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Sunday, November 27, 2011

My New Injinji Toesocks

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As I mentioned earlier, Devil Mountain 50 was the first time I had blisters and knowing that my distances aren’t getting any shorter, I decided to be proactive and test some anti-blister methods.  I finally bought a pair of Injinji toesocks.  My first instinct was that they were going to be too thick between the toes, so I bought the performance series lightweight toesock, thinking the thinner the better.  I didn’t even notice the socks on during my run and the cushion between the toes seemed to kept them a bit dryer. So all and all, it was a good experience.   

Here is the thing, I have to test them with a really long run or even a race, preferably before Leadville.  One of my concerns for Leadville are that they are not that easy to put on fast and I am thinking that I will be a bit out of it too.  I don’t know how often I will be checking my feet, I guess that all depends on how they feel, but it will be at least two or three times.  Now I am assuming my crew will help me with it, but it could turn out to be a pain.  I will definitely wear them as the first pair and maybe swap out as needed.  I highly recommend them.    

4 comments:

Jay said...

Ijinji Socks are absolutely the shi...
I wouldn't race in anything else. The extra time to put on more than makes up for itself thanks to their miraculous between toe blister prevention.
required gear.
J

robertlmartin23 said...

If you need help putting your socks on, your crew will help you!

SKA Runner said...

Great to hear that, at the time I was thinking of wearing them as the first pair and then switching to a different pair latter on. I will test it on my training race. I was also told to wear a double pair by a veteran. Which I think is a great idea, little tight in the toes???, but I was thinking of wearing a traditional sock over them instead.

My buddy wears a sock with a double liner. He says it works great for blisters - that is the whole double sock thing.

Thanks.

SKA Runner said...

Roberto: I am hoping so . . . I have one requirement though, if my toenails start falling off, you need to save them all. I am going to make a necklace with them.

Better yet, I think I will give you a pre-made necklace, because one way or another, I am finishing Leadville with all my toenails. Ha!!!

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