I love socks, and in a perfect world, socks would be sufficient footwear. Ah, but we do not live in a perfect world, thus my socks must serve as a compliment to my shoes. This proves challenging especially when it comes to athletic socks. I was on the prowl to find the perfect running sock. A sock that did not make my toes rub against each other or leave my feet feeling wet, slimy, and sometimes even blistered. Enter Toe Sox. I was delighted when they sent me three pairs to review. I had high hopes that my search for the perfect running sock was over.
Did you know that a healthy bare foot is actually wider across the toes than it is across the ball of the foot? Ideally, our feet should be similar in shape to a slice of pizza, the narrowest part being the heel, the widest part being the toes. Correct Toes is a product designed to rehabilitate feet - the position of the toes, more specifically.
The third part in our Outdoor Retailer round-up. In this article we cover the latest (and greatest?) from Merrell, GoLite, Otz Shoes, Sockwa, Zhik, Hoka One One, ToeSox, Injinji, Swiftwick, and Lorpen.
As we reported on earlier this month in our first Outdoor Retailer round-up, Xero Shoes (formerly Invisible Shoes) has now officially launched their line in colors. In celebration of the launch, they are having a 20% off sale until October 1st. Click the link above to take advantage of this special introductory offer!
Unshoes are barefoot/minimalist sandals for active use - running, hiking, an generally all things outdoors. All of their models are also available for kids, at affordable prices. Charity - our childrens editor - puts them through their paces and gives us a rundown of what her family thinks of them in this video review.
Joe Nimble makes minimalist shoes for running, hiking, daily use and multisports like parkour. The shoes are all made to high quality standards and they all have the same three design futures: An Archraiser lacing system, a unique Vibram outsole with Poron XRD cushioning and freedom for the toes. In every design element you will see that functionality and freedom of the foot are key.
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