Why Does Chris Always Wear Those Black Socks? + Sock Giveaway

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I can’t tell you how many comments we’ve gotten about Chris’ favorite black socks he wears — pretty much everywhere –and pretty much every day. It’s hilarious! :) While it is true that his black socks are somewhat an adult-version “security blanky” for him and maybe even his new fashion statement/trend, he does have legit reasons for wearing them!

Before we chat about those reasons, let’s talk a little bit about workout socks and get you on your way to choosing your perfect workout “sole” mate! Today, I’m focusing specifically on CrossFit and running (walkers—this works for you too!), but this info will be helpful for any type of workout where socks are a must.

Here are the basics:

  • Material: Just as I’d never exercise in 100% cotton clothes, I’d also never wear 100% cotton socks to work out in. Why? Not only does cotton keep moisture in, but it’s also the perfect breeding ground for those nasty blisters! Instead, choose socks made with acrylic, polyester, or CoolMax®, which wick away the moisture and help prevent blisters.
  • Size: Make sure your socks fit snuggly so you’ll have less chance of blisters forming, but not too tight or you’ll be hatin’ life and that workout.
  • Cost: Be ready for some possible sticker shock here, but trust me—every penny spent will be worth it when you have happy feet during and after your workouts.
  • Care: Be sure to follow the manufacturer’s care instructions and you’ll extend the life of your investment.
  • Comfort: This one’s kind of a no-brainer, but choose socks that feel good! And here’s a handy tip: If you’re blessed with sweaty feet, carry an extra pair with you while working out so you can make a change when moisture builds up. You’ll avoid blisters. :)
  • Fashion: Of course, I have to talk about fashion! Why not look as stylish as possible while you’re burning all those calories?! Many socks are made in really fun colors and designs, so the sky’s the limit here. Have fun!

Now for the specifics (and Chris’ reasons for wearing those high socks!!):

CrossFit:

  • High socks: If you’ve ever done CrossFit, you’ll appreciate Chris’ love for high socks :). During WODs (workout of the day), those shins can take a beating, especially if you’re doing box jumps or deadlifts! The most brutal for me?? Rope climbs. Crossfitters out there everywhere know this: NEVER DO A ROPE CLIMB WITHOUT HIGH SOCKS!!! Rope burns are no good. Need more reasons to rock some high socks? Here you go – Many high socks are made with antibacterial fibers to help prevent that smelly feet issue, as well as arch supports to help keep those feet stable during your WODs. Sold!!
  • No-show socks: If you’re just not feeling the high sock trend, no matter how beneficial they are, the no-show variety are a great option too! Many of these are also made with antibacterial fibers and arch supports just like their high socked buddies.
  • Compression socks: These babies help to stabilize your muscles so you’ll have more control and increased strength during your WOD. And…they’ll stay in place! No more stopping to pull up those sagging socks. :)

Who knew so much went into choosing socks?? And, they come in so many colors and patterns. Here are just a few really fun ones!!!

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1. Reebok CrossFit 1,2,3,Go! Socks
2. Reebok CrossFit Go Socks
3. Dahlgreen MultiSport Compression Socks
4. Reebok CrossFit Camo Knee Socks
5. I Know Squat Knee High Socks

Running:

While good socks can seem a bit pricey, if you’ve ever dealt with a blister during a run—especially a long run—you will agree that good socks are worth every single pricey penny! Anything to not have to deal with those pesky blisters and foot pain that you get when you cut the sock budget.

Some things to think about:

  • Arch support keeps the sock comfortably tight around your foot to help prevent blisters during all those miles.
  • Tabs so the heel of your sock doesn’t slip into the shoe, which can be really annoying and cause heel blisters. Ouch!
  • Sole cushioning for added support for every heel strike.
  • Thick vs. thin is a personal preference and for cold or hot weather training.
  • Layered to keep friction down and blisters at bay.
  • For cold weather running try some crew socks for extra warmth.

With so many different colors and patterns to choose from, add some excitement to your run by choosing socks that reflect your personality! Check these out:

 socks-running

1. Infiniti Double Tab Mesh Socks2. Reebok Training Low Cut Socks
3. Thorlo Unisex Thick Cushion Running Crew Sock 4. Drymax Run Lite-Mesh No Show Tab Socks 5. Drymax Cold Weather Run Crew Socks

Excited about workout socks? Here’s the chance of a lifetime you don’t want to miss: You can win a (new) pair of Chris’ favorite black socks! Leave a comment below telling me why you think Chris should or should not ditch those black socks. Enter up to 5 times until Friday, May 9th at 11:59pm PST, and three lucky winners will be chosen randomly and announced on May 10th.

Get ready. Get set. Go!!!


404 Comments

  1. Catie - May 11, 2014

    Hi Heidi,
    I know this probably doesnt count but I think Chris should keep the black socks and he can rock those socks really well. I always used to wear black socks for basketball practice. Have
    an awesome Mothers Day! You and Chris should do more contest giveaways for socks I am such a sock fan too tell that to Chris for me!
    Bye for now,
    Catie

  2. Michael T - May 11, 2014

    compression socks are where its at.

  3. marlene - May 11, 2014

    j adore les . Reebok CrossFit 1,2,3,Go! Socks trop belle!
    on a toujours pas les nouveaux episodes de relooking de l extreme obesité en france ca me manque!!!j adore votre emission!et vos chaussette lol!

  4. Maria Perez - May 10, 2014

    I get made fun of for wearing the black socks but it’s my color too. I think Chris rocks in them. Let him be true to himself and express his love for the black . I love his spirit .

  5. Lani Katis - May 10, 2014

    I think he should keep wearing the socks. I have two boys, 12 and 16 and they will only wear high black socks. The 12 yr old will only wear Reebok and the 16 yr old prefers Nike.

  6. Leah - May 10, 2014

    He shouldn’t ever ditch those black socks because I think he’s just too darn cute with them!!! :)

  7. scott harshman - May 10, 2014

    glad to hear that Chris is not wearing the cheap black cotton socks that causes blisters.

  8. julie barton - May 10, 2014

    chris never ditch the socks, ypu look ab fab baby xxx

  9. Trisha - May 10, 2014

    I normally run in vibrams, but with two half marathons in a week and a little tendinitis on the top of the foot from the first half I wore my lightweight shoes and wore cotton socks I pr’d today but both feet have blisters and a nice little blood ring on the socks.

  10. Angela - May 10, 2014

    I love tall black socks! It’s the only thing I’d ever wear with my combat boots :) I found out the hard way by wearing standard issue cotton socks durning a rucsack march, and had to have 21 blisters lanced off both my feet to include losing all of my toenails :( Not fun. Comfort and safety is by far more important than fashion! Keep Rockin your black socks Chris, and keep your dogs HaPpY!!!

  11. Katie Krueger - May 10, 2014

    Comfort and motivation to work harder are reason enough to keep them!

  12. Claire - May 10, 2014

    I love the fact that Chris has always worn the colour he’s wanted to wear no matter what fashion or society says. I love individuality in people !!

  13. Jon Holley - May 10, 2014

    I think Chris should keep the black socks. Pardon my language but I think it makes him look like the bad ass that he is.

  14. amy - May 10, 2014

    …and I always thought it was just a fashion statement. Guess I better invest in some socks before I start my crossfit training. YIKES!

  15. Heather - May 10, 2014

    I think Chris’ socks are awesome! Way to “ROCK YOUR SOCKS!” I think Chris should NOT ditch his black socks, because they are what he likes and are comfortable wearing and who are we to say what he should and shouldn’t wear? Keep on Keepin’ On. :)

  16. Jason Neumann - May 10, 2014

    I am starting the insanity workout series so I wi be looking into some good workout socks. Maybe I’ll follow Chris’s example with the black.

  17. Melissa Dobry - May 10, 2014

    I think with all of their benefits AND if that’s his SOD (sock of the day) choice very day, & maybe his ‘security blanket’… Then go for it Chris!! It’s kind of like his trademark?! Heidi, you and Chris do so much every day for your family and for others… Your personalities and heart are what we all notice first!! XO

  18. Erin Lawler - May 10, 2014

    He should keep wearing them because of all the good reasons you listed in your blog and because he likes them.

  19. Kay - May 10, 2014

    I’m all for Chris and his socks… But he should really get ankle socks!

