Yah, you remember them, you probably owned a pair yourself…those multi-colored socks that went up to your knees with individual multi-colored toes! I begged my mother to buy them for me as a young teen and she did…and I HATED them! They felt weird and my toes looked weird! I didn’t wear them once…poor mom :/.
Flash ahead a dozen years…OK fine, 34 years, whatever, :p. I participated in a 5K Virtual Summer Fun Run, which you can read about here -http://fitpsychology.com/?m=20120622 that was offering great prizes and I was lucky enough to win one of them. My prize turned out to be? Toe Socks! My first reaction was ‘great, toe socks, why toe socks’. Oh well, at least I won something
I received not one but 4 Pairs of Injingi ”The Original Performance Toesock” and decided I must do a giveaway . (I gave one pair to my ultra running son which he loved as he has Vibram Five Fingers). First though I would have to try them out and the memory of my earlier toe sock experience left me doubtful that I would like them, especially for running!!! When they arrived in the mail I put them on right away to find that…blech, they felt weird. I wanted to give them a chance so I wore them around for the night as suggested on the packaging…yes they come with instructions hahaha. And I quote “Be patient with your first wear and allow your feet to adjust” I kept them on even though my toes felt uncomfortable and then kinda forgot about them. That’s when I realized these socks were comfortable!
Next was the real test, a run! I slipped on my runners and after some adjustments…to loosen the fabric pulling the skin between my toes, I was ready. Long story short? I LOVE how the Injingi socks feel while running, or rather how my toes feel when running!!! I didn’t really think I would appreciate my liberated toes but man it made a difference for me. I felt like I was almost able to ‘grip’ the trail with my toes as I ran and it gave me a sense of freedom in my foot motion I haven’t felt before. Sounds extreme doesn’t it? But it’s not an overstatement! I can now say I LOVE toe socks and I no longer think they are WEIRD lol.
The socks were sent directly to me from the Injinji company so when I thanked ‘Jeff’ for the extras, I had to laugh at his response: ”No problem! I hope your toes enjoy the privacy from each other.” hahaha…good one Jeff! Oh and Jeff, if you read this…I NEED THESE Toesocks!
Ok, so if you would like your own pair of Injinji toe socks all you have to do is go like Injingi on Facebook, tell them FitPsychology sent you. Subscribe to my blog and once it’s activated through your email, write a comment on this post letting me know you liked their page. That’s it…simple no? All active blog subscribers are eligible.
**Offer open to residents of Canada and United States only**
in freedom toes and health