I have always had blisters. They move to different parts of my feet and toes based on the shoes I am wearing and how much I am running. Most of the time they don’t bleed very much or hurt TOO badly. I have learned to live with them. It’s just part of running, right? Or….is this something that qualifies me as an ignorant runner?
Well, let me just say, after nearly two decades of running, I may have learned a little something that has saved my toes. It’s not the shoes….it’s the SOCKS!!
I have tried several kinds of running socks. However, I have not enjoyed wearing them because they are too thin and irritate my feet. I wear cotton socks, usually Nike or Adidas. Well, a few weeks ago I was at Runner’s Block discussing socks with running expert Joel. He asked me what kind of socks I run in and when he found out I wear cotton, I think his exact words were “Bite your tongue!” I didn’t understand the problem……cotton socks are comfy! They fit fine. And they are cheap. 🙂 His next question, “Do you have blisters?” Uh…….
I was convinced that I had to try their Feetures! socks. They felt like the thin socks I usually don’t like much….but ah ha! There was a thicker pair too. I was willing to risk it and try them. After running in them a couple of times, I already knew that they were doing their job. I did not switch shoes, just socks, and my blisters were…..healing?!? No way. For my long run that week I literally waited an extra 30 minutes for my new Feetures! socks to come out of the dryer. Note that I am also a bit impatient, so they may have even been a little damp when I put them on. 😉 Not to worry though, they were awesome!! Since then, I have purchased another pair….and will be back for more.
Feetures! socks are uniquely designed to fit the individual shape of each foot. They have SnugFit Tecnology which hugs your entire foot for maximum support which eliminates movement to prevent blisters. And a Seamless Perfect Toe means no irritating toe seam. The iWick fibers wick moisture away to keep feet dry and odor free, and mesh construction on top of the sock provides ventilation for added breathe-ability.
My favorite part – they have a lifetime guarantee! If your socks don’t maintain their fit and feel you can return them for a full refund!
Got Blisters? Suffer no more!! Go to Runner’s Block to get your Feetures! socks. Right now they are buy 3 get 1 free (good idea so you don’t have to wait for them to come out of the dryer!). Yes, they do cost a little more than cotton socks, but seriously, your feet are worth it!
AND….if you add your COMMENT to this blog, or LIKE or COMMENT on our Facebook page regarding this blog, you will be entered into a drawing to win a FREE PAIR of Feetures! socks of your choice! Don’t worry, I won’t put my own name in more than a few [hundred] times…. 🙂
My foot after the Twin Cities Marathon - Oct 2010.
My foot just ONE WEEK after wearing Feetures! socks. Totally healing!!
Same as previous....after my 6 yr old daughter helped me "paint" my toe nails (Microsoft paint). 🙂
My left foot was a little jealous of the picts of my right....so here it is being "hugged" by my new Feetures! socks!
Something for everyone - different cuts (no show, low, quarter, etc), thicknesses (thin or regular), even colors!
OK, so I am told that this one has coconut woven into it...apparently good at wicking moisture! Don't take my word for it, try them!