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In late Spring of 2011, Wigwam partnered with Footwise and ran a “Win Free Socks for a Year” contest. Participants who visited the Footwise Portland store were able to fill out a piece of paper and enter in the drawing. Three lucky winners were randomly drawn and were gracious enough to give us testimonials regarding their experience with Wigwam socks.
To be honest, I wasn’t aware of Wigwam socks before I filled out the slip at Footwise to win a pair of socks a week for a year. Wow, what a lot of fabulous socks I ended up getting. Thick, thin, hiking, dress, plain, and colorful. Every pair is very well made and comfortable. I won’t have to buy socks again for years, but when I do they’ll be Wigwam for sure. Besides being comfortable and well fitting, my favorite part about Wigwam socks is the fact that the seam across the toes is unnoticeable – no bulky and awkward stitching lines, what a treat. I am sold – even if you don’t win the free socks prize; I recommend that people buy a pair of Wigwam socks! You’ll be sold too!
What a treat to win the Wigwam sock contest last year after visiting my favorite shoe store, Footwise on Broadway! It was hard to believe, but, every month, four new pairs of socks arrived at my doorstep. I stepped into the brightly colored, fun patterns of new merino wool, or wool blend socks over and over. The quality of Wigwam socks is so fine that I will be wearing them for years. And there were SO many (seriously, four pair a month, that’s 48 pair of socks in a year!). For not having won many contests in my life, I feel I hit the jackpot this time! Thank you to Footwise and Wigwam for the wonderful yearlong treat.
Originating from the Midwest, I was already familiar with Wigwam products. In fact, I found out about the contest while in Footwise shopping for Wigwam socks. However, it wasn’t until after I won the “Free Socks for a Year Contest” that I realized what superior products Wigwam socks truly are. One of the coolest things about winning the contest was the ability to try out a variet of different socks from Wigwam. The comfort and quality of Wigwam socks stay consistent whether you’re wearing hiking, running, or casual style socks. Also, the durability of Wigwam socks in unrivaled. My extreme thanks goes to Wigwam and Footwise for sponsoring such a great contest.
Wigwam is partnering with Footwise again this year to run another “Win Free socks for a Year” contest beginning on October 12th and ending October 28th. Be sure to stop by any of the four Oregon Footwise locations (Portland, Hood River, Corvallis, and Eugene) anytime during the event to register to win. No purchase necessary, must sign up in person, do not need to be present to win. One entry per person, please. One winner from each store will receive free socks for one year – 4 pair of socks per month for 12 months. Winners will be put into contact with Wigwam who will provide the free socks. Good luck!
Today as I crossed the finish line, earning the 70.3 title, I crossed it a wiser person than I had been at the start line. Life and sports always seem to be interconnected in the lessons I learn. This morning, waiting in my wave to head into the water, I was filled with fear and uncertainty. If I was honest with myself at the lowest common denominator I was afraid of failing and in fact had verbalized this several times in the days leading up to today’s triathlon. I am not sure how I could have defined failure, mostly it was a vague cloud hovering over me. As I headed into the water this morning, the only thing I could think of is wondering what the hell I was doing there.
I was given the gift of several lessons today though. Or perhaps I re-learned the lessons. I was reminded of what finishing and winning means, and also was reminded about who I am in this sport. I have always been quick to point out that I am not a triathlete and I am still uncertain about my ability to make it to the start of Ironman in September. Ironically enough, my IM goal was sparked while running 220 km across Africa which should be an indication of what it is that I love to do, versus what I am doing.
I waited at the start of the swim today, looking at the buoy’s and although I am sure I had thoughts, I couldn’t tell you what they were. Primal fear was the only emotion I can recall and I am sure any thoughts I had were related to the fear. Let me be clear on how much I despise swimming and how completely uncomfortable I am with it. My swimming is always one step shy of desperation and completely miserable. Most times I can settle into a somewhat calm feeling after the initial waves of panic. Today I couldn’t find it and fought my swim and fear the entire way. 1.2 miles is a hell of a long way to fight and by the time I got out of the water I was exhausted.
