Original Giallo Fluo Socks by MB Wear
Velo Insider Rating
Is fluo still cool? It is when it’s made this well… These high quality ‘Original Giallo Fluo’ socks by MB Wear look great out on the road and provide superb visibility, an excellent level of comfort as well as top quality yarns.
PROS: Well made with a great fit, very comfortable sole padding, bright fluo yellow colour.
CONS: None that we found.
Quality and Comfort
MB Wear know how to make great socks with superb quality and great attention to detail. The Original Giallo Fluo socks are another fantastic quality sock which just go to show how much design can be put into something as simple as a sock. As you can see from the photographs there’s many different features with an anti-twist band, cuff band and a very well padded sole for your toes.
We are really impressed with the cushion section which provides excellent comfort when putting down the power through your feet. The socks stay in place while riding without sagging or bunching up in your shoes and they don’t try and twist around in your shoes when your feet start to get hot. Overall they are a very comfortable cycling sock with a very nice pattern to the fabric.
The Original Giallo Fluo socks provide great ventilation to your feet and stay relatively dry throughout a ride. As with all their cycling socks, the design they use provides similar comfort and ventilation across the range, so you know you’re always going to get a great sock.
There’s not a lot of information available as to the yarns or design of the socks, but from what we’ve tried, these socks are a great all-round performer which would be well suited to cycling and running. The bright high-viz fluo yellow works very well at keeping you seen in any light and as we approach the end of summer (i’m afraid it’s true!), these socks are ideal for this time of year.
Size and Fit
Size on review is a L-XL (41-45 EU) and fit my size UK10 feet very well without being too long in the foot. You can pull then up tight and the heel area sits perfectly in place. The cuff length is also just right without being too high or low. They look great and fit extremely well for your average foot shape.
Value for Money
At €16.10 (approx £14) they are competitively priced with other brands. If you’re in the UK then value is obviously going to change due to exchange rates. But if you like their range of design, which let’s face it look superb!, then there is no doubt you get a great sock for your money.
MB Wear have an extensive range of designs on offer to suit anyone and everyone. The Original Giallo Fluo socks will not be to everyone’s taste, high-viz colours like this are a love and hate issue. But these socks do provide safety out on the road as well as being high quality.
Also in the photographs: Velo Kicks – Blanco Dials Cycling Shoes