Run with the original toe-sock.
Go with the original. The Injinji Run Original Weight Coolmax Mini-Crew Toe Sock delivers maximum comfort and moisture-wicking properties. With separate toe sleeves to accommodate barefoot running styles, this sock lets you keep natural splay and movement while providing protection against blisters with ultra-breathable, sweat-wicking CoolMax construction.
- Nylon, Coolmax, and Lycra
- Mesh panels on top
- Separate toe sleeves
- Item #INJ000K
- Q & A
Not Quite Right (For Me)
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I've been looking for the right running sock for a bit and recently decided to give these a try after reading some rave reviews. I'm prone to blisters during long runs and hikes and was really hoping toe socks were the solution - and they were, kind of. I ordered these as well as the Lightweight version and ended up only wearing the Lightweight but my review applies to both.
During my first long trip with the Injini Run Lightweight sock (a near-50 mile hike through the Grand Canyon) I didn't get a single blister between my toes thanks to these socks. However, because the extra fabric between my toes caused my toes to splay more than usual, I ended up with excruciating blisters on the outsides of my feet. For reference, I run and hike in Salomon Sense Rides and while they fit fine with traditional socks, they do not play nice with toe socks.
As far as overall performance, these socks are great. They're comfortable, they're wicking, and they do help prevent blisters between the toes, but I would highly recommend trying these with your running shoe first before committing.
I'm not certain that I actually needed toe socks without toe shoes, but I do notice that it seems to help a bit with moisture control, trade-off is that it takes a bit longer to put on your socks. These are comfortable and fit well for my standard size, I also haven't gotten any blisters in my new running shoes.