but are they worth it?
I usually just wear trainer socks from a big old multipack but recently found myself with credit card in hand and a glint in my eye splashing out on a pair of socks that cost a whopping 8 pounds. They are left and right specific and I convinved myself that my feet felt better after a long run than they usually do but not sure if i was just trying to redeem myself for spending so much on a single pair of socks.
hee hee, i always try to make myself feel better about spending more on something you could get soo cheap somewhere else. not sure socks would really chang much but everything if worth a try
I bought my first pair of running socks when I bought my first proper running shoes. I wouldn't go back to normal socks now. I think proper running shoes and running socks go hand in hand.(or feet in feet)Just a shame that they cost more. I wear Hilly Marathon Fresh, £5.99 a pair.
I am the opposite really, in my personal experience I find running socks a waste of money to be honest. Maybe its my feet, or the socks I have bought, but I have not been impressed. First of all there were 1000 mile socks, which gave me worse blisters, then I got some Thor low socks, which are fine, but I don't really see anything special about them.
To be honest, I just normally wear some sports socks from Tesco, I find them just as good. I appreciate that everyone is different though, and some people must like them or there would not be such a market for them.
Proper running socks for me, I remember doing my first 10k in sports socks, and suffered like hell because of it, blisters on top of blisters etc etc.
I get the "run365" ones from JJB, £4.95 for 2 pairs, they feel so much nicer on my feet when running, plus they are really well ventilated, so I don't get sweaty feet.
Not had a single blister since I changed to them.
Thorlos and Brigdale for me. I get burning feet if I wear thinner socks, even if they're wickable sports ones.
I keep hinting to Mr S that Falke are good, in the hope of a surprise pressie but none so far - why are men so carp at hints?
Hilly mono skins all the way! I wouldn't use anything else. Whaen I started out I used to wear trainer sock, but then paid the price for it when I started to up my distance's.......Ooohh my poor feet suffered, after trying Thorlos, 1000 mile amongst others I settled on Hilly's...perfect for me!
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