Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Shoes and socks

Tried out some new gear this morning:

Race shoes. Bought these at the same time as my other pair, from Roadrunner Sports. This is the first time I've tried them, though. They're definitely light, just over half the weight of my training shoes. Didn't notice a huge difference on the treadmill, though. They felt light when walking around, but couldn't really tell while running. I'll have to try them outside at some point, too. If it stops snowing... I'll wear them once every couple weeks to get used to them a little but not wear them out, then for races.

Socks. I've sworn by Smartwool socks for years now. Did the whole Tahoe Rim Trail wearing them, without a blister. I've been eyeing these Injinji toe socks for awhile, though. Kinda fascinated by them. Grabbed a pair ar REI the other day, and tried them out this morning. They're a little thinner than I generally like, but worked well with the race shoes. Felt pretty funny putting them on each toe, but once they were on, didn't have another thought about them. Until I got home and had to take them off, of course.

1 comment:

SnowLeopard said...

Lotsa fun links- I love all the socks! Way cute socks, and the funniest thing is that I am wearing toe socks this very minute under my boots. Wore 'em all day too. After the first day, you don't even notice the extra material between your toes. I try to wear them with open toed shoes on days when I have Toddler Time, 'cause the little ones always notice them (since they're so close to the ground!). Ha! I haven't tried running in toe socks yet though...