Bombas: Introduction To The Sock Brand On A Mission, PLUS My Ankle Running Socks Review

With a unique blend of comfort, performance, and philanthropy, Bombas socks makes every purchase support communities in need.


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Today, I’m excited to share with you a sock brand that we’ve been using on our runs lately, Bombas. This isn’t just another sock company; it’s a movement towards more impactful sustainability and meaningful community support. Their high quality, performance running socks also happen to be perfect for running too.

We’ve been testing Bombas’ ‘Running Ankle Socks‘ for the past couple of weeks, and love how soft, cushioned, and supportive they feel on our feet as we ramp up our run training for the summer, so I’m also going to include my review of their Ankle Running Socks in this article which will share my experience running with them.

Before I share my sock review, I’m going to my best to explain why Bombas stands out in today’s crowded sock market because, hopefully, it will help make your decision to give them a try, a little bit easier to make.

Why Bombas stands out as a brand and company

Bombas is a shining example of a B-Corp certified brand that puts people and the planet first. Their mission is something that resonates with us: “One Purchased = One Donated“.

What does that mean? Well, for every purchase we make, Bombas donates an essential clothing item to someone in need. To date, this initiative has resulted in over 100 million acts of human kindness.

Imagine the impact of that! This effort supports a wide array of organizations, from overnight shelters to medical service professionals, ensuring that our purchases help those in our communities who need it most – I love that!

Bombas is also a sustainability focused brand with the use of 100% recycled packaging, and less waste through circularity as they offer a Take Back Bag service, which customers can use to recycle their old clothing to keep them out of landfills. You do need to remember to proactively initiate this service yourself when you’re done with your socks however.

The technologies and design innovations that make Bombas socks different

Now, let’s talk about what makes Bombas socks feel so good and perform so well, especially for us runners. It’s in the following details:

Seamless toes

The seamless toe design of Bombas socks is a great for anyone who’s faced the discomfort of chafing and irritation on long runs.

Bombas socks seamless toes
Bombas socks seamless toes

By eliminating the bulky and often irritating seam found in traditional socks (if you know, you know), Bombas provides a smoother fit inside your running shoes.

Honeycomb arch support

The honeycomb arch support is a signature Bombas feature, designed to hug the contours of your foot. This targeted support is especially important for runners, as the arch of the foot plays a significant role in how you land and propel yourself forward.

Bombas Running Socks Honeycomb arch support
Bombas running socks honeycomb arch support

By providing a snug and supportive fit, these socks help distribute pressure more evenly, reducing fatigue and the risk of arch pain, allowing you to run longer and more comfortably.

Airflow venting

Maintaining a cool and dry environment for your feet is essential, especially during intense runs or in warmer weather. Bombas socks use airflow venting technology, incorporating a breathable mesh to facilitate air circulation around the foot.

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This innovation helps in wicking away moisture, reducing the overheating and sweat buildup that can lead to uncomfortable blisters and irritation.

Blister tabs

Bombas also includes blister tabs at the back of their socks; these tabs provide a gentle cushioning between your heel and the back of your running shoe, effectively preventing the rubbing and chafing that can lead to blisters.

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Strategic zone cushioning

Strategic zone cushioning addresses the need for cushioning without the bulk. By placing padding in key areas—like the toe, heel, and ball of the foot—these socks offer a balance of comfort and responsiveness.

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The cushioning protects against the impact of each step, while the sock remains lightweight and non-intrusive, ensuring your shoes fit as they should.

Fantastic deals from Bombas

To make trying Bombas even more tempting, they’re offering some fantastic promotions right now:

  • New customers can get 20% off your first purchase with our exclusive discount code ‘TRAIL20‘. This is a great way to try these socks for less.
  • All customers can take up to 15% off select packs.
  • Free Shipping on orders over $50, because every little saving helps.

Bombas Running Socks review; our experience with these men’s and women’s running ankle socks

We’ve been putting the Running Ankle Socks to the test in our daily runs, and we’re both really enjoying the experience.

Helen has been using the women’s version of the socks too, but I’m just going to focus on my men’s pair in this review, as they’re essentially the same sock, just different colors.

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Priced at $16.50, with free shipping on orders over $50 and hassle-free returns, these socks are a worthy investment in your running journey.

I love that they are left and right specific (not all sock brands do this, if you can believe it), and the way they hug your foot in all the right places, providing that snug yet breathable feel that supports the arches.

The sweat-wicking yarns are a very effective too, keeping my feet dry and comfortable, while I test new running shoes for reviews.

The cushioning that protects against blisters without adding unnecessary bulk is particularly noticeable during the run. It complements the cushioned ankle tab really nicely, which is a small detail that offers big comfort gains while running. Depending on the running shoes you’re using, you may or may not notice the heel tab as much due to good, or badly fitting shoes.

Review Summary

In a fast-changing world where every purchase can be a step towards a better planet, Bombas is leading the way with high-quality, thoughtfully designed products that give back.

As runners, choosing Bombas means we’re not just caring for our feet; we’re making a real impact in our communities and beyond, which has got to be worth it right? Give them a try, and let me know what you think of them in the comments!

Happy running! -Alastair

As the founder of Trail & Kale, and seasoned marathoner & ultrarunner, Alastair loves bringing our readers independent running shoe reviews and gear insights to help you run your best. Learn more about Trail & Kale here.


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