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I got sock envy!

Dowat
DowatGraduate

During last few weeks having seen beautiful sock pics on here, I suffered an attack of sock envy! I dismissed the notion that I needed running socks, but then, last week after a 9k run, I felt the merest soreness on my toe. It lasted a good 2 seconds; however I thought it foolish to ignore such a potentially important warning signal. And thus I ordered these socks. First outing today for my first 10k and they felt like cushions of air around my feet. Clearly I needed them as I completed the 10k! And not even a hint of soreness on the feet!

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Julia187
Julia187Graduate

Very wise decision 😂

Windoze
WindozeGraduate

😂 gotta love a good pair of compression socks 😎

Buddy34
Buddy34Graduate

Nice socks even a reminder of what feet to put them on 😂😂

Dowat
DowatGraduate in reply to Buddy34

Yep, gotta keep me wits about me now even when putting socks on. Nothing simple these days, lol!!

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate

Lovely running socks Dowat, I suppose if I go for a gait analysis and buy the recommended shoes, I should also buy a good pair of running socks as well.

Dowat
DowatGraduate in reply to AlMorr

Absolutely you should. They come with a high ‘feel good’ factor!

E27M14
E27M14Graduate

I bought some proper running socks early in and never really thought about it since. Yesterday all my kit was in the wash but I wanted to run. I hauled out my favourite bra, still slightly damp but thought running I damp socks would be a bad idea, so I ran with normal “sport” socks from Matalan. My feet felt like they were slipping around inside my trainers, and I had a few sore patches after - and I only ran 4K. I will definitely be getting more proper socks for future laundry emergencies!!

Dowat
DowatGraduate in reply to E27M14

That’s interesting to know and validates my purchase! Happy sock buying! Enjoy!

Debston
DebstonGraduate

It was the only sensible thing to do under the circumstances!

Dowat
DowatGraduate in reply to Debston

Indeed, quite so!

lexiemcd
lexiemcdGraduate

After reading your post I thought I want running socks too lol Have just ordered a couple of pairs of More Miles - very reasonable - hopefully they'll live up to their name !!

Dowat
DowatGraduate in reply to lexiemcd

Excellent. Hope you love them too. Happy feet happy running !

lexiemcd
lexiemcdGraduate in reply to Dowat

Thank you - can't wait for them to arrive !! Who would have thought purchase of socks would be exciting lol

Wimborne
WimborneGraduate

Yay for socks 👍👍👍😀😀💖

Tinker5393
Tinker5393Graduate

Ha ha any excuse will do to buy new gear. Very snazzy

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