Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Major Running Sock Giveaway from Injinji

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Hmmm…is this a hand or a foot? Well, you can tell it’s my foot because of that crazy long second toe.

These are multi tasking socks. Why? Well, they…

  • Look good, and highlight long, fingerish toes. You know what Confucius says: “He who has long toes sits in own pew” – no wait, that’s he who farts in church. Sorry.
  • Provide ultimate compression from end of long toe to top of calf
  • Give each toe its own compartment, which helps prevent blisters
  • Have superior “moisture management”, which basically means all of your bodily fluids are effectively absorbed (well, maybe not all of them…but the ones that count)
  • Properly aligns toes, which can contribute to better overall posture and balance

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See? I am balancing quite well.

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Don’t even pretend you don’t run around your house. And, then stretch on the banister. Yes, this is a stretch all of the elite athletes do.

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Injinji does not just provide compression socks. There are everyday socks, trail socks, running socks, and even yoga socks (toe less available as well). All socks come in different weights (lightweight to mid weight to suit your needs). They run anywhere from $10 to $38 (compression) per pair.

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I’ve worn these socks (both compression and regular running socks) on several long runs, regular length runs and trail runs. The toe thing takes a bit getting used to, but once I start running I forget about it completely. One con of these socks is that I don’t recommend wearing them in sub 30 degree temperatures. Just like with gloves vs. mittens, when your toes are split up, they do not provide warmth to one another. My toes got quite cold while wearing these on a 25 degree trail run last week.

So, do you want some socks or what? Injinji is offering a bundle of at least four pairs of socks (assorted) to one winner. 

To enter (comment for each):

  • Go check out Injinjis new website (required) and let me know +1 entry
  • Tell me what kind of running sock you currently wear +1 entry
  • Facebook, blog or twat about this giveaway  +1 entry

Giveaway closes on Monday 1/28.

SUAR

Fine Print: I received my socks courtesy of Injinji. I was asked by Injinji to provide a link to their newly launched website in exchange for the giveaway items.

505 comments:

  1. I currently wear Injinji's which I like to call my Ninja socks, since I have trouble with their name- love them!!

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  2. Visited the website. eclairre(AT)ymail(DOT)com

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  3. I would really like to try the compression over the calf socks...I am really liking all things compression these days!

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  4. I facebooked about this giveaway!! Fingers crossed!! I really want to try the compression ones...

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  5. I went to the website, and I'm currently perusing the no-show selection.

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  6. I wear Feetures or Asics socks as they are the only ones that my rogue toe doesn't poke through.

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  7. Uhg...I'm not good at this - for running, I have a grab bag of running socks I've collected over the years, mostly double-layer socks that go just over the ankles, but I've been noticing lately that they're sliding down...got to go shopping...or maybe not if I win. :) For OCRs, over the knee socks.

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  8. Look great but my little toe would fall right out...too little

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  9. Visited the website. Currently run in Wright Socks, but have always wanted to try the Injinji's.

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  10. Look great but my little toe would fall right out...too little

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  11. I currently wear the balega running socks.

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  12. I checked out the website. Love it!

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  13. I have 2.5 pairs of Injinji socks (I lost a left one, so sad). They really are all they are hyped up to be. Usually I can wear any type of socks when running, but in the cold I swear by Injinji! They are perfect.

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  14. Checked out the website.

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  15. I tweeted about the giveaway at @unlikelyrunners

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  16. I went to their site! I also currently wear Nike LiveStrong running socks.

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  17. I am currently wearing Point 6 compression socks.

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  18. Checked out the website. Looks good!

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  19. And for my long runs, I use Injini socks (true story!) Other runs, I use a variety of Sock Guy socks and some anklets I bought from Roadrunner Sports.

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  20. I currently wear Sock Guy socks mostly, but I've been wanting to try these for a while.

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  21. I currently wear Pearl Izumi socks.

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  22. I currently wear Injinji and Wright socks.

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  23. I visited the website, and man do those socks look awesome!

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  24. I'm currently wearing some Reebok socks I picked up for cheap, which I love, but I'm looking to branch out!

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  25. I went to the web site. Would love a pair of the rainbow stripe ones, but the compression ones would be absolutely decadent. :)

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  26. Currently wear either asics socks or c9 ones from target. I like the ones from target better than the asics because they have the little tab things on the back and have so far held up for many more miles. But they arent the best in moisture management.

