Strengths: Comfy, breath very well, amusing graphics
Weaknesses: None so far
I stumbled across these from an add on this site, decided to try them out. Was happy with initial few pairs. Every now & again NLZ will sent out e-mails with some smokin deals, so now I have a drawer full. I wear them all the time, not just biking, because they breath so well & I usually have sweaty feet which is annoying with other socks that don't breath well.
They do have basic socks with no graphics as well if you're into that sort of thing.
a Weekend Warrior
from New York, USA
Date Reviewed: October 9, 2010
Strengths: Long lasting, comfortable
Weaknesses: Gaudy graphics, doesn't live up to the hype of being
More comfy and lasted longer than my super thin Pearl Izumi socks. Lasted much longer than my crappy Fox socks. Haven't blown my Smartwool socks yet, but these are far cheaper. Price seems to be spot on for how long they last. I toss socks once my big toe blows a hole or two in the toe (two if I'm cheap and just wear it on the other foot).
If they offered more cuts and a plain all black or white one, I'd buy another batch for using when not cycling. Otherwise, I'm going to be waiting for Smartwool to come on sale.
Similar Products Used: Smartwool PhD, Pearl Izumi Attack, Fox Race Socks
Bike Setup: Ti 29er Hardtail
a Weekend Warrior
from Palm Bay, FL
Date Reviewed: September 11, 2010
Strengths: Good graphics
Weaknesses: Made in China
I could not find online details on where these socks are manufactured. Once they arrived I saw they are made in China. The sizing seems inconsistent. I ordered two pairs the same size, but the socks in each pair were different sizes. I'd rather buy the equivalent US made products from Save Our Souls, De Feet, or Sock Guy.
Similar Products Used: Sock Guy, Save Our Souls, De Feet
a Cross Country Rider
Date Reviewed: June 6, 2007
Strengths: Durable, absorbent, cool, good looking, inexpensive.
Coolmax is the best MTB sock material & NLZ has the best price & selection. I ordered a couple pairs at $5.95 each with free shipping. Then they gave me an offer to buy 4 more pairs for $20 & free shipping. I found a couple buddies to split the cost & now we have all the socks we need for a while. I had one pair drenched in rotten swamp muck, but the stain & smell washed right out. I wore these in a spinning class this winter & they breathed so well I could use them for 2 or 3 sessions without washing.
Strengths: As advertised. Form fitting socks. They do not bunch and seem to keep my feet dry. They seem to be suitable for most athletic endurance sports, running, cycling, etc.
Weaknesses: None yet.
At $5.95 these socks seem to be quite a bit less expensive then other socks like them. I only have used them for the last few days, but am very impressed so far. They seem fairly durable but only time and miles will tell. Shipping was super fast. I received them less then four days after my order.
Similar Products Used: This is my first pair of specialized socks. They seem to be far superior then using all purpose cotton athletic socks. I ordered them because of blistering. Since I bought them I haven't had a blister.
a Weekend Warrior
from Upstate, NY
Date Reviewed: November 10, 2006
Strengths: Wicking Coolmax fabric, secure stretch fit, lots of designs to choose from, doesn't bunch up. Took my first ride in them today & they fit & feel great. The weather is cool now, but I can tell they breathe well.
Initial price was $5.95 with free shipping on the website, but then there was a follow-up offer for buy 5 & get 1 free (also with free shipping). So the final price was less than $5 each on the second batch of 6, including shipping. They are definitely less than half the price of their competitors. They also claim to be better quality. Well, I can tell you these are pretty good quality, but I can't compare the competitors because I'll never pay $10 or more for socks.
a Weekend Warrior
from RSM, CA
Date Reviewed: August 9, 2006
Strengths: Excellant quality and comfort.
Like all of you I have purchased several pairs of much more expensive, usually brand name, sport socks and typically they have been disappointed in terms of the wear. I used to think maybe I'm just hard on socks... until I bought a few pairs from NLZ. These socks are very comfortable and so far the wear has been superior. No holes, no loose elastic, no seperation of the material, no strange bunching up in the wash. Overall a very high quality sock at an excellant price.
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