Gear Review: Tabio Trailblazer Socks

Disclaimer: I was one of 100 influencers selected through Fit Approach/Sweat Pink to test these socks out and share my experience (always honest though!).

Make sure you keep reading for details on my giveaway to find out how you can win a pair.

Who is Tabio?

Tabio makes “the highest quality socks in Japan” and are officially sold in the US as of this fall. I should also mention that their socks are used by many elite and Olympic athletes!

So Many Choices!

When it comes to sports socks, Tabio offers five choices. When comparing high-quality sports socks, Tabio definitely has some of the best prices that I’ve seen across the board. (P.S. They also offer really trendy ‘every day’ socks!)

  1. Ultra-light Compression – $30
  2. Ultra-light Compression Knee – $35
  3. Signature Run Toe – $25
  4. Signature Run – $25
  5. Trailblazer – $30

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Review Time

Lucky me, I got to try out a pair of the Trailblazer sock. For starters, the design is SLEEK! I absolutely love the look and feel of this sock – the toes spell out “TRAIL”. There were a couple of features that I was not used to: non-slip grip, toes and thickness. The non-slip grip and toes were pretty cool and although the socks are thicker than most socks that I wear, its two-layer design is worth it when you are running trails. The inside layer is made of wool to wick moisture and outside layer is made of water-resistant polyester/nylon for durability.

Other Important Details

Material

  • Polyester 33
  • Cotton 23%
  • Lyocell 15%
  • Nylon 13%
  • Wool 13%
  • Polyurethane 3%

Extra Ankle Support

  • Yes! If you are like me, you will want the extra support on the trails. The signature elastic shaping keeps your ankle aligned.

Arch Support

  • Another win! I personally like that the sock adds additional support to your arch muscles.

Toe Guard

  • Kind of weird at first but I think I can get used to the extra guard to prevent fraying while running up and down hills.

Stabilizer Heel

  • No more blisters? Designed to prevent your socks from sliding around.

In my opinion, a person can never have too many great-quality socks and this is truly a high-quality sock that is worth a try.

Giveaway

The part we’ve all been waiting for… please visit my Instagram page @_kellinickole to enter the giveaway, details are listed there.

As always, hope you enjoyed the review/giveaway and found it to be helpful. For additional details, please visit the Tabio website!

Workout Recovery Shake

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What’s for breakfast today?

Amazing Grass Protein Superfood – Chocolate Peanut Butter Shake

Last week I tried the protein mixed with unsweetened almond milk so I decided to get creative and make a shake after my gym sesh.

  • Amazing Grass Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein
  • 1 Banana
  • 1 tbsp Natural Peanut Butter
  • 1 cup Unsweetened Almond Milk
  • Ice cubes

It was DELICIOUS – I want to drink this every day. Amazing Grass is the first plant-based protein that I’ve tried (I usually opt for Whey). It still amazes me that you can get 20 grams of protein from pea, quinoa, chia and  hemp.

Have you guys tried Amazing Grass or any other plant-based proteins? Take a VERY short survey (I promise) for the chance to win some awesome gift cards!

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Bob’s Red Mill

It’s been an awesome couple of days with some awesome packages of products to try out! Thank you Bob’s Red Mill!
I’ll be following with some recipes and reviews on the new Bob’s Red Mill Protein Powders:

  • Vanilla Protein Powder
  • Chocolate Protein Powder
  • Chai Protein Powder
  • Protein & Fiber – Unflavored & unsweetened

I love that all of these products are vegan and gluten-free!

Check out this coupon for Bob’s Red Mill!

http://www.bobsredmill.com/get-a-coupon.html

Time to Get Whey-sted 

So many awesome puns with Whey..

When I lived in California, I was a loyal Nutrishop customer and used Vitasport Pro7ein Synthesis for a couple of years. I got so tired of the taste (mixing it with water) that I wouldn’t finish my shakes and eventually I just stopped drinking it.
Recently, my boyfriend restocked our kitchen with a new protein powder – Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard 100% Whey. I’m OBSESSED! Probably more because I started mixing it with almond milk, banana and peanut butter… But so AMAZING! Even though I’m going on Week 6 of ditching processed foods, protein and peanut butter are my exceptions (oops).

For those who are not familiar with the product, it is a “muscle building whey protein powder” for those looking for muscle recovery and growth. I definitely encourage everyone to check it out!

TGIF!