Sunday, January 29, 2012

Sock Review

I know random, who wants to hear a gear review concerning socks?!? Runners of course! You’d actually be surprised how many sock reviews I have been reading lately. I get terrible blisters right below my big toe and I’m ready to be done with them. They are a painful irritation after four miles. I have tried two different types of socks over the last couple months, one good and one not so good.

The first sock I tried was Wrightsock, a double layer, friction free running sock. They came highly recommended and I read review after review about how great they were. They claim to keep your feet blister free or your money back. I want my money back… I can’t speak for the double layering affect, but I can for the big fat seam along the front of the sock. The socks are my size and fit snug, but the seam is insane. I got blisters where the seam wrapped around my big toe and little toe. I don’t know what they were thinking. I highly recommend you give these socks a pass.

The second sock I tried was actually a Christmas gift from my bro and his wife. They are the Injinji toe socks. I have been wearing them almost every run since I started running again on January first. My big toes are blister free! No taping, no popping, totally fine. I’d be in love with them if… it wasn’t for one little thing. Since I started wearing them, when I do long mileage, I get a terrible cramp/soreness on the top of my left foot, I know weird. My little toes also get a little sore. For me, my little toes are very close together, so I think the strain of them being forced apart make them unhappy. So blisters gone, but other little oddities. I’m going to try and find a balance. Maybe try another type of Injinji sock. Overall, I give them a thumbs up and would recommend giving them a shot.

Hope that helps someone out there!

Good luck on your running!


  1. Nice to know about some good socks... I usually end up wearing whatever pair I can scavenge from my laundry... or unfortunately forgetting to pack them in my gym bag and running in the black dress socks I had on at work!

  2. Ouch! Some people are more prone to blisters. Count it as a blessing that you can do that :P

  3. Oy. I don't think I could have ANYTHING between my toes.

  4. I love Injinji's for my LR's and WrightSocks for everything else <8 miles. I also use Glide stick on all my toes, my arch and the outside of my ankle, regardless of which sock I am wearing. Injinji also sells a "liner", which you could try using inside of a WrightSock (or other running sock). The liner style might not put as much pressure on separating your toes, while providing the additional protection you are looking for.