Socks or no socks?

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13/04/2009 at 18:23

Do you wear socks on a run or not?

I dont coz I feel better in bare feet  and like to feel the sweat in em.

what about you? What are your reasons?

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Edited: 13/04/2009 at 18:40
13/04/2009 at 18:25
I wear socks, but out of habit really

Do you wear shoes?
13/04/2009 at 18:29
yes Pammie coz pavements are often gritty and full of stuff I would not like to tread in. Would love to do barefoot though. Dont wear socks much in summer when not running-lol
Edited: 13/04/2009 at 18:29
Basil Brush Mk II    pirate
13/04/2009 at 18:37

I don't where socks.

I do wear 'em, though, cos else all that sweat washing around has potential for bad blisters. And can create horrendous shoes smell.

Edited: 13/04/2009 at 18:37
13/04/2009 at 18:41
lol Basil -sometimes my English , like my brain reverts to 7 years old.
13/04/2009 at 18:46
Can never not wear socks. Can't bare the sweatiness, stickiness and blisters.
13/04/2009 at 18:48
mm- never ever had a blister yet -maybe you get used to it somehow 
13/04/2009 at 18:55

It's a bit off subject but I'm a regular at Glastonbury and in 1997 the mud was so bad that most peoples footwear disintegrated.

Lot's of people resorted to taping bin bags around there feet but I just went bare foot all weekend and found it a very liberating experience.

It's a massive site and I probably did at least 20 miles over the weekend in bare feet.

Bionic Ironwolf    pirate
13/04/2009 at 18:57
well Hoose I'm in my 49th year of running and racing and I always get blisters without socks, or wearing shoes I've not walked around in for several days before running in them. My feet have never ever got hardened.
13/04/2009 at 19:27
I've never tried without socks.  Will give it a go.
13/04/2009 at 19:49
oooh wolfy -you poor sod. You must have delicate feet.
Bionic Ironwolf    pirate
13/04/2009 at 19:55

of course I do, I'm a  delicate female!

many many years ago I left a pair of orienteering shoes at a control point on the course and finished the rest of it in my socks, having tried for weeks to soften up those shoes without any luck. They had blistered my heels so badly that every morning when I got out of bed the cuts split open again and started bleeding! After the event the organisers tried to return those shoes to me - I told them to bin them.

13/04/2009 at 20:07
Definitely couldn't run without socks - my sweaty little feet would most certainly get blisters!
13/04/2009 at 20:41

Can't do without socks in trainers but I used to run bare feet when I still lived in Finland (only in the summer of course ).

No broken glass or anything over there, just miles and miles of clean pine forests.

Edited: 13/04/2009 at 20:42
13/04/2009 at 21:42

blimey can i be the only one?

my feet swead like an old pig like the rest of me. I must be thick skinned-lol

13/04/2009 at 21:51

Are you still running with your sandals on Hoose?

Without socks?.....never

13/04/2009 at 22:00
Socks for me too.  Shoes would rub without and I think my shoes would be a breeding ground for athletes foot
13/04/2009 at 22:10

Socks reduce friction and absorb sweat. Without socks the sweat goes into the shoe and they'll stink in no time. Vinegar shoes

some shoes designed for barefoot running like the vibram five fingers can be worn without socks but they're a form fit and you can wash them.

13/04/2009 at 22:30

You've got to wear the right socks too Hoose.

Those knee length woolly ones, would probably suit you

gingerfurball    pirate
14/04/2009 at 09:50
MrGFB runs sockless in his Zoot but they are designed to run in without socks.....it doesn't take long for them to be relegated to garage between runs though!! 
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