  20. Cheryl Elshaer - May 10, 2014

    My son is 7 and he will ONLY wear black socks!! Every time I see Chris I see my son in the future! :)

  21. Andrea - May 10, 2014

    I think Chris should stick with the black socks. They seem to work for him, and must be comfy during those long workouts. If it’s not broke, don’t fix it!

  22. Jonnetta Peters - May 10, 2014

    He should keep them because he’s a crossfit guru and he looks pretty cool in his socks.

  23. Allison Hogan - May 10, 2014

    Keep them because we all know that… “Black socks, they never get dirty, the longer you wear them the stronger they get…”

  24. William Tate - May 9, 2014

    Hey, Chris can still wear the black ones. He doesn’t have to impress anyone :) I have some low thorlo sock that are great for my running. I have tried others too when doing different exercise. It’s all about what makes my feet comfortable, and helps to prevent the blisters.

  25. Pamela - May 9, 2014

    For compression support

  26. Chelsea Conover - May 9, 2014

    Keep them! As long as they work for you and you love them I say keep them for as long as you want :) thanks for all the info.. I need to go out and buy some new socks now!

  27. Tasha - May 9, 2014

    Def. keep wearing the high socks. I had no idea they were so beneficial. You might be starting a trend!

  28. Tasha - May 9, 2014

    Keep the socks!! Keep your individuality. He can pull off the black socks.

  29. Melanie - May 9, 2014

    Keep them! If you are comfortable in your workout and Heidi doesn’t mind, why should anyone else. :)

  30. Tiffany Collins - May 9, 2014

    I never thought there was anything wrong with them to begin with and the fact that there are ACTUAL reasons makes it even better!! Stick with em Chris :)

  31. Michelle castro - May 9, 2014

    I do like the high sock look anyways.cant wait for my legs to get smaller to carry on the trend

  32. Sarah - May 9, 2014

    Do what feels good to you as long as it’s a positive thing in your and yours life. That’s what I think.

  33. Michelle castro - May 9, 2014

    Wearing high socks is a great idea..Great information as always..Keep up the great encouragement you always give us..it is greatly appreciated

  34. Tara Mcnutt - May 9, 2014

    Looked up a few photos of him and them great looking socks and I’m sticking to those being “Socks of confidence!” Now I really need some I’m looking to lose about 100+lbs and I’m gonna need all the confidence I can get.. I think both of you are wonderful motivators keep it going.. and Chris don’t let go of them”SOCKS”

  35. Dinorah Salinas - May 9, 2014

    People need to leave him alone! Let Chris be in his black or pink socks! They are his choice not anyone else’s!

  36. Michael F - May 9, 2014

    Ditch’em! It’s just a fad now. Like every trend they come and go, so he should start the next one!

  37. Donna R - May 9, 2014

    Thank you Heidi for the information! I always wondered why he wore the high socks, I just thought he was making a fashion statement.

  38. Donna R - May 9, 2014

    Chris, do you only wear black socks?

  39. Donna R - May 9, 2014

    Keep the socks..it is a trademark!

  40. joseph - May 9, 2014

    The socks have tons of benefits and I think that they look fashionable, definitely keep them!

  41. Laura - May 9, 2014

    Why ditch them? He should probably get sponsorship for the trend he’s setting with them though lol

  42. Renae Plude - May 9, 2014

    Hello,
    I have pain in my shin from my workouts. I never gave it much thought to wear high socks to help with that. This was a great eye opener. Now toss me some socks! ;)

  43. Karen Bures - May 9, 2014

    Ok. The reasonable part of me says, “Of course he should keep wearing them. Whatever makes him happy.” BUT. The other side of me slightly cringes and thinks, “He is SO incredibly good looking, and sensitive, and tough, and caring, (apparently I have a celebrity crush)…..and then you get to the socks.” Just saying. ;)

  44. Christine - May 9, 2014

    Chris should keep his signature black socks because they look great on him and he’s comfortable in them

  45. Delma Seckinger - May 9, 2014

    I have found that the poly socks are awesome when doing a lot of walking. Keeps the feet cool.

  46. Delma Seckinger - May 9, 2014

    I’f women can have their little black dresses, then Chris should be able to keep his little black socks.

  47. Delma Seckinger - May 9, 2014

    Black goes with anything! I say again… Keep them!

  48. Delma Seckinger - May 9, 2014

    Keep the socks. Black looks good on you!

  49. David Bitter - May 9, 2014

    Keep rocking those socks Chris. Sounds like they’re not about style, but practicality. Heidi, thank you for the great information. I’ve been using standard crew socks for my workouts (lost 102 pounds, just 20 more to go), but my feet have taken a beating. I’ll be looking for some better socks based on your suggestions right away. Thanks again!

  50. jennifer - May 9, 2014

    Keep um! My 12 year old wears socks pulled up all the way everyday, Even with his Crocs :) and says he loves his look!

  51. Dori - May 9, 2014

    No need to ditch them if they work for him. I’m on my feet all day at work and I wear my compression socks and some really comfy black socks with arch support and extra cushy over them

  52. Susie - May 9, 2014

    Yes to black socks!

  53. Susie - May 9, 2014

    Chris should keep wearing his signature socks!

  54. April - May 9, 2014

    Absolutely Chris should get rid of those black socks…and give them to me! Shucks- I’ll wear them as a sweat head band. Or perhaps bronze them and put them on the mantle. Or if he’d like to keep them, that’s awesome too. I’ll just wait until Hedi sends me a pair. Love you guys!! Xoxoxo

  55. debbie - May 9, 2014

    I love Chris’s socks. He should keep his signature black socks. He helps so many people achieve something they never thought possible. You never know he might start a fashion trend :)

  56. Elisa - May 9, 2014

    Don’t ditch! You wouldn’t be you without them!!!

  57. Terry - May 9, 2014

    Well, I really think Chris should wear those camo socks, don’t you? It’s like they wouldn’t be there. :).

  58. Susie - May 9, 2014

    Chris should set the trend – keep on keepin on!

  59. Susie - May 9, 2014

    Yes, Chris should continue to wear his trademark socks!

  60. Amy moorehead - May 9, 2014

    I’ve found the higher socks feel better working out. Funny they have been takes about sooo much.

  61. Joy Underwood - May 9, 2014

    Of course Chris should keep wearing his black socks! In fact, I think you all should have a family photo with everyone wearing their high, black socks!

  62. Joy Underwood - May 9, 2014

    I have never tried a box jump or the rope things but one day I hope to….and when I do, I will ensure I wear long socks- neon yellow is more my style but since Chris feels confident and comfortable in his black socks then he should wear them!

  63. Joy Underwood - May 9, 2014

    Although it is incredible that he could wear Black socks in Arizona heat, he should wear whatever makes him comfy and apparently these do!

  64. Joy Underwood - May 9, 2014

    If Chris stopped wearing black socks, we could be blinded by the white skin that may never have seen the Arizona sun…better keep me’ on bud. ;-)

  65. Joy Underwood - May 9, 2014

    You should NOT ditch those black socks! By wearing what you like, you are being true to yourself. I am pretty sure you would tell your contestants and friends the same thing so be uniquely you!

  66. jessica bejarano - May 9, 2014

    i say keep the socks, if they are comfortable and are great for working out i say why not. I would love to win a pair of the workout socks and i love watching chris on extreme makeover and have enjoyed your blogs especially the one of you keeping it real about the no makeup and all the other flaws you say you have just like every other woman. it was great to read. thanks

  67. Julie George - May 9, 2014

    I think Chris should keep wearing his socks however and whatever color he likes, because he is so inspiring, he may never know what little thing (like black socks) might inspire a person to work hard today in order to be a better person tomorrow.
    Chris has inspired me. In 374 days, I have lost 96 pounds and over 72″ from my 5’2″ female frame. Thank you for what inspiration you gave to me along the way just by being you!!

  68. Nanci Janes - May 9, 2014

    It’s his “trademark” now! :) Keep the socks dude!

  69. Tammy - May 9, 2014

    No need to ditch the black socks… can’t believe there are people out there that even see his feet when he has that smile and six pack + gunzzzzzzzzzzzzzz!!!

  70. Kim - May 9, 2014

    They look good to me!!!

  71. caitlyn @ city and the cubicle - May 9, 2014

    haha do not ditch the black socks!!! they’re a trademark :)

  72. Monica - May 9, 2014

    CHRIS POWELL, HIGH BLACK SOCKS, MUSCLES AND A SMILE- THAT’S JUST HIS TRADEMARK MAN,CANT MESS WITH THAT!! Love you Chris and Heidi, your the best!

