So, After wearing my black toe socks since I got them in May (washing them every night), They finally got a little hole in the heel. (Those Darn Socks!) I figure that I got my money out of them – considering I wore them at least 5 times a week. Yes, one pair – five times a week – washing them every night. I figured at $12.00/pair – I was going to get my moneys worth!
Well, I have not yet attempted to darn these darn socks – but figured I needed another pair. Off to EMS with my wife!!!!!! They had no black Injinji Socks.. Or VFF Trek LS… or Red Bikilas… Wasn’t a good shopping day there. My wife insisted I get at least A pair – even if they didn’t have black, so I went with the greenish-grey
smart wool SMARTWOOL brand. I chose this pair because it was the only pair they had in the right size.
Having never been a big fan of normal wool – I was a bit hesitant about it, and they did feel different from the
other Injinji socks I had. They weren’t thicker, but almost felt as if they were. Maybe they compress down differently, I’m not sure. After a period of time – I adapted to them, and found them to be quite comfortable. My feet had been a bit chilly (it is Autumn after all) when we went into the mall, but after putting the socks on they were nice and toasty – But not hot. On the ride home my wife’s feet were cold, mine were still comfy, not to hot and not to cold. The toes seem to be longer than the Injinji socks, and its a little bigger in size than the medium injinji socks. I have not put them in the dryer however – which might shrink them a little.
I have not run in these yet – but I think I may have found my solution of how to keep running through winter in VFFs. Or part of the solution, still need to work on the “Water-proof VFF” aspect.
** Editted on 10/27/2011 as a correction. The brand name is SMARTWOOL, they are not injinji socks.