I went shopping and finally bought some new trail shoes last week before starting my marathon of nights on-call for work(which means no running 😭) - the Saucony Excursion 11.
Then I went online and ordered some injinji toe socks after reading about some other’s experiences with them. I wasn’t sure how they would fit my short little toes - they are maybe a little long in the toes and maybe I should’ve sized down rather than up but with the wide toe box of my new shoes, I’m not too worried. I bought the mid weight trail ones that are a bit more rugged with a higher cuff to protect the ankles - they might be a bit warm in the summer, but we shall see. If I like them, I may need to try the thinner ones in a smaller size.
My second pair of socks were bought to meet the requirements for free shipping, of course 😁. They are also trail specific, made of smartwool and are mid calf. Kind of an awkward length - kind of a crew sock length, but they’re funky and cute and are touted as having extra protection for the ankle bone and back of the heel. I think they’ll be nice for wearing with my full tights so I can tuck my tights in and help protect me from any ticks crawling where they shouldn’t 😱. Again, they might be a little warm for full summer runs ... time will tell.
I’ll be giving the shoes and socks a decent test run this weekend. Now, not only do I have to decide shorts, capris or tights; t-shirt, tank-top, long sleeve top; jacket or no jacket; it’ll be the thinner, lighter balega 3/4 length sock (in boring white and grey), long full length compression sock (in pink and green hues), mid calf funky trail socks, or my thicker toe socks. .... I feel some serious faffage coming on 😂. So many choices, so little time 🤣