Sock off 2011 Round #3 Injinji Toe Socks Review

Categories:Footwear | Gear | Gear Review

This past weekend I was able to get the final hike in testing out the Injinji toe socks for the completion of Sock Off 2011.  The weather here in the mid west has been very strange and thus allowing me to get in one last hike before the year is over.

My overall first impression of the sock was a mixed one. It took way longer to put the socks on than I had expected and to be very honest the socks are like a good bottle of wine. Its an acquired taste.  The people who love these socks absolutely love them were as the rest of society thinks they are strange.

Comfort and Fit

Granted I was very skeptical about wearing these socks at first but after putting up with a struggle to get them on they were quite comfy.  They are very snug and for those of you who do not like to wear very tight socks you might want to look at buying a size larger than you normally would.  These socks were comfortable however they were just not for me. I am glad that I tried them but I will most likely not wear them again.

Durability

Durability is a very hard thing to judge when you are only hiking with them once and only for 8 miles or so. They held up great for this trek but I will continue to use them and update you all as they are worn more.

Padding and Support

One down side to them was they felt very think and there was very little padding. They did not have any support other than to separate my toes. Also they are quite odd in the fact that rather than the sock conforming to my food these socks forced my foot to conform to them.

Price and availability

On Average they cost around $10 – $15 depending on which version of the sock you purchase and where you purchase it.  I was able to find that a hand full of stores here in Kansas City sells them and there is a huge selection of online retailers who sell them.  To find out where they sell then in your area check out their locator.

Full Disclosure: The Injinji Outdoor Series Toe Socks used in this review were provided to me by the manufacturer at no charge however this did not influence my review in any way.  The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely my own and were not guided in any manor.

Don’t forget to visit David Creech’s Blog and Diary of a Day hiker for their own comprehensive reviews of the Injinji hiking socks for SockOff2011!

Have you tested out the Injinji Toe Socks?  Let me know what you thought.  If you haven’t what is your favorite brand of socks?

Don’t forget to get out there and hike

Happy Trails

Adam

 

Adam Nutting relishes being an avid backpacker, hiker, and all-around adventure junkie. While he currently spends his time hiking in the backcountry of southern Arizona, he grew up in Missouri, where he was naturally inclined to spend as much time as he could outdoors. Adam’s passion for the outdoors grew as he climbed the ranks of the Cub Scouts and the Boy Scouts, eventually attaining the rank of Eagle Scout.

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