I’m getting very fussy in my old age, especially when it comes to my footwear. It’s taken me a long time to realise, but it really is worth looking after your feet; that means investing in decent socks as well as shoes.
I go out walking a lot, but I also spend 10 hour shifts on my feet at work so my feet are very important! As I say, it’s taken a while, but these days I try and look after them.
Needless to say, when I was asked if I would like to try out some of WigWam’s new Peak 2 Pub collection I was keen to give them a go. Wigwam have been knitting socks in Wisconsin since 1905, so know a thing or two about making good footwear.
I tried out a pair of the Escalante Pro and the Swatara Pro socks and have been impressed with them both. These socks have been especially designed to fit the female foot, look good and provide excellent technical performance.
So, what did I think?
Firstly, it made a nice change to have proper hiking socks that look good and are made for women. It might be just me, but the socks I wear everyday tend to be patterned and colourful, so it was nice to have brighter, more feminine socks to go walking in as well.
Of course, style is no good without substance.
I immediately loved the soft feel of the socks, plus they were lightweight and ideal for spring/summer. The soles are nicely cushioned for support, even when I wore them all day, and the seamless toes made them really comfortable . I particularly liked the fact that they kept my feet cool and dry for long periods. Both socks featured WigWam’s patented Ultimax technology, which ‘wicks moisture away from the foot and upwards out of the sock’.
They both washed really well (boring, but important detail!) and have become my favourite socks lately. As much as I love some nice woolly socks in winter, these are perfect for the warmer months.
What do you think? Do you like the look of the Peak 2 Pub socks?