Hanes FreshIQ Socks Review

  • Hanes FreshIQ X-Temp Active Cool
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For those who are looking for a wonderful pair of socks for casual wear or the gym, the Hanes FreshIQ X-Temp Active Cool’s are the perfect choice for you. Regardless of the adventure you are embarking on, these make a great companion. 

The longevity and comfort make the Hanes FreshIQ X-Temp Active Cool socks a great value. Then, throw in the FreshIQ and X-Temp technologies, and you have a gem on your hands, or feet! They’ll keep you smelling fresh and feeling cool, no matter what you are doing or where you’re going. 

Customers love this product! Whether heading out for a run or spending the day at work, let the Hanes FreshIQ X-Temp Active Cool socks keep you cool, dry, and comfortable.

Editor's Pros & Cons
Pros

Super comfortable

Nice support

Odor protection

Keeps you cool

Fantastic lifespan

Moisture wicking

Cons

Thinner than anticipated

High price tag

Few color options

Brand

Hanes is owned by the company Hanesbrands, which also owns a couple of other popular clothing brands on the market. There headquarters are out of North Carolina and have been around since the early 1900s. Hanes, itself, began in 1901 and they spun off a women's brand, Hanes Her Way, in 1986.

The company has an interesting and complicated history, starting as two separate companies. The two Hanes brothers, John Wesley and Pleasant H. each owned their own company. One was operating knitting factory and the other hosiery. They merged in 1965 and became the company we know and love today.

Interestingly enough, in 2006 the Sara Lee Corporation purchased the company and spun off with the Hanesbrands company for their clothing lines. There are many familiar names under this label, including L'eggs, Wonderbra, Champion, and Playtex.

Hanes is currently one of the world's largest sellers of basic everyday apparel. They sell products such as panties, shapewear, bras, hosiery, underwear for all genders and ages, socks, shirts, and so much more. They are a common, household name all around the world. They strive to make excellent quality products at an affordable price. They are doing a wonderful job with this goal, and they continue to strive in the clothing business. And their Hanes FreshIQ X-Temp Active Cool socks are proof of that!

Comfort

If you're heading out, for whatever reason, you want to try to remain as comfortable as possible. It may not appear that way, but the comfort level of your footwear can make quite a difference. If your feet are uncomfortable, then so are you, it's as simple as that.

The Hanes FreshIQ X-Temp Active Cool socks tend to be extremely comfortable; customers love them. The materials are soft and feel cozy against your skin.

The one problem they had with this product was that they were a bit thinner than anticipated. However, that doesn't seem to be a deal breaker for most customers. They offer compact cushioning that helps keep you comfortable without the bulk you'd get from other products. They're thin but comfy.

The most significant factor that helps keep the Hanes FreshIQ X-Temp Active Cool socks feeling great is the X-temp technology. This is going to adapt to the temperature of the air and your activity level to help you stay dry and fresh throughout the day. You should have no problem with your feet feeling like they're overheating while you're out and about wearing this product.

Support

Surprisingly enough, the Hanes FreshIQ X-Temp Active Cool socks offer a decent amount of support. It doesn't seem like a huge deal, but if you've ever worn a pair of socks that didn't provide any support, you'd know how nice it is to have it.

They feature a little compression thanks to the smaller percentage of spandex in the material blend. The compression will help cradle your foot, giving you a snug and secure fit. The other benefit of this is that they will not slide off your foot, staying in place, even when you kick off your shoes at the end of the day.

Materials

Hanes uses an odd blend of materials in the making of the FreshIQ X-Temp Active Cool socks. The blend consists of 49% polyester, 46% cotton, 1% nylon, 3% rubber, and 1% spandex.

Yes, you read that correctly, there's a small percentage of rubber in the socks. In fact, it is rubber latex which comes from rubber trees. They mostly use it to add a little elasticity and stretch to the socks, helping give them the snug fit and slight compression for added comfort.

The use of cotton allows the socks to remain breathable so that air can flow into the socks with ease. The addition of polyester, however, helps keep the socks dry throughout the day. Since polyester is hydrophobic, it will not absorb moisture as cotton does so you can stay relatively dry throughout your workouts and on warm summer days.

The blend of materials that Hanes uses in their FreshIQ X-Temp Active Cool socks serves a plethora of purposes. The polyester keeps you dry, and the socks durable, cotton allows for decent airflow and comfort. The use of rubber and spandex give the socks a stretchy and snug fit. Additionally, the nylon helps with the durability a little bit, as it is a hard-working and robust fiber that will not suffer from premature wear and tear.

Breathability

When discussing your apparel, for any occasion, you want to try to make sure that you are finding something that is well-ventilated. This is especially true when shopping for athletic clothes of any kind, including your socks.

Breathability is crucial because it will let air through the materials to help keep you fresh. You don't want to feel like your feet are suffocating inside of your socks and shoes.

