Running socks

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22/08/2012 at 12:46

Hilly Twin Skins have worked for me as well, most recently on a 50-mile trail race, but also on a very wet marathon (Manchester). I do vaseline my feet as well before runs like those. I've got other double-skinned socks as well - More Mile, Karrimor etc., which are also fine.

22/08/2012 at 12:47
Merk wrote (see)

I've had umpteen packs of Karrimor socks from Sports Direct, 2 pairs for £3.99.  In between I've tried More Mile and New Balance ones and had blisters and sore toes so strictly Karrimor for me now.

I second the Karrimor socks. I tried some dual layered socks (sorry don't know brand) and they were awful. They were too thick and I too got the biggest blisters ever on my heels.

23/08/2012 at 11:57

I couldn't get on with the hilly twin skin ones - I just couldn't get a smooth fit, OCD bunching alert! I use the 1000 mile light ones, they're thin merino wool outside with a coolmax inner. About £11 a pair though.

23/08/2012 at 14:15

Im with you Feral It just doesnt seem right to have two slidey layers so twinskins are not for me. For cheapies I use nike dryfits from a shop in baker street £4 each i think they were

23/08/2012 at 23:38

got 1 pair of Hilly twin skins and like them but when hot they get too hot. got a bargain at Sports Direct with 2 pairs of New balance socks for 7 quid and they are very good but I have to say the kalenji padded socks from Decathlon I think at 6 quid a pair are the most robust in terms of washing. they last for ages and are very comfortable.

25/08/2012 at 12:09

I have tried twinskin and didnt get on with them, hilly no great improvement, more mile appear to have extra in right places and seem ok, however i always fall back on cheap umbro trainer liners, never had a problem since.

I think sometimes people up their mileage or change shoes and dont give their feet time to adapt. If in doubt vaseline hotspots.

25/08/2012 at 12:46
Scott Aranyi wrote (see)

Do they actually help reduce blisters etc?

I thought for £10 - £15 i'd give them a miss however if they really do help when running I might go and buy some.

I never get blister's, I just wear whatever socks I had on the day before. Running socks are just another con to extract money from mugs

Edited: 25/08/2012 at 12:47
25/08/2012 at 22:24
The light injinji socks are great if you are prone to blisters on the toes, I've also been trying x-socks this week which so far I am really liking! I do like hilly twin skins too but they can get a bit hot in the summer and I kept getting blisters between my toes on longer runs with them!
26/08/2012 at 14:18

Addendum: 1000 mile double-layer socks have now decided to eat holes in my little toes, so no longer recommending those! Hilly twin-skins still fine.

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