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where does one get running socks that have looser elastic?

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petrometroGraduate

my daughters are shocked that the socks I wear for couch25k constrict so much above the angle that the skin takes on a different colour! On the basis that daughters are always right what does a 64 year old do to get a pair of socks that won't restrict blood flow?

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Rua8Graduate

I just got a pack of 5 pairs from a run-of-the-mill sports shop. They don’t make my skin change colour though, so I think your daughter is right and you might need to get more comfortable ones. Hopefully some oracle-type graduates have some tips for you about specific brands :)

I bought mine at sports direct. Best to go into a sports shop and ask a member of staff. So much chose I didn't have a clue when I went trainers shopping, didn't know they sold running socks 😳

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OldflossAdministrator

Get some More Miles Cushioned socks.. they are super...lower on the foot, and although there are lots of others too, I have these :) Set of five and funky colours:)

Amazon sell them:)

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sallensonGraduate in reply to Oldfloss

They're good. And even better they can co-ordinate with your different running outfits!

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OldflossAdministrator in reply to sallenson

Oh yes.. I am great one for coordination ....:)

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sallensonGraduate in reply to Oldfloss

No. You are just Great. Period. Deal with it :-)

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OldflossAdministrator in reply to sallenson

xx

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petrometroGraduate in reply to sallenson

Being an Alpha Male Co ordination is the last of my worries.

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sallensonGraduate in reply to petrometro

I think we get a free style makeover as a Graduation bonus tho 😂

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MarkyDGraduate in reply to Oldfloss

Plus 5 different funky colours mean they are easier to pair from the airing cupboard, when you need them in a hurry. However many running socks I own, the ones that I want to wear are never in my drawer and I have to go rummaging in the airing cupboard.

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OldflossAdministrator in reply to MarkyD

Indeed.. we are on the same wave length!

Maybe switch to a trainer sock that finishes lower on the ankle. I have always run in ordinary cotton socks with no problems and you can get ones with looser tops online.

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Wanna-BeGraduate

I love my mono skin anklets. They are entirely stretch material so they don't have the tight cuff to stay in place. Wacky Sox are also good if you like something more fun!

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limberlouGraduate

I run in runnjng toesocks And never get blisters anymore either Karrimor are the best

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Fiona_BGraduate

Hi petro, I just wear those trainer liner socks - the thicker, towelling type. They seem to work well.

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petrometroGraduate in reply to Fiona_B

thanks. I have the invisible socks with no ankle cover and wasn't aware that they come in a thicker material. My running shoes are 1.5 sizes larger than my normal shoe.

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Fiona_BGraduate in reply to petrometro

I think I just got them at Aldi or something but I saw similar ones on SockShop: sockshop.co.uk/products/lad...

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