  73. Daniel Winfrey - May 9, 2014

    I am a fan of his black socks. Do whatever to keep himself happy!

  74. Monica - May 9, 2014

    Chris looks great in high socks!! It just works on him!! I appreciate the lesson in socks while working out, good to know.but back to awesome Chris and those manly, high socks, you go Chris love you man!!

  75. Tracy Hryb - May 9, 2014

    Wearing the socks for exercising and running after all your munchkins is an excellent choice..”BUT”- no socks and sandals for family BBQ’s,,,haha

  76. Adrian - May 9, 2014

    Keep them, I didn’t even noticed he wears black socks all the time, I’m not looking at what he’s wearing, but at the things I can learn from him. :)

  77. Monica - May 9, 2014

    I don’t think Chris should change a thing!! He looks great, of course I too have always wondered “why the high black socks”? But because it’s Chris Powell,I simply love him to death- you go boy, wear those high socks you Sexy thang!! Lol

  78. A. Clark - May 9, 2014

    Keep them if you like them!! I surely wouldn’t base my decision to ditch a favorite work out item for no reason! Thank you for sharing the 5 sock options, it’s always great to know where to get some good quality work out items!!

  79. A. Clark - May 9, 2014

    Keep what you like! Individuality is the spice of life!

  80. A. Clark - May 9, 2014

    I think Chris should keep his socks! If it’s what he loves and is comfortable in them, then why consider anything else?!? He should keep on being his wonderful self!

  81. Emilie Fedorov - May 9, 2014

    The socks are a great idea, but I’d like to see him in another color. However, black matches everything!

  82. Emilie Fedorov - May 9, 2014

    They serve a great purpose.

  83. Emilie fedorov - May 9, 2014

    Don’t change if they work for you.

  84. Jeff - May 9, 2014

    I say keep em! If it’s what works for you and make you comfortable who cares what anyone else thinks and what they say!! Keep rockin the black socks Chris.

  85. Emilie fedorov - May 9, 2014

    His lovely wife thinks they’re great!

  86. Emilie fedorov - May 9, 2014

    He looks “COOL”! ;-)

  87. Jaimie mackenzie - May 9, 2014

    Keep them, whatever works for someone then it’s definitely. Something to not change :) love Chris and his black socks

  88. Jen miller - May 9, 2014

    :) Keep both the socks, and Chris!!! Go Heidi !!

  89. Susie - May 9, 2014

    I think Chris rocks his black socks and should continue to do as he pleases!

  90. Cherise Ensminger - May 9, 2014

    He’s Chris Powell, he can do whatever he wants because he has a heart of a gold and a beautiful and humble wife!

  91. James king - May 9, 2014

    Chris should keep them because real men wear knee high socks and shorts!

  92. Tania Thompson - May 9, 2014

    Let the man wear whatever socks he wants to wear!!

  93. Karen Barber - May 9, 2014

    Chris is good looking no matter what he wears and If he likes the look that is all that matters. GO CHRIS :)

  94. Jessica Rowell - May 9, 2014

    I think he has great reason to wear them and they work so why change it?! I say keep them :-)

  95. Manny Saldivar - May 9, 2014

    Heck, when Chris Powell wakes up every morning asking himself how he can be more compassionate to everyone or love his family more than the day before, he could wear magenta or fuschia colored socks and get away with it. You rock C.P..

  96. Nicole - May 9, 2014

    As someone else that is a little attached to their socks and refuses to change no matter how much people question it… I say keep, keep, keep!!!

  97. Tara Mcnutt - May 9, 2014

    A matching pair would be a great look for me.. Maybe I would run more and join that 5k with my sister… #CONFIDENCE SOCKS!

  98. Emily Doepker - May 9, 2014

    I never knew all this about socks, so thank you! And Chris would
    Not look like Chris if he didn’t have the black socks on I’m so use to seeing them on him!!

  99. Tara Mcnutt - May 9, 2014

    No matter what color they are comfortable for him and that is what matters..

  100. Tara Mcnutt - May 9, 2014

    Chris wears them so well and should continue. I call them his confidence socks since that’s a past of his wardrobe that never changes. He is always so confident looking in them I need some to wear when I workout and who know may just become my workout confidence booster.. <3

  101. Sue - May 9, 2014

    Chris should definitely wear whatever socks work and feel the best to him.

  102. Karen - May 9, 2014

    I love Chris and his socks. He should definitely keep them!

  103. Leslie Fox - May 9, 2014

    I think Chris should just go ahead and wear what’s comfortable for him. I know how important it is to have good socks when working out. We love you no matter what color sock you have on.

  104. Cody D - May 9, 2014

    You have to look good to PR! So Chris can rock his awesome black socks everyday!

  105. Traci - May 9, 2014

    Love the black socks!! It’s great to be different;). Can’t wait for the new season of Extreme Weight Loss to start! It’s such an inspiration for someone that has weight issues like myself. Keep up the good work!

  106. Keli Murray - May 9, 2014

    Chris should totally rock the socks. Haven’t you heard? The new trend is being yourself! Keep up the great work guys.

  107. Ginny - May 9, 2014

    The fact that they are a high quality sock and he wears them for good reasons…he should keep them!

  108. Ginny - May 9, 2014

    The only down side to the black socks are attracting heat in the summer when working out outside, but sweat more lose more weight! Chris should keep the black socks :)

  109. joseph - May 9, 2014

    Keep the socks and when it becomes a trend Chris can say he started it first!

  110. mitch dinwiddie - May 9, 2014

    i think the black socks look great and i appreciate Chris doing what is best for him,instead of following others and worrying about appearance.i have been overweight and very self councious my whole life. Embarrassed about my weight,how i look, and pitiful workout clothes. Still struggle with it some but realized people at the gym don’t care. they are there to be healthy and so am i,black socks or no socks,gotta keep moving forward

  111. Ginny - May 9, 2014

    The black socks are a slimming feature to Chris’s wardrobe…keep!

  112. Ginny - May 9, 2014

    Chris should keep the high black socks…they go with EVERYTHING!! A stylists must!

  113. Ginny - May 9, 2014

    I think Chris should continue wearing the socks specifically because of all the benefits you mentioned! Great post!

  114. Kendra Brown - May 9, 2014

    Ditch them…farmer’s tan

  115. Kendra Brown - May 9, 2014

    He looks styling in them…keep!

  116. JD - May 9, 2014

    Chris should keep his socks …

    Who knows … Maybe his socks will be his version of the one glove that Michael Jackson always wore … And hey … If he likes them … Them that’s all that matters …

    His fans (myself included) will still love him black socks and all :-)

  117. Kendra Brown - May 9, 2014

    Heidi should get to choose, she is the one who looks at them! =)

  118. Kendra Brown - May 9, 2014

    …or keep them, compression feels so good!

  119. Kendra Brown - May 9, 2014

    ditch ‘em…show off those muscles!

  120. Gurnoor Sandhu - May 9, 2014

    The most important thing is, that chris likes those socks.

  121. Gurnoor Sandhu - May 9, 2014

    its also hard to see dirt on the black socks, thats a huge benefit

  122. Gurnoor Sandhu - May 9, 2014

    those black socks are also wearable with pretty much anything

  123. Gurnoor Sandhu - May 9, 2014

    I actually think the socks look good

  124. Gurnoor Sandhu - May 9, 2014

    i think we all have that one thing we love to wear, it makes us who we are. So i would say chris should ditch them

  125. Roni - May 9, 2014

    Chris can wear anything he wants!

  126. Jessica Birch - May 9, 2014

    I think Chris should keep his high black socks! It’s what he loves and feels comfortable wearing so it doesn’t matter what anyone else says! Rock those socks Chris!

  127. Mario - May 9, 2014

    Don’t ditch them Chris – its you and who you are! rock them, but a pink pair here in there wouldn’t be a bad plan!

  128. Peggy Mahlmeister - May 9, 2014

    I would live a pair of running socks! I got a blister last weekend in my 10K run.

  129. Heather - May 9, 2014

    Never knew there was a big difference in socks! Thanks for the info.

  130. Olivier - May 9, 2014

    Of course, we fellow crossfitters knew the reason why Chris was rocking those black socks ;)

  131. Sam Payne - May 9, 2014

    No one would recognize him without those socks!

