This post was sponsored by Rockay Socks and contains affiliate links. All opinions are my own.
I was recently given a pair of Rockay Socks to review. I had never heard of the brand before, but I’m so glad that they reached out. There are many things I love about them, but the thing that excites me most is their goal of creating great products while helping the environment.
The socks I were sent are 66% Polyamide, 30% Organic Merino Wool, and 4% Elastane. The combination of materials provides for a comfortable sock that is warm and sweat wicking. I admit that I have not had a chance to run long distances in them yet (thanks to my heel), but I’ve worn them for walking and day to day wear and they are super comfortable. The socks offer slight padding in the heel and toe and a compressive fit through the mid-foot. I found the light compression in the arch very comfortable, plus it keeps the sock exactly where it should be. All in all, from a performance perspective, it’s a great sock.
But let’s talk about the “green” aspects of the Rockay sock. I’ve never hidden my support of environmentally friendly companies and products. (One of my jobs is with a company that’s mission is to ensure that Americans enjoy clean and safe water.) So, I’m pretty excited by this company’s goals:
- 100% recycled polyester (about 20% will be plastic reclaimed from the world’s oceans)
- 100% recycled packaging
- Odor free clothing (ok, that’s only good for the environment around me…)
Rockay is a company on a mission and they’ve made great steps so far. In 2019, they plan to come out with a 100% recycled sock, a compression sock, and compression sleeves. According to their website,”1 pair of Accelerate Running Socks will remove 2 water bottles of plastic or equivalent plastic from the ocean!” The “compression sleeves will remove 3 bottles.” That’s pretty darn cool. Hopefully I’ll get the chance to check those out next year.
One important thing you need to know – they don’t recommend you put the socks in the dryer. I haven’t done so yet, but I’m sure at some point I will miss them when moving a load from washer to dryer. According to their rep, the socks will last longer and look better if you don’t dry them, but I’ll make sure to update this when (being realistic about my laundry skills here) I dry mine. I’m guessing the high plastic content may be the problem…
I can’t wait to try out the 100% recycled socks, but I have to admit that the current version is a warm and comfortable with the wool in them. Rockay Accelerate socks are definitely one of my current favorite socks!