Any Tri up to and including 10k I do without socks (Saucony Swerves fitted with shock laces),
Half Iron and more I tend to wear socks 1000 Mile TRI, Single thickness
i have minimus trail and i think i got 2 blisters just below right big toe and one on left side. I see it as conditioning.
i also own Runamocs (got a blister first time i wore them) and do quite a bit barefoot
i am still not sure weather it was because of the sweat or just because my feet werent strong, havent had any since
cheers for the heads up fella's. All you tri guys seem to do most of your running without socks and I get that due to the time lost during change over between events. Unfortunately, I cant swim to save my life so that will never be an issue for me! Just don't like wearing socks when I'm running and it obviously works for many of you.
Ewie - bought the minimus trails - what do you reckon to them? Not a full convert to barefoot running but definately prefer minimalist shoes, always have done. What advice would you give regarding the blisters - persevere until you don't get them any more?
so glad to read this, just got Minimus shoes and love not wearing socks BUT got really bad heel blister on right foot. Ditched socks as they were irritating nailbed and causing inflammation. My longest run is 1/2 marathon so hopefully should be ok without socks.
For me it tends to be the heel-cup that leads to blisters without socks - I've got a pair of Nike racing flats where I even have to be careful not to wear thinner socks. I always wear socks and always make sure they're made of a technical fabric.
However, with Vibrams I never wear socks and have never had any blistering problems other than the usual bearable ones on the underside of my foot. I put it down to the low heel cup, a very soft lining and pretty much unnoticable seams.
Only when I used to race on track and country.
Not normally for road racing or training.
I've worn NB RC550s and Adidas Adizeros (I think they're Aces) with and without socks, and I've not had blisters as a result of going withour socks.
I just didn't like them when racing track or country.
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