  132. Laurel Ragaller - May 9, 2014

    Black socks, white socks
    Chris rocks, Heidi rocks
    Jumping jocks, no one mocks!

  133. Heidi Carroll - May 9, 2014

    He shouldn’t ditch the socks. They are something that help make him who he is. It’s a signature style that he should not apologize for!

  134. Sara Mundy - May 9, 2014

    No way! Chris shouldn’t ditch the socks! They are his thing. He prefers to wear them so I think he should keep ‘em! Hes his own kinda unique! The socks just add to it! Thanks for the opportunity! :)

  135. Carolyn hoofman - May 9, 2014

    Wear ‘em!!

  136. Naihommy Aponte - May 9, 2014

    I say keep the socks…for rope climbing only!!! Lol Get some short ones for other excersize routines to be more stylish (although he always looks great). ;)

  137. Shelly-Anne Mckay - May 9, 2014

    Too funny that I found this post because just the other day my husband asked me about Chris’ black socks!! I say he has to KEEP the black socks – its no different than how superman has a cape… Chris has black socks!! Rock those socks Chris. I think the next family photo should be done with everyone rockin’ black socks! :)

  138. Lorretta Cuevas - May 9, 2014

    I think Chris should keep them. This will show that he is committed to just being himself no matter what anyone thinks. I know that when I had lost weight I just wanted to be me and were the close that made me feel like me.

  139. Heidi - May 9, 2014

    I think he rocks them. Better to be prepared!

  140. Allysen Martinez - May 9, 2014

    Do not ditch the black socks… they are him and his signature

  141. Jillian Garcia - May 9, 2014

    I’ve never learned so much about socks! Thank you for sharing the information. I always thought shoes were the most important part of running/working out. Chris should stick with those socks I think ;) that’s what he likes and works for him! Awesome! I’d LOVE to win a pair and give them a try! :) thanks for the info!you two are inspirational! I love reading your posts and seeing pics you share of that beautiful family you have :) thanks again!!!!

  142. Mike - May 9, 2014

    I say keep the Black Socks. It evokes a certain Working Man image and I imagine The Real Heidi Powell deserves a hard working guy like Chris…. Final Verdict: Thumbs Up to High Black Socks!

  143. chris mechelke - May 9, 2014

    Keep the black socks!

  144. Susan Sweitzer - May 9, 2014

    I wear compression socks… and would love to receive a free pair!! I already know that they are costly and sure would love to win a pair.. Let Chris wear what he is comfortable wearing!!!

  145. Mark Mohr - May 9, 2014

    Chris works out a lot, so these socks might help combat the smell of worn socks at least a little!

  146. Mark Mohr - May 9, 2014

    Chris should keep wearing those high black socks to avoid any shin scrapes from deadlifts and cleans!

  147. Sherry - May 9, 2014

    Keep the black socks! You’ve given lots of great information and reasoning. Never have tried it but may now with all your advice I will! Tks!

  148. Sam Bass - May 9, 2014

    Chris should wear what works for him

  149. Mark Mohr - May 9, 2014

    I rather get looks from people wearing those socks than have blisters. Chris would agree!

  150. Julie - May 9, 2014

    Love the black socks! Plus, it will transition him into his “senior” years :)

  151. Amy mitchell - May 9, 2014

    Those are awesome socks!
    Keep ‘em!! That’s part of
    What makes Chris – Chris Powell!

  152. Mark Mohr - May 9, 2014

    Those socks are way better than regular cotton socks to wear while working out. It’s a no-brainer that Chris wear those!

  153. Mark Mohr - May 9, 2014

    CP should definitely keep wearing the high black socks. Those socks are just as much a part of him as his army shorts!

  154. William Serrano - May 9, 2014

    He should continue to wear the because back is classic and never goes out of style.

  155. Villy Vilhjalms - May 9, 2014

    The socks are awesome, I wouldn’t change a thing. Who cares what other people think as long as he loves them ;)

  156. Chris - May 9, 2014

    I say keep them– without a doubt. What I love about Chris and EWL is that he/it isn’t really about weight and appearance. The real message and goal is to know and love yourself, inside and out, with honesty and integrity. The transformation takes place in a person’s character. His socks work for him and he loves them. To ditch them to be fashionable would be disingenuous to his character.

  157. Rocio Cueto - May 9, 2014

    Chris rocks anything he wears especially those socks! :)

  158. Aida Hernandez - May 9, 2014

    once you go black, you wont go back.

  159. Aida Hernandez - May 9, 2014

    Comfort while working out is important

  160. Aida Hernandez - May 9, 2014

    If they are helping with the workouts and he likes them, why not!

  161. Aida Hernandez - May 9, 2014

    Keep the black socks!

  162. Francois Blouin - May 9, 2014

    He should continue to wear this socks because it’s his style and i like it!! Every time i see a new episode, i tell to my girlfriend how cool he is with the socks!!!

  163. Irma Lopez - May 9, 2014

    They are part of his personallity and I never though they help with workouts, I definitely would like to try some, but for hot weather.

  164. maggie obermann - May 9, 2014

    I think he should wear whatever makes him feel great. If black socks make up his superhero workout wear, then he should keep rockin’ them.

  165. trudy drexler - May 9, 2014

    Chris should wear whatever he wants! They are his feet and whatever he is comfortable with is his choice.

  166. Amy - May 9, 2014

    Having the right socks is so important and well worth the cost.

  167. Tammy Joplin - May 9, 2014

    Don’t ditch! They obviously work great for him and with that much sock knowledge in the family he has to know what he’s doing!

  168. Yahira Acevedo - May 9, 2014

    Maybe he can alternate those black socks with white ones. Bacteria and, most of all, fungi (yeah, athlete’s foot, yuck) lovers grow in the dark. Your feet will become a petri dish if you always use those black socks!!!

    BTW, great article!

  169. Michelle Reed - May 9, 2014

    Wear what is right for you! Don’t let others determinate for you!

  170. Youri Litvine - May 9, 2014

    I have no issues with Chris’s black socks. I think they are both a fashion statement and now after reading the blog realize that he has a great reason to wear them (with crossfit and rope climbs. Been a fan since he started with workout tips on Ch.3.

  171. joseph - May 9, 2014

    Chris should keep the socks for as long as he likes.

  172. Bonnie Maxwell - May 9, 2014

    I love his socks I would not change anything about Chris! The socks should stay!!! Black goes with everything!

  173. Kelly - May 9, 2014

    To each their own….I have low-cut Thorlo running socks but I really need to find some with tabs to keep from rubbing and slipping! I think Chris should keep them if they are what is right for him! :)

  174. Dawn Quinlan - May 9, 2014

    They have function and it’s what he likes so I say the black socks should stay!

  175. Michele - May 9, 2014

    Trademark for Chris @ this point….be comfortable and live and let live!

  176. Rebecca Lovell - May 9, 2014

    He should wear them because they work for him! Who cares what anyone thinks:)

  177. Stefanie Long - May 9, 2014

    Black is slimming, always in fashion and goes with everything. Chris’ socks are like my black purse – I never change styles or color. I would gladly sport those socks at my morning bootcamp!

  178. Erin St. Jean - May 9, 2014

    Ohmigoodness…. Chris is an attractive man – but those black socks are awful! The logic around High socks makes sense for CrossFit. But pulease choose another color. If the problem is that white socks show dirt…. maybe gray? Or blue? Anything but black. :-)

  179. Sarah - May 9, 2014

    Also, once you find something you like, why change!

  180. Sarah - May 9, 2014

    I like the black socks, that’s the color of socks I like to wear too!

  181. Lin - May 9, 2014

    you’ve got to go with what works – if it is working for him he should keep them!

  182. Cari - May 9, 2014

    Chris always stresses that people should do what’s best for them. If the black socks help him put his best foot forward (pun fully intended), we should encourage him to continue to wear them. Fitness isn’t about fashion, it’s about function; lucky for Chris he’s got both going on.

  183. Katherine - May 9, 2014

    Back in black! If the sock fits…where it? Seriously though if you like ‘em then keep wearing ‘em, life’s too short to not rock the socks you like :D

  184. Danielle Weakley - May 9, 2014

    He should wear what makes him happy and comfortable.

  185. Trevor James - May 9, 2014

    How about giving away a worn pair of Chris’s socks?

  186. Julie - May 9, 2014

    Love his black socks, keep!

  187. Joseph - May 9, 2014

    He should keep them and throw some other colors in the rotation too!

