Bombas Sock Review + Coupon Code

Thank you to Bombas for sponsoring this post!

When I first started getting into working out, I used to buy super cheap socks. This may work for socks you aren’t wearing often, but for fitness socks, they need to be able to take a beating. Inevitably, within a few weeks those cheap socks would already be really worn in the heel, stretched out and falling down when I worked out, and/or have a hole in the toe. Since then, I’ve grown to appreciate a seriously good pair of socks, and have gotten quite picky about which ones I’ll wear. That said, when the team at Bombas offered to send me and Matt a variety of their athletic-leisure socks to test out, I was interested to see how they stacked up against some of my favorites.


Bombas offers two sock heights: calf and ankle, in both men’s and women’s sizing. You can choose between solid colors (white, navy, grey, and black) as well as multicolor options. Cute, right? I liked the colors!

Before even trying the socks, I was already impressed with the company: for every sock purchased, Bombas donates a pair to someone in need. Apparently socks are the number one clothing request at homeless shelters; Bombas has donated over 300,000 socks to those in need since launching in October 2013.


Also cool: Bombas and co-founders David Heath and Randy Goldberg appeared on ABC’s Shark Tank for the season premier on September 26th, 2014! Does anyone else love that show, too?! So addictive! Apparently they made a deal with Daymond John. I’ll have to look up the episode!


Anyway! When Matt and I first tried the socks, our first response was to note how comfortable they were! They are made of Long Staple Pima Cotton, which is super soft and cushy, warm in the winter but cool in the summer, and has natural moisture wicking properties. They feel like pillows on your feet!


As for the functionality, Bombas has put a ton of thought into making their socks awesome. They spent two years on research and development prior to launch to come up with substantial improvements to other athletic socks.

For their ankle socks, they made tiny ankle cushions that sit directly where your shoe hits your leg to prevent rubbing and chafing. This means they stay up well, too!


So far, I have worn their ankle socks for a track workout, a 10 mile run, and a few boot camp classes and they were great for both. No moving around, no slipping down, no blisters!


The socks also feel cushy (thanks to a reinforced footbed) without being too thick.

For their calf socks, they tested 133 different tension levels to arrive at the perfect feel. This means they stay up and don’t slip down – without being too tight. Matt LOVES his too!


In case you couldn’t tell, we give these socks two enthusiastic thumbs up. I’m already planning to buy us a few more pairs, especially of the calf socks – all my old calf socks have holes in them!

Want to try Bombas socks yourself? Use this link to access a 20% off discount code for your first order of any size. (FYI that you need to enter your email address to get the code.) Bombas has a 100% happiness guarantee, too, so if you don’t think their socks are the most comfortable you’ve ever worn, they’ll refund your entire purchase. Seriously. :)

What do you look for in athletic/leisure socks?


  1. 1

    These look awesome! We go through socks in my house constantly, and my boyfriend and I always steal the good ones back and forth between each other. I think I’ll give these a try!

  2. 2

    Cute socks! I look for comfort, sweat-wicking ability, and fun colors!

  3. 3

    Love the colors of their socks and the fact they give a pair to those in need for each pair purchased!! Also, what shoes are you wearing in the one pic, such good, bright colors!

  4. 6

    I’ve seen these around a lot and definitely want to give them a try at some point. I got in the habit of buying expensive socks bc when I first started running I was getting awful blisters and invested in everything imaginable to try and prevent it. I usually wear Balega socks but they are wearing down after some years and I need to grab some new ones so these would be great!

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    Chris Anne says:

    I will have to try them out, love the colors! I have to admit I am tired of white/black socks only! Do they make compression socks? Anne, so excited I was able to register for the Army 10 miler today, didn’t think I was going to get in, started at 0630 and site kept crashing, I had to go and do escort/protocol duty and came back at 1030 and tried again with only a few 1,000 spots and was able to get all the way to inputting my cc info and then it crashed again, without registering me, so I finally called the helpdesk and they registered me! So happy! Hope to see you there, I remember you did it last year, correct?? Hopefully by then I will be able to run at least 75% of it, but I had a great 6mile run/walk last night. :)

    • 8

      No compression socks – just regular! That’s awesome you got into the Army 10 Miler! I didn’t do it last year but have done it a number of times in the past and always love it. It was my very first 10 miler! I didn’t realize the sign up was happening already for this year’s… but it’s the weekend of our wedding anniversary anyway, though, so I’m not sure I’d be able to since we’ll probably want to do a fun trip somewhere. :)

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    Roadrunner says:

    Those look great, Anne, thanks!

  7. 10

    How cool! I have never heard of them but I definitely want to try these. I currently run in lululemon socks, which I love, but it’s always great to have a variety of socks that works for your feet! Thanks!

  8. 11

    I think I look for ‘no blisters and breathable’ socks. :) Those look really durable and comfortable!

  9. 12

    I’ve been wearing Feetures for years and love them but I’m more than willing to try something new – especially with the discount. I never wear calf socks so will probably just get the ankle ones in BRIGHT colors :)

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    Ginger G. says:

    I love Bombas so much! I hate that I’ve already ordered a few pairs from them and can’t use that coupon code to buy more. ;)

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