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I can't - for the life of me - see how this sock has no many positive reviews - not at this price point anyway! Fake reviews maybe? - or perhaps everyone has been indoctrinated into some form of propaganda cult of progressive positivity!
First thing that rang slight alarm bells for me - when I received them - was the Coolmax brand. For me - Coolmax socks generally belong in the Lidl/ Aldi sportswear bins at much lower prices- not marketed and sold for this sort of money. Coolmax was not stated in the description. Mistakenly - I tried them anyway; 1/ Far too short - not far off a 'no-show' sock - gaps around the ankles allow entry from the trail. 2/ Have an all overall coarse 'knitted feel to them, and do not feel particularly cushioned in any particular areas - no 'technical' feel to them. 3/ Un-snipped long tails of threads on the inside of every toe. 4/ Difficult/ fiddly to get them on - wouldn't want to have try and put these on in the middle of a race. 5/ Generate sore 'hotspots' - particularly on the outside of big toe - also feel movement/ slip on the sole.
I thought - mistakenly - they may be a good choice for long distance/ ultra trail running with Altra running shoes - allowing better toe splay, cushioning, etc.
Costly purchase mistake at around £16 - Had to spend that again to buy another pair of the Hilly Ultra Marathon socks. Not perfect but much better than these Injinji.
I've now put some good mileage on these socks and have found them to be every thing I require in a sock, i.e. comfy and no blisters or hot spots so far when using them with my Vivobarefoot trail shoes. Having 'toes' on the socks is a bit weird at first, but I now prefer these socks to any of my normal hiking socks for walking longer distances. They are an expensive sock, but I feel the price is worth it for the level of comfort I experience.
Fantastic feeling wearing these socks. They feel incredibly weird to begin with but once you're out running, you forget that you've got them on. They definitely prevent blisters on and between your toes. However they are made of very thin material and they've already developed holes around where your toes go. So this is disappointing after only 5 or 6, 10 mile runs.
Socks looks well made and medium thickness. Felt soft and easy to put on. The first few steps felt a bit different, but within 200m walking distance, they felt completely normal. Only walked no more than 5-6 miles per trip so far, so can’t vouch for ‘blister-free’ properties on longer distances (20-30km per day) yet. Happy enough with these to have ordered an extra pair of liner socks for another occasion.
Good for the big toes for me as mine are a bit separated from the second toe. However, developed a blister on the outside of 2nd toe which never happened before even at much longer distances. Only one toe in one foot though so may be unique to me.
Overall somewhat better than standard sports socks but with that one drawback for me. Haven't tried other dedicated running socks so not sure how they compare.
was able to previously walk for 2 hours before getting bad blisters under my small toes which are slightly deformed and lay sideways and tuck under the toe next to them. Tried these socks and attempted to walk the Purbeck Marathon Route. It wasn't until I got to around 7 hours (21 miles) that the little toes started to hurt and finally got blisters. I have since changed from running trainers to fitted trail shoes and tested them again last week with a 6 hour hike from Cranleigh to Ashington - no blisters just tired feet. Thanks Injinji these socks look to be life changing ! :)
I'd heard good things about these in the running community, but was always put off by the price. Who wants to spend 16 odd quid on a pair of socks?!
BUT, I am converted. The quality is exceptional. When you receive them you can tell they are well made and the material is lovely. I've been out on a load of 10 mile plus trail runs now and they've been very comfortable. They are likely to be my go to long run socks, so I may have to order some more!
Received these today , really comfortable to wear but thought the two smaller toes were a bit longer than they needed to be . Had a real comfortable run and found the toes were fitting better . Medium size fits me for my size 9 (UK) just fine . Gotta get some lightweight versions for the warmer weather now. Thought the socks was a bit expensive but the fit , quality and comfy feet are great.
Rather sceptical as to the comfort and quality of these socks when ordering but needed a pair for the Five Fingers shoes. Now amazed at both quality and comfort - certainly the best socks I have worn. Paired wonderfully with the FiveFingers and, after an initial period of 'that's odd', have become my firm favourite. Despite the odd glances and sarcasm from the family!