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1,000 Finish Lines With Wigwam

Long-time Wigwam supporter, Roy Pirrung will cross his 1000th finish line at this year’s 2015 Boston Marathon! Read up on what motivates Roy today and how he got his marathoning start.

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This American tradition has become world renowned and a symbol of patriotism. We dove into some of the race’s history of this most sought after marathon in the United States.

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November 2nd marks the 44th annual TCS New York City Marathon! If you’re one of those 50,000 runners, we congratulate you! To make those 26.2 miles as easy as possible, here’s a battle plan for the most common obstacles your feet will face.

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For those of you who enjoy running roads, trails and everything in between, our Rebel Fusion Quarter II provides the ultimate comfort, no matter the terrain. Made for the high impact outdoor athlete, this Merino blend sock is backed by careful engineering to keep your feet going strong.

Exclusive Design. Function. Comfort

What makes the Rebel Fusion Quarter II so special? First off, it combines the sock Wigwam Rebel Fusion Quarter IIand liner into a single piece of fabric. Wigwam is the only company that offers this unique combination and your feet will thank you for it. By blending the Olefin liner with Merino wool, the Rebel Fusion provides temperature regulation to keep your feet warm when it’s cold, and cool when it’s hot. Your feet will nestle into the sock's breathable mesh and really feel the difference. 

The Science Behind the Sock: Ultimax 

The Rebel Fusion Quarter II utilizes Wigwam's patented Ultimax technology to keep outdoor athletes on the trails from sunrise to sunset. Ultimax is our revolutionary moisture management system that uses a push/pull technique. The hydrophobic Olefin liner (moisture rejecting) and hydrophilic Merino wool (moisture absorbing) fibers move moisture from the inside out, keeping your feet in the optimum environment. These features, along with the Rebel Fusion's lightweight design, long-wearing heel and toe, and seamless toe closure make it the perfect all-in-one package. If you're looking for a versatile sock to keep up with your active lifestyle, try the Rebel Fusion Quarter II. Be sure to let us know what you think on Facebook!

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Spring Training: Ready. Set. Race!

 

Spring training isn’t just for Major League Baseball. As the temperature rises, so do the number of runners and joggers hitting the pavement after a long winter on the treadmill. It’s time to train for spring races!

Today, there are more races than ever to explore no matter what your running level. Whether you’re training for the Boston Marathon, a half-marathon like the NYC Half, or looking for a 5K in your area, RunnersWorld keeps an ongoing list of local running events. Still not convinced? First timers might consider a less traditional race like The Color Run or the Zombie Run - both are as much of a party as they are an athletic race!

Keep Your Feet Happy

Whether you’re a veteran or just starting out, taking care of your feet is vital to achieve your training goals. Without the right footwear, running can wreak havoc on your feet! Investing in high performance socks, for instance, can prevent blisters, odor and moisture buildup. Features like a cushioned sole or seamless toe closure will also help you run longer and more comfortably. There are countless running sock varieties to choose from, so which one’s right for you?

Choosing the Perfect Running Sock

For Trail Runners:

Trail runners need footwear with flexibility to regulate temperature, keep feet dryWigwam Merino Ridge Runner and provide cushioned support for uneven terrain. Wigwam’s Merino Ridge Runner Pro combines the benefits of Dri-release® that keeps your feet dry and snug, with a special fine blend of Merino wool.

For Triathlon Runners:

The Ironman Endur Pro was designed with Wigwam’s patented Ultimax technology.Wigwam Ironman Endur Pro Ultimax moves moisture from the bottom of the sock up and out to keep feet dry and prevent blisters. With breathable mesh air vents, this sock is ideal for triathlons, where a seamless transition can make or break a race split. 

For Crew Cut Fans:

You can never go wrong with a classic. Wigwam’s Cool Lite Pro Crew sock is perfectWigwam Cool Lite Pro Crew for the multifaceted athlete looking for a sock that is equally multipurpose. This crew sock combines a high performance Dri-release® TENCEL® fiber to speed drying, in addition to X20 Acrylic fibers that repel moisture up and out of the sock.

For No Show Socks:

If you prefer a low ankle-cut sock, try Wigwam’s Ironman Velocity Pro. It cradlesWigwam Ironman Velocity Pro the foot, prevents friction and features a seamless toe closure to guarantee lasting comfort. It also contains Chitosan, a natural odor defense to keep your footwear from smelling, well, like feet.

For Color Lovers:

Wigwam’s Ironman Lightning Pro Low Cut is where fashionWigwam Ironman Lightening Pro Low Cut meets function. Offered in a rainbow of neon, this brightly colored style will match your favorite workout apparel. Boosted with Wigwam Ultimax technology, the Lightning Pro also has a heel tab designed to prevent friction within your running shoe.

Run with Wigwam

All of us at Wigwam Socks pride ourselves on being THE performance sock company. We’re constantly evolving our technology to keep your toes comfortable. For 109 years we’ve provided our customers with quality, American made socks that elevate your performance as an athlete.

Enjoy spring running season and show your feet some love with Wigwam!

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