Go light with the below-the-ankle injinji Performance Micro Sock.
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Great for preventing toe blisters
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I bought these after I started developing blisters on the inside of my big toe during the downhill on trail runs. They seem to do the trick for preventing blisters. I've worn these for 3 or 4 trail runs that I was regularly getting blisters with conventional socks, and with these Injinjis there's no more blisters. So far so good! They're not super light weight, but light enough that I would be willing to wear them running even on the warmest days here in Southern California.
Update (January, 2013): Just bought a second pair of these because I loved them so much. Got a hole in the big toe on my third run (after about 25 miles total of trail running), e-mailed Injini customer service, and they're sending me a new pair, free of charge. My first pair is still holding up great with no signs of wear after several trail runs.
Decided to give these a try because I was renting climbing shoes and my normal socks were too thick. These are great and now I only ever want to wear these! They're really breathable and super comfortable.
I bought these because I forgot to bring a change of socks to work with me, put them on and and instantly fell in love with them. They are the most comfortable socks I have worn in a long time. I highly recommend these.
Comfortable and no blisters
I use these for my long runs and no blisters. I always get blisters for anything over 12 miles but not with these babies!
I've always wanted to try these. Do they...
I've always wanted to try these. Do they help prevent blisters?
simply put, yes. These are the only socks I can wear for runs over 8 miles that do not give me blisters or cause discomfort.
Injinji Micro Toesock
The injinji Performance Micro Sock's below-the-ankle cut goes well with summer trail running, biking, and the anatomical toe design eliminates friction to reduce the chance of blisters. A combination of Coolmax and Lycra gives these injinji socks excellent wicking ability and a close, snug fit. The Performance Micro socks are lightweight enough to keep your feet from overheating on warm days, so you won't finish your run with soaked feet.
Can't wait for the winter to try these amazing socks on with my five fingers
smart wool toe socks- don't recommend
Way too long for my toes even though I got size small.
Five Fingers socks...
I bought these for my five fingers treksports and they fit perfectly. Cant wait to hit the trail in them.
Perfect with FiveFingers
Got these to wear with my FiveFingers. FiveFingers are comfortable alone but add these socks when wearing for longer periods of time or in cooler temps and your feet will love you.
Perfromance Micro Toe Sock
The perfect sock or so I thought. They fit well, comfortable and kept toes seperated.The problem arrived the first time they were washed. .... two and three tiny holes in each sock. So, great sock but not if they need to be replaced at $11.95 a pair, after wearing once.
Didn't like them at first but fit better after a hour or so. I got them for wearing with my vibrams, and they fit well with them. I was afraid that the vibrams would be too tight with the socks on, but that was not the case. They are a little higher than I would like them to be. I was in between a medium and a large so I went with the bigger size to make sure my toes would fit. As long as they don't wear out too quickly I will be satisfied.
Are these socks thin enough to be worn...
Are these socks thin enough to be worn with Vibram Fivefinger shoes?
It depends how snug your Vibrams are. I have some KSOs they won't work with and some KSO Trek's that work great with them. Definitely get a snug fit with the socks. Downsize if you are on the cusp.
Yes they are. II wear them in my treksports and they fit perfect. Just keep in mind that a new pair of vibrams will fill too tight with injinji socks. But once they have been "broken in" then you will be fine.
Injinji -- Good sock, horrendous price
Injinji's are nice, but they have cornered a market and are abusing prices.
Bamboo silk 5 toe socks. For those who use these to run (esp. with Vibrams), these socks are ideal. At $9 for 4 pairs, they are significantly cheaper than Injinji's. The bamboo silk is naturally anti-bacterial, breathable, and stays dry. In addition, the weave seems to grip the feet better and reduce rubbing.
Injinji's: a good sock, but someone here is taking advantage of the price.
great for backpacking
These are the best for backpacking. Get a few pairs so you can change them out during the day and still have a dry pair to put on in the morning. Those annoying blisters between the toes are gone. The crew version paired with Dirty Girl gaiters keeps the annoying small stuff out.
I run mon-fri and then have a race on...
I run mon-fri and then have a race on saturday. Should i get a pair for every run or just the race?
It really depends on if you struggle with blisters on your toes or not. I only have one pair and I use them for long runs where I would probably get blisters or hotspots otherwise. It's really too bad they don't sell them in packs though because they're great. For a situation like yours I'd probably get two or three pairs and use them when you feel like giving your feet a break. Sorry this answer is so late... I hope it will be able to help some people out.
Decent socks, but don't fit irregular feet
These socks accomplish the mission of reducing friction. The only downside is that unless you toes taper perfectly from big toe to pinky toe, there will be bunching at the toes. However, if you're shoes aren't too tight, you'll be okay.
Anyone else have a problem with the length...
Anyone else have a problem with the length of the toes? I have a full cm of extra fabric hanging off my smallest toes.
try picking up another pair, one size smaller.
I was able to scrunch them down and have them work well. I had problems sizing down bc my middle toes are larger than my big toe so it would look like i had webbed toes with the smaller size. An employee at REI let me take them out of the package and try them on before deciding what size to get so that is always an option. if not, just order another pair, keep the one that fits best and send the other pair back to backcountry bc of their great return policy. Great sock tho. Good luck!
Can anyone confirm these are actually made...
Can anyone confirm these are actually made in the US?
Comfy but big
They're really comfortable but they're a tab too big for me. I bought a small and I normally wear a W7 shoe.