Alright, alright, alright, Black Friday is quickly approaching and short of something from Vespoli or NK there are things every rower and coxswain would love this time of year.
The easiest and most appreciated item right now belongs right on your feet. Sperrys would be nice, but a pair of brand new, toasty white socks would be divine. One can tell a rower by their dingy greyed socks, rough from walking in them on docks. A new cushy pair would be like walking on clouds and great support literally and physically now that most of us are regulated to an indoor workout.
My personal favorite is soft white and cool like falling snow with padding in all the right places with just the right amount of room in the toe box. The ones I favor now even have padding where the laces tie. Getting socks made from a Tactel nylon, Lycra spandex blend instead of cotton will keep your feet cool and drier too. Finding just one new pair rolled up in the bottom of your stocking will go very far in encouraging those after holiday workouts especially with the Crash Bs coming up in February.