Sizing: S/M (men’s 5-9, women’s 6-10), L/XL (men’s 9-13, women’s 10-14)
Sugar SGX Colors: Black, White, Gold, Pink, Aqua, Purple, Yellow
SGX Stripes Colors: Gold, Apple, Navy, Aqua,
Cuff Height: 2” (Sugar) and 6”
Available: Online and Retail
How Obtained: Company Sample
RBR Advertiser: No
Color and Cuff Height Define the Cyclist
Cyclists will always debate, what’s the proper sock height? No matter what your preference, most riders agree socks are a great way to make a statement. Be it matchy matchy or a wild pattern, you never can have too many socks.
SockGuy has been producing socks for over 25 years and I’ve probably been wearing them about that long. The company recently added the Sugar SGX sock to their SGX compression line and sent me both the Sugar and 6” SGX to test.
It’s still too cold in Chicago to wear a lightweight sock outdoors forcing me to conduct all testing on the trainer. Testing indoors is harsher since my feet tend to sweat more on the trainer due to the lack of air circulating through the shoe vents.
Both style socks have slight compression to prevent fatigue and increase blood flow. The Easy-Fit compression-style cuff didn’t dig into my leg or ankle but was tight enough to stay up. The snug arch support provides additional comfort while also reducing sock slippage. The mesh upper provides maximum ventilation while the material provides excellent moisture wicking. After each indoor trainer ride, my feet were dry and comfortable.
My only suggestion for an even better fit is to increase the size offering to S, M, L, XL, instead of combining S/M and L/XL.
SockGuy’s SGX line offers a variety of colors, patterns, and cuff lengths for a multitude of options. Make a statement with the bright gold or keep it subtle with standard black. You decide. What stays consistent is the comfort and quality.
Sheri Rosenbaum regularly contributes articles and reviews products for RBR. She’s an avid recreational roadie who lives in the Chicago area and a major advocate for women’s cycling, serving on the board of directors and volunteering with the Dare2tri Paratriathlon Club. Click to read Sheri’s full bio or visit her web site sunflowersandpedals.com.