By Bertrand Bru

Want to testing different running socks and receive a free pair of shoes in the process? Come to Loughborough University with Progressive Sports and test three different running socks whilst running on a treadmill. 

We will reward you with a £90 amazon voucher and a pair of Asics GEL-CUMULUS 24 shoes upon completion of the study as a thank you.

If interested, please contact Progressive Sports at or

What we need…

We require runners, aged between 18 and 45, capable of running for 90 minutes continuously.

What is involved…?

The study will involve three sessions, with only the sock changing between sessions. Each session will last around 2 hours. After a 20 minute acclimation period, you will complete a 10 minute warm up on the treadmill, gradually increasing the speed until you reach the selected speed for the 80 minute run. Once the running speed is reached, you will run for 80 minutes at the selected speed. The selected speed will be determined by ourselves, using running times provided by you to guide us.
A questionnaire assessing the comfort and feeling of the socks will be administered at 10 minute intervals throughout the run.


The study will take place in December and January 2022/2023, at the Sports Technology Institute (Michael Pearson East) based on Loughborough University campus.


If you are interested or if would like some more information , please email us as soon as possible:


Progressive Sports Technologies maintain a highly skilled research and development team, at-hand to support your project requirements, large and small.

Progressive Sports Technologies Ltd
Advanced Technology Innovation Centre
5 Oakwood Drive
LE11 3QF
United Kingdom


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