So Many Socks – Find The Right Socks to Wear On Your Feet!

With spring finally here - marathon running season and training has begun! If you’re a long distance runner don’t overlook socks.  Not wearing socks can cause blisters and foot pain.  However, form-fitting socks are important to invest in this running season because they can benefit your running capabilities and keep you safe from foot pain.

So what kind of socks are the right designs for your feet? Chiropodist Brian Cragg recommends the following sock brands to consider when looking for a pair that will fit your running needs mile after mile.  They include:

  • ASICS Kinsei Classic Quarter. These ankle cut socks have mesh panels to keep your feet fresh and dry for hours, while providing superb cushioning with an arch-hugging fit.
  • DRYMAX Triathlon Socks. These socks are fit to hold over the miles without shifting or slipping in your shoes and are both silky and stretchy for a tight hold.
  • FEETURES! Elite Socks. These socks are so form fitting, runners often consider them to be a “second skin.” The open meshed sock hugs and secures the feet with each step.
  • ICEBREAKER RUN Ultralite Micro socks. Made with lightweight and durable wool, these socks are made to stay dry and snug on your feet for wet runs.
  • NIKE Elite Stability 2.0 Cushioned Low Cut socks. These seamless socks cradle the shape of your foot and do a great job of wicking sweat.
  • SMARTWOOL PHD Running Light Mini Socks. These socks are made for endurance running.  They give plush cushioning under the heel and ball of the foot that can continue to make your feet feel good even after ten miles.

If you’re readying yourself for spring training, start by investing in the proper footwear and socks that will benefit your feet, running style, and keep you from being off your feet with foot pain.   Contact our office to set up an appointment with Brian Cragg if you are experiencing any foot pain as a result from running.

Are there other brands of socks you count on to keep your feet secure and comfortable during your lengthy runs? Please share by commenting below!

Resources:

http://www.runnersworld.com/article/0,7120,s6-240-320--13925-F,00.html

 

 

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