August 15, 2013

Feetures sock review and giveaway

Just when I thought blogging three days in a row would require effort equivalent to what it takes a young and slightly distracted person to graduate from college, here I am doing it. Turns out I was overthinking it.

So today I've got a review of Feetures socks and a giveaway for you!

Here's the takeaway about Feetures:

1. Comfortable + breathable
2. Tons of styles -- thick and thin, high and low
3. Loads of poppy colors 
4. Anatomical knee-high and ankle socks

Here's part of the sock selection at the Birmingham location of Alabama Outdoors. P.S. The brightest colors are on the other side, but my iphone (i.e. me) bungled that picture up.


Sizing: Because I'm a size 7, which is the lowest size in the size medium range (7-9.5), I tried some size mediums and size smalls to see which fit the best. 

And while they both functioned well, I would have to say that the socks run true to size and that if I purchased them again, I'd go with the manufacturer's sizing recommendation. Even though I wanted to second-guess the manufacturers, they nailed the sizing charts.

Socks: There is such a great range of products from Feetures, it's hard to know where to start. So I'm just going to go thin to thick and short to tall.

Elite Ultra Light No Show Tab

Size small, Elite Ultra Light No Show Tab (featuring Legos)

These are an anatomical fit and provide a great squeeze for your arches. This Elite line of socks has softness and stretch. They kind of remind me of the kind of comfy tights that you want to wear every day in the winter. Not the hotness of the tights, just the comfiness. Of course they have all the typical, no rubby seams business as well. This sock is for you if you like fitted, thin socks.

Elite Light Cushion No Show Tab

Size medium, Elite Light Cushion No Show Tab (featuring a pillow feather)

Just like the sock above, but with a little more cushion underfoot. These are for you if you're looking for an anatomical sock with extra arch squeeze PLUS cushion. And I personally love, love the no-show socks and the variety of colors they have for these no-show socks. Also, these Elite socks have worn the best of the ones I tried.

High Performance Ultra Light No Show Tab

This is how no show they are. 

What's the difference here? These aren't anatomical, but they give you a step more cushion than the Elite Light Cushion socks. Instead of the comfy tight feel, these have a more cotton-y feel, but they still maintain all the wicking capabilities you would expect from a running sock.

High Performance Light Cushion No Show Tab

Size medium, High Performance Light Cushion No Show Tab (featuring smiley cards)

These have the same feel as the socks above with more cushion in the high-impact areas. Plus both of these socks in the high performance sector have a mesh segment along the top for extra ventilation. So do you see how you can get any and every sock you could imagine from Feetures? I got all the no-tab versions, but they have these same choices with different lengths (low cut, quarter, crew) as well.

Elite Compression Light Cushion Knee High

Size medium, Elite Compression Light Cushion Knee High

These have the same feel as the other Elite socks above combined with the thickness that I felt in the High Performance socks. These have graduated compression, and are the most compression-y (not a word, but I know you get it) socks of any I own. Because they are so effective at their job of compressing, they can be difficult to get on, but once they are in place, you get fantastic graduated compression with anatomical fit in a cool-feeling sock. Plus, they are a great length, not too tall and not too short.


Lifetime guarantee: So these socks are not the cheapest. From $10.99 for the High Performance model to $50 for the knee-high Elites, you are making a solid investment. But they also have this-here lifetime guarantee. I don't even know how it's possible because don't all socks eventually fall apart, but it clearly says it on every box. And I believe the box. So there you have it.


The Feetures company is based in North Carolina -- three cheers for more cool stuff coming out of the South!

Now for the giveaway (did you skip to this part?!). Here's what Feetures is offering one of you guys: your choice of three pairs of socks (excluding the Compression and PF Sleeve).

To enter: Leave a comment here or on Facebook (for the people who have blog commenting problems) telling me that you want to win. 

For bonus entries: These are completely optional! But if you do them, make sure to leave a separate comment for each so I can count them all.

* Like Feetures on Facebook. Leave a comment telling me you do.

* Like (or already like) Yo Momma Runs on Facebook. Leave a comment telling me you do.

* Follow Feetures on Twitter. Leave a comment telling me you do.

* Follow (or already follow) Yo Momma Runs on Twitter. Leave a comment telling me you do.

* Share this giveaway via Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, or your blog. Leave a separate comment for each share!

Enter up until Friday, August 23rd, at midnight. That gives me the whole first week of back-to-school-ness before I pick a winner (via random.org). Good luck to all of you, and thank you again to Feetures for sponsoring this giveaway! And remember, with the lifetime guarantee, you are winning three pairs of socks that you will be wearing for a scary long time. 

253 comments:

  1. Would love to try them considering I currently have holes in big toe area of my socks, if knew how to post a pic I would, I do follow you on twitter and will look you up on facebook.........so please, free socks :)

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  2. HUUUUGE FAN of them already...