Thankfully, the Hanes FreshIQ X-Temp Active Cool socks have a decent amount of breathability to them and will help keep your feet at a comfortable temperature. Of course, if your shoes don't offer the same feature then the ventilation in your socks in kind of pointless.

In addition to the breathability, the socks offer X-Temp technology to help cool you down throughout your workout. It will take into consideration the temperature and your activity level and adapt, helping you regulate your temperature.

Odor Management

The Hanes FreshIQ X-Temp Active Cool ankle socks use FreshIQ technology in the construction to help give you a decent amount of odor control. Feet stink, it happens. Thankfully, you will get a little extra protection from the odor while wearing these great socks.

The socks help prevent the growth of odor-causing bacteria, therefore reducing the risk of wearing stinky socks. You can spend the day at the gym, run a marathon, or walk around in the heat and not worry about your sweat causing your feet and shoes to smell bad.

It's a nice feeling at the end of the day when it's time to kick off your shoes that your feet will not smell too badly thanks to the Hanes FreshIQ X-Temp Active Cool socks.

Durability

When buying socks, you want to try to find a pair that will last you. It's annoying when you feet your toe come right through your socks when you're out and about. It's even more annoying when you can feel your heel rubbing along the inside of your shoe due to a massive hole in the socks.

The Hanes FreshIQ X-Temp Active Cool socks are reasonably durable and are not prone to holes and tears. They are a bit thinner than anticipated, but that doesn't mean they aren’t built strong.

Premature wear and tear isn't something that you should have to worry about with these socks. In fact, the main reason you'd probably have to replace them is when you misplace a sock, not when they rip and tear.

Value

When buying socks, you want to try to find a pair that will last you. It's annoying when you feet your toe come right through your socks when you're out and about. It's even more annoying when you can feel your heel rubbing along the inside of your shoe due to a massive hole in the socks.

The Hanes FreshIQ X-Temp Active Cool socks are reasonably durable and are not prone to holes and tears. They are a bit thinner than anticipated, but that doesn't mean they aren’t built strong.

Premature wear and tear isn't something that you should have to worry about with these socks. In fact, the main reason you'd probably have to replace them is when you misplace a sock, not when they rip and tear.

Care

Keeping your socks smelling fresh can be difficult for some people. Wearing your socks all day, especially to the gym for a hardcore workout, causes you to sweat, which can lead to smelly feet and socks. It's essential that you're cleaning your socks after every time you wear them to keep them in good shape.

Yes, the Hanes FreshIQ X-Temp Active Cool socks have FreshIQ technology that helps reduce odor-causing bacteria to keep you smelling great. However, that doesn't mean you don't have to clean them regularly.

The good news is that the socks are machine washable. You can just toss them in with your laundry and clean them with ease. Keeping your socks clean and fresh is super simple, barely an inconvenience.

Style

There isn't much to say about the look and style of the Hanes FreshIQ X-Temp Active Cool socks. They are your basic, run of the mill socks. Nothing flashy or fancy about them.

They do come in a couple of different varieties, however, so you can pick the one that best fits your needs. First, you can either get them in black or white, not many color options. Additionally, they are available in both ankle socks or crew, so you can pick the one that is most comfortable for you.

The ankle socks sit right above, or on your ankle and will stay up without any issues, providing you with extra comfort. The crew socks come up mid-calf, also being able to stay up and in place while you're out and about.

Fit

For optimal comfort, you want to make sure that your socks are fitting you properly. The Hanes FreshIQ X-Temp Active Cool socks fit pretty well. There are no customers complaints about them. They should be snug, with a compression fit, so they stay in place. However, you don't want them to be too tight on your feet that they cause discomfort.

The Hanes FreshIQ X-Temp Active Cool socks are only available in one size. Unfortunately, if that doesn't work for you, then you'll want to find a different option. They will comfortably fit those with a men's shoe size of between six and twelve.

Bottom Line

The Hanes FreshIQ X-Temp Active Cool socks are an excellent option for those who are looking for a comfortable and durable pair of socks. Whether you're heading to the gym, running a marathon, or simply hanging out, the socks are perfect for any adventure.

They feature innovative technologies to help you stay fresh and crisp while you're on the go. The FreshIQ helps prevent the grown of odor-causing bacteria, helping your feet stay smelling great, even after a hardcore workout. Additionally, they offer you X-Temp technology. This will adapt to the temperature around you as well as your activity level to help keep you cool and dry for the duration of the day.

The Hanes FreshIQ X-Temp Active Cool socks are moisture wicking, so your sweat is going to roll right off of them. No need to wear damp socks throughout your adventures. In addition, they are well-ventilated to allow maximum airflow to your feet. Of course, you'll want to ensure your shoes are breathable as well.

Don't let the cost of the socks scare you away. They're a bit expensive, but that is because of all the great things they can do for you. Take into consideration the innovative design and longevity of the socks, and you'll understand why the price is what it is.

Most customers are happy to pay the price of the socks. They get a good product from a company they trust. The Hanes FreshIQ X-Temp Active Cool socks are indeed the right choice for anyone looking for high quality.