No Show Ultimate Run Sock
prepare for blisters
If you have an average sized foot (I am a 10.5 US) then the size 11-14 are too big, and the size 7-10 are just small enough that they will slide all the way down into your shoe and you can bet if you are going for a long distance run that you will have blisters.
I also agree with all of the other reviewers that the socks will pill after a wash or 2. All 3 pairs I have are pilling already even though I washed them on delicate (is it just me that maybe a $14 pair of socks meant to take the abuse of running shouldn't have to be washed alongside your girlfriends lacy undies for fear of your socks falling apart?)
July 9, 2014
I've been looking for a great pair of socks to wear with my running shoes that didn't show and didn't slip. Every other pair I've tried constantly slips off my ankles, but these don't. They stay in place all day and they fit just right in all the right places. I'm a 14 and the L/XL fit me perfectly. The one downfall is that they pick up lint easily but they're always in my shoes anyways so it doesn't bother me much! I'm definitely buying more Lulu socks soon, I highly recommend them for any activity.
June 19, 2014
I have a few pirs of these socks. They are pretty average.. I like that they are marked R and L, but they do pick up a lot of lint and they don't ride down so that is a plus.
January 13, 2014
Great socks for long distance
I've run 27 marathons. I've always had problems with blisters on two of my toes. I mean big bloody blisters that hurt around mile 18. I just completed two long training runs (today it was 20 miles) and NOT one single blister or even a hint of one. I absolutely love these socks. There is padding in all the right places. I like the idea of L and R socks. The fit is great for me. No problems whatsoever. If you run long distances, give these socks a try. I will be wearing mine in the upcoming Tucson marathon. I have happy toes!!! Thank you Lululemon.
November 3, 2013
These started to pill very badly after the second wash. The fit was excellent, but they piled so badly they stick to themselves. When I mentioned the problem in the store, I was told since they were 'undergarments', that nothing could be done.
October 20, 2013
Poor design quality
I bought a pair of the Men's No Show Ultimate Run Sock on July 29, 2013, and after only three uses, they are starting to pill, even though I have followed the washing directions. I have bought other running socks from Lululemon that have held up well, so I am sad that these have not. I expected these $14 socks to last a while.
September 3, 2013
i forgot why i never wear these socks...until this weekend thanks to being a few days behind on laundry. i wasn't more than 10 steps into my morning run before the back of the sock had slipped under my heel and was bunched up under my foot. i have 2 pairs and have had the same experience with both - it is not simply a quality issue with one pair. i stopped by the local lululemon store yesterday and noticed that the design looks unchanged. these socks will never wear out - because i will never wear them again.
September 3, 2013
Used to be my husband's favourite running sock
My husband used to love these socks for running, but I purchased a pair for him recently (because his old ones were stained and stinky) and he wore them twice before the toe ripped. At $14, that's $8 a wear these things cost. I feel like a broken record on this website, but this is yet another quality issue at Lulu. I really hope the company restructures to restore the brand to its original awesomeness.
August 24, 2013
Great fit but poor quality
These are perhaps the best fitting socks i've ever owned. They look cool too. Unfortunately they pill after 1-2 washes (even when washed with delicates using only a small amount of detergent). :(
August 19, 2013
I am sorry for this bad but honest review but people must know on this issue.
This is the worst sock i have ever used.
not even to walk is worth it. I run a lot and its impossible to do so with this sock as it slides all the way down and is not adjusted to the fit.
Very uncomfortable product. I would not recommend for any runner to get this product.
June 19, 2013