  188. Kristina - May 9, 2014

    Keep the black socks! I wear black socks everyday also and every time I workout! Also, with the burgundy carpet that was in my house when I bought it black lint doesn’t show as bad as white sock lint!!!

  189. Mike De Pope - May 9, 2014

    I use to think they were a dumb trend till I ran in a pair and I am sold. Sadly I use the same pair over and over. He should definitely keep them!

  190. Joseph - May 9, 2014

    The proper socks make a world of difference, Chris should definitely keep the socks.

  191. Erin - May 9, 2014

    Keep the black socks. Chris is one of my favorite human beings. He treats everyone with so much love and respect and concern for their health. This man can wear anything he wants, in my opinion. And they look great!

  192. Cindy Hartman - May 9, 2014

    He should continue to wear them because he likes them.

  193. Jane Terrell - May 9, 2014

    Keep wearing ‘em Chris! All the cool kids are doing it!

  194. Brandon anthony - May 9, 2014

    Once you go black you won’t go back! Lol but seriously keep the socks because they look good. And if I look good you play good and if you play good, you look good!

  195. Teresa Holt - May 9, 2014

    Keep them it is your style.

  196. Rick Johnson - May 9, 2014

    Don’t ditch them! Keep making a statement and keeping it real!

  197. Jennifer Anderson - May 9, 2014

    I never really thought about Chris’ socks until this article. I say keep rockin’ what’s workin’!

  198. Lynette Verbeck - May 9, 2014

    NICE!

  199. Lynette Verbeck - May 9, 2014

    Chris looks great!

  200. Lynette Verbeck - May 9, 2014

    Thanks for the great advice.

  201. Sarah wardlow - May 9, 2014

    He shouldn’t ditch the socks! If they protect his shins then keep on keeping on.

  202. mandy - May 9, 2014

    I think he should keep them, but can he wear some color every now and then? :) Whatever his style, it’s all about comfort!

  203. abby i - May 9, 2014

    90 years from now people will be like “there is this crazy fitness dude named Chris. He is the guy with the socks”!

  204. Barbara Fifer - May 9, 2014

    Chris, keep wearing your black high socks! I wear them all Winter, Spring, Fall. I succumb to public pressure once I move to shorts and wear low ones, but I broke my ankle badly 7 years ago and have a plate and 12 screws in there. I had a lot of trouble with socks till I went to high, polyester socks. I get compression socks too that feel fantastic! Haven’t had blisters and my ankle feels pretty good! So rock those socks! And thanks for all you do!

  205. Jennifer Onate - May 9, 2014

    Chris you wouldn’t be you without them! They look like an extention to your sneakers. Keep the high black socks!!!!!

  206. abby i - May 9, 2014

    Those socks are Chris’s signature. And he totally rocks them! When will Cash wear them?

  207. Sheryl - May 9, 2014

    Chris shouldn’t ditch the black socks because they are becoming his trademark. They are so HIM!

  208. abby i - May 9, 2014

    Everyone has to have something they work and for Chris that’s socks!

  209. Stephen Lys - May 9, 2014

    Keep the socks. Do whatcha feel like! Doesn’t hurt anybody!

  210. abby i - May 9, 2014

    He should totally keep them! So many good uses!

  211. Missie Hubmer - May 9, 2014

    He should keep them. He rocks them like no one else can! Love Chris, his is an inspiration to me.

  212. Elena - May 9, 2014

    Black Socks, why not to ditch them > wear black, it’s a funeral for your fat!

  213. Kerry Johnson - May 9, 2014

    And they match almost any short/shirt combination…

  214. Kerry Johnson - May 9, 2014

    Keep them! Black stays cleaner-looking longer than white.

  215. Jasmine - May 9, 2014

    Chris should not ditch the black socks because I think he’s the only one to make black high socks look cool! Living in AZ, the heat is too much for me to entertain the idea of high socks, so I’ll let Chris wear them for me!! Besides he rocks that look and I hate it when guys wear high socks!

  216. Leann Arp - May 9, 2014

    First thing he likes them it’s in his routine why change it. It’s like me telling you to wear all cotton socks you know the reason you don’t so you don’t. They benefit him emotional and physical he is comfortable don’t take that away. So what it’s not a fashion statement to him they are just fine. Don’t fix what is not broken that’s it in a nut shell.

  217. Angel - May 9, 2014

    Keep them. Love them and you and Chris!

  218. Tara - May 9, 2014

    I would love to win these to try them out! Black socks make him look like a basketball player :)

  219. Nate Percy - May 9, 2014

    Good socks are always needed for a great walking round of golf too!

  220. Maya Chaille - May 9, 2014

    Lone black socks – they match my shoes and usually my pants! White socks are a pain to get clean too

  221. Tara - May 9, 2014

    Chris looks great in whatever he wears!

  222. Tara - May 9, 2014

    The only reason I don’t like them is they seem like they would be hot in the summer!

  223. justine - May 9, 2014

    Keep!! It’s important to be comfy when working out.

  224. Tara - May 9, 2014

    Another reason is it’s his own fashion statement! Totally unique :)

  225. Shannon Fogarty - May 9, 2014

    I think Chris Powell is an amazing person that helps explain a lot about work out tips as well as you Heidi Powell. I think Chris Powell should keep those black high socks cause to me they would stay in place and plus no foot pain or problems with your workout of the days. I am a runner on the treadmill and outside too. I have the cotton socks that I wear for my workouts. I would love to have a pair that I don’t have to stop to pull them up cause they sag. Plus I haven’t gotten any blisters yet but I’d rather prevent that from happening. Plus I get the moisture issue too. Sometimes my feet do hurt as well too that’s usually after I am done with my trainer. If I were to meet you and your husband Chris and if I would see those socks right in front of me then I would say I would like to own a pair like that too. I think his socks rule. That’s the reason why I think he should keep them. Thanks

  226. Tara - May 9, 2014

    I love the black sock look! It’s a great one on chris

  227. justine - May 9, 2014

    Awesome tips!! The pro knows best. Who cares about other people’s comments on them. :)) if they help, then i’m willing to try em too.

  228. Laura Skinger - May 9, 2014

    I am very attached to my socks so I think he should keep them!!! Nothing hurts more than rope burn!!

  229. Ciera Christensen - May 9, 2014

    He ain’t Chris Powell without his black socks! Don’t let them go!

  230. Christian Navarro - May 9, 2014

    Good Information, To choose socks is more practical than any other. If Chris use black, there is a reason, but to shake things a little, he can try to mix things a little, probably with Gray, or Dark gray so Chris can stay still on his comfort zone.

  231. justine - May 9, 2014

    I didn’t know that these helped so much with sweaty feet etc. I ALWAYS just kept from buying them because of the price. Now i need to stock up for hubby!! :) keep then chris!

  232. Rachel Kimble - May 9, 2014

    Rock em out Chris!!

    Im a diabetic who has 2 foot sugeries due to blisters that went bad…. i am very careful about my shoes but really never thought about my socks…, thank you so much for the secret to happy tootsies how to…… CHRIS SEND ME SOME SOCKS! Love you and Hedi thank you for keeping me going on my weight loss journey!

    Rachel Kimble

  233. Jessica Strong - May 9, 2014

    Keep the black socks!!! Don’t fix what ain’t broke!

  234. Erik Johnson - May 9, 2014

    I think he should keep wearing them, they look fine.

  235. Tracie Davis - May 9, 2014

    Why change what you like and what works for you?! I say keep them!

  236. justine - May 9, 2014

    Keep ‘em because he loves them!

  237. Mary Ann Calvio - May 9, 2014

    I’m a runner and crossfitter and agree 100% that Chris should keep his socks……as a running coach the first thing I speak to my students about even before starting with any running program is the important of sock/shoes….As a crossfitter I learned the hard way about wearing long sock……my shin can attest to that during our WOD (deadlifts) and my calf coming down from a rope……now it’s a given on crossfit day……I would rather people laugh or comment then me have to go thru another painful shower from rope burn…..Chris Keep doing what you are doing…….

  238. Michelle - May 9, 2014

    He knows his feet and what is comfortable to him, keep ‘em! Maybe just dont wear them to the grocery store or out for dinner!! j/k :)

  239. justine - May 9, 2014

    He should wear them because he likes them. Period. :)

  240. Joe Wearmouth - May 9, 2014

    Black socks = better than bloody shins!

  241. Jennifer durham - May 9, 2014

    But Black! They just say “old guy…where are your sandles?”

