size range the compression falls either too far forward or too far back in the arch.”
The breathability was above average, as expected from a nylon-based sock.
The high wear areas, such as under the arch and over the toe knuckles added a touch of durability and comfort. The nylon materials show no wear during testing and are reliable.
The inside-out Feetures Elite Ultra Light sock has several areas targeted for support and wicking.Continue Reading
We called in 10 pairs of socks from established brands as well as newer entries to the market. We tested a mix of socks that will either debut in spring 2018, or are 2017 sock styles that will carry over into 2018 with new colors or patterns. Samples of variant styles were sent to our testers, who as road shoe testers, tended to prefer low-cut, thinner socks. Some ran in taller, more cushioned socks, though testers judged each pair based on the design’s intended use. We focused on the performance features in the foot of the sock, and our testers reported differences in the low-cut socks tied to the shape of their feet and the types of shoes they wore.
Our testers ran in these throughout the fall in different climates, including Colorado, California and British Columbia. Most of the testing coincided with our road shoe testing, though several runners took these on trail and training runs, too.