Blue Guard and Storm Bloc Outdoor Socks Review *


It is the first day of spring today which only means once all the cold and snow goes away, we will be doing a lot more outdoor style activities such as walking, climbing, running as well as indoor sport activities.  We were contacted to feature two socks from SockShop on our website, the first, Blue Guard which is an outdoor durable long wearing socks while the second was Storm Bloc Socks which is ideal for outdoor activities or running.

Our first review is for Storm Bloc, a sock ideal for strenuous outdoor activities, perfectly versatile and long-lasting. In fact, we were told that this sock which is known as one of the toughest running socks on the market has a lifetime guarantee. It came in 3 colours, pink, grey and purple and the height of the sock was just above the ankle so perfect to be worn with trainers.  It material was soft and really comfy, giving the feet almost cushion like feel to it.


What’s great about the Storm Bloc socks?

  • It has reinforced toe seam and arch support for the feet
  • It has extended heel
  • The socks have breathable panels hence perfect for running or walking in them, reducing sweat
  • The socks has a lifetime guarantee against holes, just remember to keep your proof of purchase
  • It comes with terry cushioning so its super comfy as well
  • It uses anti-abrasion yarn


How much does the Storm Block sock cost?

The Storm Block socks can cost anywhere from £4.99 to £15.99, depending on the design and pattern.


These BlueGuard cotton socks are really comfy when worn and is abrasion resistant. This is a high sock hence also perfect to wear with walking boots or wellies.  We found out that it has 8 times more polymer strength compared to any normal socks and is scientifically proven to last 46 times more durable than a standard sport socks.  Made from  63% cotton this sock also comes with a lifetime guarantee.  The sock is sold in two colours navy and black, ours is Black.

What’s great about Blue Guard socks?

  • They have a lifetime guarantee so if you wear a hole in them, just return it with your proof of purchase and they will send you a brand new one.
  • The socks are abrasion resistant and very comfortable, the feet felt very snuggly
  • The sock has been tested in the lab and it has undergone 425,000 cycles, hence more durable and makes your money stretch
  • With the nights drawing in and temperatures dropping, we found these socks perfect for keeping our feet nice and warm as well.
  • Great Arc Support and it has extended heel as well

How much does the BlueGuard Socks cost?

These socks cost £9.99 for a pair

Our verdict

Both the socks were soft on the feet and super comfy, I used the Blue Guard sock outside in the snow (-3 degrees and it kept my feet nice and warm too). I ordered the sock for UK size 4-8 and the fit was perfect, I expected it to be much bigger but it was not. The materials were also of high quality.  I plan to use the Blue Guard socks for long distance walking and the Storm Block socks when I do my indoor exercise as the height of the sock is perfect to wear with my trainers. Totally love both the sock and can’t think of anything negative to say about it. Would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a good quality sock, Blue Guard also do thermal socks, so worth checking that out.


* We were given these socks in exchange for a review. All opinions are our own.


  1. March 1, 2018 / 9:06 pm

    A lifetime guarantee against holes! I need these in my life, my socks are always full of them!

    • yeahlifestyle
      March 2, 2018 / 7:45 am

      Yes totally! Hope you get a pair for yourself

  2. March 1, 2018 / 10:25 pm

    Oh wow I can’t believe they have a lifetime guarantee against holes, I need to get some of these for my other half as he can put a hole in anything!

    • yeahlifestyle
      March 2, 2018 / 7:45 am

      Just like us! That’s why we love it

  3. March 1, 2018 / 11:14 pm

    Sounds amazing! It’s definitely the kind of socks that you’d love to have especially when you’re going outdoors. I love all the features and how comfy it is to wear!

    • yeahlifestyle
      March 2, 2018 / 7:45 am

      Thanks Alison, we can’t wait to keep using it when we head outdoors soon

  4. March 1, 2018 / 11:36 pm

    Seems like a great product, especially with the no holes lifetime guarantee

    • yeahlifestyle
      March 2, 2018 / 7:44 am

      Agree, I have not seen a lifetime guarantee for a sock before this

  5. March 2, 2018 / 12:00 am

    It is so hard to believe it is spring already when all I see is snow aha! I love the sound of these outdoor socks and they sound like a great practical piece of clothing when doing outdoor activities!

