About Copper Fit Gripper Socks

By HighYa Research Team
Published on: Sep 8, 2016

According to the company, Copper Fit Gripper Socks feature a signature copper-infused fabric, which can help wick away moisture while preventing stains, odors, and degradation. Compared to the competition (more about this soon), Gripper Socks tells us that their copper won’t wash out or wear away quickly, and that it’s tested to remain effective.

We’re also told you’ll find silicone grips on Gripper Socks’ footbed for more secure footing, along with built-in arch compression for maximum fit. Together, Copper Fit claims their Gripper Socks are both high-performance and comfortable enough for everyday wear.

In fact, the company is so sure of Gripper Socks’ performance that they’re calling it the “most sure-footed athletic gripper sock you will ever wear.”

As you’ll soon learn, the Copper Fit brand is basically a household name within the ASOTV industry. But does this mean their socks will deliver performance and comfort? Even if they do, does this mean they’ll deliver a solid value for the money?

Keep reading and that’s exactly what we’ll help you figure out.

What Can Copper Do For You?

Even before humans understood the concept of bacteria, ancient civilizations used copper as an antibacterial agent, usually as lining in food and water vessels. While the process still isn’t completely understood by the scientific community today, copper’s though to deliver this benefit in a multitude of ways, including:

  • Alteration of protein structure, so the bacteria can no longer function normally
  • Opening holes in a cell’s membrane by interacting with lipids
  • Inhibiting enzyme activity

… and more. As a result, any copper-containing product can help limit the growth of bacteria, thereby reducing unwanted odors, especially in moisture-prone clothing like Gripper Socks. In some instances, copper can also help prevent stains, although based on the available evidence, it doesn’t appear to resist stains like blood or sweat (both of which can be common in an athletic environment).

Finally, unless fabric is wrapped in some kind of thicker sheathing, we didn’t encounter any evidence that the copper-infused fibers found in Gripper Socks can help meaningfully prevent degradation.

Will Copper Fit Gripper Socks Boost Performance?

While Copper Fit’s website doesn’t specifically mention that Gripper Socks will improve performance, they do use the term “high-performance” in several instances, so we think it’s important to make a clear distinction between the two here.

The Potential Benefits of Compression

We’ve talked quite a bit about compression products here at HighYa, which are garments designed to “squeeze” a specific area of the body and increase circulation. As a result, medical grade (versus consumer grade) compression garments have been used for decades to provide an array of benefits, including improved wound healing, reduced recovery time, and more.

On the other hand, we have a product like Gripper Socks. Instead of whole-area compression like medical garments, Gripper Socks’ “compression” appears to involve little more than a built-in elastic band that helps its soles conform better to the arches of your feet.

Bottom line? While both of these examples may qualify as compression, other than fit, it doesn’t appear that Gripper Socks’ compression will provide any meaningful benefits. Given this, Gripper Socks might perform well (such as wicking away moisture, preventing odors, etc.), but there’s little evidence to indicate they’ll help you perform any better.

Important note: We didn’t test Copper Fit Gripper Socks firsthand, so the above opinions are based on publically available information online, in addition to our experiencing researching products like Gripper Socks, as well as reviews from consumers like you.

Regardless, Copper Fit Gripper Socks might be a solid deal, especially if you frequently experience foot odor. How much will you pa though?

How Much Does Copper Fit Gripper Socks Cost?

Four pairs of Copper Fit Gripper Socks are priced at $19.99 plus free S&H. You’ll be able to choose between S/M and L sizes, as well as Light Blue/Lime, Black/Charcoal Gray, White/Orange, and Gray/Royal Blue colors.

All Gripper Socks purchases come with a 30-day refund policy, less S&H. In order to request one, Idea Village customer support can be reached at 866-533-1182.

A Quick Word About Arbitration

This is something that’s fairly common among all consumer goods and not necessarily a cause for immediate concern, but it’s worth mentioning that your Gripper Socks purchase is bound to an arbitration agreement.

This means, if you experienced any physical or monetary damages from using Gripper Socks, you would have to settle the dispute outside the court system. You’ll be waiving many of your legal rights in the process, including the right to a trial by jury or to become part of a class action lawsuit.

Now, how does Gripper Socks’ price stack up against the competition?

Are There Other Products Like Gripper Socks? What About Customer Reviews?

Like many of the ASOTV products we research and review, we learned about Copper Fit Gripper Socks soon after its release, so there wasn’t any online customer feedback yet.

On the other hand, the HighYa team has reviewed many other products within the Copper Fit lineup over the years, including popular options like Back, Socks, Step FX, and more. Overall, readers have given these products an average rating of about 2 stars, with many complaining of poor quality and less-than-stellar customer service.

Are you sure to experience the same with Gripper Socks? As mentioned earlier, we didn’t test the product ourselves, so there’s no way to know. But given the similarity of the feedback between Copper Fit’s different products, we’d recommend keeping it in mind.

However, remember that Copper Fit’s Gripper Socks don’t have a corner on the market, so you’ll find hundreds of options by searching online for “athletic gripper socks.” These products are so common that you’re also likely to find at least a couple options at local sporting goods stores and other big box retailers.

Granted, not all of these options will feature copper-infused fibers, but you’ll find many that are otherwise functionally identical to Gripper Socks.

What about price? Let’s carry this thought over into the next section as we wrap things up.

Are Copper Fit Gripper Socks Ready For You?

At $20, or about $5 per pair, you might be hard pressed to find a less expensive pair of athletic gripper socks than Copper Fit Gripper Socks. And because they’re part of the Copper Fit line, you can be sure the company will stand behind their product with a 30-day money back guarantee.

Just remember: The copper in Gripper Socks (or any other garment) hasn’t been clinically shown to boost performance or reduce pain. So, if this is you’re ultimate goal, these socks likely won’t meet your expectations.

For more on this topic, be sure to read Can Copperwear Provide You With Pain Relief?

Given this, it seems like the only thing you potentially stand to lose with Gripper Socks is return S&H if you’re not satisfied. Whether or not they’ll deliver the same level of performance as more expensive options from other manufacturers, however, remains to be seen.

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