Thursday, May 24, 2007

Just Socks

If you've ever tried putting your bare foot in a closed-toe shoe, especially a running shoe, you probably know the importance of wearing socks. Even after my second half-marathon, I was still wearing your everyday multipack socks, but due to paranoia and blisters, those days are gone. [Well, almost. I rotate a pair from a multipack, but it is super thick.)

The first "special" pack came from Wal-Mart, a 2-pack of Dr. Scholl's. I guess the purpose of these is to protect from blisters and minimize odor. The first thing I noticed when wearing them was the extra tightness/support. When running, I do notice less of that "I have wet crumbly cotton in my shoes" feeling, though after 10 or so miles, I get that anyway. I am still rotating the two pairs and think they are just fine.

Another pair I have is from A Snail's Pace. This was a Christmas gift, in case you're wondering. Anyway, these socks are slightly tighter than the Scholl's, a bit thicker, and seamless. They are great for really long runs because I never feel like I have crumbly cotton in my shoe, probably because I believe there is synthetic material in them. For shorter runs, though, I prefer to wear thinner socks because they really are quite binding at first.

I have another pair I got for Christmas, but I can't seem to find a picture of it. They are Balga's, and are super-cute because they have a heel-flap. I think it protects the back of the foot against the rubbing of the back of the shoe. They are thinner than the Feetures but still seamless and synthetic.

P.S. Apologies for the lack of posts. I've been a bit slammed at work and am also taking a small break from running (only 4 miles this week, 14 last week, 22 the week before... yikes). Hopefully things pick up again next week.


  1. Oh socksssss. Took me awhile to find the perfect kind for my retarded feet. My favorite thin socks are the Adidas Women's ClimaCool Superlite No Show. They come in black so I can wear them to work too! :D

  2. wow, between xmas/bday/valentines/ st patricks/secretaries you have the whole kit covered! i enjoy pearl izumis in the summer (so cute! and good for biking too) and de feet polar booties to keep the little piggies warm in the winter.

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