The Sock Love Affair

“Why didn’t I pick better running socks?”

My love of a good pair of running socks comes second only to a good pair of running shoes. If you run long enough, you’ll know why.

My first venture into running started off rocky. My first four-mile run, I set off in old worn down tennis shoes and plain old white gym socks … I was ill prepared. Hello, Blister City.

Shortly after that, I hobbled to the running store to restock. I invested in a good pair of running shoes, and when I mentioned blisters, the helpful running nut working at Peak Performance showed me the double layered socks (Wright Socks, to be exact). It was the beginning of a long love affair.

It might come off as abnormal how much I think a good pair socks is important to running. They are, though. You can’t just wear any old running sock and expect your feet to come away unscathed.

Here’s a Runners World column with insight on the rights socks for different occasions.

You’re welcome.


About kareiner

I'm an active mom who loves to cook. I'm passionate about health and fitness. I'm no expert, nutritionist, personal trainer or miracle worker. I just like being active and I like good food.
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