  242. Jo - May 9, 2014

    I think the black looks sportier than plain white :P

  243. Jenny - May 9, 2014

    He’d better not ditch those black socks (as long as he washes them often enough, of course ;)).

    However, it would be an interesting expierence to see Chris in the pink pair.

  244. Josie Shannon - May 9, 2014

    Love the tall black socks! Go Chris!

  245. Jo - May 9, 2014

    I can’t believe I’m only just recently getting into good socks for exercise. I’ve been a dancer all my life, so the right shoes were always important, but I never considered what went inside the shoe besides toe tape (for pointe).

  246. Michelle Slotterbeck - May 9, 2014

    Thank you for all the GREAT info & advice Heidi!

  247. Alison Tompkins - May 9, 2014

    No way should Chris ditch those black socks! I have learned this year with my son in school now that it is much easier to keep black socks clean. So for those sandy beach workouts, or playground workouts, black is the way to go!

  248. Krissy Schlau - May 9, 2014

    Don’t ditch them it’s his signature look!

  249. Kate Garner - May 9, 2014

    Keep the socks! It’s his personality and no one should be embarrassed by what makes them who they are! This is a small thing but it is part of who he is.

  250. Linda - May 9, 2014

    KEEP THE SOCKS! Do what works for you! Thanks for the tips, I’m going sock shopping this weekend for me and my daughter. My good socks seem to disappear.

  251. Shannon - May 9, 2014

    Who cares what anyone wears, he out there doing his thing and taking care of himself!

  252. Michele C. - May 9, 2014

    Wear what you like.

  253. Josh - May 9, 2014

    K-I-S-S

    Black keeps it simple! Although those “I Know Squat” ones would look good too haha

  254. Thomas Fitzinger - May 9, 2014

    Rock the socks! I played college ball and we wore shorts at practice with our baseball socks rolled down half way. Ive rocked the high socks ever since!

  255. Michele C. - May 9, 2014

    Keep the black. It gives people something to talk about.

  256. Michele C. - May 9, 2014

    Black becomes him!

  257. Michele C. - May 9, 2014

    Keep ‘em guessing with black socks.

  258. Tanya Parrott - May 9, 2014

    Keep them! He’s not only talking the talk, he’s walking the walk and leading by example :)

  259. Scott - May 9, 2014

    Chris, I’m a CrossFitter as well and have been asked many times why I wear the black socks. Functional AND awesome looking…FACT. Keep it up Chris.

  260. Michele C. - May 9, 2014

    Keep the black. Love it!

  261. Jeremy Huffman - May 9, 2014

    Chris is so amazing I want to be like him please let win some socks

  262. Jeff/Jeffro - May 9, 2014

    I’ve done this for years and totally agree, who cares what the fashion wanna be’s have to say. I love my socks and I’m not trading them because of someone else’s opinion. So Chris what ever floats your boat, :) (I like to throw in a little color sometimes to switch things up) :)

  263. Vanesa Mcguire - May 9, 2014

    “Once you go black you never go back” When I work out my whole body is to the point of being numb except for my feet… I need to see
    what these socks are about!

  264. Cindy Kollinger - May 9, 2014

    I think Chris should definitely NOT ditch his black socks. They make him feel good and they serve a purpose, so who cares what other people think! Do what’s right for you!!

  265. jared - May 9, 2014

    whatever the reason he should keep them if he wants if he whats a change then change them.

  266. Izbase - May 9, 2014

    Votez pentru sosetele negre!!! :)

  267. Annette Sxhultz - May 9, 2014

    I think he can keep them but how about a variety color wise! !!

  268. brian hendricksw - May 9, 2014

    Chris is not out to make a fashion statement, he is making a fitness statement.

  269. Katie Ross - May 9, 2014

    Reason to ditch them: The gross, disgusting, black toe jam you get from the sock fibers! Ick!

  270. Julie - May 9, 2014

    Get rid of the high black socks! Negative. I love them! Keep on rockin’ em Chris! :)

  271. Luis Castells - May 9, 2014

    He wears the black socks because basically they look super cool . Lol

  272. Amber L. Hulsey - May 9, 2014

    Question- is there a reason he like his socks to be a certain length? When I wear my everyday colored/patterned socks, I have a max where they can come up on my leg.

  273. Ronnie Soria - May 9, 2014

    Keep the socks! Black goes with almost every outfit you wear! Plus when they get dirty you can’t see the dirt! It’s a guy thing!

  274. Kelly Ramsey - May 9, 2014

    What he does and wears obviously works!!

  275. Delma Seckinger - May 9, 2014

    Keep the black socks! I think he may start a new trend. I might have to go out and buy me some new black workout socks so I can say, I’m just like Chris Powell.

  276. kelly valadez - May 9, 2014

    I wear black socks too!!!!!!!

  277. Cindy Blake - May 9, 2014

    Keep the socks! You like them and obviously have good reasons so who cares what anybody else thinks.

  278. Rachel ball - May 9, 2014

    Ditch them! Get at least a more fun looking pair that aren’t so drab!

  279. Amber L. Hulsey - May 9, 2014

    Although, I wear bright colors, I tend to wear black or white running socks. I save my colored/patterned socks for everyday wear.

  280. Karen McCormick - May 9, 2014

    I think he should keep them! They look good on him. :)

  281. Holly Jones - May 9, 2014

    I think definitely keep the socks! its his thing!!!

  282. Maryuri - May 9, 2014

    At first I thought he looked funny wearing wthose black socks. But now that I do crossfit I totally understand why he wears them! Deadlifts are brutal especially if you are doing them with you shins exposed!
    He should be the face of high socks!

  283. Nightingale - May 9, 2014

    I just learned a whole lot about socks I didn’t before! Very helpful!

  284. Michelle Scott - May 9, 2014

    Chris should keep his socks to prevent blisters.

  285. Amber L. Hulsey - May 9, 2014

    I love Chris’ socks. To me, it reminds me of vintage/old school. It is as if the socks are his trademark. We all have them. I use to always wear a zip up while working out until just last month. I challenge him to wear some bright colors for special occasions or causes :)

  286. Jenny - May 9, 2014

    He’d better not ditch those black socks (as long as he washes them often enough, of course ;)).

    However, it would be an interesting expierence to see Chris in the pink pair.

  287. Emilee Smith - May 9, 2014

    Don’t ditch the socks! They’re a Chris Powell statement! It’s my CP motivation to run when I feel lazy and embarrassed on my “fat days”. If he can rock black socks like a boss, I can run even on my “fat days”. Thanks CP!

  288. Logan Powell - May 9, 2014

    I think he should keep them if he likes them, it’s not for us to decide what he does! I pay more attention to what he is doing and teaching all of us! I admire him for going above and beyond to help people be one healthier and changing lives for the better!

  289. Elizabeth Bigelow - May 9, 2014

    If it makes you happy then wear what you want Chris, more power to you!

  290. William Serrano - May 9, 2014

    The black socks make his calves look bigger.

  291. Michelle Scott - May 9, 2014

    Chris should keep his socks, so he doesn’t stink up the house/gym with his feet.

  292. Jennifer Willerton - May 9, 2014

    I do CrossFit and know the importance of the high socks! Don’t ditch them, Chris!!

  293. Michelle Scott - May 9, 2014

    Chris should wear the black socks, especially during crossfit, to protect his legs from rope burns while climbing the rope.

  294. Chuck McNeil - May 9, 2014

    Chris should wear them. I am a home hospice nurse so I am in and out of my car daily. So wearing socks like Chris helps with better circulation and helps keep the lower extremities from swelling. Don’t stop wearing them Chris!!!!

  295. Tenielle S - May 9, 2014

    He should keep them! It’s what he likes not what others think!

  296. Katrina - May 9, 2014

    Wear the socks! He should do what feels good to him. And he looks great in them too!

  297. Dawn Johnson - May 9, 2014

    He should NOT ditch them!! Why worry about what anyone thinks if he’s comfy?? :-)

  298. Jetta - May 9, 2014

    Black socks rock!

  299. William Serrano - May 9, 2014

    Black is sliming.

  300. Peggy Errico - May 9, 2014

    I think those black socks belong with a pair of dress pants. I just don’t like the look. I also only like short socks for workouts.

  301. Vanessa Vidal - May 9, 2014

    I think Chris should keep them! This is the tiny touch who makes him special, as much as he can be for the people he helped to save their lives.

