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New Trail shoes + new trailsocks x2 = 1 Happy SaskAlliecat 😻

SaskAlliecat
SaskAlliecatGraduate10

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 🤣

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Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate10

Decisions decisions. 😂

Bluebirdrunner
BluebirdrunnerGraduate10

Will be interested to hear how comfy those injinji are to run in Allie...

Nice shoes!😎xxx

SaskAlliecat
SaskAlliecatGraduate10
in reply to Bluebirdrunner

You know me...I'll probably post a novel about it 😂.

This was supposed to be a short post, a look at my new socks and shoes post. Oops. Long winded Allie strikes again 😂

Goforitmama
GoforitmamaGraduate10

A run would not be complete with some pre run pfaffing. I pfaff more about what to wear to go for a run than I do for a meal out with friends. Love the funky socks. Do please post as to whether or not the toe socks work out.

Good luck!

Lavender1962
Lavender1962Graduate10

Ooh, I love the socks. Can’t wait to hear how the toe socks work! So many decisions are involved with running and running wear. 😀

Decker
DeckerGraduate10

Great! I have the Excursions too. It’s a great tough shoe. Those are some fancy socks too! Can’t go wrong there!

SaskAlliecat
SaskAlliecatGraduate10
in reply to Decker

I was pleasantly surprised when I went to my local sport store this time, there was actually some choices! I tried every trail shoe they had, but these were the wide ones and they fit great and the price was alright, too. If I like them and my feet are happy in them, I will take a closer look at the waterproof excursions that they had (they had 3 different models of Excursion alone!).

Decker
DeckerGraduate10
in reply to SaskAlliecat

Yeah I tried a load of shoes too and the Saucs were the only ones that felt right. I would like to try a pair of Salomon trail shoes out too to see how they feel. I’m curious to know how the toe socks work for you.

SaskAlliecat
SaskAlliecatGraduate10
in reply to Decker

They had a pair of Salomon at the store and I tried them, as well. They are a narrow fit which doesn't fit my feet. They were comfortable though, if it wasn't for my bunion. The lacing system is different, too. I'm sure I'll put a post up once I've given the toe socks a good try. They were fiddly to fit over my little webbed toes, but they seemed surprisingly comfortable for the few minutes I wore them. I can't wait to try them on a run next!

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10

Can’t wait to hear your verdict on your funky toe socks Sask! Awesome and very cool! Beautiful new runners too. 😍😍 I still love looking at photos of people’s new trainers - who knew? 😅😅

Pianism
PianismGraduate10

Oooh, that's a serious list of kit! But then you do some serious runs so definitely worth the investment I think. And those socks do look funky. :)

SaskAlliecat
SaskAlliecatGraduate10
in reply to Pianism

And I didn't even list it all.....hydration vest, or hydration belt (one bottle or 2), or none; running hat or buff, poles or no poles.....we won't even list the winter specific kit 😳😂. I thought running was cheap and easy, you only need a pair of trainers 😆

Pianism
PianismGraduate10
in reply to SaskAlliecat

Eek! I think I'll just stick to my little runs along the mersey... then it's just "rain jacket or not?"... the rest is always the same.

Sadie-runs
Sadie-runsGraduate10

I wish you many happy runs in your new shoes and socks, Allie! I have some toe socks. I like them, but to me don’t feel much different to normal socks. They are good though, and in the sock rotation!

Happy trails!

Sadie x

SaskAlliecat
SaskAlliecatGraduate10
in reply to Sadie-runs

I found I didn't have much issue with my feet in my old shoes. Sometimes I would get a ridged callus where my big toe pushes on my second toe (lovely bunion 🙄) but I couldn't buy a third pair of the same shoes since they are no longer made. These shoes have a wide toe box so should hopefully be good as well, and variety is the spice of life - lots of choice now in the sock department. I can't believe I now have trail running vs road running socks, although I bought a lovely pair of neon pink Lycra socks last year that are great for road running, but too slippery in my shoes for trail running and running on off cambered trails. I love my running gear!

Wow I love those long socks (only bought for free shipping of course) and those shoes look serious. Maybe I should have got some like that instead of mine. No i cant have shoe envy one day after getting mine.

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