Swiftwick Flite XT Zero Tab Socks – Great Grip
The Swiftwick Flite XT Zero Tab Socks ($15.99) are packed with great features that seamlessly work together to make running, fitness, and golf more comfortable.
Swiftwick Flite XT Zero Tab Socks Review
One of my long-standing complaints about some technical running socks is the common problem of slipping. And by slipping, I mean your foot slightly sliding around inside your shoe when running. Even if my shoes are fitted correctly, I find slight slipping happens on hills and steep inclines.
I’m not 100% sure what leads to this but I think extremely thin technical fabric might just be the culprit. However, I have found that wearing the Swiftwick Flite XT socks eliminates this issue. These socks make crushing the vert more enjoyable with their built-in GripDry feature.
GripDry is basically an anti grip fiber that is sewn into the front and back sections of the sock. This fiber grips the bottom and sides of the shoe and prevents slipping. However, this fiber does not add bulk and is channeled to keep things cool and wick moisture.
AnkleLock Technology: This is a super strong elastic material that is used to add extra support to your heal and ankle during fast or multidirectional movements. I found this to really make a difference at the end of long trail runs when my legs start to break down.
Seamless Toe Box: I found this to do a great job preventing any pressure points or blisters from forming.
Micro Tab: There is a very small tab in the Achilles area that prevents blisters from forming by stopping your skin from contacting your shoes. You won’t notice it’s there but you surely will be glad it is.
Moisture Wicking: The footbed fabric combined with the flex channels and other tech fibers keep your feet dry and comfortable all day long.
What would I change? Absolutely nothing!
Andrew is a trail runner, climber, paddler, snowboarder, marketer, and most importantly a dog dad. Andrew grew up in suburban Philadelphia and now lives on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.
While he lives pretty far from the mountains, he puts a heavy focus on preparing for them and inspiring others to do the same. He first fell in love with the mountains on family trips to the White Mountains and the Adirondacks. He spent the majority of his early life competitively running and leisurely paddling, however after college he began focusing on learning to climb, snowboard, and backpack.
Over the past ten years since then, he has been fortunate enough to gain some amazing experiences exploring North America. Some of the most memorable thus far are alpine climbing in the Sierra, trail running in Alberta, learning to splitboard in NH, countless days hiking in the Catskills, or a plethora of mellow days paddling the Chesapeake Bay with friends.
When he can’t be in the mountains Andrew is often running or hiking with his favorite training partners, his two rescue dogs Calvin and Enzo. Andrew is also a self-proclaimed gear junkie and confessed that his gear loft is the most organized place in his home.