I love hiking, and am not always super picky about gear – I love trying new items, and seeing how they work out. One thing I am picky about is making sure my feet are happy. That means comfortable socks and footwear. Injinji has some new socks coming out, and I was fortunate enough to receive 2 pair. A pair of lightweight Liner socks, and a heavier pair of Hiker socks. These won’t be available until fall, but we have a sneak peak! Click HERE to read my initial thoughts and plans.
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November and December have been heavy racing months for me – I completed 3 half marathons, and a full marathon along with several 5k’s and 10k’s and the Injinji Performance Run 2.0 socks have been my constant companion for every race. Comfort and Durability remained excellent and I continued to be mostly blister free – though I don’t think it was an issue with my socks. Read on for my final thoughts.
I have used both pairs of Injinji Performance Run socks to run and hike over 200 miles over the past month or so. They have performed well, remained comfortable and most importantly, I have had no blisters! Only a couple nitpicks – like all other socks, they don’t stay over my calves, and I got a random hole in one of the socks, probably from hiking through bushes at the Woodland Conservancy, but I am not really sure. Read on for my full update!
As an ultrarunner I find that one of my biggest challenges on long runs is blister formation on my toes. I have tried many different ways to alleviate this issue with moderate success. Over the next few months I will be testing the Injinji Performance Run 2.0 socks to see if they have unlocked the key to beating blister formation between my toes with their toe sock design. Read on for my initial thoughts.
Despite the shrinking, I have continued to wear the Injinji Lightweight Mini-Crew socks about twice a week. I don’t think they have shrunk anymore. I did wear them 2 days straight once more during the test, included an overnight in my hammock. I put them on on a Thursday morning as I got ready for a canoeing trip in Mississippi. I was wearing a different pair of FiveFingers this time because I recently bought some Sprints for water use. Anyways, I drove to Montgomery Al to pick up another guy and then we both drove on over and camped on Black Creek for the night so we could be at the canoe outfitter early Friday morning. To read the rest of the update please click here.
Since getting the Injinji Lightweight Mini-Crew socks about 6 weeks ago I have worn them at least twice and sometimes three times a week, so I estimate I have around 15 days total in them so far. I even wore them 2 days in a row once to test the socks ability to handle odor. The weather during the month of July was exceptionally hot but it has cooled down quite a bit in the past couple of weeks with highs only in the low to mid 90’s F. Anyways, they are holding up rather well so far. To read the rest of the update click here.