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I use synthetic, has anyone tried SmartWool running socks? Any opinions? Are they thin? I've read some amazing things about Smartwool on this website: wool-socks.info , besides, it's 100% natural: wool and wax.
 

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Socks, socks, socks!

We all seem to have a one track mind on here!

I use the moremile london sock; I don't know how they compare with other running socks because they're the only ones I've used but I have no complaints and they are an improvement on what I was wearing; they were recommended to me by someone I met at the only time I went to a running club, before I went over on my ankle and before the cold weather set in.
 

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I have some Nike socks which i forget the EXACT name of, but they have cushioning bits around the heel and ball, but mostly for shorter runs I just wear good ol' trainer socks from Tescos, and have never ever had any problems at all - except when I don't wear them and get blisters :p
 

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Michael_N said:
Hello,
I use synthetic, has anyone tried SmartWool running socks? Any opinions? Are they thin? I've read some amazing things about Smartwool on this website: wool-socks.info , besides, it's 100% natural: wool and wax.
Smartwool socks are great. You can get very thin to thick styles. I also like injinjii but they take a lillte getting use too.
 

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yep, Aldi for me too. You're right Steve...their spring running kit must be in soon, I remember you got me those socks and I picked them up from you at FLM expo.


Also Asics socks are good... you get a free pair from some websites when you order Asics runners
 

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yep, Aldi for me too. You're right Steve...their spring running kit must be in soon, I remember you got me those socks and I picked them up from you at FLM expo.

I was on time
AND YOU WERE LATE
aah yes I remember it well!!
:d ;)
 

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I've only ever worn my normal socks while running, never had blisters and I've never seen the attraction or point of specialist sports socks.
 

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I wear 100 mile socks for long runs and races... To be honest I see no real difference between specialist socks and normal cotton ones, but the double-layer ones probably do prevent some chafing. Enough people have said good things about them for me to want to try them.
 

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I find the proper running socks so much more comfy, and they have a much better fit around the toe area. I found with normal socks that the material would bunch up around teh toe area and cause me grief (especially on longer runs) so decent (allbeit expensive) running socks are a godsend for me!

Obviously that's just my experience and seemingly not the norm ;)
 

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I have 4 pairs of Brooks Adrenaline Pro socks, never had a blister wearing them in 2 years now. Also just got a pair of Sole socks to try out. For an ankle sock they are good and don't seem to slip down even on quicker efforts.

For road racing I'd always use the adrenalines though. Just because they give a tiny bit of compression and feel supportive as they are structured and are anatomical.

In triathlons I use vasaline on ym insole and around the heel, and that's good enough for me after the first couple of tri's of the season!
 
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