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Toe Socks or Wool Socks?

Yesterday’s post on my FOMO diagnosis made me realize once again that bloggies really get me…you are all completely crazy too.  In that vein, I wouldn’t want you to miss out on having the best gear for your summer training!

MISSING SOCKS?
After my last running sock review post, I was notified that I was missing a few things. Not the random sock that never has a mate kind of missing, but the “HEY I love brand X and you totally skipped them”.  Far be it from me to deprive you of fully knowing all of your running sock options to create the most blissful environment for your feet.

If you missed my previous reviews you can find them for: Feetures!, DryMax, SofSole, and Balega.

INJINI TOE SOCKS
My great friend Kim has sworn by toe socks for years, yes even long before Vibrams became the newest and greatest. Kim was on a quest to run a marathon in all 50 states at the time and swore they prevented blisters.

It turns out they create a HUGE variety of socks from performance to yoga, crew to compression. I decided with your feedback to give them a go and I did like them. It felt a little weird at first, but I can really see how with marathons it would help with blisters!!
 
SMART WOOL
I live in Miami, so when someone said “You have to try Smartwool” I balked at the idea. Turns out they are cushy and not extra warm as expected…I had to do some investigating on the SmartWool website to figure out just how this could be. It turns out wool is far more versatile than I realized and it does an amazing job of wicking the sweat away from your body which helps to regulate temperature.

SHOPPING

If you are in the mood to revamp your sock drawer, I have found some of the best prices at SocksAppeal.com. Where I have rarely seen many of these socks in stores for less than $25 or on sale ever…well they have them on sale!.  For example my perennial favorite DryMax socks are $5 less than normal!

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Gratitude Journal
May 11sig
I am grateful for Betty White
I am grateful for Golden Girls (makes me think of being a kid)
I am grateful for sturdy sunglasses
I am grateful for ice cold water
I am grateful for wicking socks

58 comments:

Mel said...

I usually shop for socks at race expos :-) They have good selections and deals

Britton said...

I would love to win a new pair of socks!! I now follow Socksaddict on Twitter and I tweeted about the giveaway!!

@brittlizz1102

Britton said...
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Britton said...

I am now following Socksaddict on Facebook!!

Britton said...

I am a new follower of yours on facebook!!

Britton said...

I shop for socks locally at Dicks and online at National Running Center and Runners Warehouse!!

Britton said...

I am a follower of google friend connect! Thanks for doing the giveaway! We often forget how important wearing the right kind of socks can be!

MrsQ318 said...

I followed and tweeted!

MrsQ318 said...

I like your page on facebook!

MrsQ318 said...

I liked their page on facebook!

MrsQ318 said...

I follow your blog!

MrsQ318 said...

I haven't bought many running socks yet. The only ones I own are some pretty basic ones from Nike, so winning this would be pretty sweet! :D

kimi said...

I am following and tweeted!

kimi said...

Like Socks Addict on FB

kimi said...

I shop for socks on amazon - smart wool!

kimi said...

follow you on google

Vince said...

I shop for socks at my local running store and then price them at running warehouse, etc.

Vince said...

Follow you on facebook

Vince said...

Follow Socks addict on facebook

BabyWeightMyFatAss said...

I follow them on twitter

BabyWeightMyFatAss said...

I have to shop online for my favorite IronMan socks now. No stores carry them

BabyWeightMyFatAss said...

I follow you on google friend connect

Indi said...

I've been wanting to try a pair of Injinji ones..so here's hoping!! :)

Indi said...

Its been tweeted!

Denise said...

Following Socksaddict and tweeted!

Denise said...

Also following SocksAddict (SocksAppeal) on Facebook. :D

Denise said...

And following RunToTheFinish on Facebook.

Denise said...

I shop for socks at my local RoadRunner Sports store, Balanced Athlete store, Dick's and online.

Denise said...

Oh, and I follow you on Google Friend Connect, too (can you tell I would really like to win some socks?) :D

Ellen Holley said...

I follow on twitter :-)

Ellen Holley said...

I tweeted :-)

Ellen Holley said...

I follow SockAddict on facebook :-)

Ellen Holley said...

I shop for socks at my local sporting goods store :-)

Ellen Holley said...

I follow you on facebook :-)

Cubicle Warrior said...

Hi there! Saw your entry on socks. I used to run on cotton socks but eventually found out (through experience and additional research in online forums) that they cause blisters because they trap moisture in the feet.

Nike Dri-Fit Elite Training socks keep the moisture out and since it is not cotton, mostly polyester, the fibers do not get clumped up and unnecessarily cause additional friction on the skin.

Nice also. been using that for my 15k/21k runs and no blisters, I swear :) It's a little on the pricey side though but it's well worth it.

Marisa @ The Pace of my Life said...

Follow sockaddict, tweeted, and follow you on google reader.

Scrappytbear said...

Following @sockaddict and I tweeted! @scrappytbear

Scrappytbear said...

Following Sockaddict on Facebook. LOVE SOCKS!

Scrappytbear said...

Following Runtothefinish on Facebook.!

Scrappytbear said...

So far most of my socks have come from sport stores or run expos :) Oh and a random bunch of Nike socks from a factory in town...weird location actually. Ive been dying to try Smartwool! Beings I knit socks and all.

PurpleLarkspur said...

I follow you via GFC

larkspurpurple (at) gmail.com

PurpleLarkspur said...

I follow on Twitter, and I Tweeted! http://twitter.com/#!/PurpleLarkspur/status/68761768461221891

larkspurpurple (at) gmail.com

PurpleLarkspur said...

I often shop for scoks at REI. I like the smart wool socks. They make great running, hiking and bike socks. I try to stock up when they are on sale!

larkspurpurple (at) gmail.com

Dina said...

I'm following on twitter and I tweeted about the giveaway.

Dina said...

I follow you on Google Friend Connect.

Dina said...

I liked Socksaddict on Facebook.

Amanda said...

I tweeted! thereare2sides

Amanda said...

I follow you on GFC

Amanda said...

I like you on FB

Amanda said...

I like socksappeal on FB

Amanda said...

We have 2 local running stores...I shop at them both for running socks~

Laura said...

I tweeted from LauraRMuise and follow both of you on twitter.

Laura said...

I follow you!

Laura said...

I usually buy my socks at our local running room. We just picked up a bunch at the Pittsburgh marathon expo as our old ones were just .... old....

willie4 said...

I shop for socks at REI..If I like them, I will buy more elsewhere for less.

Running Librarian said...

I follow on twitter and tweated

Running Librarian said...

I follow u on facebook

Running Librarian said...

I usually find my socks at Dicks or the local running stores

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