Dear Wigwam,I just want to say thank you for your Terrain Trax Pro quarter socks. I've tried many different socks throughout my years as a mechanic and these are by far the best. Many peope tout "Smartwool" and they definitely make some good socks. But, even their PHD line can't compete with your Terrain Trax Pro for all day comfort and moisture wicking ability, not to mention the much better price. You make an amazing product right here in the USA, have it resonably priced, and care about your impact on our earth. Thank you. Keep up the great work. You have a supporter for life.- Jarrod F.
Hello, I am a newcomer to Wigwam socks, but I will definitely be a loyal customer. First, they are quality and made in the USA. Great. I have spent alot of money on Smart Wool and it doesn't last. Everytime I remove my socks, big balls of fuss are stuck on the bottom of my feet; no wonder they wear out. NOT with Wigwams. They are beautiful. I kept trying to find a good, no, great sock for a reasonable price and you outshine all the em. I have tried Fox River, SmartWool and several others and nothing is as good a quality plus yours are slightly cheaper, sometimes much less and in twin packs. I just wanted to say all of this and say thanks for making something quality in the USA. That is a sign of pride in your product, as the bottom line, not necessarily the most expensive. I am a teacher, cross country skier and grandma, birder, hiker, walker, biker and well, generally love warm comfy feet. Wigwam is my new best friend. I found these socks at Larsons, in Bonners Ferry, Idaho. Where else might I purchase more of them in Sandpoint, Coeur dAlene, Spokane area, please. I'm pitching out all those thin SmartWools...May God bless all of you and keep you in His care. I grew up in Illinois and used to spend alot of time on Lake Geneva and you guys were there all the time. Linda H
It was a beautiful fall day in Wisconsin, Sunday, October 2. Three thousand people participated in the Milwaukee Lakefront Marathon while thousands more cheered them on. While many hoped to qualify for Boston, a group of 62 runners (Jennipede as they called themselves) set out to set a Guinness World Record of the most people tethered together to complete a marathon.
The team was captained by Runner’s World’s “Mayor of Running” Bart Yasso and included ultra-running legend Roy Pirrung (Wigwam athlete). Many members of Jennipede had never completed a marathon before and in order to qualify for the record, all runners had to finish the race in the same order they started. I was advised there were a few sprained ankles, a fall and severe cramps along the way but perseverance prevailed and I’m happy to say everyone finished. A new Guinness World Record has been made!
In addition to the record-breaking attempt, Jennipede raised over $108,000 for the rehabilitation care for fellow runner, Jenny Crain. Jenny, a world-class runner, suffered serious head and neck injuries after being severely injured on August 21, 2007, when hit by a car while training for the trials prior to the Beijing Olympics. Crain was in her wheel chair alongside the group for the last .2 miles and was at the finish line to receive a check for the money raised.
Wigwam socks were provided to team Jennipede as well as many spectators at the event. It truly was a very inspirational day for everyone.
To whom it may concern,I started buying Wigwam socks because they were made in the U.S.A. I continued buying them because they are exceptionally comfortable. I just ran one of the toughest events ever! The Nor cal, squaw valley, TOUGH MUDDER in a pair of your socks. I ran these socks through 13.5 miles of sand, mud, snow, and ice and swam with them through the worst water and coldest lakes you could imagine and these bad boys have stood up the test. I can't say i would have made it if not for the comfort and durability of your socks. Thank you for such a great U.S. made product. - Ryan
Dear Wigwam,December 2007 you sent me 6 pair of these socks. They are my favorite year round sock. I've calculated wearing them around 364 times. I took one pair to the Bob Marshall Wilderness"The Bob" in Montana. These socks spent their days in the icy cold waters of the South Fork River fishing for Northern Slope Cutthroat Trout. After fishing they hung from a stick to dry overnight. This was repeated over 8 days. This photo was taken at the river take-out at the end of the trip. My Wigwams are rock solid!Thank you,Thaddeus
CureDuchenne is a grassroots effort to bring back focus. We’re not here to create a profit-making organization. CureDuchenne was started by parents whose only child has DMD. If one son can be saved, there is hope for all.