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Summer 2017 Outdoor Retailer Show – Update 1

Drinktanks

Drinktanks Line up

Today was the second day of the Summer 2017 OR Show in Salt Lake City, but my first full day.  As always it was a busy day with tons of meetings.  Click HERE to see some of the new products!

Injinji Ultra Compression Socks – first look

Injinji Ultra Compression

Injinji Ultra Compression Socks – Clark Shelf, Juneau Alaska

I have been dabbling with calve compression sleeves for the past few years while running marathons and ultramarathons.  I am not sure that I have empirical data, but since I started using the calve sleeves, I have had better muscle recovery and no calve cramping while racing.  The only challenge was that I needed to wear a compression sleeve and running socks.  Injinji has come out with a compression sock that I hope can do both.  I will be reviewing the Injinji Ultra Compression OTC socks over the next few months.  Read on for my initial thoughts.

Happy Feet

Blue/Grey Hiker socks

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.

Final Update Injinji Performance Run 2.0

Mississippi Gulf Coast Marathon

Mississippi Gulf Coast Marathon

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.

Injinji Performance Run 2.0 Socks – Update

Injinji Running Socks

Running the Saints Kickoff 5k

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!

Injinji Performance Run 2.0 Socks

Injinji Performance Run 2.0

Injinji Performance Run 2.0

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.