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  27. visited the website. love their socks!

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  28. Went to their website - they have lots of great items!

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  29. Currently run in Injinjiis and LOVE them, though I use compression sleeves from CEP, have not tried the Injinjii compression socks.

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  30. sadly, I am wearing socks that I bought and don't know the brand of

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  31. I just wear regular short socks by Nike or Adidas - nothing too fancy here!

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  32. I tweeted about the giveaway too! :)

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  33. I currently wear a combo of Nike and C9 socks. Don't really like either.

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  34. I went to the site and how awesome, they have yoga stuff, too!

    Sharing on FB right now.

    Socks...sigh, I wear Asics low cuts but sometimes thing I am making a mistake not trying something else!

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  35. And my favorites lately are a pair of smartwool I got for Christmas.

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  36. I went to their site! I am the only skeletoes wearer in a group of much-cooler vibram folk. (My mutant pinkie toe doesn't tolerate the vibrams. Boo :( Right now I wear my kids' hanes socks for running. Or no socks.

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  37. I would love to try the lightweight performance socks- NO show. Worried how the toes would feel thought :)

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  38. I wear procompression socks currently.

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  39. i usually wear either no-show or compression socks, depending on how long i plan to run.

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  40. I'm currently in love with Smartwool socks since I caved and bought a pair after freezin my toes off one too many times. Other than that I have some no-name brand kind from Kmart or something. Sad, I know.

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  41. Visited site - very interesting - I suffer badly with blisters - Do you think these toe socks would be good for that?
    Currently wearing Lidl winter wool run socks - best and cheapest I've ever had but getting thin now as can't get more and bought them 5 years ago. Great Blog off to find you on twitter.

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  42. I usually wear Thorlo socks.

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  43. visited the website - would love to try out the socks!!!

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  44. I shared this post on Twitter and Facebook!

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  45. I checked out the website and learned that these socks encourage "toe splay," which sounds like something gross, but I'll take their word that it's actually a good thing. ;)

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  46. Checked out the website and currently wear no show Asics and Experia.

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  47. i currently wear socks from target and have a big ol blister on my second toe :( would love to try these out.

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  48. I checked out their website and looked at the compression socks.

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  49. I just switched from wearing Balega socks to Feetures. I have plantar fasciitis and love the compression Feetures has on my arches!

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  50. I normally wear FitSok brand. Wore C9 from Target for years but my husband convinced me to try FitSoks and I never went back.

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  51. Love the new website!
    Would love to try the compression socks.

    Currently use under armour.

    Autumn

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  52. I love these socks! I've worn them for years, ever since I got toe blisters from running in the heat.

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  53. I facebooked and visited the website! Also, my current fave running socks are Balegas but I've never tried these and would love to!

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  54. Checked out the website. I have been having blister issues, and just bought new nike dri fit socks because I've been wearing rotten cotton socks until now. Would love to win new injinji socks to try and solve my sweaty betty blistery feet problems.

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  55. These are AWESOME! I love this website!

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  56. Went to their website, I go there often - I already wear these socks.

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  57. I wear these socks :) Please pick me :)

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  58. Checked out their website. I currently wear Balega, but have been wanting to give these a try!

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  59. New website looks great...I never knew they made yoga socks.

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  60. I have a pair of ininji's, but I'm often too lazy to put them on. I really like swift wick and under armour socks.

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  61. i wear fitsoks from running warehouse. also pro compression socks for those compressing times :)

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  62. My inner 6th grader is still giggling at your twitter typo.

    Nice socks.

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  63. checked out the website - looks good. I wear what ever pair of socks I grab out of the sock bin: nike, new balance, smart wool etc. I'd like to try injinji's compression socks. I wear compression shin sleves now. Thanks!

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  64. The new website looks great. My husband wears these.

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  65. Went to the website. Totally coveting these socks. I wear some cheap, non running ankle socks that I picked up in a 9 pack from Target. Time for an upgrade!

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  66. I went to their website- multiple times actually!! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE their compression performance socks!!!

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  67. I wear Feetures, Adidas and Balega mostly.

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  68. I usually wear cheap target socks.... I'm poor!! I did buy some double layer running "wrightsocks" that I like, but they are so darn expensive, I only have 1 pair!!!!!

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  69. I visited the website
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    My go to sock is Feetures Elite Compression or low cut. I'll dig those suckers out of the laundry!

