The TEKO EVAPOR8 Firefly is a high performing, fitted, unisex sports sock. It is definitely a minimalist sock which will be a bonus for most triathletes as the clever construction eliminates the need for a heavier or bulkier dual layer system. The contoured fit is such that any rubbing and/or chafing is eliminated due to the construction and reinforcement in all the correct places.
The TEKO is ultra-versatile and comfortable in almost any conditions (probably with the exception of extreme cold). I used it running, cycling and to the gym with the fitted design working perfectly. While other socks may claim a specific advantage, no sock that I’ve tried beats the all-round-functionality for both running and cycling. It can be a go to sock for both sports.
If you were to try only one new sports sock this season (or off-season, as it now is) you might want to consider the Teko. The socks are manufactured from ‘post-consumer’ recycled fabrics to create a completely seemless design. Whilst I wouldn’t describe it as a winter sock, it is great if you want to keep your feet a little warmer but maintain the feel that you have when running or cycling without socks.
It’s the comfort that really distinguished the sock from others I’ve tried. The Tecko is fitted snug in all areas with particular attention to the arch, heel and toe. Whilst it does feel fitted around the arch oddly it feels surprisingly free on the toes leaving plenty of feeling, particularly when running. Although extremely thin it feels like a thicker sock at times and when needed even providing a little extra bounce to the forefoot.
Being seamless there are no areas to catch or rub on any part of the foot. There is a slight join above the toes, but it is cleverly placed to render it unnoticeable when worn. As it is such a fitted sock I would recommend opting for your correct size. Once it’s in the use you are unlikely to be disappointed.
At just £13 the Teko EVAPOR8 is a great all-round performer for the price. It looks pretty funky too!
Teko has its own website for ordering and you can also find them at Amazon.