I’ve had the same pairs of running socks for a long time now. A loooong time. I actually can’t remember when I first bought them, but I’m fairly certain it was before Dave and I were married. So basically my socks are 4+ years old and I’ve worn them for hundreds and hundreds of miles. I’ve been wishy-washy on buying new socks because my old ones worked just fine and I didn’t want to buy try different socks and get blisters or pay $8 a pair for some fancy new magic socks. But last week my “good” socks – the ones without the golf-ball sized holes in them – started getting holes, too. So I turned to old reliable Amazon to help me out and found these socks:
They got great reviews, were reasonably priced, New Balance is a reliable running company, you got six pairs instead of just one or two, and they came in fun colors!
I wore them for my run this morning and loved them. In fact, I forgot I was wearing new socks unless I looked down and caught sight of them. I think the mark of a good sock is one you don’t remember you’re wearing. I would definitely recommend these – they’re lightweight and comfortable, tight without being constricting, and economical.
Leo and I covered just shy of 9 miles in them, at a 9:48 pace. My last few runs with the stroller have all been sub-10min., which makes me happy. I’d love to get all my stroller runs closer to 9:30 pace and my non-stroller runs at 9 or sub-9. As I’m increasing my miles my pace is dropping, which is typically how I’ve gotten faster in the past.
What kind of running socks do you wear?