    MizFit

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  3. here is my first comment just saying i want free socks and they look really cool

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  4. here is my next comment letting you know i am following you on the FB (that's facebook!)

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  5. and my next comment letting you know i am following you on twitter

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  6. and my last comment that I am also following feetures on twitter as well!

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  7. And I just liked Feetures on FB!

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  8. I liked Feetures on Facebook.

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  9. Just remember, the guarantee is for the lifetime of the product, not your lifetime or forever. So they won't be covered just because they got old and holey. They're only guaranteeing that the fit and feel is the same until the socks die and go to sock heaven :)

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    1. Good point! I was really wondering how that worked. Never seen anything like it on a sock box before.

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  10. I like Yo Momma Runs on Facebook.

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  11. I follow Yo Momma Runs on Twitter.

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  12. Would love to win some socks...as a runner you can never have enough!

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  13. I like Yo Momma Runs on Facebook :)

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  14. I follow you on Twitter (I'm @hellofitnessjen)

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  15. I follow Feetures! on Twitter

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  16. I like Feetures! on Facebook :)

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  17. I tweeted about the giveaway - https://twitter.com/hellofitnessjen/status/367999031860928512

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  18. I started following Feetures!

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    1. I started following Yo Momma Runs on Facebook.

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    2. I started following @YoMommaRuns, from @MRScrashmattb.

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    3. Specifically, I would like to win 3 pair of Elite Light Cushion No Show Tab socks...they are my favorite, and all I wear.

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    4. Here's a link to my tweet! https://twitter.com/MRScrashmattb/status/368003889477349376

      Can we earn extra by tweeting daily?

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    5. Yes to getting an extra entry for tweeting daily! Thanks so much for sharing!

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    6. Here's link to my 8/16 tweet! https://twitter.com/MRScrashmattb/status/368353865231372288

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    7. Here's link to y 8/17 tweet! https://twitter.com/MRScrashmattb/status/368808375594647554

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    8. Here's link to my 8/18 tweet! https://twitter.com/MRScrashmattb/status/369270081617809409

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    9. Here's link to my 8/19 tweet! https://twitter.com/MRScrashmattb/status/369441101133795329

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  20. Feetures are my FAVORITE athletic socks! I would love to win :)

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  21. I shared the giveaway on Facebook - through my blog page (tagged you in it)

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  22. I shared the giveaway on Pinterest

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  23. Would LOVE LOVE LOVE to try a pair of these socks...

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  24. I also follow your facebook page

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  25. And follow you on twitter my twitter is @shellbean01

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  26. I love Feetures! And would LOVE to win!

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  27. I have been wanting to try some new running socks! Thanks for the givaway! Here's hoping I win!!!

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  28. I also follow you on twitter

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  29. I also like you on facebook

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  30. I shared the giveaway on Pinterest

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  31. Oh my goodness! I would definitely love to have three new pairs of GOOD running socks! With two inside dogs, one of which is a 10 month old Chocolate Lab, my older running socks have been "stolen" and destroyed! The kind that I like the most are the cushioned ones with the "no show" tab!

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    1. Running socks make really expensive chew toys!:)

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  32. Oh! I would LOVE a pair..I keep hearing about these everywhere!

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  33. I also follow your blog on Facebook.

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  34. Andddd now I follow feetures! on facebook as well!

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  35. Definitely in need of new socks!!! ...would love to try Feetures!

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  36. I want to win! I'd like to try those cushioned no show socks. I like cushioned socks, a lot!

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  37. I like Feetures on FB (Audrey A Adams)

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  38. I like Yo Momma Runs on FB (Audrey A Adams)

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  39. I follow Feetures on Twitter (@audreyruns)

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  40. You betcha I wanna win. Look at those awesome colors... and a sock that NEVER wears out! Yes, PLEASE!

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  41. I follow FEETURES on Twitter.

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  42. And of course I follow you on Twitter.

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  43. I follow Yo Momma Runs on twitter! (@audreyruns)

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  44. Shared on my FB page at
    https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=561010427293293&id=231517606909245

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  45. I tweeted! Thanks for this giveaway! <3 SOCKS! https://twitter.com/AudreyRuns/status/368030647903715329

    Audrey @ In Shape Cupcake

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  46. And I tweeted too.
    https://twitter.com/eatrunsail/status/368031477306359808

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  47. I'd like to win the elite Light Cushion
    No Show Tab.

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  48. I would love to win please

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  49. I follow you on FB

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  50. I follow you on twitter

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  51. These socks are the best!!! Worth paying for but to win even better!

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  52. Would love to win, I've never tried this brand of socks!

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  53. I've never worn this brand of socks before. My favorites are Balega and Thorlo.

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    1. I bet you'd like the High Performance ones then (orange with smiley card above), they are thicker like the Balegas I've tried.