    • yeahlifestyle
      March 2, 2018 / 7:44 am

      Definitely, these are hard wearing and comfortable too

  6. March 2, 2018 / 11:10 am

    My other half has had some of the storm bloc socks before as he works outside sometimes and in places where there’s not a lot of heat and he’s said how warm they are x

    • yeahlifestyle
      March 2, 2018 / 9:09 pm

      Yes they keep your feet totally warm

  7. March 2, 2018 / 3:58 pm

    My kids could use those Blue Guard socks to go with their hiking boots. Good socks are so important when out adventuring!

    • yeahlifestyle
      March 2, 2018 / 9:07 pm

      Yes you need good socks to keep your feet comfy

  8. March 2, 2018 / 4:41 pm

    We could definitely do with a good few pairs of these even more so now we have snow and can be worn with wellies, I like that there is a lifetime no holes guarantee.

    • yeahlifestyle
      March 2, 2018 / 9:06 pm

      Totally agree Joanna, they are fab with wellies

  9. March 2, 2018 / 9:09 pm

    My feet are always cold so these types of socks would be perfect for me. We also do lots of walking so good socks are important that allow your feet to breathe and are comfy. Will definitely check them out.

  10. March 2, 2018 / 9:40 pm

    A lifetime guarantee against holes!!! Well, I’ve never heard of a sock company offering that type of guarantee before. And abrasive resistant to boot! Funny enough a woman in my lobby was suffering from socks rubbing against her cuticle and it looked pretty angry!

  11. March 3, 2018 / 2:38 am

    The trainer socks would be great for me. I wear them all the time when I’m working out at the gym.

    • yeahlifestyle
      March 3, 2018 / 9:25 pm

      Yes we use it for aerobics and zumba too

  12. March 3, 2018 / 6:56 am

    Wow, a lifetime guarantee? That sounds really amazing! Proof that this is a quality product.

    • yeahlifestyle
      March 3, 2018 / 9:24 pm

      Yes we could not believe it too Angela when we found out

  13. March 3, 2018 / 10:46 am

    Love the sound of those Blue Guard socks. I always struggle to find decent socks with my wellies.

    • yeahlifestyle
      March 3, 2018 / 9:24 pm

      These are perfect Jenny

  14. March 3, 2018 / 3:06 pm

    Oh my id love a pair, everybody needs some good socks for the outdoors, I normally have to double up socks but these look fine with just one, might just go buy myself some 🙏🏼

    • yeahlifestyle
      March 3, 2018 / 9:24 pm

      Yes these are fine on their own, no need doubling up

  15. March 3, 2018 / 7:16 pm

    I must say I really like my socks and there is nothing better than cosy socks. They look great, will check them out!

    • yeahlifestyle
      March 3, 2018 / 9:23 pm

      Hope you do Lilinha

  16. March 4, 2018 / 1:07 pm

    I am so ready for spring, can’t wait to be outdoors exploring the countryside again. I like that these socks have life time guarantee

    • yeahlifestyle
      March 4, 2018 / 1:27 pm

      Us too, waiting for more sunshing to be out and about

  17. March 4, 2018 / 9:56 pm

    These sound great for the days I get out and about! Great that they stop your feet from sweating too

    • yeahlifestyle
      March 5, 2018 / 7:54 am

      No one likes smelly feet and these are great for comfort as well

  18. March 5, 2018 / 4:04 pm

    Good socks are SO important when doing any kind of physical activity – I learnt that from DofE a long time ago!

  19. March 6, 2018 / 10:14 pm

    These would be great for the gym – I always seem to wear holes into the heels of my socks! x

    • yeahlifestyle
      March 7, 2018 / 8:35 am

      Yes these would be as they are long wearing too

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