  302. Michelle Scott - May 9, 2014

    Chris should continue wearing the black socks to protect his muscles.

  303. William Serrano - May 9, 2014

    If Chris thinks those black socks are lucky, then they are lucky and we all should respect that.

  304. Jetta - May 9, 2014

    Black socks rock!!!

  305. Regina Marsters - May 9, 2014

    I love and wear L.L.Bean “black” cotton socks!

  306. Jetta - May 9, 2014

    Black socks rock

  307. Michelle Scott - May 9, 2014

    Chris should KEEP his black socks because they are good for his health.

  308. Stephen - May 9, 2014

    He should keep the black socks! Black captures more heat, triggering more heat in the body and burning an extra calorie or two! (I’m kidding around, but he might as well keep them!)

  309. Terri Hicks - May 9, 2014

    I think Chris should continue wearing those black socks! Those are just one, tiny thing that reflects his individuality.

  310. Stacy Aldrich - May 9, 2014

    get rid of them, they are dorky, just dorky!

  311. Kristina Springer - May 9, 2014

    I love the tall sock look, keep up the good work Chris,
    in your tall black socks, your changing lives everywhere!!!

  312. Sharon - May 9, 2014

    With all those health benefits of those particular socks – WHY would anyone NOT like them? – I’m just getting into the running thing and don’t have the proper socks to wear – I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to win! You guys rock individually and as a couple :)

  313. Regina Barnhart - May 9, 2014

    I think Chris shouldn’t ditch the black socks. … at least he’s not wearing sock garters!!!!! If they work for him during workouts, then that’s great. … but while not working out, he should go with some classic no-show socks!

  314. Jason Sutton - May 9, 2014

    I like brand new socks. I order them all the time.

  315. sarah - May 9, 2014

    this are the best sock!! I need some in my life!!! He should KEEP them!! they go with who he is the person we all know and come to love! Rock those socks!!! make them proud!

  316. Brenda Brandt - May 9, 2014

    Keep the black socks!
    Whatever Chris wears rocks!

  317. Kellie Coker - May 9, 2014

    Keep the socks!

  318. Rachel - May 9, 2014

    If they make you happy keep them :). Working out is always a mental game and if socks make you confident all the better!

  319. Lucy Logan - May 9, 2014

    I never have paid attention to his socks. I pay more attention to the information he has. What does it matter what socks he wears???/ Everyone has a preference to the length, and colors. Personally I match my sock to what ever I am wearing. Keep up the good work Chris, you do great things to help people and I love your show!!!!!

  320. TAMMY HORNBAKER - May 9, 2014

    I never paid any attention to them until this blog. But seems to me he could wear whatever he wants. But he would look super cute, with a super cute pair of bright colored socks. :)

  321. Cindy B - May 9, 2014

    Chris can rock any style! keep the socks!

  322. Brenda Brandt - May 9, 2014

    I think Chris should keep wearing them! It’s all about comfort! Chris will look good wearing anything. Who is looking at his socks, anyway?!

  323. Cara - May 9, 2014

    Chris should keep on rockin! Not everything is a fashion statement, but I can admit he pulls them off. Plus after following you guys for a while, I know your ALWAYS on the move. They probably help him tremendously.

  324. Stacy Tadych - May 9, 2014

    Chris should NOT ditch those socks. They are his trademark! Everyone who is familiar with Chris knows that he always has his black socks (and I notice, what appear to be, camo shorts).
    And, he should keep them for no other reason than that’s what HE wants to wear. What a great lesson for our kids!

  325. Jeanene - May 9, 2014

    At this point, they are a signature for him….if it is working, why change it?

  326. Amy - May 9, 2014

    LOVE to Crossfit!!! I agree with your reasons there!!! HOWEVER can’t you wear “normal” length socks when you are NOT working out?!?!?! Just saying, it is so sexy to look at strong calves. Not black caves! Have a GREAT weekend!

    Amy

  327. Betsy Martin - May 9, 2014

    He should stick with them… He’s the expert!

  328. Leslie Cothren - May 9, 2014

    I think Chris should keep the black socks! They are his VERY own fashion statement!

  329. Karie Schneck - May 9, 2014

    I don’t think he should ditch the black ones, but turn it up a notch every now and then with some of the other great styles available.

    Live on the edge Chris!!

  330. Heidi Kitner - May 9, 2014

    His style is his style. I think he should keep it. And if it’s a conversation starter, then it’s all the better!

  331. Jamie Maddox - May 9, 2014

    Keep rockin’ those socks, Chris! They look great and serve a great function!!! :-)

  332. Lindsay messervey - May 9, 2014

    Keep em! No one likes blisters!

  333. Mara - May 9, 2014

    Keep them!! They are are his signature look!

  334. Marlena - May 9, 2014

    His socks are a neccesity. Keep on keeping on! :)

  335. Nichole Lesniak - May 9, 2014

    Keep! Who cares what anyone else thinks?!?

  336. Patti - May 9, 2014

    I think Chris should keep them! I see may runners and cross fitters wearing them now. I think he looks good no matter how high his socks are!! Maybe some other colors would be good too? lol :)

  337. Andie Ortiz - May 9, 2014

    I always thought Chirs’ socks were just a silly anti-fashion guy thing, but now after reading this, I totally want a pair of great work out socks! I’m always pulling my socks up while walking or working out and never even thought that there were socks specifically designed to help! Keep the socks dude, and then send me a pair or two!

  338. Brittany McClafferty - May 9, 2014

    Chris should keep his black socks! Black socks look nicer.

  339. Irene - May 9, 2014

    HE Should wear them!. Its not Chris without them, and when your not feeling like yourself, your day isn’t so great!. Ha

  340. Kimberly Wilson - May 9, 2014

    I think Chris should keep wearing them. When. You find something that works, keep it up!!
    Thanks for all you do.

  341. Amy Townsend - May 9, 2014

    Chris should NOT ditch those black socks! Only real warriors know how important good socks are AND can pull them off, no matter how crazy they look! My Crossfit hubby often wears hot pink knee socks to the box just because of how they fit & protect his legs (they were originally from a breast cancer awareness run)!

  342. Allie - May 9, 2014

    I think that Chris loves his black socks and that she should stick with them no matter what people say!

  343. Rochelle Miranda - May 9, 2014

    Noooo noo he shouldn’t get rid of them. If that is what he prefers then so be it.

  344. Dale Murphy - May 9, 2014

    Chris should keep his black socks. It really doesn’t matter if anyone likes or dislikes his black socks all that matters is what Chris likes to wear and if it is black socks then I say wear them!!

  345. Sharon Panciera - May 9, 2014

    Rock those socks out!!! I would!! :)

  346. Tammy - May 9, 2014

    I think is a conversation piece! and they are cotton for the work out!

  347. Ashley rumsey - May 9, 2014

    Chris you need to keep the black socks !! They are a pure staple in your workout gear !!

  348. Tori Schriver - May 9, 2014

    Black socks are the way to go! White socks are prohibited in my house. Seriously? They stay white for about 1.4 seconds. My kid would run outside wearing only socks, and she’d come in with green grass stained or brown dirt stained sock bottoms!! I HATE cotton socks because they lose their shape at the toe and get all baggy and gross looking! Kudos Chris! High five on your sock choice!! ♥

  349. Mike Varzaly - May 9, 2014

    Chris should definitely NOT ditch the black socks. Being a Dad, he’s making the whole ‘Dad wearing black socks’ thing look cool! And it’s now his trademark.

  350. Julie Goodwin - May 9, 2014

    He should keep wearing the socks.

  351. William Serrano - May 9, 2014

    I think you should keep the black socks. The look is becoming iconic.

  352. Bethany Szarkowitz - May 9, 2014

    I think Chris and all of us should wear what, makes us happy, and therefore, keep them socks Chris!

  353. Stephanie - May 9, 2014

    I think he should keep the socks, since having the proper ones is so important. Besides, the only thing with fashion is you just have to confidently rock whatever you decide to put on, inevitably some will love it and some will hate so you may as well wear whatever you like

  354. Starla McCollum - May 9, 2014

    I think Chris looks good in them, and I’d love to see my hubby look just as good as him while he is working out. Pick me and I’ll give them to my husband for Father’s Day!!! ;)

  355. Kristen Quinn - May 9, 2014

    Honestly.. I never paid attention to his socks. I am always listening keenly to what he is teaching on his show to grab tips to apply to my own life transformation. Being on such a tight budget and doing this whole healthy lifestyle change naturally, anything I can learn from him is new and exciting to me. Now that I look at the socks.. it is just Chris and I like them! So be it! If I get some new socks out of this for my upcoming 5k’s that will excite me. If not, I will wear what I have and make do!!