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  54. I'd love to try these. I currently wear and love Injinji socks but would like to find something that's a little easier to get on and off.

    And, you should be a professional sock model. :)

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    1. As long as my janky toenails are covered, I'm in!

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  55. I follow Yo Momma Runs on Twitter

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  56. I tweeted - https://twitter.com/RunSweetPotato/status/368075476339662848

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  57. I would love to win! I already have one pair of these socks and LOVE them so much, that I would love another.

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  58. I follow you on Twitter. @carson_phillips

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  59. I tweeted about the giveaway!
    https://twitter.com/Carson_Phillips/status/368084006861938688

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  60. These are by far my favorite socks! and the new bright colors make them even more fun!

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  61. I want to win great Feetures!!!

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  62. I shared the Feetures giveaway on Facebook!!

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  63. I would most certainly like to win these! I haven't seen Feetures in the store around me, but that doesn't mean they aren't there.

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  64. I certainly follow Feetures! on Facebook.

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  65. Anybody who's anybody already follows Yo Momma Runs on FB!

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  66. Like Feetures on Facebook. Leave a comment telling me you do.
    DONE! :)

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  67. * Like (or already like) Yo Momma Runs on Facebook. Leave a comment telling me you do.

    DONE :)

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  68. * Follow Feetures on Twitter. Leave a comment telling me you do.
    DONE

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  69. * Follow (or already follow) Yo Momma Runs on Twitter. Leave a comment telling me you do.

    DONE

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  70. * Share this giveaway via Facebook,

    DONE

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  71. * Share this giveaway via Pinterest,

    Done

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  72. Love the look of the compression socks.

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  73. Ooo I want to win the Ultra light no show tab.

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  74. I follow you on Twitter (@paulettezf)

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  75. I'd love some of the no show tabs, and some cushioning. THOUGH I need to try a pair of compression socks. I just do. SO MANY CHOICES.

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  76. I like Yo Mama Runs on FB (which I'm surprised I didn't before... weird).

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  77. I followed Feetures on Twitter! (FireMom)

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  78. Always looking for a better running socks. I'd love to win. :)

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  79. I heart some fun running socks! Looking for some tall colorful ones and always can use more shorties. Thanks for giveaway. <3- a fellow AL blogger
    www.savingmoneylivinglife.com

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  80. LOVE Feetures socks! I have one pair and I am constantly washing them so I can wear them again!

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  81. Would love to win some socks! I really need new ones!

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  82. Shared giveaway on fb
    https://www.facebook.com/#!/jonesee31

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  83. I tweeted about the giveaway
    https://twitter.com/jonesee3172/status/368343008208371712

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  84. I pinned giveaway
    http://pinterest.com/pin/415738609322551643/

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  85. I love Feetures! I would LOVE to win this giveaway!

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  86. I am following Yo Momma Runs on Twitter! :) My username: bradysmom

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  87. I'm following Feetures on Twitter! Username: bradysmom

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  88. Natasha Kainz is following Yo Momma Runs on Facebook ;)

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  89. Natasha Kainz is following Feetures! on Facebook ;)

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  90. I tweeted about the giveaway!

    https://twitter.com/bradysmom/status/368407251460972544

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  91. I'd love to win some Feetures! socks! I love the look of the Elite Light Cushion No Show Tab.

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  92. I follow Yo Momma Runs on Twitter already!
    @CVermule

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  93. Love Feetures! And I follow on twitter!

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  94. I would love some more of the Elite Ultra Light No Show Tab or to try a pair of the Elite Light Cushion No Show Tab.

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  95. I liked Yo Momma Runs on Facebook.

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  96. I followed Feetures on Twitter.

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  97. I follow Yo Momma Runs on Twitter.

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  98. I tweeted about your giveaway.
    https://twitter.com/RunningandSun/status/368552036624658432

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  99. I tweeted!
    https://twitter.com/jonesee3172/status/368681986115641345

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  100. I would love to win these. I've never tried Feetures but am willing to give them a shot. I was loyal to a sock company, then tried another...Long story short, I switched!

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  101. I posted a tweet: https://twitter.com/FireRunner2379/status/368716521750544384.

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  102. I pinned it: http://pinterest.com/pin/122371314848120429/.

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  103. Would love to win...seriously can't have enough GOOD running socks!

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  104. I just bought the PF sleeves and they are AWESOME. I am hooked. I already liked Feetures on FB. Commenting here and Feetures website. Will definitely Like your FB page too. Definitely worth the investment on these socks. :)

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  105. I want to win. Yes. Yes. I do. Feetures are the socks for me.

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  106. I like Feetures on Facebook. And have for a while.

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  107. I follow @Feetures on Twitter.

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  108. I liked Yo Momma on Facebook.

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  109. I follow Yo Momma on Twitter.

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  110. Yowza! I love me some arch hugging socks!

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  111. I so want to win!!! :)

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