Go Blister Free with the Injinji Women’s Trail Socks.
Injinji is a California-based toe sock company dedicated to the health and performance of feet. The Mid-weight Crew 2.0 trail socks are made specifically for women and make hitting the trails a true delight.
They are innovators, adventurers, lovers of all things active and most importantly, are passionate about making the journey of life more comfortable. Their five-toe sock design aims to reduce discomfort leaving more time for adventure.
First up I love the fun patterns that Injinji have. The designs make the process of choosing the right trail sock much more exciting. However, initially, I was apprehensive about running in crew length socks as I find they can sometimes feel too hot.
But, the blend of fibres felt soft and I have run in Injinji socks before, finding them very comfortable, (once your toes are all in the correct spots) so was keen to give them a whirl.
The same great TRAIL toesock you’re familiar with, tailored to a lady’s foot! With shorter toes, narrower heel and more arch support, this all-new sock from Injinji offer a snugger fit than the Unisex version for women with smaller toes/feet.
Total foot utilization: When your toes are separated and properly aligned, this allows your entire foot to be engaged in any athletic activity.
Moisture Management: Each toe is wrapped in sweat-wicking material so your foot will be drier and therefore more comfortable than in traditional socks.
Blister Prevention: With each toe protected, skin-on-skin friction is completely eliminated protecting your foot from blisters and hot spots.
Arch Support: A supportive band that offers a secure and stable fit.
Protective Cushion: Extra cushioning on the footbed to increase foot comfort.
Fiber content: 39% COOLMAX® 58% Nylon 3% Lycra®
On The Trails
The Injinji midweight crew socks performed very well on the trails. Snug and supportive fit that takes away the worry about potential between-toe blisters is a win for any runner. Despite my initial concern, the mid-calf length didn’t result in overheating and I could imagine it would be helpful on dense scrubby trails.
These socks didn’t leave my side when I was trekking in Nepal and in fact, other hikers were bidding to borrow them off me during our hike. It seems that the five-toe sock is something you don’t know you were missing in your life until you experience it.
A real bonus is the ability to wear them under sandals/flip-flops post run or hike in cold weather. The only slight drawback to this design is the extra effort in getting your toes into them in the first place.
A very small price to pay for blister prevention.
Author: Hannah Porteous
Han Porteous is a Sydney based personal trainer and founder of Shift Wellbeing and #PARKSWEAT. As an adventure junkie she is a big believer in making movement fun and focuses on finding balance in life meaning being fit and healthy can be both enjoyable and sustainable.
This combination has led her the to Ultra Trail community and most weekends you can expect to find her out hiking or running, Sydney trails with a handful of friends and a tonne of enthusiasm.