    I am dubious that the injinji would work for me with my deformed toes (they make your toes look like foot model toes :-) but I'd give it a try.

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  70. I absolutely LOVE injinji socks, but I didn't know they had compression socks. I wear CEP compression socks, injinjis (when it's warmer) and smart wool socks for our winter weather. I've checked out their website and posted on Facebook, too!

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  71. I checked out the website. And I currently wear Injinji's! They are my favorite by far and since discovering them a few years ago have had zero blisters. I used to get blisters really bad.

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  72. I love injinjis...on my long runs in the freezing weather these days, I wear them under a second pair of merinos wool socks and it does the trick!

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  73. checked out their purty new website! Thanks!

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  74. I don't have compression socks but I would love to try them.

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  75. I currently wear whatever is in my husband's sock drawer, and a I own a couple pairs of Swiftwick.

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  76. The website does appear to be easier to navigate than it used to be. (Comment 1)

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  77. I'm lame and cheap, so I currently wear C9 running socks from Target. I've been really happy with them, but would love to try other kinds!

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  78. I love these socks! I currently run in nike, experia(sp), and smart wool socks! I am dying to get some injinji!

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  79. I usually wear SmartWool PHD for shorter runs, and ALWAYS Injinji performance lightweight for long runs. (Comment 2.)

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  80. I also tweeted a link!

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  81. Shared blog post on FB. (Comment 3)

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  82. I went to the site... and saw that the knee-high socks are infinitely better than the ankle socks.

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  83. Surfed their website while I sit here in my meeting :)

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  84. I went to the website (and liked them on FB!)+1, I currently wear Injinji for my long runs (thanks to my running buddy Marianne!), and Road Runner for my regular old runs +1, and I'm sharing! +1. Thanks so much! ~Cyndie

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  85. Checked out the website. I wish their compression socks came in that lovely teal/light blue color that their lightweight no-show socks come in!

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  86. I currently wear wrightsocks and my Nike factory brand socks.

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  87. Tweeted! https://mobile.twitter.com/oowidescrnoo/status/294165930399916032

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  88. I want to try the yoga and also the lightweight crew.

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  89. I currently wear PRO Compression socks for my runs

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  90. I went to the website and looked around. I'm in their performance section right now.

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  91. Went to the website! (And spent a lot of time browsing!)

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  92. I am currently wearing Thorlo socks, although my local running store just gave me a spare sample pair of something else that seems a lot more compression...y. I can't wait to see how those feel. The husband likes the Thorlo a lot more than I do.

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  93. I have 3 pair of Injijis, and also run in Nike.

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  94. I checked out the new site...much better than the last for sure!

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  95. Injini's are the only socks I wear, no blisters ever with these, love 'em.

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  96. I sometimes wear injinji in the summer and smart wool in the winter.

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  97. I currently wear some cute neon colored Under Armour socks! Love them, but they are very thin, but I don't do much running outside in the winter!

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  98. And I checked out their new website.

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  99. I run in everything from Under Armor to grocery store socks (It's a long story...). I have a pair of Asics compression socks that are awesome. I want a pair of compression socks with muscles drawn on them.

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  100. I checked out their website - never knew they sold so many different styles!

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  101. I want the over the calf ex excelerator (sp?) lol

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  102. I currently wear Wigwam's Ironman brand sock

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  103. I love Stoic brand socks - bought a pack of them on steepandcheap.com and I love them more than any other socks I own. Unfortunately I don't think they make the running ones anymore. :(

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  104. I went to the website. Love the yoga toe-less socks!

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    1. oh, and I currently wear Wrightsock double layer in the warm months, SmartWool in the winter.

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  105. I checked out the website and fell in love with the yoga toe socks even though I don't do yoga. I currently wear procompression brand socks. and I tweeted about this giveaway.

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  106. I just checked out their new website!

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  107. I love love love my Injinji socks and I would love a pair of their compression socks.

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  108. Visited the website. Would love to try the performance light no show or a pair of the compression ones!

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  109. I mostly run in lululemon no-show running socks though they are a little on the pricier side. When it's really cold i wear wool smart socks.

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  110. I visited their site. I have never worn that brand, but I keep looking at them. Maybe one day I'll buy a pair!

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  111. I checked out the website!

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  112. I currently wear ProCompression socks. I own the short compression socks and the marathon socks.

