Who’s got the best socks? Who doesn’t love new socks and an excuse to try out a new pair. I’ve heard the endorsements of the Injinji’s by the folks over at TrailRunnerNation so they’ll be warming my toes shortly, but what do the other runners have to say? With the surge of trail runners everywhere, we are sure to see the manufacturers picking up steam on more dedicated gear backed up by countless reviews. Here are a few familiar names that are trampled underfoot by the kind people over at Endurance Buzz. Follow the links to their review and be sure to let them know what you thought.
In an attempt to get some winter socks tested for the benefit of the buzz family, I braved the cold, the wet, the snowy, the icy conditions of the desert southwest…(insert slight sarcasm) to bring you the low down on several winter weather sock offerings. Over six weeks, I put three winter/cold weather running socks through as much as I could given my own time limitations this winter and the short time frame for testing.
The Three Trail Running Socks Tested were:
drymax Cold Weather Crew
- Size L (US Men’s 8.5-10.5)
- Material – Drymax 100%*
PEARL IZUMI ELITE Thermal Wool
- Size Large (US Men 8-10)
- Material – 49% Nylon, 48% Merino Wool, 3% Spandex
Sugoi RS Winter
- Size Medium (US Mens 8-10.5)
- Material – 47% Polypropylene, 47% Nylon, 6% Spandex