STORELLI SPEEDGRIP CYCLING SOCKS
When the socks arrived, I tried them on right away. Problem is that I could not even get my toes in. I looked at the socks and there was an ‘M’ stamped on the bottom. Too small. I have a friend who is a Cat 1 in the mid-west, so I asked him to test the socks. He said sure!
GUEST TESTER & AUTHOR
Over the last three weeks I have had the pleasure of testing a brand new, first of its kind, product from Storelli. The product is a “Performance Boosting” Sock Liner.
The liner is designed to improve foot traction, providing more explosiveness, speed and control. Made with thin, moisture-wicking compression fabrics that are sewn together – rather than knitted like traditional athletic socks – they also incorporate non-woven high-grip fibers that are seamlessly bonded to the rest of the sock using heat. The result is a lightweight sock that fits like a grip-enhancing second skin.
Storelli claims that these SpeedGrip™ Sock Liners will:
• deliver up to 135 percent more grip against the foot’s skin
• provide 90 percent more grip than a normal sock on a typical insole
• enabled a more efficient transfer of energy by reducing slippage, generating up to 35 percent more force changing direction– making the athlete more explosive
• 7 out of 10 athletes said that they felt faster when wearing the SpeedGrip™ Sock Liners
I say they
• are perfect for low-volume cycling shoes
• will reduce your feet from slipping around in cycling shoes
• keep your feet drier than traditional socks
• are more comfortable than regular cycling socks
Throughout the testing, I became more and more impressed with the capabilities of the sock liner. The socks are extremely lightweight. They will undoubtedly come in handy during a mid-summer 100-mile ride in 90+ degree heat. Even in mild temperatures, I was surprised by the moisture-wicking capabilities of the sock. Moisture is pulled away from the foot and evaporates in a seemingly instantaneous fashion. The Anti-Microbial capabilities also proved impressive. The sock has solid compression, stays up well in all conditions, and is comfortable during long days in the saddle.
The sock does run a bit small. I wear a medium in most brands and these were a bit snug. However, the sock was able to eliminate an issue I had with my fifth toe in new cycling shoes.
Overall, these sock liners are a recommended purchase from a fairly overlooked segment of the cycling apparel industry.
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Storelli makes socks, insoles, ‘sliders’ underwear for baseball, gloves, jerseys, undershirts/base layers, leggings, shorts, pants, shin guards, knee guards, arm guards. Lots of great stuff!
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I have always enjoyed bicycling and, through a series of coincidences, became a Bicycle Industry Consultant and Product Tester. I test prototype products for companies and have published only off the shelf production products on biketestreviews.com.