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  113. I currently wear Balega annd Swiftwik in the summer

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  114. I currently wear Smartwool socks for the most part.

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  115. I'm liking their website:

    Hot off the press! Read up on our new site & increasing presence online.
    1/23/2013

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  116. I checked the site out, very neat. My husband wears these and loves them. I run in everything from cheapo athletic socks on sale at TJ Maxx to ProCompression socks.

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  117. I wear SmartWool anklet socks right now...they are the bomb when it's cold.

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  118. I wear danskin socks from wal-mart. They keep my feet dry and blister free. My only complaint is they don't last long, they are thin and get holes. But maybe my toe nails are just too sharp.

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  119. I currently wear Swiftwicks but I think I grabbed a pair of DeFeet today.

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  120. I went to their site. Loving the short blue pair as I prefer ankle height socks :)

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  121. I'm fairly new to running and have been using some Under Armour socks, but they're really thin and I keep getting holes in the toes. I think my toes just want to be free... So I'm on the lookout for a new type.
    I did pick up a 6 pack from Wal-Mart (I can't remember the brand. They were pretty colors. I'm a sucker for pretty colors.) last week and so far they're holding up well!

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  122. I currently wear the Road Runner Sports brand of ankle socks and they were great at preventing blisters and hot spots on my heels. But now I'm running mid to forefoot and I'm getting big blisters on my big and pinkie toes. I've definitely developed runner's feet :(

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  123. I would be very interested in trying the Performance Ex-Celerator Compression

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  124. Went to the website! I love these socks!

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  125. I never really have a specific pair, as I use regular cotton, some performance and I love my hot pink Vitalsox compression. I also own a pink pair of Injinji, and my fiance has a gray pair. We love them!

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  126. Well these injinji compression socks are my dream (sad that i dream about socks no?) I currently wear either Injinji no-show socks or Pro Compression socks and these are a combination. My most perfect sock. I digress...

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  127. Went to injinis new blog website.

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  128. My current socks are just champion brand with arch support from target. I have one pair if winter injinis that I love!

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  129. I am wearing Pro Compression socks right now but would love the chance to try these out!

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  130. I wear whatever socks that are on the top of the pile. As long as they are not cotton of course.

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  131. My favorite socks currently are Swiftwick and Balega.

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  132. I went to their website. I really like how many colors their no-show performance come in.i love a splash of color on my feet.

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  133. I currently run mostly in feetures (under 5 miles) and 2xu compression socks for anything over 5 miles.

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  134. NIce, they've got a couple kinds on sale! (obviously this means I checked out the website!)

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  135. I like the lightweight no-show socks in multi-color they have on their site.

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  136. I currently wear Injinji or Zulu or smartwool, since it's been so freaking cold! Long runs, I wear Pro Compression. Ok, so I have as many sock brands as I do shoes that I rotate.

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  137. I usually run in Balego or DeFeet socks. I've never tried compression or toe socks before.

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  138. Just checked out the new site!

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  139. I wear an assortment of socks and none I love!

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  140. I usually run in Thorlos Experia running socks, but have never tried compression.

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  141. I went to the website and I would like to try the Performance Mid-Weight No-Show. It's too bad that they're out of stock!! I currently run in SmartWool or WoolSports running socks.

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  142. done done and done! Come on socks!

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  143. I currently run in SmartWool or WoolSports running socks.

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  144. I vistited the website, I shared, and I currently wear a free pair I got with purchase at my fave runnign store. I avoided them for a long time, but ended up grabbing them one day and I love them. I also have some Balegas I love.

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  145. I went to their website. LOVED the video. :)

    I'm currently wearing Feetures. However, I'd really like to try out a pair of compression socks.

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  146. Checked out their new site-- looks like they've got some sales happening...

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  147. The socks I wear vary from Thorlo to Balegas to some other no name kinds that I found to be quite comfortable. Buying expensive socks after I buy the expensive shoes has always been a stretch for me ;) But I'm sure my feet would love to try these Injinjis!

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  148. Went to the injinji website!

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  149. I currently wear injinji's for any runs over 5k length I swear by them! I've never seen the trail ones though and am now super curious about those, and I've never tried their compression socks.

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  150. posted on my facebook
    https://www.facebook.com/thinkdanni

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  152. I actually got an email from Injinji last night asking me to check out the new website. I love, love, love toesocks!

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