  356. naturecolo - May 9, 2014

    These black socks of him remind me of my husband socks when it’s summer. No matter the socks. Only the man who is in matter.

  357. Evelyn Salter - May 9, 2014

    I don’t think Chris should ditch the socks because he likes them,they serve his purpose and most of all: this article influenced me to want to try them. Thanks!

  358. Cindy burgess - May 8, 2014

    Chis is a manly man and can carry off ANY style choice he chooses. I say he keeps his black socks! :)

  359. Melissa - May 8, 2014

    Life is too short to let little things like socks get in your way! I say keep ‘em!

  360. Stephanie Adolphson - May 8, 2014

    If it works for chris he should keep it the same! Nothing wrong with a lucky pair of socks!

  361. Dianne Ambrose - May 8, 2014

    Hey if I had legs like Chris I wear black socks too. Even black socks don’t make him a bad Lookin guy.
    Keep wearing the black socks. And thanks for keeping us motivated

  362. Nicole Arnold - May 8, 2014

    Maybe Chris can mix it up a bit, add a blue pair to his collection :)

  363. Marissa - May 8, 2014

    I LOVE Chris’s socks…I don’t know how to describe his “look” but it reminds me of boys playing baseball in the streets way back in the day with their knickers and knee highs…LOL!!! So its the man’s version of being a kid!?! If they were white high socks it would just look W.E.I.R.D…as would ankle socks. Besides I can’t tell you enough how many times I have scrapped my shins from the barbell doing DL’s, Cleans, etc….WEAR YO SOCKS MAN!!!

  364. Mike Lyons - May 8, 2014

    My shins take a horrible beating every time I deadlift, clean, or snatch. It seems like I have permanent sores that break open every time I even brush up against a barbell! I say KEEP the black socks, they’re definately a necessisity for CrossFit, especially the rope climbs!

  365. Aimee Stoyles - May 8, 2014

    I love his socks! They are his trademark #socksrock

  366. Diane - May 8, 2014

    He should keep the black sox, as long as he stays away from sandals!!

  367. Betsy Hull - May 8, 2014

    Keep the black socks it goes with the black shirt he came up with that says “Got Carbs””, plus a good pair of black socks should be in every ones dresser.

  368. Dona - May 8, 2014

    I think Chris is tooooo cute in his black socks! So much better than white tube socks with red stripes! Plus, it gives us a glimpse of how he’ll look in 40-50 years with his Bermuda shorts and sandals on with his black socks! Lol

  369. Keri Sheppard - May 8, 2014

    I think chris should keep his black socks because 1. Black goes with anything 2. Supports his muscles in those sexy legs 3. He likes them and is comfortable in them so why change something you love?

  370. Vanessa V. - May 8, 2014

    First, sorry if my english is bad, but…
    Chris should not wear them! Like the rest of the clothes he wears. With a body like that, he should never wear clothes. Let’s be honest, girls (and boys). ;)

    Haha, seriously I think Chris should keep them. I love his black socks and they are “perfectly imperfect”.

  371. Trevon McClure - May 8, 2014

    I want to look like Chris Powell someday! I’d wear the black socks proudly!

  372. Trevon McClure - May 8, 2014

    Chris looks good in everything he wears, especially the black socks! :)

  373. Trevon McClure - May 8, 2014

    I don’t want to live in a world where Chris Powell doesn’t wear black socks! LOL

  374. Victoria Kidd - May 8, 2014

    I think Chris should NOT get rid of his black socks, however, I feel that even though he knows all the benefits of all the other socks, to try out a pair of the other ones that you have mentioned here, and keep track of which ones (besides his black ones that he always wears) he will wear during his WOD’s that do not include box jumps or dead drops or rope climbs…..

    This might help him realize that he truly does benefit (or not benefit) from wearing or not wearing the black socks all 365 days of the year…..

  375. MamaCash - May 8, 2014

    Black socks are a keeper! As is CP!

  376. Demi - May 8, 2014

    I love working out, and I also wear those tall black socks :) if you are going to workout, you need to be totally comfortable or you are not going to want to keep up the high intensity! I think that if you are comfortable then it shouldn’t matter what you wear. :) More power to you Chris! Rock those tall black socks!

  377. Kiki - May 8, 2014

    Definitely a Chris “trademark.” If they help him do what he wants to get done, I say who cares how they look!

  378. Kiki - May 8, 2014

    Whatever works! Go with it

  379. Kiki - May 8, 2014

    I think it’s his signature style. Keep wearing them

  380. Sarah - May 8, 2014

    He should not! Functional and fashionable! Love me some black high socks!! :)

  381. Glenna - May 8, 2014

    Keep wearing the black socks Chris!! It’s nice to see someone be “original”.

  382. Eric - May 8, 2014

    Keep the black socks, black wont show how dirty they are(not sure if that a good thing or a bad thing)

  383. Sally Husk - May 8, 2014

    I think Chris should keep them! It’s like his signature saying who he is and I love it! He shouldn’t change who he is! I would love some too personally! :)

  384. Maryfran - May 8, 2014

    Definitely keep the black socks! I wear white and while they are clean…they look atrocious!!!

  385. Jessica - May 8, 2014

    Well, if they help you not get injured/hurt, then he better keep wearing them! I think I better get me a pair so I can see what you guys are talking about.

  386. Josh Steele - May 8, 2014

    This was one of the first things I noticed about Chris lol. It’s kind of like his trademark!! My roommate actually wears tall black socks and mentioned one day, “Hey look CP isn’t the only one who wears black socks!” lol Miss you two!

  387. Jeremy Huffman - May 8, 2014

    I think you and Chris are inspirational. I have recently about 4 weeks got off my butt and started taking control of my life I didn’t meet the guidelines for his show because I only have to lose 90 pounds and I am already down 35.

  388. David Slotnick - May 8, 2014

    A Chris Powell by any other sock, just wouldn’t be as sweet.

  389. Kathy Marquez - May 8, 2014

    Keep the socks! If it ain’t broke and they are working for you then keep them! I think your feet are very important and should be taken well care of. Take it from someone who’s father lost both if his!
    If your feet hurts then your heart hurts.

  390. chelsey - May 8, 2014

    He should definitely keep the black socks!

  391. Lisa Maloney - May 8, 2014

    I say keep the socks! Function beats fashion every time, and now that they’re his trademark look they’ve become fashion too :-)

  392. Erin Odegard - May 8, 2014

    That I was kind wonder why he wear black long sock but he look good on it! :)

  393. Laura - May 8, 2014

    My husband & I both love wearing black socks & now our kids are wanting them too so we say that Chris should keep his high black socks they make him unique!

  394. MICHAEL MAPES - May 8, 2014

    He wears them and its his signature look, and he looks great. Keep it up and keep makking people happy and healthy

  395. Alyssa - May 8, 2014

    They look like the socks my granddad wore with his sandals……. ;)
    BUT – as a runner, I appreciate the need for the right socks. So rock the black socks, Chris!

  396. sherena telly - May 8, 2014

    I think Chris should stick with his black socks. He shows that he is not in the market to advertise the clothes and just look stylish, he is on a fitness mission. Go Chris and Heidi!

  397. Dana - May 8, 2014

    My hubby only wears GoldToe brand black crew socks for CF!! He probably has 30 pair!

  398. Lindsay messervey - May 8, 2014

    Keep the socks! Pretty darn sexy!

  399. Erica Tanner - May 8, 2014

    My husband loves the black socks too! So I say keep them…but if they have holes (men have problems with throwing away hole-y socks) then chuck em and get new ones!

  400. Sharon Panciera - May 8, 2014

    Rock out those black socks Chris!!! I know I would :)

  401. Nicole Arnold - May 8, 2014

    Rope climbs and box jumps are two big reasons Chris should keep his socks! and if something makes someone feel good/secure then they should never give it up! :)

  402. SharonQ - May 8, 2014

    I think Chris should keep the black socks! Besides going with almost anything, they get the job done! :)

  403. Kate - May 8, 2014

    I say he wears what he wants to! Ain’t nobody got time to be thinking about what socks someone is wearing!

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