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!
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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.
Ever wonder what a toesock might look like. Think glove sock and you are on the right track because each toe has its own, shall we say, pocket it fits in. According to Ininji, this translates into better performance by allowing the foot to perform naturally and freely inside any shoe, much like going barefoot. Injinja says a toesock is more like wearing a glove while regular socks are more like a mitten, so while regular socks are warmer, the toe socks allow for more dexterity. They also claim that having each toe in its own compartment helps eliminate hotspots, blisters, moisture buildup and transfer of fungal conditions. To read the rest of the review click here.